Hello to all my Launchpad2X colleagues and friends.

When I think about it, it’s hard to believe that Launchpad2X has been impacting women CEOs for more than 11 years. It has been an exciting and rewarding journey for me and a thrilling roller coaster ride almost every day. Today I am writing this note to let you know that we will be retiring Launchpad2X and terminating our programs and activities.

Recently I recovered from a serious accident I experienced in 2021 which forced me to take a hiatus from all work. During my recovery period Christy Brown, Holly Harper and a host of other partners and volunteers kept LP2X alive and thriving. Many thanks and praises are owed to them for continuing to grow Launchpad2X.

Certainly, I could go on with praise for all of you who have made LP2X a success. It has been through the growth, influence, and economic impact of each of our graduates that Launchpad2X has become a sterling brand supporting and representing the success of women entrepreneurs. With over 225 alumni, we have influenced every industry, every level of government from the White House to municipalities to the local streets where we live. Every type of business model and CEO personality has been involved with our programs and I consider myself fortunate for having known all of you, learned from all of you and shared so much of your joys and, lets face it, frustrations on your personal journey. I am very proud.

Until our paths cross again and I will encourage you, as I do all the Launchpad2X CEOs: Stay connected with your tribe, act confidently in all you do, speak impactfully at every opportunity and ALWAYS Play To Win.


Bernie Dixon, Founder and Chairman