The Triumphs and Trials of Women-Owned Small Businesses- A Pan...
Nov 2 2013
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
San Francisco FCU's Main Branch
770 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Join San Francisco Federal Credit Union's Women's Wealth Initiative for a candid discussion exploring the unique experience of owning a small business in the Bay Area. Our diverse, all-female panel will share their personal stories of business ownership in fields ranging from baking to financial planning to holistic healing.
We'll kick off the event with our panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session. Attendees will then have the opportunity to network while enjoying refreshments provided by San Francisco Federal Credit Union. Bring your business cards!
We'll also be holding a raffle benefiting the Women's Community Clinic (WCC). You'll receive one complimentary entry as an attendee. Bring your gently used coats to donate to the WCC for additional entries. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.
This event is all-inclusive, so invite your friends and family! Space is limited.
Meet the panel!
Jane Gong (Moderator) is project manager for the San Francisco Office of Small Business, a component of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Since 2009, she has helped hundreds of small businesses to launch and grow in San Francisco. Gong also serves on the executive committee for San Francisco’s Small Business Week, the largest celebration of its kind in the U.S. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Gong owned an educational software startup in Silicon Valley. Gong is a graduate of Santa Clara University.
Dawn Ackerman (Panelist) is president and chief financial officer of OutSmart Office Solutions, Inc., a provider of green office supplies and furniture in the Bay Area. Dawn has 16 years of experience as a business owner, entrepreneur and LGBT business leader. She currently serves on the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and as vice president of the Golden Gate Business Association. Ackerman is a graduate of Ohio Northern University.
Marisa Toriggino (Panelist) is managing partner of Yoga Garden SF, an accredited international yoga school in San Francisco. Before joining Yoga Garden SF in 1998, Toriggino worked as an artist in San Francisco and New York. Toriggino is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Gabi Moskowitz (Panelist) is editor-in-chief of Broke-Ass Gourmet, a nationally acclaimed culinary blog, and author of The Broke-Ass Gourmet Cookbook and Pizza Dough: 100 Delicious, Unexpected Recipes. Currently, Moskowitz is producing the pilot for her new ABC Family sitcom, Young and Hungry, based on her life and writing. Moskowitz is a graduate of Emerson College.
Adele Berry (Panelist) is a freelance marketing and business consultant based in San Francisco. Throughout her career, she has developed strategic marketing and business solutions for clients such as AT&T, eBay, Target and RR Donnelley. Berry is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and the University of Pennsylvania.