Citrine Angels
Angel Investing for Women by Women

Citrine Angels is a membership group providing early-stage investment opportunities and education to female investors in the Washington DC Metro area 

Our Mission


We support the growth and success of female-founded businesses in the Washington DC metro area and increase access to investment opportunities for women

What We Do

We provide a structure and process to assist accredited investors make early-stage investments in female-founded companies and provide investor education to our members

woman angel investor

Executive Committee

 Our management team has prior angel investing experience and substantial business acumen as well as enthusiasm for our mission

Stephanie Marshall

Board President, Due Diligence Committee Chair

Founder, M3 Advisors 

Managing Director, SPROCKIT

Investor:  Portfolia, SheEO, Backstage Capital, Gaingels

Former Corporate Executive

American University, BA

UMD Smith School of Business, MBA

Lisa Friedlander

Advancement Committee Chair

Business Development, NEXT/Shulman Rogers

Former Corporate Attorney

Co-Founder, Activity Rocket

Speaker, Judge, Mentor:  Halcyon, Seed Spot, HeraHub, DMV Top 100, Wharton Initiative, PitchMasters, EWI

American University Law School

Kim Cayce

Membership Committee Chair

CEO, Vitamin*E Ventures

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, American University SIS

Speaker, Mentor:  DC StartupWeek, Maryland Women's Business Council, Ellevate Network, ACP, Women in Venture

Shark Tank Season I Alum

Duke / UCLA MBA  / Stanford GSB eMBA

Kristalee Overdahl

 Governance Committee Chair

Founder and Principal, Virescent Group

Founder, Girls for Good

Former Management Consultant, A.T. Kearney, Accenture

Princeton University, BSE

Chicago Booth, MBA

Russell Makepeace

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

VP Finance & Admin, Epidarex Capital Management

25 years Financial Services Experience - US, Asia, EU

Co-Founder, JAR Properties

Mentor: Seed Spot

Murdoch University - B.Comm

Deakin University, MBA


Jo-Na Wiliams

Attorney for Citrine Angels

Founder, J.A. Williams Law P.C.

Attorney, Advisor, Consultant

Areas of focus:  business, securities, and intellectual property

Featured in: Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Black Enterprise, Marie TV, The Root

Speaker at Facebook, LinkedIn, NYU and Rent the Runway

National Black Lawyers' Top 40 Lawyers Under 40


Together We Can Change the World

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our group.