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Join us for 2018-2019 Yale Women Innovator Breakfast Series! We will shortly be announcing our line-up of speakers for Fall 2018. Our first session will be Sept 11th (see below!).

NOTE: This year we will be rotating locations across Yale's campus each week!

Yale Women Innovators is a weekly event series that brings women entrepreneurs and innovators from around the country to share their stories and provide actionable skills training in storytelling and skill-building sessions.

LeadingWell, with Nya Holder, September 18th, 2018, 8.30-9.30am, 451 College Street

Are you struggling to balance all the important parts of your life: day job, side projects/business, personal life? Nya is an Innovation Fellow at Tsai CITY and has been passionate about using business strategy to make a difference in the world. She has run mindfulness programs for young women, worked in health reform in New York’s public hospitals, and is currently building a program to enable financial sustainability and professional development for entrepreneurs. Join us for an empowering and interactive morning dedicated to learning new strategies for living a balanced life.


How to Dismantle the Patriarchy and Keep your Day Job, with Evelyn Chen, Director of Development at Equality Now

September 25th, 8.30-9.30am, 124 Baker Hall, 100 Tower Parkway

Evelyn has spent more than a decade developing and implementing fundraising strategies for mission-driven organizations, spearheading donor engagement programs, and building and leading teams. Join her in a conversation about demystifying fundraising, dismantling the patriarchy, and how to make innovative impact without starting your own non-profit.


Spaces of Spontaneity: An Irreverent Approach to Architecture with Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph of Design, Bitches
October 2nd, 8.30-9.30am, CEID, 15 Prospect Street

Design, Bitches is a multidisciplinary architecture firm with a bold and irreverent vision to make architecture significant in daily life. Drawing inspiration from design, art, and pop culture, co-founders Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph work on creative solutions, experiment with materials and graphics, and develop projects that highlight brand identity in commercial spaces and cultural buildings. Join us for a lively conversation about interdisciplinary inspiration in creative pursuits and using architecture to bring brands to life.


Bringing AI to Healthcare and Destigmatizing Mental Health, with April Koh, CEO Spring Health

October 9th, 8.30-9.30am, LEPH 105, 60 College Street, Yale School of Public Health

April Koh (Yale College ’16) is the founder and CEO of Spring Health, an AI-enabled mental health service that partners with employers to deliver high-quality, convenient mental health care to their employees. April has received honors from the American Psychiatric Association and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2018. Join our conversation to learn more about April’s entrepreneurial journey at Yale, and how technological innovations are advancing modern healthcare.

Co-sponsored with InnovateHealth Yale


Connecting Women through Technology, with Tiffany Pham, Founder & CEO of Mogul

November 6th, 8.30-9.30am, Room 4220, Yale School of Management

Tiffany Pham is the founder and CEO of Mogul, one of the largest platforms for women worldwide, enabling women to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other. Tiffany is also a judge on the TLC TV show, “Girl Starter,” and cohost of the show, “Positive Pushback.” Join us for a conversation about harnessing digital media to create communities that unite and empower female influencers to learn from one another.


Decoding Snapchat’s Marketing Strategy: Innovations in Digital Communications, Lauren Gallo, Entertainment Marketing at Snapchat

November 13th, 8.30-9.30am, CEID, 15 Prospect Street

Lauren Gallo is an award-winning marketing executive with expertise in global brand marketing development, content strategy, and integrated communications. She honed her passion for culture, technology, and entertainment as Soho House’s global membership strategist, and went on to work at Nike Women as head of digital brand marketing. Join us for a conversation on growing and defining global, iconic brands in the age of communications.


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