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TakeFLIGHT 2016 Agenda

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Session/Time Session Description
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:05 Welcome Remarks
Maria Otero
President & Founder,
Women’s Venture Fund
9:05 -9:35 “Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary”
Linda Kaplan Thaler, President, Linda Kaplan Thaler Productions, Author
9:35 – 10:35 TakeFLIGHT Hackathon
Observe fellow entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to VC Angels. Judges:
Jeff Hoffman, CEO, ColorJar/Scale
Twyla Garrett, CEO and Founder, Investment Management Enterprise, Inc.
Kira Makagon, EVP, Innovation, RingCentral
Bruce Lipnick, Founder and CEO, Asset Alliance Corporation
10:35-11:00 Author’s Book Signing, Yoga and Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Turning Your Passion Into A Prosperous Business
Discover proven strategies and tactics to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into financial success.
Shalini Vadhera, Founder and CEO, Power Beauty Living
 11:30 – 12:30 A Conversation with Kira Makagon and Sheila Ronning 
Navigate road blocks and prejudices in traditionally male-dominated fields.
Sheila Ronning, Women in the Boardroom
Kira Makagon, EVP, Innovation, RingCentral
 12:30 – 1:00 Marketing Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs
Transform your business from good to great using today’s marketing tools.
Jeffrey Hayzlett, Producer and host of C-Suite TV & Radio, Author and Marketing and Business Leadership Consultant
 1:00 – 2:00 Award Luncheon
Women’s Venture Fund’s Business Leadership Awards
Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder Priceline and Hollywood Film Producer
Twyla Garrett, Founder, Investment Management Enterprise
 2:00 -3:00 Cashing in on The Growing Need for Service Firms
As companies recognize the benefits of outsourcing functions that are not core to their businesses, opportunities abound for entrepreneurs to supply these services.
Khalilah Okolokunola, Founder & CEO, A Boxed Event, Angela O’Byrne, President, Perez, APC
 3:00 – 3:30 Developing Your Online Business
Jeff Hoffman is the author of SCALE, a how-to-guide for growing your business. He will discuss create a digital presence that delivers a powerful branding message to and build your business through innovation.
Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder Priceline and Hollywood Film Producer
3:30 – 4:00 Author’s Book Signing, Yoga and Coffee Break
4:00-4:30 Passion to Profit
Uncover winning tactics to increase your brand awareness by deploying a smart marketing mix.
Audrey Siegel, Executive Consultant
4:30 – 4:45  Wrap-up
 Maria Otero
President and Founder,
Women’s Venture Fund
4:45 – 6:00 Networking reception

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