A community of optimists hosted by Melinda French Gates

Amy Nelson is the Founder & CEO of The Riveter, a modern union of working women and allies. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. She also served on President Obama's National Finance Committee where she co-chaired the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign.

While working in corporate law, Amy shared the news of her first pregnancy and felt her experience in the workplace change. So, she decided to leave corporate America and start her own business. The idea for The Riveter came out necessity — as Amy pivoted into entrepreneurship, she lacked a community.

In 2017, Amy launched The Riveter while pregnant with her third daughter in three years and she welcomed daughter number four in June 2019.