2001 grad among Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women’ Summit speakers

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Staff Writer

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TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque ’01 is on a roster of influential women slated to participate in Fortune’s second Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit to be held Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco.

“The event will bring together an inspiring group of female leaders for two days of discussion and brainstorming around questions pertaining to women in leadership,” according to Fortune. Sessions will be streamed live beginning at 2:40 p.m. Pacific Time Tuesday, Dec. 1, on Fortune.com.

Busque will appear on a panel with Katrina Lake, CEO and founder of Stitchfix, and Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co., at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The Fortune article notes that times may be subject to change and recommends checking the website for updates.

The magazine also will provide MPW Summit coverage on Twitter at #FortuneMPW.

Busque, a math and computer science major at Sweet Briar, founded TaskRabbit in 2008 in Boston and has since expanded the service to 19 cities, including London. The online company connects vetted neighborhood “taskers” to clients who need odd jobs done — which could be anything from grocery shopping to skilled labor.