20 minutes set to the timer. 35 successful female executives, investors, mentors, and subject matter experts. Combine that with a group full of nervous yet eager mentees/entrepreneurs ready to soak up every ounce of advice...
You are now entering Women's Epic Office Hours aka professional speed dating by Capital Factory. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending and meeting with leading females across the tech, marketing, law, and design industries.
1) Meet Chris Makell: FOUNDER, Chris Makell Training & Coaching; Global Career Inspirer
2) Meet Deb Gabor: CEO + Founder, Sol Marketing; Brand Dominatrix
Deb is the type of person you want center-stage. She has a demanding presence, and her passionate personality infuses every piece of branding she has ever touched. She is the founder of Sol Marketing, where she demonstrates her strategic branding skills with huge house-hold brands like Dell and HomeAway.
In our conversation, she highlighted the importance of a strong mentor, and in Deb's experience, "having the opportunity to work under a branding bad-ass was pretty vital." She has returned the branding bad-ass favor, and is currently a mentor to many young professionals in the Austin area as she regularly hosts branding and pitching workshops for young entrepreneurs.
3) Meet Leigh Christie: Director Entrepreneurs Foundation; LemonAde-stand Extraordinaire
Leigh has an ease about her and a bright smile that immediately made me feel like I'd been working with her for years. She does a majority of the fundraising and event preparation for the Entrepreneurs Foundation, and has led the strategic development for the local, annual Lemonade Day which teaches youth how to effectively operate and differentiate their own business. She has a curious nature and emphasizes the importance of interacting and getting involved within the local community in order to further business initiatives.