Women in Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

Learn, Network and Be Inspired.

Women in entrepreneurship event, 2019.

Join us for SDSU’s 4th Annual Women In Entrepreneurship and Leadership Forum on February 27, 2020.

Register at: https://business.sdsu.edu/ support/wiel

The annual Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lecture Series was established with the purpose of bringing outstanding female entrepreneurs and leaders on campus to meet, network and inspire SDSU students. Attendees have the opportunity to listen to successful business leaders provide insights on their entrepreneurial journeys. This interactive event features two panel discussions and offers networking spaces for interested students.

Join us for a full day of exciting activities, presentations and interactive workshops designed to give you the skills and confidence that you will need in today’s competitive world. Meet and be inspired by a wide variety of successful women business leaders, entrepreneurs and industry experts. – All here for one purpose, to help you succeed!

Already out of school, come on back for a one-day refresher course. Headlined by nine-time Olympic Medalist, Allyson Felix, our speakers and workshops will address many of the challenges that you face daily as a woman in the workplace. Our forum is open to all members of our community but focused on women and their unique challenges and opportunities. Refreshments will be served, and prizes given away. 

 

Event Schedule:

10:30 am – 12 pm | Emerging Leaders & Entrepreneurs Panel

 

Victoria Ashton

Victoria Ashton

Vice President, People
GoSite

Eriko Bailey

Eriko Bailey

Vice President, Supply Chain

Pura Vida Bracelets

Heather Doyle

Heather Doyle

Zone Business Manager

Frito-Lay

Angella Trinidad

Angelia Trinidad

Founder and CEO

Passion Planner

12 pm – 1:50 pm | Lunch & Learn Workshops

Lunch will be provided to students who RSVP

 

2 pm - 3 pm | Keynote Speaker

Allyson Felix headshot

Allyson Felix

Nine-Time Olympic Medalist

Allyson Felix

Born on November 18, 1985, Allyson Felix grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Paul, is an ordained minister who was an excellent sprinter as a teen. She inherited her long legs from her school teacher mother, Marlean. Allyson followed her older brother, Wes, into the sport, although she did not try out for the track team until her ninth-grade year at Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills. 

At her first practice Coach Jonathon Patton asked her to run 40-meters and thought he must have mis-measured the distance when he say Allyson’s time. He re- measured and asked her to run again, and she did, but with the same results. Just ten weeks after that tryout, Allyson was racing at the California State Finals. 

Allyson went on to accomplish impressive feats over her high school career. She broke Marion Jones’ high school 200-meter record by running 22.51 seconds at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in April of 2003. Just weeks later, Felix turned in an even more impressive performance when she competed in the Banamex Grand Prix in Mexico City’s Olympic Stadium and ran a blazing 22.11 second 200-meter race, which was a new world record in the under-20 category. 

Felix emerged as the new American Female sprinter to watch and has never looked back, winning three Gold Medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and followed that up in 2016 with two more Gold Medals and another Silver Medal. Under the tutelage of Coach Bob Kersee, she has won a total of 9 Olympic Medals and 18 World Championships and is the most decorated track and field athlete in history.

 

3 pm – 4 pm | Executive Leaders Panel

Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham

Sr. Director, Global Leadership
Adobe Systems

Susan McLain

Susan McLain

SVP for Global Product Management

Disney

Ronda Sedillo

Ronda Sedillo

SVP/Chief Financial Officer
San Diego Padres

Erin Taylor

Erin Taylor

Strategy Director, Foodservice  

PepsiCo

 

4 pm - 5 pm | Networking Reception

Networking Reception & Raffle - Sponsored by Women in Business and NAWMBA

Women in Business logo

Women in Business

NAWMBA logo

NAWMBA

Prizes include Apple AirPods, Pura Vida Merchandise, Concert Tickets, SDSU Gear & more!

 

Register at: https://business.sdsu.edu/ support/wiel