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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Saturday, May 5 • 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Paving the Road: Growing Powerful Women-Owned Businesses FULL
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Women are redefining the business landscape, and taking names while doing it. But the road to being a female CEO, especially for women of color, still isn't a paved one. In the last 20 years, Black women have become the fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs, owning nearly 60 percent of all Black businesses. But women entrepreneurs as a whole receive only four percent of venture capital funding, and women of color broadly 30 percent less than their white counterparts. Hear from extraordinary women executives their experience of navigating this rocky terrain and how we can make this road easier for others to walk.

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Kathryn Finney

Founder and Managing Director, digitalundivided
avatar for Tracy Gray

Tracy Gray

Founder & Managing Partner, The 22 Fund
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KJ Miller

co-founder & co-CEO, Mented Cosmetics
avatar for Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

Founder & CEO, The Riveter
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Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures
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Shannon Turner

Founder, Hear Me Code

Saturday May 5, 2018 1:50pm - 2:45pm PDT
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