BayBrazil, GABA, SVForum & Apigee present:
Global Women’s Journey – a series on female business leaders around the world
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Apigee, 10 Almaden Blvd. 16th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113
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We launched the Global Women’s Journey series on March of 2011 in celebration of the International Women’s Day.
Since then, we’ve hosted several inspiring panel discussions to bring insights on female leadership and the progress women are achieving around the globe.
On March 27 we will feature foreign-born women entrepreneurs who are sparking innovation, launching companies and carving space in the Silicon Valley & the world!
Join us to hear their stories, their experience as women immigrants in business and learn how they are succeeding in industries that once were taboo for young women.
Cocktails starts at 6pm, followed by the panel discussion. Q&A and networking.
A complimentary cocktail with appetizers, soft drink and champagne will be served.
From Venezuela: Alicia Castillo Holley, Founder of Wealthing® Institute, a boutique educational and training firm dedicated to the future paradigm of management.
Born and raised in Venezuela, Alicia left her home country 20 years ago and have lived and worked in 8 countries. She is an experienced serial entrepreneur, board member and start up CEO (9 companies worldwide). Alicia is also an investor and has designed and implemented Chile’s first seed capital fund in 2000. She is also Australian Citizen and have traveled to over 100 countries
From Eritrea: Almaz Negash, Founder of African Diaspora Network (ADN) which engages Africans in the Diaspora in order to facilitate collaboration with social entrepreneurs, innovators, and business leaders to invest and improve the lives of everyone on the continent. ADN partnered with several organizations to document the experience of 13 tech women leaders who were in Silicon Valley as guests of the US Dept of State this past fall. A seasoned business executive, Almaz was born in Eritrea, lived in Holland, and the US. She is currently Managing Director of Step Up Silicon Valley, a social innovation network.
From Italy: Chiara Giovenzana, Director of Community Engagement at Singularity University. A PhD in molecular biology and biotechnology from Ferrara University (Italy), Chiara moved to Silicon Valley to attend courses in technology entrepreneurship for six months. When she moved to Basel to continue her post-doctorate studies, she felt at a crossroad: continuing in laboratory research, or creating her own business, even in a completely different field than biology. Entrepreneurship and innovation won out and she founded Cellec Biotek and Axelera.
From Israel: Sharon Savariego, Co-Founder & CEO of Leaderz, an early stage startup with a mission to revolutionize the way that communities collaborate.
Leaderz enables group managers to easily build their private cloud with a set of collaboration tools in order to mobilize members into taking action. Its technology syncs the activities with the apps and platforms that people are accustomed to (Google apps, Facebook, interactive emails and more).
Sharon is a social entrepreneur, a Dean’s List graduate and an alumna of the IDC Leadership and Diplomacy Program, Sharon has a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from IDC Herzliya, Israel.
From Brazil: Silvia Curioni, Co-Founder and CEO of Allthecooks, acquired in January 2014 by COOKPAD Inc, the largest recipe site in the world.
Silvia is a Software Engineer specialized in native mobile development for iOS. She is Brazilian with strong Italian origins and was born a food lover.
Allthecooks started when she noticed herself using social networks more and more for cooking ideas at home.
The company is a joint venture between Silvia and her husband Rafael. Together, they are on a mission to make cooking fun, so people will start cooking their own food more often. The founders believe cooking your own food is the first step towards a healthier life.
Big thanks to our speakers, audience for sharing their journeys with us. Big thanks to our host Apigee for its warmth & hospitality!