Women Investing In Women Summit

Date(s) - 12 Dec 2012
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Arizona Biltmore Resort

The Inaugural Women INVESTING in Women Summit is a day-long program, rich in content and connections, that you won’t want to miss!

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Executives from Intel, ASU Women & Philanthropy and the Pipeline Fellowship will describe Impact Investing initiatives that are empowering women locally and globally.  The 2020 Women on Boards luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mary Walshok, founder of Global CONNECT, is part of a national conversation on 12-12-12 about the business case for corporate Board diversity—and how we WILL change the current state.  Discussion about expanding access to capital, by increasing the number of women angel investors in Arizona, will be led by seasoned investors having national and local perspective.  Women entrepreneurs will get introduced to the state-of-the-art approach to discovering your business model (Lean Launchpad) and engage in a debate about how we can be smarter / faster at building new women-led companies in Arizona.  See how a pro, Candace Klein, gives a winning 5-minute pitch. (She won $1.7M in 25 pitch competitions)!

Whether you are coming from a corporate, startup, academic or public environment, gather with other trailblazing women on 12-12-12 at the Arizona Biltmore.  Meet Maricella Herrera Avila, COO of 85 Broads, a global women’s professional network that is 30,000 strong.  Make new connections with the one-year old 85 Broads Phoenix chapter and our growing number of community partners in Arizona.  Throughout the day, take advantage of the opportunity for informal mentoring and partner relationships to begin.  Engage in intimate conversations about how we can do more—together—in 2013.


8:00AM              Registration

8:30AM             85 Broads holiday breakfast.  Special welcome from 85 Broads COO, Maricella Herrera Avila.  Network with current and future members of the 85 Broads chapter in Arizona.

10:00AM           Impact Investing: Alternative ways to promote doing well by doing good

                          Panel moderator: Anu Bhardwaj, Women INVESTING in Women and 85 Broads Phoenix;

Michelle Mace, founding member of ASU Women & Philanthropy;

Jackie Sturm, VP / GM of Global Sourcing & Procurement, Intel Corporation

12:00PM           2020 Women on Boards Luncheon: Continuing the Conversation about Board    Diversity

Keynote:  Dr. Mary Walshok, founder of Global CONNECT / Dean of UCSD;

Discussion facilitated by Shelly Esque, VP / Director, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel

Joanne Flynn, Managing Director, Phoenix Group International

Branding Your Brilliance—TED talk by Dr. Robyn McKay & Kayla Burkholder, WISE / ASU Poly

2:15PM             Women & Access to Capital

Panel moderator: Anu Bhardwaj, Women INVESTING in Women and 85 Broads Phoenix;

Kimberlie Cerrone, serial angel from Silicon Valley and CEO of Tiatros;

Candace Klein, founder of SoMoLend / Bad Girl Ventures;

Lauren Abele, COO of Pipeline Fellowship;

Executive from Intel Capital

3:45PM            Track 1: Expanding Access to Capital: How can we increase the number of women angels in Arizona?

                          Interactive conversation, led by active women angel investors from Arizona and nearby states.  (Attendance limited to active or aspiring angel investors.)

                         Track 2: Women Entrepreneurs–How can we be smarter & faster?

                         The Lean Launchpad Way – Sidnee Peck, WP Carey / ASU

                         Sharing Our Secrets:

Panel moderator: Jesse Draper, host of the Valley Girl Show;

                          Francine Hardaway, co-founder, Stealthmode Partners;

Courtney Klein Johnson, co-founder, SEED SPOT / New Global Citizens;

Breanna Bolley, CEO of CODE Technology

5:15PM             Pitch Like a RockStar! Candace Klein

                         Cocktail celebration in collaboration with our many partners and friends


Full-day ticket is $175. Morning program (including Holiday breakfast, Impact Investing panel and 2020 Women on Boards lunch) is $125.  Afternoon program (including Women’s Entrepreneurship & Access to Capital, plus Cocktail reception) is $50.  Student ticket for the afternoon program is $25.

Early bird discounted tickets are available until Friday, November 23, 2012! (Early bird discount does not apply for student tickets.)

$20 from each individual ticket price (full day, morning tickets) will be donated to the 2020 Women on Boards initiative.

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Many thanks to our major sponsors and partners: Intel Corporation, 85 Broads Phoenix, The Nautilus Group / New York Life, 2020 Women on Boards, Premier Media Services, Merrill Lynch and NetGains America.

We appreciate the support from our community partners: Quarles & Brady, NAWBO, MBA Women International, TiE Arizona, ASU Venture Catalyst, ASU Women & Philanthropy, MIT Enterprise Forum, Arizona Technology Council, AZBIO, BioAccel, ATIF, Arizona Women in Leadership, Thunderbird Online, ASWA and Arizona Commerce Authority and our media partners: The Valley Girl Show, AZBigMedia and The Next Women.

The Inaugural Women INVESTING in Women Summit was made possible through the tireless efforts of many women-led businesses including Venture Catalyst Private Equity Partners, The Breakaway Team, Laux, Traklight, PLR Services, CODE Survey, Organized Affair, and G Media.

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