Women’s Summit

 
 
 

The UT Dallas Women’s Summit is scheduled during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, joining more than 200 similar events happening on university campuses worldwide These events will encourage women to chart their own course in business, wherever they may be.

Program highlights for the 2nd annual summit include:

How to find investors and funding
Where to get advice and mentorship
Hands-on business building workshops
The economic impact of women-owned businesses

Women’s Summit attendees include UT Dallas students, alumni, and staff representing all majors and degrees and North Texas professionals.

 
TIME SESSION
8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM Opening Remarks from Diane McNulty, UT Dallas
9:15 AM An interview with the founders of ShearShare: Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Breakout Sessions

– Website Building
– Living Your Best Life: From Inspiration to Inspired Action
– Protecting Your Business’s Trade Secrets: Lessons from Uber, Google and Amazon
– Leveraging LinkedIn to Build a Network of Allies
– Avoiding Financial Pitfalls as an Entrepreneur
– Create a Winning Strategy with Six Legal Essentials for Your Start-up
– Powering Through Parallelpreneurship: 5 Ways To Master Your Full-Time Job And A Dream Without Burnout
– Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs
– Strategic Planning

10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Breakout Sessions

– Funding Your Business: An Overview of Capital for Entrepreneurs
– Website Building
– Storytelling 101 for Branding & Video
– Goal Getting: Making Success Inevitable
– How to utilize podcasting to establish your business expertise and build your customer base
– How to build a compelling pitch deck that VC firms will be interested in
– Trademark 101
– Cover All Your Bases – How to Conduct a Comprehensive Legal Audit for Your Business
– How to Build your MVP

11:45 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Fireside Chat with Leon & Tiffany Chen of Tiff’s Treats
Moderated by Susy Solis
1:15 PM Break (sponsored by Tiff’s Treats)
1:30 PM Breakout Sessions

– Website Building
– A Founder’s 401k Component: The Secret Weapon
– Pitch Perfect: How to pitch your business to any audience
– The Blueprint to Creditworthiness
– Video Productions Basics | Filming & Editing for Beginners
– Make it Legal – Answers to all the legal questions you never wanted to ask out loud
– Cost-Efficient Public Relations, Media Outreach and Communications Strategies for your Business
– Rock Star Entrepreneurship: How to Start-up and Build Your Dream Business

2:15 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM Remarks from Trey Bowles, the DEC
3:15 PM Closing Keynote : Lila Stewart, co-founder, Hari Mari
3:45 PM Closing remarks from Laura Mathieu, Capital One
 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS





Courtney and Dr. Tye Caldwell
Founders
ShearShare




Tiffany & Leon Chen
Founders
Tiff’s Treats 




Lila Stewart
Co-founder
Hari Mari
 

EMCEE




Jenny Anchondo
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

MODERATOR




Susy Solis
Founder
Solis Media Strategies

MODERATOR




Harshini Rallapalli
Cognitive Science Junior
The University of Texas at Dallas

SPEAKER




Laura Mathieu
Vice President, Regional Executive
Capital One

SPEAKER




Diane McNulty
Associate Dean
External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management, UTD

SPEAKER




Trey Bowles
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center

 

BREAKOUT SPEAKERS





Tammy Bowser
Owner
Snag My Wedding




Samantha Colletti
Senior Vice President
Silicon Valley Bank




Nikhil Dev
Design Leader
Intuit




Leiza Dolghih
Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith




Dr. Jatun Dorsey
Owner
drjatun.com




Kinga Evans
Managing Partner
Geode Companies




Leah Frazier
Owner/Founder
Think Three Media




Jeremy Gaston
Executive Director
UNDEREST.




Erin Gregor
Owner/Founder
Innovation Calling




Laquita Hogan
Founder & CEO
Q&S Financial Services




Prabha Karavadi
Engineering Leader
Intuit




Faith Keith
CEO
Leverage, Inc.




Deneen Kipp
Owner & Certified Coach
Deneen Kipp Coaching & Consulting, LLC




Florence Lowe
COO
Synerzip




Lisa Mares
Attorney
Stewart Law Group, PLLC




Melissa Marks
Chief Mindfulness Officer
Your Mindful Edge




Brandon Mitchell
Business Leader
Intuit




Kristin O’Neal
Principal Consultant
Ashton Charles




Tarsha Polk
Director
LiftFund Women’s Business Center




Cara Schutte
Advanced Technical Lead
GoDaddy




Saumil Srivastava
Technology Leader
Intuit




Rashida Thomas
President
Living in the Red Enterprises




Ramona Vaughn
Curriculum Leader
Intuit




Anjie Vichayanonda
Founder
Leg Up Legal




Jessica Vittorio
Managing Attorney
The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio, PLLC




Rachel West
Management Consultant
Credera




Amber Zelaya
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Zelaya Productions




Josh Zelaya
Co-Founder, Director & Cinematographer
Zelaya Productions












 
 

The University of Texas at Dallas
Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
800 W. Campbell Road, DGA 10, Richardson, TX 75080

 

Please print the parking pass below and display on your dashboard. You may park in any green space in Lot A or B. There will be shuttles to and from the parking lot to the venue and back throughout the day.

PARKING PASS
 
 

The Women’s Summit is sold out.

 

If you are interested in or have any questions, please contact:

Dresden Goldberg


Director Programs & Operations