Dare to Be: Empowering Women in Business

GDG Cloud Los Angeles
Thu, Apr 27, 3:00 PM (PDT)

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This year's event promises to be even more exciting than last year, with an intimate online gathering, including some amazing features of women entrepreneurs. Our theme this year is "Dare to Be: Empowering Women in Business." Speakers will share their personal story, some helpful tips and and tricks, or a thought-provoking analysis of women's role in business.

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Welcome 3-3:05 pm

Intro to Women Techmakers and Foundations of Thought Leadership 3:05-3:15 pm

Arlene Siller 3:15-3:30 pm

Founder and CEO Ascend NBS

Title of Talk: Necessary Endings

The story of Ascend Nonprofit and Business Solutions is a testament to the power of necessary endings. When the founder's health deteriorated, she was forced to take a leave of absence from her high-stress job and eventually leave it altogether. Necessary endings required her to make peace with her past and let go of the things that were holding her back. In that valley, she found her assignment and her new direction - serving community through her grant writing expertise. By pouring everything into telling the story of her clients' missions and using her experience, networking, and know-how to raise over $50+ million, she and her team are making a strong human connection and leaving a legacy. Arlene’s story is a reminder that sometimes, necessary endings can lead to new beginnings and greater impact.

Rebeca Olavarrietta 3:30-3:45 pm

CEO at Roco 4x4

Title of Talk: Let's stop looking for balance and embrace seasons

Thinking of work and life as seasons demonstrates flexibility and acknowledges that priorities will shift over time. It also allows women to focus on what is most important to them during different stages of life, without the burden of guilt about not achieving a perfect balance.

Dominique Luster 3:45-4 pm

Archivist | Researcher | Storyteller, The Luster Company

Title of Talk: We are the Women who Defied the Odds

Women have always been a force to be reckoned with throughout history, and yet their stories are often left untold or forgotten. From warriors and revolutionaries to inventors and scientists, women have defied societal conventions and made invaluable contributions in every field imaginable. This talk will explore the amazing achievements of women throughout the ages and how their courage, creativity, and resilience can still teach us lessons today.

Learning Objectives

1. Be able to speak to the achievements and contributions made by women throughout history.

2. Learn strategies for connecting with our own histories and exploring our family.

3. Walk away with three techniques to help you use family history as a source of strength, wisdom, and empowerment.

Paula Muller 4-4:15 pm

Founder, Sociavi Co

Title of Talk: Supporting Caregivers through Technology

Like many adult children, we are concerned about the health and well-being of our aging parents, and we struggle to find a way to extend our oversight when we can not be there, especially when we live afar.

Even though people are increasingly relying upon technology to maintain connections with family, friends, healthcare providers, and others. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to benefit from these technologies. In particular, the elderly, those with disabling conditions, and others are often unable to realize the technology’s potential.

In this presentation, we will talk about how technology can support caregivers in their challenging journey with their loved ones.

Aashni Shah 4:15-4:30 pm

Founder, CEO Hypedocs

Title of Talk: Hype Yourself: How To Advocate For Yourself And Build The Career You Want

In this talk, you'll learn valuable tips and tricks for advocating for yourself and building the career you want. From how to identify and articulate your strengths and accomplishments to negotiating a salary, you'll leave feeling empowered and confident to take your career to the next level. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hype yourself and make your dreams a reality!

Emily Woodman-Nance 4:30-4:45 pm

CEO and Co-Founder of At Their Side

Title of Talk: My Path to Progress!

She will share her personal journey of going from being discriminated against and overlooked to being a CEO. She will impart the lessons she has learned along the way.

Shayvonne Jenkins 4:45-5 pm

Founder & CEO of SheBillionaire, a private national Wealth Club for Black Women & The Couture Life Style Ent., a Faith-Based Entertainment company with a Lion Heart

Title of Talk: The 3M‘s of a Successful Business Woman


The "Dare to Be: Empowering Women in Business" event is an exciting gathering of women entrepreneurs who are striving to make a change in the world of business. This year's event promises to be even more thrilling than last year's as we gather together online for an intimate gathering of women entrepreneurs.

The theme of this year's event is "Dare to Be," which represents the mindset of the women entrepreneurs who have chosen to take on the business world with their unique ideas and perspectives. The event will feature some amazing speakers who will share their personal stories, tips, and tricks, or a thought-provoking analysis of women's role in business.

Throughout the event, we will discuss the challenges that women entrepreneurs face, including thought leadership, learning to promote yourself, the power of necessary endings, replacing concepts of balance with seasons, using your family history of womento empower your story, how to progress on your unique path, and the 3 Ms of a successful business woman . We believe that by providing women with the information and tools they need to succeed in business, we can help bridge these gaps and empower women to achieve their dreams. 

Speakers will provide inspiration and guidance, offering practical advice on how to overcome obstacles and thrive as an entrepreneur.

One of the highlights of the event is the networking opportunities that it provides for attendees. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with other women entrepreneurs from around the world, share ideas, and foster collaborations that can help them move their businesses forward.

The "Dare to Be" event will provide a unique opportunity for women entrepreneurs to come together and celebrate their achievements, and learn from each other. It is an event that every woman entrepreneur should attend to gain invaluable insights, empowerment, and the tools they need to succeed.

The "Dare to Be" event is also an inclusive event, where women of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities are welcome to attend. We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential values for our event and the business community as a whole.

In summary, the "Dare to Be: Empowering Women in Business" event is an exciting and invaluable gathering that is not to be missed. It promises to be a fantastic opportunity for women entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and grow their businesses. Be sure to register and join us for this year's event, and together, we will dare to be the change we want to see in the world of business.



  • Marie Smith

    Marie Smith

    Data 360

    CIO, Co-Founder

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