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Speed Mentoring | Special Event, Nov 17
Michael's At Shoreline
2960 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Monthly Event

Speed Mentoring  

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Stuck on a business problem? Need great advice and don’t know where to turn? Or do you just want feedback on an idea?

Don’t miss WIC’s much-demanded second speed mentoring special event. Here’s your chance to get the scoop in powerful 8-minute segments. Some of the Bay Area's most successful consultants will offer one-on-one advice on everything from identifying your ideal client to networking, marketing, and managing your business. 

Check out the list below of mentors to identify those you most want to meet this evening and come prepared with your questions. To allow you to meet with several mentors over the course of the evening, we are capping the number of participants to 50, so register early.

Sponsor a Mentor
This special event includes complimentary registration for our Mentors, among other event costs. If you'd like to help out by making a contribution to sponsoring one of our Mentors, then please select the ticket option  for $40 per mentor when registering, in addition to your own registration, by checking both boxes on the registration form. Many thanks in advance for your generosity.

Sign up early to reserve your spot at this exciting event!

Includes meeting, light appetizers, coffee/tea.
Once online reservations close, please join us onsite to register.

  • Premium members: $40 through Sunday, November 13; $50 after that and at the door
  • Basic Members: $50 through Sunday, November 13; $55 after that and at the door
  • Non-members: $60 through Sunday, November 13; $65 after that and at the door

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Elise Brownell
Founding partner of ZephyrBiotech, a firm specializing in interim executive and project management support for emerging, virtual, and transitioning bio/pharmaceutical companies, Elise has extensive experience in senior project management and executive level leadership positions in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Most recently, Elise was a founding member, head of project management, and senior director of Aerovance, Inc., a venture-backed biotechnology company spun out from Bayer Healthcare. (Twitter handle: @elise2345)

Renee Daggett
Renee is an Enrolled Agent tax preparer and Certified QuickBooks Consultant.  She and her team at AdminBooks help small business owners accurately report their income and deductions on financial statements while making sure the tax payer understands how the numbers affect the tax return.  She strongly believes that being proactive with the accounting and taxes will help the business owner receive peace of mind.  A big part of running a business efficiently is understanding the options available to the tax payer.  Renee is the author of Your Financial Flight Plan: Pilot Your Business To Profitability and Managing Your Properties with QuickBooks.  You can find lots of great information on her business Facebook page

Rita Deo Barber
Rita has more than 18 years’ experience defining and leading training initiatives for executives, groups, and corporations such as Google and Intel. She has in-depth experience in workshop facilitation and delivering messages to groups in the hundreds and has mentored individuals on message-collaboration, leadership, and delivery. An avid Toastmaster, Rita most recently served as District Governor for District 4 Toastmasters. Under her leadership, the district has become the largest district in North America and among the largest in the world. (Twitter handle: @ritabarber)

MK Hicks
MK Hicks is a sketch-to-scale new product expert focused on revenue. Her company, inFRONT Agency provides a full range of services connecting products to market, markets to product and success points in between. She is an engineer turned international marketer, heavily layered with finance. MK started out in engineering R&D, shifted to NPI and followed the success into start-ups. MK’s 2016 motto is “Velocity”.  She enjoys working with companies keen on velocity in pace and success. She enjoys the teams she works with, as she believes success is indeed a team sport. MK is driven by innovative ideas, creating revenue and corporate value. (Twitter handle: @inFRONTAgency)

Cindy Kennaugh
Cindy Kennaugh leads On The Mark, a consultancy of thinkers and doers that has provided years of results-oriented marketing experience. On The Mark serves a range of clients from CEOs to vice presidents and directors. Her Silicon Valley experience includes high-level marketing responsibilities at Fairchild, HP, Schlumberger, and Seagate Technologies as well as multiple start-ups. Cindy will work with you around 1) how to nurture your network and develop a consortium of subcontractors, 2) how to match talent to client needs, and 3) how and why to evolve from solo practitioner to a multi-consultant organization.

Jenn LeBlanc
Marketing strategist, speaker, coach, CEO, and founder of ThinkResults Marketing, Jenn LeBlanc works with tech CEOs and CMOs to drive results. For 20 years, she has been increasing revenue for companies of all sizes, including Microsoft Ventures, PeopleSoft, Nektar, and SAP. Jenn’s ready to work with you on 1) marketing your business via social media, 2) creating the breakthroughs you need to get what you want, and 3) dancing with your fears instead of letting them drive you. (Twitter handle: @JenniferLeBlanc)

Theresa Marcroft
Theresa Marcroft is in her 15th year leading MarketSavvy, a strategic marketing firm.  Since 2001, Theresa has served as interim VP marketing/CMO for a variety of technology companies, setting them on a high-growth path.  Theresa finds creative ways to grow revenue for Silicon Valley’s high technology companies by leveraging solid, classical marketing techniques.  As interim VP, Theresa assumes leadership of the marketing team in place, and reports into the CEO as a key member of the Executive Team.  Her clients reap the benefits of her expertise on a project or consulting basis.
Joanna Nowak
Joanna Nowak is a principal and founder of Moneywise Financial Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm specializing in holistic financial planning, investment management, and financial counseling for savvy professional women, their families and businesses. As an advisor and speaker, she delivers a better approach to managing wealth than the Wall Street rigged game – more effective, clear and compassionate financial advice that supports women's life goals, aspirations, and dreams.  Joanna’s mission is to help women close gender retirement and gender investment gap and help them attain financial security and self-sufficiency, because only from that place women can make a lasting positive difference in the world. (Twitter handle: @MoneyWiseFA)
Adrian Ott
Adrian OttThe founder of Exponential Edge®, Adrian has been called, “One of Silicon Valley’s most respected, (if not the most respected) strategist” by Consulting  Magazine. As CEO of Exponential Edge Inc., she helps businesses gain market advantage in an exponential economy. Adrian has collaborated with some of the most innovative companies in the world including Microsoft, HP, Sierra Ventures, Symantec, and Seagate to achieve market leadership. Adrian authored the book The 24-Hour Customer: New Rules for Winning in a Time-Starved, Always-Connected Economy. (Twitter handle: @ExponentialEdge)
Lisa Ann Pinkerton
Lisa Ann PinkertonLisa Ann Pinkerton has used her keen analytical skills to share technology stories for over a decade. She leads companies through the web of new and traditional media with messaging that bolsters their goals. A former award-winning journalist, Lisa Ann transforms her insights into top-tier coverage. She’s an accomplished speaker and facilitator, sharing her communications knowledge with entrepreneurs and small business owners internationally.  Before founding Technica, Lisa Ann was a senior account executive, managing new business operations for San Francisco PR firm Antenna Group. She got her start in broadcast journalism with NPR, PBS, WPXI-NBC, American Public Media, and Free Speech TV. (Twitter handle:  @lisapinkerton)
Linda Popky
Linda Popky is the founder and president of Leverage2Market® Associates, a strategic marketing company that helps organizations transform their business through marketing. A former president of WIC, she is the author of the new book Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters,.Linda will cover 1) writing a scope of work for consulting projects, 2) targeting and marketing to your ideal clients, and 3) developing retainer relationships. (Twitter handle: @popky)
Jacqueline Wales
Jacqueline Wales is an international speaker, executive coach, and author of The Fearless Factor, When The Crow Sings, and the upcoming InnerFluence. With more than 30 years’ experience in the personal development field, Jacqueline is well known for her “honest, insightful approach” to making changes in life. During this mentoring session, Jacqueline will offer her insights about 1) effective networking, 2) overcoming fear, and 3) building critical skills around developing and using influence.

MODERATOR: Robin Weintraub
Robin WeintraubRobin Weintraub is a marketing strategist with 20+ years of experience advising a who’s who list of top companies that include Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, PayPal, Chase, United Airlines, Sears, and HBO. The C-level hires her to help navigate unchartered territory and address challenges that directly impact the bottom line. Robin rapidly identifies the key levers that drive a business, ideates on the fly, and add values from the very first meeting. She has tackled almost every marketing challenge, acquiring deep expertise in direct marketing, strategic planning, and branding. Areas of focus include strategy, insights, and analysis, as well as planning and execution. (Twitter handle: @RobinWeintraub)      



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