12:15 – 1:00 PM Registration & Networking
1:00 – 1:10 PM Welcoming Remarks: Denyse Cardozo, CEO of Silicon Valley Forum
1:10 – 1:30 PM Opening Keynote: Sarah Kunst, Managing Director, Cleo Capital
1:30 – 2:15 PM Panel Discussion: Finding Balance: Parenthood & Entrepreneurship
Lessons and advice from 4 Entrepreneurs & Super-moms achieving work/life success
2:15 – 3:30 PM Workshops, Demo Hall, Brella Networking, Career Connection
3:30 – 3:35 PM Pitch Session Introduction
3:35 – 3:45 PM Introduction of Judges:
Megan Holston Alexander, Unusual Ventures
Chris Yeh, Blitzscaling Ventures
Maria Salamanca, Unshackled Ventures
3:45 – 5:00 PM Startups Pitch!
5:15 – 5:30 PM Keynote: Riana Lynn, CEO of Journey Foods and 2019 Pitch Competition Winner
5:30 – 5:40 PM Announce winning companies + closing remarks
5:40 – 6:30 PM Happy Hour + Networking
8:30 – 9:30 AM Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:40 AM Opening Remarks: Denyse Cardozo, CEO, Silicon Valley Forum
9:40 – 10:00 AM Keynote Address
10:00 – 10:45 AM Panel: The Art of Inclusion: From Ageism to Equality in the Workplace
In a world that seems more divided than ever, creating an inclusive space at work has never been more imperative – or more challenging – for companies of every size. Our panelists will discuss why a cross-generational workforce is invaluable, and how diversity of ideas, skills, and experience can enhance each other, and how employers can do their part to ensure that ageist attitudes and practices no longer have a place in the workforce.
10:45 – 11:15 AM Exhibitor Hall + Brella Networking
11:15 – 12:05 PM Panel: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure their Seat at the Table
Women of color face unique challenges to success in the workplace: managing continual microaggressions, navigating undeniable racism, leveraging career allies in positions of power, and more. All of these challenges are addressed in Minda Harts’ new book, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. Minda Hart will moderate this panel of powerhouse women of color and dive into the themes and success tactics from The Memo. Learn how to invest in yourself and identify and develop the skills needed to help you get ahead to claim your seat at the table.
12:05 – 12:35 PM Power Talk Block
12:35 – 2:30 PM Lunch, Workshops, Exhibitor Hall, Networking, Career Connection
2:30 – 3:30 PM Power Talk Block
3:30 – 3:45 PM Short Leg Stretcher
3:45 – 4:45 PM Power Talk Block
4:45 – 5:25 PM Panel: The Future of Work: Built by Women
Our speakers will address how women are taking the lead on the future of work, and the solutions we need to adopt to thrive as things continue to shift and change at a rapid pace. They will also discuss the implications in Artificial Intelligence and other technologies, and how these changes will affect how we lead and work.
5:25 – 5:45 PM Closing Keynote
5:45 PM Thank you & that’s a wrap!