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Girls Innovate: Inspiring girls for innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership

A limited number of tickets will be reserved for YCSF members for this popular event co-sponsored by the Yale Club of Silicon Valley


Date: Saturday June 1
Time: 12:30 to 5:30 PM
Location: nestGSV - 425 Broadway St, Redwood City
Cost: Free but you must register
RSVP: EventBrite registration page for the general public will go live on May 11th.  A limited set of tickets (one per adult registrant, optional plus one for a middle or high school girl that you bring alonghas been reserved for YCSF members and will be available starting Tuesday May 7th
by using the promotional code "YCSF" on the EventBrite page: http://juneinnovate.eventbrite.com.

We thank the Yale Club of Silicon Valley for arranging our participation!

The event, to be held at the inspiring facilities of tech incubator nestGSV Redwood City, is open to everyone, including:

  • Women and girls (ages 10-18) interested in making a mark in this world through entrepreneurial and innovative endeavors;
  • Mothers and daughters interested in engaging in activities, workshops and discussions around creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership; and
  • Anyone interested in learning about the role that propelling girls in entrepreneurship and innovative capacities can play in shaping the future of our economy and society.

Featured Speakers:

Judy Estrin: CEO, JLabs

Johanna Wise (ES '84): President, Keep Me Tax Free, LLC

Heidi Roizen: Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Breakout sessions will feature separate ones for girls (grouped by age) and for adults. For the adults, discussions include:

  • Women & Parenting: Laying the Foundation for our Daughters' Futures
  • Women & Entrepreneurship: Journey of an Entrepreneur
  • Women & Leadership: Women Leaders Who Inspire Me
  • Women & Careers: Staying Connected & Engaged during the Parenting Years

For the girls, workshops in the works include:

  • Art & Innovation
  • Opening Doors with Basic Knowledge of Computer Science
  • Budgets 101: What a Young Girl Needs to Know about Money
  • Building an App with Technovation
  • Personal Branding Online: Building an Online Profile that Serves Your Future
  • Taking Your Ideas from Inception to Pitch
  • Business 101: What is a Business, How Does it Create Value, and How I Can Create Value, Too
  • Exploring Your Creativity with Wooden Blocks
  • Entrepreneurship 101: What is an Entrepreneur & What Does it Take to Become One?
  • Finding Your Voice through a Blog
  • Creat Your Own Ecograph - a Pictorial Representation of What You Love about Nature

The above are subject to change as speakers are confirmed and finalized.


12:30-1:00pm Registration/Networking Exercise for Girls and Adults
1:00-1:45pm Welcome/Opening Keynote
2:00-2:45pm Breakout Session A
2:45-3:00pm Break/Dessert
3:00-3:45pm Breakout Session B
4:00-4:30pm Closing Remarks
4:30-5:00pm Mingling

Snacks and refreshments will be served.


This event is sponsored by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and hosted by nestGSV. Advanced registration is required and will open on May 11, 2013. Capacity is limited so sign up fast.

The event is free; however, as this is an all-volunteer-based effort, all attendees (age 18+) will be asked to help out at the event either by donating 15 minutes of time or other form of equivalent support.  To sign up to support this event click here.

Interested in collaborating with or speaking at a future Girls Innovate? Email the organizer, Uyen Le Kry (DC'95): uyen@girlsinnovate.org.

About Girls Innovate: Founded and organized by Uyen Le Kry, Girls Innovate's mission is to develop a greater community around and mainstream the idea that innovative capacity and entrepreneurial spirit are essential components of leadership in today's age.  We do this through gatherings of women and girls for learning, inspiration and connection.  Visit www.girlsinnovate.org for more information.

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