AGENDA

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    25% of professional computing occupations in the U.S. workforce are held up women

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    Leadership

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    Scaling Your Venture

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    Funding

8:00 AM Check-in Opens
8:30 AM Strategic Connections/Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview

Julie Cranston, Director, SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation

Linda DiMario, EVP, Economic Development, and Tourism, Greater Irvine Chamber

& More

9:25 AM Keynote

“A New Decade, A New Future for Women Entrepreneurs”

10:00 AM LEADERSHIP PANEL

Moderator:

Tracy Podell, Executive Coach, Evolution

 

Panelist:

Debra Liebert, Managing Director, Domain Associates

Irene Woerner, CEO, emTRUTH

Jennifer Mons, CEO, Access Elite

 

Founders face a million challenges when they are starting their business. When a startup begins to grow, there are a million more. How do you learn everything you need to know? How do you find out what you don’t know? Our panelists will share what they have learned in their own businesses and as investors to help you scale your leadership skills while scaling your business.

11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM FUNDING PANEL

Moderator:

Paige Smith, Associate, Stradling

 

Panelist:

Amy Fox, VP Human Resources, Halozyme Therapeutics

Cathy Kim, COO, Voluware

Lubna Ahmad, CEO, Invoy Technologies

 

You’ve closed your funding round and now you have to make it last! Panelists with C-suite experience will share strategies on how they stretched their runway and the tough choices they made along the way.

12:15 PM  Networking Lunch
1:00 PM ANGEL INVESTOR PANEL

Moderator:

Xandra Laskowski, Founder & CEO, OSEA Angel Investors

 

Panelist:

Kim Kovacs, President, The Arcview Group

Sarah Fergusson Chambless, Partner, Fenwick & West

Janice Varney Hamlin, CEO, Marketing Immersion

 

A panel of women angel investors will discuss their investment strategy and criteria, and how they began their investing career. Panelists will also share advice for pitching to angel groups in general. Plenty of time for Q&A.

2:00 PM Networking/Showcase Tables
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