Welcome to the Women’s Empowerment Summit

An Extraordinary Event for Extraordinary Women

Are you an executive businesswoman who strives to raise the bar every day? Are you driven by a thirst for excellence and a desire to achieve extraordinary results in your professional life? Are you looking for a tribe of businesswomen who share the same enthusiasm?

The answer is, “Yes.”

It is also the reason why you were hand selected to receive this invitation from Tiffany Jones, Founder/CEO of Women’s Executive Golf and Coco Brown, Founder/CEO of Athena Alliance.

Who is Attending?

We hand curated connections with the most influential community of businesswomen to come together with the express purpose of serving, supporting and empowering each other.  Our attendees are successful, vibrant, genuine high achievers who inspire and transpire growth in others.

Why Attend?

Because surrounding yourself with like-minded businesswomen who will challenge and support you in the pursuit of achieving extraordinary greatness seems pretty intuitive. This is not your average, run of the mill women’s conference.

 

Join Us
January 25 & 26, 2018

For more information email

coco@athenaalliance.org

Itinerary

Day One

  • Welcome Breakfast – 8:00 a.m.
  • Conference Introduction – 9:00 a.m.
    • Meet Athena Alliance
    • Women as Leaders – the state of the nation today, the opportunities and challenges for today’s businesswoman
    • Meet Women’s Executive Golf
  • Walking Meeting – 10:00 a.m.
  • Session Feedback – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch – 12:00 p.m.
  • Small Group Discussions – 12:30 p.m.
    • Path to C-Suite (facilitated by Jennifer Tejada)
    • Fund Raising (facilitated by Kara Berklich Weber )
    • Path to Board Director (facilitated by Coco Brown)
    • Path to C-Suite (facilitated by Kim Salzer)
    • Path to Board Director (facilitated by Merline Saintil)
    • Best Practices in the Boardroom (facilitated by Abby Alderman)
  • 19th Hole Cocktails – 5:30 p.m.
    • Introduction to Golf for Business, what is the 19th Hole and why it’s important for your career with Tiffany Jones from WE Golf.
  • Dinner – 7:00 p.m.

Day Two

Day two of our summit focuses on the importance of golf for business.

  • Brisk Walk- 6:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.
  • Introduction of Golf for Business (Regina O’Neill from KPMG) – 8:30 a.m.
  • Golf Overview – 9:00 a.m.
    • Basic Nomenclature of Golf
    • Golf Etiquette and Inviting a professional colleague for a round of Golf
    • Basic Rules of Golf
    • Myths of Golf
  • Golf Instruction: Putting, Driving, Chipping – 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch – 12:00 p.m.
  • Closing Remarks – 1:00 p.m.
  • Contact Exchange – 1:30 p.m.

Our Speakers

 

COCO BROWN
ATHENA ALLIANCE
Founder | CEO

CEO, COO, BOARD DIRECTOR & ADVISOR

Coco Brown guides leadership teams through periods of great change, accelerating growth and expansion within the constraints of broader economic and environmental conditions. With rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member, Coco possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment.

 

 

KIMBERLY SALZER
OZOBOT
Chief Marketing Officer

CMO, PARTNER & INVESTOR

General Manager and consumer marketing executive with successful experience turning around and building businesses across technology, gaming and consumer packaged goods industries in both large and small global businesses. 20+ years of experience at increasingly senior levels including adviser to 5+ high growth companies. Focus on demand creation to drive profit through great product, acquiring users, creating desire, leading talented teams and driving innovation to ensure the cycle continues in the long as well as short term.

 

 

TIFFANY JONES
WOMEN’S EXECUTIVE GOLF
Founder | CEO

ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER & CEO

Tiffany Jones is a highly spirited business owner/entrepreneur, marketer, writer, speaker, and advocate for women in business. Her greatest professional accomplishment came in 2014 when Tiffany launched Women’s Executive Golf, an instructional golf program designed to prepare women in corporate America how to play golf for business.

She founded her first company in 2009, a user-experience design firm based out of Los Angeles, California. Her clients included Sony, Samsung, Activision and Kimberly-Clark. Since that time, she has co-founded several other businesses including Ideas, Art & Code, a creative marketing agency servicing Fortune 500 clients such as 21st Century Fox, Swisslog and United States Cold Storage.

 

 

KARA BERKLICH WEBER
BRILLIANT VENTURES
Founder

FOUNDER & INVESTOR

Kara is a serial tech/media entrepreneur and operator driven by a creative heart. A born marketer, she’s been lucky or smart enough to be a founder and/or leader of many breakthrough companies – Adap.tv (sold to $AOL), Rubicon Project ($RUBI), Mogopop, Talking Panda, Streetmail (now Everyday Health), and Tripod (sold to $LCOS) – and still finds nothing as compelling as working with brilliant entrepreneurs and amazing companies. Her interests – beyond art, reading and travel – lie in cultivating revolutionary ideas.

 

 

REGINA O’NEILL
KPMG
Market Relationship Director

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Regina has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with expertise working with alternative investment firms, specialize in launching new managers in the late 1990’s when the hedge fund boom was in its infancy.

Regina was a partner and founding member of Merlin Securities (currently Well Fargo Prime Brokerage Services) where she developed their West Coast and Southwestern presence.

 

 

MERLINE SAINTIL
INTUIT
Head of Operations, Product & Technology
EXECUTIVE & INDEPENDENT BOARD DIRECTOR

As an operations and technology leader, Merline articulates strategies for growth that empower Fortune 500 and private companies to efficiently scale their business. Her leadership experience in the fast growing sectors of cloud computing, mobile, online payments, and e-commerce distinguishes her as a trusted advisor and executive in this age of digital disruption & transformation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR) – a $10.1B holding bank in Washington state and is certified in Cybersecurity Oversight by the National Association of Corporate Directors & the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.

 

 

LIZZIE FRANCIS
BRILLIANT VENTURES
Founder

FOUNDER, BOARD DIRECTOR

Founded in 2016 in Los Angeles by Managing Partners Kara Weber and Lizzie Francis, serial entrepreneurs/operators with deep marketing experience and 7 exits, Brilliant Ventures is a venture firm capitalizing the future of commerce. BV invests seed-stage capital and go-to-market expertise into the success of companies led by brilliant, diverse teams transforming the future of commerce via innovations for products, process and people.

 

 

 

ABBY ALDERMAN
BOARD SPAN
CEO

BOARD, GOVERNANCE, C-SUITE EXECUTIVE

Over 25 years of experience including strategic leadership, boardroom advisory, team building and best practices. CEO of Boardspan, at the intersection of boardroom expertise and digital solutions. Boardspan is a cloud-based platform that helps organizations improve their boardroom effectiveness and helps individuals become better board members. Prior to Boardspan was Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates leading the Asia Pacific PE Practice.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Women’s Executive Golf and Pebble Beach agree there is a disproportionate number of executive women conducting business on the courses at Pebble Beach. This is why we’ve partnered together to host this first-of-its kind summit at the esteemed Lodge at Pebble Beach – it is the buoyant venue where business gets done and the perfect location to host such an exemplary group of executive women.

Just mentioning you’ve experienced golf at Pebble Beach in a business setting elevates the conversation.

This summit could have been held at any upscale location in the country. But there is something special about Pebble Beach and its seaside escape for golf and business accommodations on California’s majestic Monterey Peninsula. The grounds and golf courses are legendary.

Our Sponsors

Accelerating gender diversity in the boardroom by making the connections that make the difference. Learn More about Athena: WWW.ATHENAALLIANCE.ORG

 

Golf is an effective business building tool that should be made available to women in the workplace. By providing much needed golf coaching, we level the playing field for women in the office and on the course. Learn more: WWW.WEGOLF.IDEASARTCODE.COM