Amy Nelson

Founder and CEO of The Riveter.

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a modern union of 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 Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Additionally, Amy previously worked with President Carter’s The Carter Center.


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Founder and CEO of The Riveter.

In 2017, Amy launched The Riveter while pregnant with her third daughter in three years and she welcomed daughter number four in June 2019. Amy is a contributor for Inc., has written for Forbes, and has been published broadly including in/on outlets including The TODAY ShowRefinery29, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Forbes Under 30, United State of Women, Cannes Lions, and SXSW.


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  • Breaking the Salary Sharing Taboo
    Late last spring, Amy Nelson, chief executive and founder of the Riveter, a business that offers feminist-minded co-working spaces, sat down for a meeting with her chief marketing officer, Kerry…
  • I’m A Pregnant CEO & Want Business Leaders To Stand Up For Abortion Rights
    In a few days, I’ll reach full term with the baby I’m carrying.
  • Viral Twitter thread asks working women for advice to younger selves
    A Twitter user by the name of Amy Nelson - on Twitter as amy_riveter - asked a simple -- but riveting -- question. "To my working women friends: If you…
  • The Myth Of CEO Work-Life Balance
    I often read your column “My Workout” to learn tips on how other CEOs stay on top of their game.
  • Why this former lawyer wants to transform workplaces ‘built by and for men’
    After a decade of working in politics and as a litigator, she left her corporate job to launch The Riveter, a co-working and community space dedicated to bringing diversity and…
  • Moms are punished in the workplace, even when we own the business
    It is 11 p.m. My phone battery is dying. I am sitting at Gate A10 at San Francisco International Airport holding my 9-week-old baby, surrounded by a laptop and a…
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