Google for Entrepreneurs Meetups: Women Challenging Assumptions and Transforming Communities
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When asked to name an entrepreneur, most of us jump to obvious highlights: Bill Gates, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, to name a few. Contrary to popular assumptions that females are not traditionally leaders in the entrepreneurship domain, and that “young women are less likely to see opportunities, have a higher fear of failure and therefore, and are less likely to engage in entrepreneurship,” women make up a significant share of American entrepreneurs: “for every 10 men starting a business, there are 8 women.” (Forbes)
Google for Entrepreneurs and United Women in Business are partnering to deliver an event for women in the DC community to inspire, engage, and connect them. This event is designed to be fun and to generate meaningful conversation that will challenge common assumptions of female entrepreneurship and reveal the powerful impact that women in start-ups have in transforming their communities.
Attendees of the event will experience:
Engaging speakers and panelists who will share their own experiences in leading and funding successful start-ups
Practical advice and insight on building and growing a business
A forum to share your own ideas and build connections with other women in the DC entrepreneurial community
- Donna Harris, Co-Founder, 1776
- Kathy Korman Frey, Founder, Hot Mommas Project; Entrepreneur in Residence, George Washington University School of Business
- Song Pak, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Revolution Growth SVP; Deputy General Counsel, Revolution
- Beverly Schwartz, VP of Global Marketing, Ashoka; Author, Rippling
- Rebecca Thorman, VP of Marketing, Speek.com; Organizer, DC Lean Startup Circle
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 19, 5:00-8:30 PM
Location: Google DC Headquarters, 1101 New York Ave, Washington, DC,20005
5:30: Opening remarks
6:00: Keynote speaker
6:20: Panel of female entrepreneurs and start-up financers
7:15: Small group activity
8:00: Free networking
Food and beverages will be provided.
Note: Females and males are encouraged to attend.