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NAWBO SF - Educational Speaker Series Dinner WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS & GIRLS IN STEM MAY 14

Wednesday, May 13, 2015  
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About Our Educational Speaker Series and Dinner!
Our monthly educational speaker series and dinner happens monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month in San Francisco from 5:30PM - 8:00PM. It is an evening of education, great food, drinks and an amazing opportunity to meet with some of the Bay Area's most influential businesswomen. Would you like to Join Us?
Dear AnnaKate,

Join us for our next Educational Speaker Series and Dinner at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel onThursday, May 14, 2015from5:30PM-8:00PM.

Our Special Speaker and Topic is
Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs and Girls in STEM
Dee Dee Towery

Cindy Reuter
JoAnn Copperud
Julia Hu
Joanna Bloor

Join us for a motivational evening focusing on women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In conjunction with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and the Women President's Organization (WPO), we have assembled an inspirational panel of women who have "made it" in their industries. They'll share how they overcame the unique barriers they encountered on the road to their success.


Also, the Enterprising Women's Foundation will celebrate several high school girls from diverse backgrounds embarking on similar paths by creating products and services in STEM or
STEM-related fields at part of their Mentoring YEW Program. If you know someone who deserves consideration, email Barbara Kasoff,bkasoff@wipp.orgfor nomination information.


You are encouraged to bring your own "next generation of young women leaders" to be inspired, motivated and celebrated"


About Dee Dee Towery
Founder and CEO of ProActive Business Solutions, Inc.
A 35-year tech industry veteran, DeeDee founded ProActive Business Solutions in 1998. Since then, she has built the company from just two people to more than 200 full- and part-time employees located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her commitment to the highest levels of integrity, accountability and customer service has resulted in long-term relationships with hundreds of companies. An involved, hands-on manager, she remains active in project management and in overseeing the services the company offers.
About Cindy Reuter
Founder and CEO of Capstone Technology Resources and STEMCompass
Cindy holds dual roles as the CEO of Capstone Technology Resources, an award-winning consulting and staffing firm, and as the CEO of a start-up company, STEMCompass. Capstone provides professional services to engineering, technology and banking firms, and was #250 on Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2014. STEMCompass is a student-centric, career learning and recruitment platform that connects interested and qualified undergraduate and graduate STEM students to companies seeking interns and entry-level employees. A successful, 5 times serial entrepreneur, Ms. Reuter's firms have placed in the San Francisco Business Times List of the Largest Women-Owned Companies in the Bay Area, and on their Fastest Growing Private Company Lists.

About JoAnn Copperud
Founding partner and managing principal of RGA Environmental
JoAnn Copperud, MS was a founding partner and managing principal of RGA Environmental, an environmental regulatory
compliance consulting firm from 1992 until the firm was sold to Terracon Consultants, Inc. in May 2014. Ms. Copperud has a BA from Pitzer College and a MS from Cal State Los Angeles. In addition to her leadership skills in growing her firm to 4 offices and $14 million in annual revenues, Ms. Copperud managed major environmental remediation contracts ensuring that all parties complied with an alphabet soup of regulations. She is currently focusing on business development efforts for Terracon's materials testing, geotechnical and environmental
engineering practice in the Pacific Northwest.
About Julia Hu
CEO of Lark Technologies
Julia's goal is to make people happier and healthier as the CEO of Lark Technologies. Named Top 10 Most Innovative CE
Companies in the World by Fast Company, Lark is a VC-backed startup that uses AI and behavior change science to personally coach people to feel great. Lark's free chat app has been called the "Best App for Apple Health" by MacWorld and is preinstalled on all new Samsung phones as the "Siri for fitness and sleep". A serial entrepreneur, Julia's been named 30 Under 30 by Inc and Top 10 Woman in Tech by Forbes. Prior to
Lark, she ran global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, her own green buildings startup, and was an EIR at Stanford's StartX incubator
About Joanna Bloor
Operations Vice President of Pandora
With nearly two decades of experience in digital, print, broadcast radio and broadcast television, Joanna Bloor is a veteran of the media space. Her experience encompasses Sales, Sales Management, Operations and Advertising technology. Joanna has worked
with both start-ups and established organizations within the technology, online media, restaurant and retail sectors. Successfully leveraging early successes in sales and management, Joanna has become a nationally recognized expert in advertising operations. Joanna is a member
of HiPower (, a select group of women corporate leaders focused on accelerating member's leadership roles from professional success to wide-ranging significance.

Call for Nominationsfor Young Enterprising Women:
To submit the name of a worthy high school girl for consideration in the recognition ceremony, email Barbara Kasoff,
Support Girls in a STEM Mentoring Program.Sponsorship Levels Available: $5000, $2500, $1000, $500, $250 and $100. For More Sponsorship Information, visit
Early Registration ends TODAY!
Showcase Your Business
NAWBO SF Bay Area is offering an exclusive benefit to NAWBO members - the opportunity to highlight your business during our monthly networking events. Vendor tables are sold for $50 at each event, and only a limited number of tables will be permitted to give featured businesses maximum exposure.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to show off your business and network with other NAWBO members! To learn more or to reserve your table for our next event, contact us


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Educational Speaker Series & Dinner
2nd Thursday Monthly
5:30PM - 8:00PM

450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Union Street Parking
Easy Access from BART
(Powell Street Station)
Registration Fee
In Advance:
$55 - Member Fee*
$70 - Non-Member
*bring a guest at member rate

At the Door:
$60 - Member Fee
$75 - Non-Member Fee
May 12, 2015
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Special Thanks to Our Educational Speaker Series Sponsor!


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