Ambassador San Francisco
Founder, CEO Linquia Inc.
"Every movement needs a powerful catalyst and Rare Birds is a force to be reckoned with! With an inspiring team and global community they're mobilizing at lightning speed towards an incredible mission of gathering 1 million entrepreneurial women by 2020 to support and nurture one another. I feel honored and excited to be part of the journey and very much look forward to contributing to all the wonderful people I meet along the way."
Maria Sipka is the president and co-founder of Linqia, the first performance-based influencer marketing platform, tying influencers and content to real results. The Linqia platform has delivered and analyzed thousands of programs for leading national brands and their agencies, helping them attract new customers through authentic, influencer-generated content. Prior to Linqia, Maria founded and lead a content marketing agency in Sydney, Australia focused on designing and implementing customer acquisition and retention strategies. Maria then took on a founding team role of COO at XING (Europe’s leading business network), where she focused on launching and monetizing XING’s communities and premium group offerings exiting shortly after its IPO. Maria has been recognized as one of the leading women in technology by Forbes. A serial entrepreneur, Linqia is Maria’s third company since starting her first at the age of 18.