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  • 1. Bay Area2nd Annual Women’s Conference:Celebrating Global WomenEntrepreneursDecember 8, 2011Twitter: #TEDxBAW
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  • 3. December 8, 2011 “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” - William Arthur WardIn the face of today’s global economic, environmental, political and social challenges, the power of women asa force for positive change is becoming increasingly apparent.Women actively pushed for political and economic change during the Arab Spring. In many third world nations,they are effecting social change in their communities by creating entrepreneurial businesses. Hillary Clinton,in her address to the APEC Women & Economy Summit in September 2011, clearly articulated the need forwomen to be included in all levels of activity of a country if success is to be guaranteed.To celebrate the power of women, today’s talks provide different perspectives on the challenges andopportunities faced by women in various parts of the world. We hope you will do more than just listen to whatthey say. We see you as members of a community of like-minded individuals who will stay engaged with eachother, creating the core of a community that drives positive change.Unlike the ads for Las Vegas-we don’t want what happens here to stay here. Instead, we ask you to helpspread the seeds of support to the many men and women around the world who share our vision of a fullyinclusive society. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to sign up for the LinkedIn group createdin conjunction with this program at http://linkd.in/TEDxBAW.May your presence today inspire us all to connect and engage in innovation for social change!TEDxBayAreaWomen OrganizingTeamLocationCisco Executive Briefing Center260 E. Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134
  • 4. Agenda8:00–9:00 am Registration & Breakfast 2:00–3:30 pm Session 3 Can Silicon Valley be a Meritocracy When9:00–10:30 am Session 1 it Leaves Out Half of Our Population? How Marie Antoinette, Rosalind Franklin, Vivek Wadhwa and Anne Wojcicki Helped Save Twitter: @wadhwa My Grandmother’s Life Rendering the Unspoken Ashley Dombkowski – 23andMe Liza Donnelly – The New Yorker Magazine Acknowledgment — The Killer Twitter: @lizadonnelly Business Strategy More Kimberly Dillon – House of Mikko Kara Swisher – The Wall Street Journal’s Twitter: @prettylittleceo “D: All Things Digital” Dancing to the Beat of the Twitter: @karaswisher Opportunity Drum Small Revolutions in Becoming Polina Raygorodskaya – an Entrepreneur Polina Fashion LLC Ana Gabriela Pessoa – EZLearn Educacional Twitter: @greenxcountry Twitter: @agpessoa Now, Women Have the Power to Change Portraits of 3 Women the Economy… How Swimming with Drue Kataoka Dolphins will Make the Difference Twitter: @DrueKataoka Kay Koplovitz – Koplovitz & Co. LLC 3:30–4:00 pm Break10:30–11:00 am Break 4:00–5:00 pm Session 411:00–12:30 pm Session 2 Why Venture Capitalists Still Matter and The Magical Effect of the Internet on Africa Why We Need Women Anat Bar-Gera – 4G Africa Ann Winblad – Hummer Winblad Twitter: @24GAfrica Venture Partners Occupy Male Street Twitter: @humwin Salim Ismail The Simple Act of Marveling Twitter: @salimismail Blair Christie – Cisco Building The Women’s P2P Network in Haïti Twitter: @BlairChristie Tayana Etienne – SOLUTIONS S.A. Fostering Young Entrepreneurs Learning Language Through Motion Daniel Brusilovsky – Teens inTech Labs Elsa Kim – Words With Bears Twitter: @danielbru Twitter: @elsagold 5:00–6:00 pm Reception Social Entrepreneurship: The Power House for Women *Agenda subject to change. Lindy Wafula – Project Africa12:30–2:00 pm Lunch 4 2nd Annual Women’s Conference: Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs
  • 5. Speakers December 8, 2011 Ana Gabriela Pessoa Ana Gabriela Pessoa is the CEO and founder of Ezlearn Educacional, an education technology company based in Rio de Janeiro. She is passionate about education reform and is keen on studying how technology can be used as a means to enhance learning, especially through adaptive learning platforms and social networking. Ezlearn uses a “social network” approach to education and leverages Web 2.0 to offer high-quality educational content at a low price. The company seeks to disrupt the status quo. Shortly after completing her Master’s in International Education Policy at Harvard as a Lemann Fellow, Pessoa returned to Brazil, where she prepared to launch Ezlearn and its first product, meuInglês (“My English”). meuInglês is a personalized online learning system which helps Brazilians learn English using video lessons, social networks, and other learning technologies. Since launching in February 2009, its online community has grown to over 40,000 people. The community helps build trust, support, motivation, and connections between users. In the future, Ezlearn plans to expand the range of products offered using the same learning platform. Prior to her studies at Harvard, Pessoa worked at Senac Rio, the largest professional education network in Brazil, and at Universidade Estácio de Sá, the largest for-profit university in Brazil. In addition to her Master’s from Harvard, Ana Gabriela has an MBA in Project Management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Follow Ana Gabriela @agpessoa Anat Bar-Gera Anat is a co–founder of several telecommunications companies with numerous successful exits. At present, Anat is a co-founder and Chairperson of 4G Africa, www.4gafrica.com. The company, committed to closing the digital divide, provides affordable, reliable and state-of-the-art broadband wireless Internet access services to the people and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. In May 2011 the Company won the prestigious Red Herring’s Top 100 Award for the most promising innovative technology companies of Europe. Recently, 4G Africa signed a cooperation agreement with Microsoft-the first partner of Microsoft Windows Live in frontier markets in sub-Saharan. Prior to this, Anat was part of the founding team of the only cross border, wireless broadband operator in emerging markets in Europe. The company deployed hundreds of base stations in Austria, Slovakia and Croatia, winning the “Best of WiMAX World Awards” in 2006 and 2007. The company was acquired by Nextwave. Anat was also a co-founder and CEO of surfEU, a pan European ISP. The company a formed joint venture with the Media Markt group (largest electronic retailer in Europe). surfEU gained 1.5 million subscribers in less than 2 years, and was acquired by Tisacli in 2001. Anat is a member of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Council of INSEAD, the UNICEF Swiss national committee, and the Board of the Swiss Technion Society. Together with her husband, Dov, she was chosen as one of the leading entrepreneurs of INSEAD. Anat holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and an LL.B. from the Law School of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is married, has 3 children, and lives in Zurich. Follow Anat at @24GAfrica Ann Winblad Ann Winblad is the co-founder and a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (www.humwin.com) is a leading venture capital firm focused exclusively on software investing and manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital. Since Hummer Winblad Venture Partners’ inception in 1989 the firm has launched over 100 new software companies. Ann has over 30 years of experience in the software industry as a successful software entrepreneur, strategy advisor, technical author and venture capitalist. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. Ann has a BA in Mathematics and in Business Administration. She has an MA in Education with a focus in International Economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Ann also has an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from the University of St. Thomas. Ann has served as a Director of numerous start-up and public companies. Ann currently serves on the Boards of Ace Metrix, Karmasphere, MuleSoft, Sonatype, Star Analytics and Voltage Security. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas, co-chair of SVForum and serves as an advisor to many entrepreneurial organizations. Follow Ann at @humwinTwitter: #TEDxBAW Presenters are subject to change 5
  • 6. Speakers Ashley Dombkowski Ashley Dombkowski, PhD. is Chief Business Officer at 23andMe. Dr. Dombkowski has global responsibility for 23andMe’s finance, operations, and translational collaboration initiatives. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors at 23andMe and was a Managing Director at MPM Capital. During her years as a healthcare venture capitalist she focused on developing innovative, entrepreneurial biotechnology and medical device companies, including companies such as Alnara, BioVitrum, Epizyme, Hemosense, iPierian, Neosil, Nevro, Rigel, and Tercica. Prior to this, she was a Healthcare Equity Analyst for Tiger Management and for Dresdner RCM Global Investors. Dr. Dombkowski holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rice University for work in partial differential equations and geometric measure theory. She received her B.A. in mathematics from Wellesley College where she was inducted into the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and was awarded The Lewis Atterbury Stimson Prize in Mathematics. She has been widely quoted in both trade and national print publications ranging from Nature to The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNBC, at TedMed and as a co-host of the World Health Forum. A member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, she was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Business by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2010. Blair Christie Blair Christie is Cisco’s Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for the company’s Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government Affairs groups. Under Ms. Christie’s leadership, the organization is responsible for positioning Cisco’s growth strategy and cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets through market and customer insight, corporate positioning, branding, advertising and product solutions, and partner marketing. Christie’s current position includes responsibility for Cisco’s global investor relations, media relations, industry analyst relations, and employee and executive communications. She also manages Cisco’s global studios and Web 2.0/collaboration technology strategy teams, which round out an organization designed to innovate the message and the medium in communications. Previously at Cisco, Christie led the global investor relations team, where she and the organization received numerous industry awards. Prior to joining Cisco, Christie held several roles in investor relations, government/public affairs and corporate giving efforts at InterDigital Communications Corporation, Aqua America, and PECO Energy. At Cisco, Christie sits on the Enterprise Business Council and Cisco’s Women’s Advisory Group. She is a board member of the San Jose Tech Museum, sits on the President’s Leadership Council at Drexel University, and is a member of the Arthur Page Society and the M50. In 2009, Christie was named by Working Mother magazine as a Working Mother of the Year. Christie holds a BS in Marketing and Business Administration and an MBA, concentrating in Investment Management, from Drexel University. She resides in Monte Sereno, CA with her husband and three children. Follow Blair at @BlairChristie Daniel Brusilovsky Daniel Brusilovsky is the founder & CEO of Teens in Tech Labs, a company dedicated to providing tools and resources to young entrepreneurs. Daniel also works with creative agency JESS3, focusing on marketing, business and corporate development in Silicon Valley. Prior to Teens in Tech Labs and JESS3, Daniel founded Apple Universe Media Group and Case Finder Network (acquired by On Top Results). Daniel was on the founding team of Qik (acquired by Skype) and has worked at Apture (acquired by Google), atebits (acquired by Twitter), TechCrunch (acquired by Aol), and Etude (acquired by Steinway & Sons). Daniel is also a sophomore at College of San Mateo studying Broadcast and Digital Media. Follow Dan at @danielbru6 Presenters are subject to change 2nd Annual Women’s Conference: Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs
  • 7. Speakers December 8, 2011 Drue Kataoka Drue (www.drue.net), a graduate of Stanford University, is a contemporary artist, born in Tokyo and trained in Sumi-e. Her artworks have integrated Asian brush painting techniques with shattered mirrors, time dilation, gunshots, hospital beds, alpine snow, water and storm and heartbeat recordings. She received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute Award for her extensive community service. Drue’s commissioned art includes: a painting for the first Zero Gravity art exhibition in space on the International Space Station; album cover art and jazz portraits for grammy award winner Wynton Marsalis; and multiple collaborations with winemakers including original labels for Jim Clendenen. Her clients range from Fortune 500 CEOs to private individuals and families. Drue has been named a Cultural Leader by the World Economic Forum. She has presented solo sessions at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, as well as given talks at TEDx Tokyo & TEDx Silicon Valley. Her work has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, Stanford Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Chronicle of Higher Education, and many others. She established the Drue Kataoka art scholarship for youth in 2001. Follow Drue at @DrueKataoka Elsa Kim Elsa Kim is speaking on behalf of Words With Bears- the winning team at the 2011 Women2.0 Bay Area Startup Weekend. Elsa is a co-founder of Words With Bears, a language learning software platform that uses the groundbreaking Kinect to teach language through action. The vision of the company is to innovate at the intersection of education, learning games, and Kinect technology. Elsa graduated from Harvard with a degree in Social Studies where she wrote her honors thesis on Buckminster Fuller, Stewart Brand, and the intersection of technology and the 1960s counterculture. She currently works as a Project and Data Product Manager at Fwix, an internet startup in San Francisco that provides geotagging solutions and aggregates local data. She has performed research on human expression online with Web Ecology Project, worked at Digitas, and written for various publications. Her co-creators are Judy Tuan, Jennifer Arguello, James Elkins, and Lukas Blakk. Judy brought the founding concept to Startup Weekend, and is an active member of the Bay Area gaming community and the OpenKinect community. Jennifer worked on the Kinect speech recognition team at Microsoft and currently works as a Product Manager at Mozilla. Lukas also works at Mozilla as a Release Engineer. James is a QA Engineer for Palantir Technologies and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Information Science. Judy, Jennifer, and Lukas are all members of Women Who Code. Learn more and follow Words With Bears as we grow at http://www.wordswithbears.com. Follow Elsa at @elsagold Kara Swisher Kara Swisher currently co-produces and co-hosts The Wall Street Journal’s “D: All Things Digital,” with Walt Mossberg. It is a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. The gathering (http://www.allthingsd.com/d) is considered one of the leading conferences focused on the convergence of tech and media industries. She and Mossberg are also the co-executive editors of a tech and media Web site, AllThingsD.com (www. allthingsd.com), where her online-only version of the “BoomTown” column appears. Kara Swisher worked in The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. For many years, she wrote the column, “BoomTown,” which appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also at WSJ.com. Previously, Ms. Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home issues called “Home Economics.” Previously, Ms. Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post and as an editor at the City Paper of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her graduate degree at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She is also the author of “aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web,” published in July 1998. The sequel, “There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future,” was published in the fall of 2003. Follow Kara at @karaswisherTwitter: #TEDxBAW Presenters are subject to change 7
  • 8. Speakers Kay Koplovitz Kay Koplovitz is Chairman and CEO of Koplovitz & Co. LLC. Kay is the Founder of USA Network, a company launched in 1977, and later expanded to introduce the Sci-Fi Channel and USA Networks International. Ms. Koplovitz served as Chairperson & CEO until the company was sold for $4.5 Billion in 1998. Presently, Ms. Koplovitz is the Chairman of the Board of Liz Claiborne Inc., a company that designs and markets an extensive range of women’s and men’s fashion and accessories worldwide. She is a Board Member of CA Technology, the world’s leading independent IT management software company, as well as ION Media. She has also served on the boards of Oracle, Nabisco, Instinet and General Re. In 1998, President Clinton appointed Ms. Koplovitz to chair the National Women in Business Council. While serving in that capacity, Ms. Koplovitz co-created Springboard Enterprises, which was launched in 2000 to raise venture capital for women entrepreneurs. Since its inception, Springboard Enterprises has raised over $5 billion in new capital. She is also the co-founder of Boldcap Ventures, a venture capital firm invested in early and mid stage technology, media and health sciences companies. She is the author of Bold Women, Big Ideas (May ’02), which she wrote to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs to create wealth through equity. Ms. Koplovitz is a frequent speaker and contributor on media, capital formation, corporate governance and leadership. Kimberly Dillion Kimberly Dillon is the founder of House of Mikko, where she manages Marketing and Product Strategy. She founded the company to address the challenges that women, specifically women of color, face at the beauty counter. She has been featured in TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb, named by Huffington Post as one of 25 Female Tech Founders to watch, and is a member of Women 2.0. She started her career as an IT Consultant with Accenture and has over 8 years of marketing experience in the digital and consumer space, including a stint at Procter & Gamble. She has 2 undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Michigan. A lover of all things beauty, she won’t leave home with out eyeliner. Ever. Follow Kimberly at @prettylittleceo Lindy Wafula Lindy initiated Project Africa as a nonprofit organization to promote gender equality and empowerment of women. The organization’s programs are geared towards creating opportunities for women and girls to access basic education, vocational training, enterprise development, ICT and leadership. In 2011, Lindy started the Lady Mekanika Project and the Nanny Project to empower young women with automobile mechanics skills and home management skills for enterprise development respectively. About 60 young women are participating in the 1st year of these two projects, preparing to venture into automobile industry that has long been dominated by men, and to put value and worth into the home making role that has traditionally been performed by women. After the training, Lindy hopes to establish social enterprises to employ the trained women into these industries. Lindy was awarded the Africa International MDG achievers’ award for her advocacy work in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women. She was also honored with the Building Bridges peace award for empowering grassroot women as agents of peace after the 2007 post election violence in Kenya. It is her passion to serve women and advocate for gender equality and empowerment of women that is why she has declared her candidacy to run for parliament in 2012 Kenya’s general election. She hopes to influence economic policies to the favor of women in Kenya to venture into profitable entrepreneurship for social good.8 Presenters are subject to change 2nd Annual Women’s Conference: Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs
  • 9. Speakers December 8, 2011 Liza Donnelly Liza Donnelly is a staff cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine. When she first began selling to The New Yorker in 1979, she was the youngest and one of only three cartoonists who were women. Donnelly is a public speaker, and has presented at many venues including TED, the United Nations, and The New Yorker Festival. Her commentary and cartoons can be seen in many national publications and online, including Salon.com, Dailybeast.com, CNN.com, newyorker.com, and her art has been exhibited around the world. Donnelly appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and NBC and also has been profiled on radio and in numerous publications. The author/editor of fifteen books, her most recent books are When Do They Serve The Wine?, and with her husband Michael Maslin, Cartoon Marriage, both of which have been optioned for television. In 2005, she wrote a history of the women cartoonists of The New Yorker called Funny Ladies. A charter member of Cartooning for Peace, an organization that seeks to promote understanding around the world through humor, she is also the creator and editor of a website devoted to international cartoons, called World Ink. Her website and blog can be found at lizadonnelly.com. Follow Liza at @lizadonnelly Polina Raygorodskaya Polina Raygorodskaya is the founder and president of Polina Fashion LLC, a boutique fashion, beauty and luxury public relations company. Previously, as a highly-acclaimed model, she has graced the runway of some of fashion’s finest designers. Polina earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Babson College. Her entrepreneurial endeavors have been recognized by national media outlets including Business Week, the Fox Business Channel and Legal Zoom. In 2007, Business Week named Polina as one of the “Best 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25.” She is currently working on a tech start-up which will connect travelers with budget transportation and lodging options while also encouraging sustainability. Follow Polina at @greenxcountry Salim Ismail Salim Ismail is a sought-after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He travels extensively addressing topics including breakthrough technologies and their impact on a variety of industries. He spent the last three years building Singularity University, based at NASA Ames. Before that, Salim was a Vice President at Yahoo, where he launched and ran Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal incubator. His team analyzed over 3000 ideas and launched four major products during his tenure. His last company, Angstro, was sold to Google in August 2010. In all, Salim has founded or operated seven early-stage companies including PubSub Concepts, which laid down some of the foundational technology for the real-time web which he co-founded and grew to a $15m valuation. In 2002 Salim founded the New York Grant Company as a response to 9/11. In its first year, NYGC attracted over 400 clients and delivered over $12 million of federal grants to the local economy. In 2001, Salim was presented with a New York City Award of Recognition by the Giuliani Administration, and in 2003 was nominated by Crain’s Magazine to their list of New York City’s “Top 40 Under 40 Businesspeople.” Salim has lived and worked in eight different countries, speaks 2.75 languages and has an honors degree in theoretical physics and computing from the University of Waterloo near Toronto, Canada. Follow Salim at @salimismailTwitter: #TEDxBAW Presenters are subject to change 9
  • 10. Speakers Tayana Etienne Tayana was born and raised in Haiti, where she showed an early commitment to service in her community, including involvement in reforestation and women literacy projects with the Youth Eucharistic Movement. Tayana opted for studies in Electronic Engineering at the State University of Haiti amid a population of less than 5% of women in engineering fields. She was awarded a scholarship for a Master’s in Computer Science at Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNSA). After her specialized studies in Databases and Systems integration, Tayana completed her background with an advanced internship at LARIM (Laboratory of Networking and Mobile Computing) at Polytechnique Montréal in Canada. Tayana is currently a professor in the Science Department of the State University and the director of the MBDS Master Program in Haiti, offered jointly with her former University in Nice. She also conducts applied research in rural ICT, mobile technologies, wireless infrastructure, communicating objects, RFID for education, health and tourism. Tayana is working with the women students participating in these programs to implement The Women’s Peer-to-Peer Network in Haiti, the first deployment of a global effort to connect the millions of women who are off-the-communications-grid for sustainable business, increased safety, and participation in local and global communities (www.womensp2p.org). In 2001, she co-founded SOLUTIONS S.A., which has grown to be one of Haiti’s most innovative software development firms. In 2005, SOLUTIONS was nominated for the Star Quality Award by the “Business Initiative Directions” in Geneva and, in 2009, for the Country Pioneers of Prosperity Award for Haiti and the Caribbean. In 2010, Tayana received the International “Change Agent Award” from the Anita Borg Institute as recognition of her positive impact as a role model in her environment. Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa is a Visiting Scholar, School of Information, UC-Berkeley; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, and Exec in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University; and faculty member and advisor at Singularity University. He is also an advisor to several startup companies, a columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and writes occasionally for several international publications. Prior to joining academia in 2005, Wadhwa founded two software companies. He was VP of Information Services at investment banking powerhouse CS First Boston. There he spearheaded the development of technology for creating computer systems that was spun into its own company, Seer Technologies. As Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Wadhwa helped grow the nascent startup into a $118 million publicly traded company. Wadhwa holds an MBA from New York University and a B.A. in Computing Studies from the University of Canberra, in Australia. Follow Vivek at @wadhwaHost Shari Slate Shari Slate is Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist within Cisco’s Americas Sales Organization. She is responsible for making inclusion relevant in the revenue generating arm of the business and leveraging inclusion to create value for Cisco, its partners, and customers. In addition to driving an inclusion strategy designed to attract and select new talent, develop and engage existing talent, and create an inclusive environment within the sales organization, Shari’s team leads thought leadership focused on the tangible business value of inclusion and the links between inclusion, collaboration, and innovation. Prior to joining Cisco, Shari served as Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Global Community Affairs at Sun Microsystems. Shari received The Network Journal’s 2009 “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award as well as the prestigious Star Award for sales excellence earlier in her career at Xerox. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis from Mills College.10 Presenters are subject to change 2nd Annual Women’s Conference: Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs
  • 11. Organizers December 8, 2011 Tatyana Kanzaveli Tatyana Kanzaveli has broad experiences in sales/marketing/business development, technology and professional services. She held executive roles in number of start-ups and large multinationals. She was an early adopter of social media/social networking channels, using them to build successful online and face-to-face communities. Tatyana runs a strategic Social CRM and social media consultancy. She is a TEDxBayArea licensee, organizer of TEDxBayArea events and producer of TEDxBayArea TEDWomen event. Tatyana also runs Bay Area Executives meetup and Global Social CRM roundtables. She is a frequent speaker at conferences here in US and also internationally. She also is an adviser to selected startups. Follow Tatyana at @glfceo Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung has lived for over 25 years in the Silicon Valley. Surrounded by natural beauty and intense intellectual activity she has worked at Intel and Oracle – and co-founded the Xtreme Internet Conference, 2000, the Silicon Valley NetMarketmakers 2001, The ASEAN Alliance of SE Asian Diaspora professional groups 2004, The Program for the Future 2008, the Futuretalk TV show 2009 and TEDxBayArea 2010. Mei Lin’s undergraduate degree is in Pure Mathematics from the Australian National University, her Master of Science in Management is from MIT. Her first job was as an assembler programmer at Shell Australia where she later worked in Operations Research. She is co-founder and chairman of the Institute for Service Organization Excellence where her special interest is in launching networked communities for harvesting untapped sources of human potential. She is passionate about putting the heart and soul back into the work that fills our daily lives. Mei Lin was one of the early pioneers in CRM, and today pioneers programs and curriculum that brings together people with appreciative, inquiring minds in new models for 21st century leadership. Since 1999, she has been one of the top ranked bloggers on what it means to earn and keep trust. Her leadership program implemented by the Oklahoma State University at Avaya in 2007 jointly won both institutions the Phillip Crosby Golden Medallion from the American Society for Competitiveness. Mei Lin Fung pioneered the first Customer Care Apprenticeship Program registered by the US Department of Labor. Follow Mei Lin at @meilinfung Francine Gordon Francine Gordon is Chair of SDForum Tech Women and Co-organizer of the TEDxBayArea Women program. A pioneer in the modern women’s movement, upon completion of her PhD from Yale, she began her professional life as one of the first two women on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She’s held senior management roles at several high tech firms, spent 5+ years with Boston Consulting Group as a Global Organization Manager, and co-founded a professional repertory theatre. She is currently writing a book on gender and innovation (Womennovation). CEO of the F Gordon Group, Francine works with global companies addressing innovation, teamwork, leadership, and the advancement of women. Follow Francine at @womennovationTwitter: #TEDxBAW 11
  • 12. Organizers Linda Popky Linda Popky is the founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates. She is a consultant, author, speaker, and educator who helps organizations use marketing to transform their business and dramatically improve the bottom line. In 2009, she was named one of the Top Women of Influence in Silicon Valley and inducted into the Million Dollar Consulting ® Hall of Fame. Linda is the Immediate Past President of Women in Consulting (WIC) and is the Vice President of Marketing for the Northern California Business Marketing Association (BMA). She is the first marketing consultant certified worldwide to offer the Private Roster Mentoring™ Program. Linda holds an MBA and a BS in Communications from Boston University. She blogs at www.soundofmarketingsuccess.com. Follow Linda at @popky Lucie Newcomb Lucie Newcomb is the founder and President of The NewComm Global Group, Inc., an international management consulting firm specializing in global markets development, change leadership and other strategic organizational transformation practices. Its CONNECT-SV initiative provides training, representation and business development for foreign governments and entrepreneurs. In addition to serving as a mentor for US Market Access Center, Lucie is the head of the Leader as Reader Virtual Book Club for members of the International Leadership Association. She has worked on four continents; lived on three; and is fluent in French. She specializes in the EMEA region and Emerging Markets worldwide. Follow Lucie at @newcommglobal Sarah Granger Sarah Granger’s work encompasses innovating, writing, speaking and advising on topics at the intersection of information technology, media and society and their impact on women. An entrepreneur and new media pioneer, her goal is to educate broad audiences and communities about interdisciplinary topics that might otherwise be overlooked. She has recently been recognized with a Campaign Tech Innovator award and writes for leading digital media platforms such as BlogHer and The Huffington Post. Follow Sarah at @sarahgranger Terri Griffith Terri Griffith, PhD is a Professor in Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, she studies how we mix together the technology of work; the way we organize to do this work; and the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the people we work with. She is the author of The Plugged-In Manager (2011). Follow Terri at @terrigriffith12 2nd Annual Women’s Conference: Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs
  • 13. Our Sponsors December 8, 2011 Platinum Gold SilverTwitter: #TEDxBAW 13
  • 14. PartnersOur mission is to ignite a new future for humanity by galvanizing women leaders to bring us all to a world built upon social justice andeconomic sustainability.Women in Business (WIB) is a student-run network that strives to enhance the Leavey School of Business experience for all professionals in theMBA program and surrounding community.SVForum Tech Women encourages women and men who support the advancement of women in technology to help create an environment ofempowerment for women and girls to achieve results beyond their wildest expectations.Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. Women 2.0 enables entrepreneurs with a network, resourcesand knowledge to take your startup from idea to launch.WIC is a collaborative community of consultants working to build strong businesses. Our members are a premier resource for businesses seekingexpert consultants to deliver specific, high–quality results.14 2nd Annual Women’s Conference: Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs
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  • 16. Thank you to all the participants! Bay Area2nd Annual Women’s Conference:Celebrating Global WomenEntrepreneurswww. tedxbayarea.com