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8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 761-4250

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Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: WIT.Connect

Thank you to our Program Sponsors

Are you an entrepreneur or intrapreneur who is facing challenges securing funding for your venture or project?  Are you ready to hire, but concerned about how to secure the best team for growth?  Are you poised for acquisition, but aren’t sure of the next steps?  You are not alone!

Come to TechTank on June 15th where you will have the chance to share your challenge with subject matter experts who have “been there and done that”.  Each attendee will have the chance to meet for a 20-minute period with up to 4 subject matter experts who will provide their advice and lessons learned.  

There will be up to 11 subject matter experts on site to discuss financing, HR, sales and marketing strategies, non-profit strategies, work-life balance and more!

Come to learn how to grow your business for success.  Come to share your entrepreneurial story.  Come to network.  Come to TechTANK!

Meet our confirmed Subject Matter Experts:

Growth Pitfalls & Strategies
is the Corporate Controller for Jensen Hughes, Inc., a global engineering consulting firm, where she is responsible for providing leadership to a team of accounting professionals, ensuring global corporate compliance as well as implementing strategies to optimize working capital while partnering with the business to provide business advisory support.

Kim is passionate about the advancement of women in corporate America, specifically in STEM industries where she has worked for most of her career.  She credits the relationships that she has had with mentors throughout her career, both men and women, with her success and is always seeking opportunities to mentor and promote other women in their professional pursuits.

Yes, Work Life Balance is Possible

HILARY FORDWICH is Founder & President of Strelmark with media experience at ABC and CBS as well as business development experience with KPMG and other national firms.  She adds significant growth via keynotes, boot camps, orals coaching and training programs. She serves on charitable boards, supports many organizations, and has won 3 golf club championships. 

Sales for Success

SHARI GOODWIN is an innovative business strategist, author, and horsewoman with over 25 years of experience, including starting four companies and serving as Director of Program Strategy for a global engineering firm. One of her start-ups generated $2.1 million in its first year and she has also led the development of winning proposals valued to $65 million. She owns Jaeger2 and is author of the Amazon best-seller, Take the Reins! 7 Secrets to Inspired Leadership. Shari holds a Master’s degree in biology and undergraduate degrees in Zoology and English.   

Non-Profit Strategies

BRITTANY GREER is the president and founder of Rosie Riveters, a non-profit that provides a fun space for girls ages 4¬-14 to imagine, create and play while developing their skills in STEM. Before entering the non-profit sector, Greer garnered international attention as an award-winning social and digital media campaigner with experience in commercial, non-profit, and political campaigning and communications. Past clients include the U.K. Conservative Party, PUMA, Lastminute.com, and most recently the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).

Marketing for Impact
DENISE HARRINGTON, CEO & Premier Communication Coach Prepares Business Executives to speak on the most universal topics such as sustainability, disruptive innovation, global workforces, emerging markets, Women’s initiatives and Ted Talks.  Her global client list consists of companies like: Nike, Autodesk, CommScope, and Cisco. 

Breaking into the Federal Space
TIWANNA (TYE) HAYES is the Owner and Chief Technology Officer of N-Ovate Solutions. She brings over 20 years of experience to companies in the technology, education, and government sectors that seek comprehensive IT solutions. Prior to launching N-Ovate, Tiwanna served as the Deputy CIO for the Atlanta Public School District. 

Characteristics of Leadership
TERRIE LUPBERGER is an Executive Coach and Senior Director at Altus Growth, Terrie is a former Financial Systems Analyst, trainer of consulting skills for IT professionals and former CEO of an international leadership development organization. Her forthcoming book, You ARE What You Practice, will be published in August 2017. 

Start-up Culture
ROBIN MCDOUGAL is CEO of e-GLAM, Inc., a technology accessories company since 2001 and founder of The Pearl Project Institute for Innovation in STEM Literacy, a STEM advocacy not-for profit 501(c) 3. She leverages her acumen for product design, marketing, and activism to remove barriers for women and girls while creating a pipeline of top tier tech professionals ready for the global workforce. Currently partnering with Microsoft, NASA, and the Challenger Center, she describes herself as a problem solver who believes in blending a growth mindset, divergent thinking and collaborative reconnaissance to compete as an entrepreneur. Robin holds an EMBA and M.Ed. She has served Women In Technology as Chair of Girls in Technology and is currently, Vice Chair of Women Business Owners.    

Intrapreneur Success Stories
BRIGITTA RUBIN is a scientist and artist with a passion for gnarly hard problems and unconventional thinkers. She finds bliss in idea cacophony -- working across disparate technologies and communities, tipping sacred cows, and catalyzing new relationships -- in the pursuit of idea breakthroughs.    

Securing Financing
Entrepreneur in Residence at Antecedent Ventures, co-founded and was CEO of Uplevel Security. Prior she managed cybersecurity operations at the Executive Office of the President. Roselle works to increase the number of women in cybersecurity by mentoring women in/entering the industry.

HR Best Practices
is the CEO of Artemis Consulting, Inc., a technology solutions and management consulting firm serving the commercial and public sectors.  She has considerable experience in program management, organizational transformation and process improvements.  She believes a company’s resiliency correlates to its execution of core values. 

Registration Fees
Fee Type                                  Member Fee      Non-Member Fee

Early: Ends May 31st                $20.00                  $40.00
Regular: Begins June 1st         $45.00                  $65.00
Late/Onsite:                                $65.00                  $85.00

Contact: staff@womenintechnology.org