The Dame of Influence Award: Honoring Madeleine Niebauer
The Dame of Influence Award recognizes women business owners for the superior accomplishment of defying statistics to reach the million-dollar revenue mark – a milestone reached by only 2% of female-owned businesses.
These spectacular women are honored for their contribution and leadership in the business community, and they mentor our members in the effort of further demystifying the million dollar mark. “You can’t be what you can’t see.” When we meet these women, achieving the 7-figure mark becomes more possible!
In 2016, Maddy Niebauer founded vChief to provide flexible executive solutions for growing businesses. Starting with virtual part-time chiefs of staff, vChief expanded to offer COO and executive director support, catering to startups, nonprofits, and education organizations.
Under Maddy's leadership, vChief rapidly grew, achieving 7 and 8-figure milestones in 2019 and 2022, respectively. Recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for three consecutive years, vChief now boasts a team of 20 full-time and over 150 part-time members.
Maddy, a former chief of staff and vice president at Teach For America, brings a wealth of experience to vChief from roles in strategy consulting, tutoring center management, and Peace Corps service in Ivory Coast. Committed to work-life balance, she implemented a 4-day work week at vChief.
As a mother of three, Maddy embraces a holistic approach to life. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor adventures like hiking, camping, boating, skiing, and exploring new places with loved ones. Maddy Niebauer's journey exemplifies innovation, adaptability, and the importance of a balanced lifestyle in the world of entrepreneurship.