Our Inaugural Women INVESTING in Women Summit, will bring together over 150 professional women from across the Valley to discuss important issues and opportunities, build new relationships and celebrate our accomplishments in 2012.
Whether you are coming from a corporate, startup, academic, or public environment – building customers and revenue or investing in companies that are – gather with other trailblazing women in Arizona on 12 | 12 | 12 at the Arizona Biltmore.
The day-long program is rich in content and connections, as we’ll focus on impact investing, corporate board diversity and supporting the growth of women entrepreneurs and startups with carefully tailored content focusing on accessing capital, startup growth, and tips/tools for entrepreneurs. The day will start with a celebration of the holiday season and end with a festive cocktail party where new mentor and partner relationships can begin.
The Inaugural Women INVESTING in Women Summit at the Arizona Biltmore promises to be a special day, filled with conversation about how professional women in Arizona can drive business and economic growth by taking on new roles such as:
- Angel investors and mentors
- Entrepreneurs, operating on a local or global scale
- Executives, qualified and in demand for corporate boards
- Leaders of organizations that enable women professionals to take on these new roles & challenges
Take a look at our Summit Schedule:
8:00 AM // Registration
8:30 // 85 Broads Phoenix holiday breakfast (in collaboration with professional women’s
organizations across the Valley). Special welcome from 85 Broads COO, Maricella Herrera Avila
10:00 // IMPACT INVESTING: Alternative ways to promote doing well by doing good
Panel: Natalia Obuerta Noguera, founder of Pipeline Fellowship;
Michelle Mace, ASU Women & Philanthropy;
TBD, Intel’s Global Strategic Initiatives.
12:00 PM // 2020 Women on Boards Luncheon: Continuing the Conversation about Board Diversity
Keynote speaker: Dr. Mary Walshok, founder of Global CONNECT / Dean of the UCSD Extension School
Discussion led by Joanne Flynn, Managing Director, Phoenix Group International,senior executive from Intel and others to be confirmed shortly
Branding Your Brilliance—TED talk by Dr. Robyn McKay and Kayla Burkholder, WISE / ASU Poly
2:00 // Women & Access to Capital
Panel: Kimberlie Cerrone, serial angel, CEO Tiatros;
TBD, Intel Capital;
Natalia Obuerta Noguera, Founder, Pipeline Fellowship.
3:30 // Choose your track:
Track 1: Expanding Access to Capital: How Can We Increase the Number of Women Angels in Arizona?
Panel: Kimberlie Cerrone / TBD, Intel Capital / Natalia Obuerta Noguera
Small group discussions led by active women angels from Arizona and nearby states.
Track 2: Women Entrepreneurs—How Can We Be Smarter / Faster at Building New Companies?
The Lean Launchpad Way - Sidnee Peck, WP Carey / ASU;
Sharing our secrets:
Discussion led by: Francine Hardaway, Stealthmode Partners;
Panel: Courtney Klein Johnson, Co-Founder, SeedSpot / New Global Citizens;
Lauren Abele, COO, Pipeline Fellowship;
Jesse Draper, host of the Valley Girl Show.
Pitch Like a RockStar - Candace Klein, SoMoLend / Bad Girl Ventures.
5:00 // Cocktail celebration (in collaboration with our many partners and friends)
Early Bird discounted tickets are available until Friday, November 16th, 2012.