Power 100: Sheila Johnson & Sachiko Kuno

Sheila Johnson
CEO, Salamander Hotels and Resorts;
Co-Founder, WE Capital
Sachiko Kuno
Founder, Halcyon; Co-Founder, WE Capital

Johnson and Kuno, both successful businesswomen in their own right (the former is a cofounder of BET and the latter of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals) launched the female led investment fund WE Capital in 2016 to support women-led companies that make a social impact. Kuno also co-founded Halcyon, a start-up incubator in Georgetown led by CEO Kate Goodall that provides funding, mentorship, free residency and a workplace to social entrepreneurs working on “scalable and sustainable” ventures. Together, they’ve helped make Washington one of the leading cities for women in tech in the nation.

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