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Yale Women Innovators Breakfast Series

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Yale Women Innovators is a Tuesday morning series at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute that is designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level.

*Follow us on Twitter! #yalewomeninnovators

Yale Women Innovators Breakfast Series is supported by YEI, OCR, Yale Center for Business and the Environment and Yale School of Management Program on Entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Schedule:

Tues., March. 14 - Spring Break- No Breakfast Series

Tues., March. 21 - Spring Break- No Breakfast Series

Tues., March. 28, 8:30am: "Succeeding with Technology Innovation at Yale," Featuring Amy Arnsten, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at Yale; Erin Duffy, PhD, CSO of Melinta Therapeutics; and Erika Smith, Director of Blavatnik Fund.

Join us for a panel on succeeding with Technology Innovation at Yale! Our panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities involved with creating technology innovations at Yale. They will share their stories, statistics from the field, and brainstorm steps we can take to encourage more women to innovate!

Tues., April. 4; 8:30am: "Empowered Women, Empower Women!", Fran Pastore, Founder, President & CEO of Women's Business Development Council.

There are more than 10 million women-owned businesses in this country, and while women-owned businesses make up more than a third of the nation’s privately-held businesses only 3.4 percent of women-owned firms generate $500,000 or more in annual revenues. Yet, women owned businesses represent the fastest growing segment of our national economy. Join WBDC’s Founder & CEO, Fran Pastore for a conversation on the history of women’s entrepreneurship in the United States and her personal journey as an entrepreneur in Connecticut leading one of the nation’s most successful women’s business centers in the US.

*CO-HOSTED WITH WOMEN'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL*

Tues., April. 11, 8:30am: "What I learned in 10,000 hours talking to women about clothing," Purva Gupta, Co-founder, Lily, Yale VCP company

Purva has spent more than 10,000 hours speaking to women regarding their feelings about why they buy the clothes they buy. She learned why loved brands make an emotional connection with the user during her time at the ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. Before Lily, Purva helped UNICEF structure a venture capital fund to scale life changing technology innovations, took a mobile payments and branchless banking startup to millions of users and evaluated innovative early stage startups at the Khosla Impact Fund. Purva is an alum of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, has an MBA from Indian School of Business with the Young Leader Award for 2013 and Bachelors in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce (India).

At Lily, she is on a mission to help women discover clothes that make them look & feel their best using their emotions & perceptions about their body. Her larger vision is to use emotional intelligence and artificial intelligence to understand a woman's psychology to predict what products & services will make her happy. Check out Lily here: http://www.getlilyapp.com/

Tues., April. 18, 8:30am: Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO of Pipeline Angels

Dubbed “The Coach” by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors that’s changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale and she serves on the boards of Walker’s Legacy, Women 2.0, and iRelaunch. Natalia has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Newsweek, Reuters Money, TechCrunch, The Financial Times, The New York Times, and Fast Company’s Co.Exist Change Generation series. She was named to the Forbes list “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter,” as well as Latina.com’s “25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech.” Women’s eNews recognized Natalia as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012 and Fortune highlighted her as one of the “55 most influential women on Twitter.” You can find Natalia on Twitter (@nakisnakis).

*CO-HOSTED WITH LA CASA*

Tues., April. 25, 8:30am: TBD

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