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.
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.
Founder and CEO
The Luster Company
Archivist | Researcher | Storyteller
CEO and Co-Founder
At Their Side
Arlene Siller, loves to move money; a grant writing, fundraising expert, Arlene started her grant writing career over 25 years ago securing $49M in funding and reviewing grants in the scientific and biomedical research sectors. Six years ago, she transitioned her expertise and ability into the nonprofit area, where she raised over $35M in four years, for a multi-state organization, and found her calling to serve nonprofits. She is Founder and CEO of Ascend Nonprofit & Business Solutions LLC ─ one of the most sought-after grant writing firms in the industry. In 2019, they raised $3.2M for multiple nonprofit organizations helping them fund their mission. When not working on all things Ascend NBS, Arlene loves spending time with her family watching movies, hanging out and going to the beach, jet skiing on the lake, or chilling in the cool river on a hot Texas day. If there is music, she will be dancing somewhere and is known to make a dance floor even if there isn’t one. She is a social advocate working in her community with various nonprofits, nonprofit supporting agencies, church, schools and minority- and women-owned small businesses.
Experienced Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Team Building, Account Management, and Product Development. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Finance, from Florida International University - College of Business Administration.
Dominique Luster is a Professional Archivist, Researcher, and Storyteller. She loves finding new and innovative ways to use information, technology, and primary sources to tell stories and solve problems. She is drawn to big ideas involving diverse histories, public engagement, strategic thinking and planning, and project management. Her research looks at various archival and historiographical approaches to Black identity, representation, and silenced records.
Paula Muller, Ph.D. is the Founder of Sociavi Co. She has a lifelong passion for technology applied to healthcare. She got her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in Chile working with the blind, then in Switzerland, she analyzed EEGs to prevent epileptic seizures, followed by her Ph.D. and Post-doc work at Rutgers with Parkinson's patients, and later at Authentidate with Telehealth products and services.
Paula is certified in Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), a Dementia Sales Advisor (DSA-NC), a Dementia Care Certified (CDC), a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Training (CADDCT), and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and volunteers as a bilingual Community Educator and support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association.
The concept of Sociavi evolved from her professional background as well as her strong commitment to family relations and lifetime connections. Thus SOCIAVI was born, meaning in Latin to “share” & “unite”, with the goal of keeping those aging in place and their families connected and closer together.
Aashni Shah is a multinational citizen who grew up in Kenya before moving to Canada for University. She is currently the founder of HypeDocs, a platform to help businesses retain employees by focusing on employee needs. Prior to this, Aashni was a Software Engineer with experience working at companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Square. Aashni is passionate about bringing more tech to developing countries and increasing the representation of girls and women in STEM. She has been recognized with awards such as the Top 50 Inspiring Women in STEM in Canada.
HypeDocs is a platform designed to help businesses retain their employees. We do this by focusing on what employees need; to feel valued, to be recognized for their work, and to see their career development line up with their goals. We have recently launched a Slack App to accompany our Web App, where people can create the goals they’re working towards, add every small and big win, and get recognition for this work throughout the company. We’ve designed features to increase engagement, such as personalized reminders, and are building more inclusive, accountable and transparent system to help employees thrive.
Emily Woodman-Nance is the CEO and Co-Founder of At Their Side, a HIPAA compliant 24/7 healthcare status platform that enables healthcare providers to communicate with families easily and efficiently. With over 20 years of technology experience, Emily has a diverse work history, ranging from working for Big 4 consulting and Fortune 500 companies to delivering technical solutions utilized in private sector industries and the FBI. Her overall commitment to giving back to those underrepresented in Corporate America, innovation and technology is still strong, as she mentors and speaks at conferences and events.
Shayvonne Jenkins born and raised in Harlem, NYC is the Founder & CEO of SheBillionaire Enterprises, a portfolio of businesses, brands and investments.
Shayvonne, known as "The SheBillionaire of Wall Street" & "The Strategist" is also an Entrepreneur, Cornell University Alumni via Women's Entrepreneurship, Nasdaq Milestone Circle Alumni, Investor, 5 Star Goodreads Author, Google Verified, Publisher, 5 Marathon Medal Finisher, 2021 Comcast Rise Award Recipient, the founder and owner of The Couture LifeStyle: Faith-based entertainment with a Lion heart and all around lover of all things business, finance, sports and godly excellence started her love of tech via finance/business with a background in business administration and management along with a hard right skillful swing and home run in public relations. Successfully navigating her way through some amazing accomplishing doors, her goal is to keep that door open and lead others through to the way of success!
Seeing a lack which brought about a need as a young black girl from the projects in Harlem, Shayvonne began SheBillionaire back in 2019 and has upgraded and continues advancing the successful standings of the company which is known now as SheBillionaire Enterprises with extensions in various relevant sectors adding value and excellence to black and brown women and men with the needed tools and successful strategies that not only assist in bridging financial stability but add the right value to communities in need while advancing the world at large.