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October 2019

October 9th — Chaired the National Women’s Business Council Roundtable for women small business owners in Boise, Idaho. October 13th — Join the panel on “Getting a Seat at the Table” during the NAWBO Annual Convention.  October 21st — Joined NWBC staff in briefing Sen. Mark Warner’s staff on the issues NWBC is advocating to help female founders. October 29th — Moderated the keynote panel during the Tedco Expo in College Park, MD.

September 2019

Invited to speak on several panels during DC Startup Week: Sept 9th — 13th….”Why is the Sales Cycle So Slow”…..”What Angel investors Want”… “Tips on Raising Capital” and “How the National Women’s Business Council Helps Female Founders”.  September 17th — Chaired the NWBC Women in Business Roundtable in Los Angeles, CA. September 24th — Chaired the Washington, DC Public Meeting of the NWBC.  September 25th — Delivered a Conference Presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association of Women’s Business Centers in Alexandria, VA.  September 26th — Delivered a keynote talk at the United Women In Business event in DC.

July/August 2019

July 25 — Hosted NWBC Roundtable for women business owners in Austin, TX.  Aug 6th — Hosted NWBC Roundtable for women business owners in St. Petersburg, Fla. In addition, briefed Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Charlie Crist on the current activities of the NWBC in supporting female founders. August 19th — Invited to the 10th Annual Power Conference in Bethesda, MD to address women business owners about the mission of National Women’s Business Council.

June 2019

June 3rd — Joined fellow Venture Committee advisors to select the applicants that will present at the Vinetta Project Pitch Competition in DC.  June 5th —  Joined fellow angel investors at the Dingman Angels’ monthly meeting to hear startups pitching their company for funding. June 20th — Served at a panelist at the NABOE monthly meeting, discussing key things every entrepreneur should know. June 24th — presented a keynote session during the WBENC conference about the role of NWBC and its current goals to support female founders. June 25th — Presided over the NWBC Roundtable in Baltimore to discuss ways to encourage women founders to start companies in STEM fields. June 27th — Served as a judge in the Potential Energy DC “startup pitch night” in DC.

May 2019

May 2nd — Participated as a panelist at the ConnectPreneur Forum in Columbia, MD.  7th —  Invited to deliver Luncheon Keynote Address at the DC PowerUp Conference during Small Business Week. 17th — Presided as Chairman of the Board of  NWBC during the Public Meeting in NYC on women’s entrepreneurship.

April 2019

April 24th — Moderated a panel as Chair of NWBC during the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Annual Summit in DC on Access to Capital for women business owners.  April 30th — Delivered welcome remarks on behalf of NWBC to attendees at the annual convention of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) in Charlotte.

March 2019

Mar 6th —  Invited as a Roundtable Presenter during  at Women Impacting Public Policy forum for the Small Business Caucus on Capitol Hill.  Spoke on behalf of NWBC on challenges facing women business owners. Mar 20/21 — Spearheaded NWBC roundtable in Iowa with Sen. Ernst on issues impacting women business owners in rural communities. Mar 28/29 — Chaired the first NWBC orientation meeting of the new Board of Directors in Washington DC.

February 2019

Feb 11th —  Featured in a Fireside Chat at Merrill School of Journalism at U-MD.  Feb 13th — Participated in Dingman Angel investor meeting with startup founders pitching for capital.  Feb 15th — Chaired first Board of Directors virtual meeting for National Women’s Business Council. Feb 20th — Invited to present keynote address at Women’s Leadership Luncheon during the National Association of Homebuilders annual convention in Las Vegas.  Feb 25th — Joined Venture Committee of Vinetta Project to review applicants for first pitch event in DC.  Feb 28th — Invited to speak on an angel investor panel sponsored by Montgomery County for regional startups.

January 2019

Jan 9th — Invited to Women In Tech’s Reception honoring new female members of Congress. Jan 10th — Invited as an angel investor to hear Halcyon Incubator’s startup cohort presentations. Jan 16th — Presided over Opera Camerata’s Kids Program at Horton’s Kids in DC.  Jan 23rd — Invited to TEDCO’s Advisor Luncheon Update on programs for startups.

December 2018

18th — Interviewed on Fox Women’s Business Report for the National Women’s Business Council

November 2018

5th — Moderated a discussion on “Go-to-Market Strategies” during the HERimpact conference at Georgetown University. 14th — Invited as a member of Vinetta’s Venture Advisors to the Vinetta Project’s “Founders and Funders Dinner” in DC.

October 2018

3rd — Invited by BEACON DC to present a live webcast, “Ask Me Anything”, for DC female founders to seek business advice. 10th — Joined Dingman Center Angels for monthly meeting to hear startups seeking funding. 16th — Participated in the JPMorgan ‘The State of Women in Business” roundtable at the St. Regis in DC as Chair of NWBC.  23rd — Conducted a workshop, “Determining Your Startups Value Prop” for the George Mason Entrepreneurship Center. 25th — Interviewed SBA’s Linda McMahon in a fireside chat as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the National Women’s Business Council in DC.

September 2018

20th — Presented opening remarks at “First Demographics of the Entrepreneur” Workshop at U.S. Census Bureau as Chair, NWBC. 25th — Presented remarks as Chair, National Women’s Business Council at the Annual Convention of the Association of Women’s Business Centers. 26th –Participated as a Venture Committee member in the Vinetta Project final pitch competition of the year. 27th — Conducted a workshop, “Marketing on a Shoestring” at 1776 during DC Startup Week. 28th — Served as judge and mentor for company pitches at TEDCO.  28th — Provided office hours for mentoring startups affiliated with BEACON DC.

July/August 2018

13th — Presented a “Lunch and Learn” Marketing Workshop at WeWork Labs in DC.

June 2018

13th — Served as a judge for the HeraHub female founders’ Pitch Competition. 19th — Presented a webinar, “Marketing for Startups”, for the BMW Urban-X cohort founders in NYC.  20th — Invited with other Venture Committee members to the second Vinetta Project Pitch Competition in DC.

May 2018

3rd — Chaired the Board of Advisors meeting of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship; provided opening remarks at the 4th Annual Rudy Awards. 8th — Invited to participate in the Women’s High Tech Coalition. 24th — Served as judge at the NFTE Pitch Competition at the W Hotel in DC.

April 2018

25th — Produced the 24th Annual Genesys Venture Dinner & Forum in NYC. 27th — Moderated the TEDCO Female Founders Roundtable.

March 2018

1st – Participated in the Circular Summit 2018 in DC for female founders. 20th — Invited to the Women’s Capital Access Conference at the Embassy of Canada. 21st — Invited to present a webinar, “Branding: Why We Fall in Love with Things”, to the Robert H. Smith alumni.  21st — Judged the first Vinetta Project’s Pitch Showcase for 2018.

February 2018

1st – Invited to join the Board of Advisors of BEACON DC. 13th – Chaired the Board meeting of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship. 22nd – Presented a marketing workshop to Maryland entrepreneurs as part of Launch Workplaces. 26th – Selected to provide advice to the new cohort of founders at Halcyon during their pitch day.

January 2018

11th – Joined investors at Halcyon incubator to hear cohort pitches. 23rd – Participated in “DCA Live” event celebrating top local entrepreneurs. 30th – Presented a workshop on Branding to the Founders Institute cohort in DC.

December 2017

7th – Joined the latest Mindshare Class at the graduation celebration in Tysons Corner. 12th – Invited to serve as a Panelist during the BEACON DC Pitch Night for startups.

October 2017

6th – Invited to hear TEDCO portfolio companies practice company pitches at PITCH DAY at UMB BioPark. 13th – Joined other ‘startup’ community leaders and MD Delegate Sandy Rosenberg to discuss ways to enhance support to founders. 25th – Served as panelist on Women & Minority Fast Pitch session during TEDCO expo.

September 2017

19th — Chaired the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship board meeting; followed by attending the Bob Hisaoka speaker series inaugural event featuring Ted Leonsis.  20th — Invited as a Tedco mentor  to join a roundtable with the new Tedco president, George Davis. 25th — Invited to serve as a panelist in the 4th Annual Wharton Innovation Summit. 28th — Invited as an angel investor to join Mid-Atlantic Angel group at their monthly company pitch meeting in Frederick, MD.

August 2017

9th–Joined review team at TEDCO to screen Maryland-based startup companies seeking early stage funding. 25th–Screened local startup companies seeking funding from Dingman Center Angels. 28th–Kicked off first night of the semester teaching MBA Class, “Marketing Strategy” at the Smith School of Business in the DC campus.

June 2017

12th — Presented a workshop on bootstrapping your startup at the Founder’s Institute cohort in Bethesda. 13th–Participated in the MAVA TechBuzz conference in Crystal City. 14th–Chaired the Board meeting of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship. 21st–Presented a workshop on using PR and Trade Shows as a low-cost way to build buzz and brand at the City Garage accelerator in Baltimore. 29th–Presented a “Lunch and Learn” session at Bethesda Green incubator on using channel partners to speed market adoption.

May 2017


4th–Invited to deliver Keynote presentation as Chairman of the Board of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship at the 3rd Annual Rudy Awards. 16th–Featured speaker at a workshop on Targeting the Right Market, sponsored by the Betamore incubator in Baltimore.  17th–Served as judge for early stage company pitches at the Halcyon incubator in Georgetown.

April 2017

6th–Served as a judge at the SBA InnovateHer business pitch competition at HeraHub in DC.  10th–Participated on an investor panel workshop at the Halcyon incubator in DC.

March 2017

7th–Invited to judge the University of Maryland campus-wide student business pitch competition as Chair of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship. 10th–Moderated a panel of women angel investors at the “Ladies First” forum at the Smith Business School.

February 2017

1st–Chaired the Board meeting of The Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship.  21st — Invited to speak on a panel of female founders discussing lessons learned, sponsored by the Founder Institute.  22– Joined Maryland TEDCO executives to review startup company pitch for funding. 23rd–Conducted a workshop on developing a value proposition to the portfolio companies of Betamore in Baltimore. 28th — Invited to speak on a panel sponsored by the High Tech Woman’s Coalition on “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs” for members of Congress and their staff in DC.

January 2017

3rd – Kicked off the semester as an Marketing professor teaching MBA Class, “Business-to-Business Marketing”.  12th — Held mentor office hours at TEDCO for startup founders. 15th — Contributed to The Washington Post “Business Rx column” with advice to a construction industry software startup. 18th — Screened several Md-based startups seeking seed capital from TEDCO — the state’s investment arm in small business.