Anne Dwane

Anne is Partner at Village Global.

Anne brings experience as a founder, venture-backed CEO, and public company executive.

Prior to Village Global, she was CEO at Zinch, a network connecting students with colleges and scholarships. Zinch was acquired by Chegg, where she served as Chief Business Officer, with P&L responsibility before and after the IPO.

Previously, Anne co-founded, a social and professional network for service members and veterans that was acquired by Monster.

She currently serves on the board of Harvard Business Publishing.

Q&A with Anne

What’s the common thread that runs through your career?

Embrace the joy of figuring things out. As the saying goes, “don’t wish things were easier, make you and your team stronger”.

Belief. People are generally capable of more than they think they can do. Believing in people early can help them realize their potential

What’s one of your superpowers?

Finding simplicity beyond complexity. Love working with founders to find the clarity that unleashes productivity and aligns teams so 1+1=11.

A book you commonly gift to people?

Endurance: Shackleton’s leadership through adversity puts entrepreneurship in perspective.

Letter to My Daughter: Maya Angelou inspires on leading a good life, not just a good business.

The Thin Book of Trust: Teams run on trust. It unleashes candor, courage, ingenuity, and fun.

Red Star Rogue: Truth is stranger than fiction, and many heroes go unheralded.

In your spare time?

Running or cooking.  One necessitates the other.

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