Monday, April 18, 2011

Invent Your Future

I'm very excited to be attending the 2011 Invent Your Future Conference for Women next week. The conference, April 26 - 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, brings together world-renowned authors and business experts to help women and men reach their full career potential.

There will be 20 educational sessions, outstanding networking opportunities and power-packed keynotes on growth, innovation and change. Here are some highlights:

Keynotes: Guy Kawasaki, author of “Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions;” Jane Stevenson, vice chair, Korn/Ferry International and co-author, “Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail;” and Nancy Duarte, author of “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences.”

Evening in Conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” the story of resilient women entrepreneurs operating under the noses of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Julie Hanna, board chair at Kiva and Almaz Negash, founder of Entwine Global will join Lemmon and host Sydnie Kohara, news anchor, CBS News, in a discussion about how technology, social media and micro‐financing are helping to educate girls and support women’s entrepreneurship worldwide.

Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies for Growing Businesses – a clinic with Marylene Delbourg-Delphis, the serial entrepreneur who has assisted emerging companies as a shadow CEO, board member, investor, advisor, M&A facilitator or management consultant, plus entrepreneur and Wildfire Interactive, Inc. founder Victoria Ransom.

“Year after year, Invent Your Future conference alumni demonstrate the great strides we’re making in empowering women to accelerate their careers and businesses,” said Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future Enterprises. “Our top-rated events are an outstanding value for anyone aspiring to reach new heights. We thank the generous corporate partners who share our vision for combining educational programs with practical how-to advice that is elevating women leaders in the world’s most innovative companies.”

Want to join me in the Bay Area next week? Flexible package options are available, including a one-day pass and keynote session tickets. For registration, exhibit package and pricing options call 408-554-4249.


  1. Sounds like a great conference, Karen. Wish I could attend, but am going to the Women's Small Business Expo in Hawthorne on the 27th - my birthday gift to myself!

  2. Good for you, Lori - hope you have a wonderful experience!