The Expat Woman

February 9, 2020

EMPOWERED Conference

Join us!

An evening of high-powered online networking, inspiring and empowering TED-style talks from women leaders and influencers, an evening of TED-style talks, a roundtable discussion, product demo by our Women Hack the Crisis pitch winner, a virtual fashion show, and music performances by women artists from Hong Kong and Oakland.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Listen to inspiring talks on a diverse range of topics by women leaders and influencers

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION – With women leaders on standing out in your career and job search

NETWORKING – Connect with professionals from Apple, Uber, Facebook, Genentech, IBM, Google, Tech Crunch etc

WOMEN HACK THE CRISIS DEMO – Virtual presentation by the winning team from our hackathon pitch

VIRTUAL FASHION SHOW – Enjoy beautiful, green, artisan-made designs by AGAATI , modeled by some of our speakers and guests in this unique fashion show

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES – Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri, a neo-soul-hip hop vocalist and songwriter.will kick off the evening with her original song “Warrior Woman” and singer/songwriter Debbie Mannas will close the evening all the way from Hong Kong.

VIRTUAL GOODIE BAGS – Get exciting gifts from The Expat Woman and our partners





‘The future of fashion! Hosting the world’s first live, virtual “runway at home” show.’
12 women. 6 countries. 1 designer.

We are delighted to host a sustainable fashion show in partnership with AGAATI, an immigrant, women-owned, San Francisco-based eco-conscious women’s wear company at our EMPOWERED Women’s Leadership Conference on May 27th evening.

 Women leaders, business professionals, influencers, and rising stars who are originally from countries including Kazakhstan, Guinea, China, India, Russia, and the US will model artisanal and one-of-a-kind designs created by Parsons graduate Saloni Shrestha, founder of AGAATI. 



Carpe Diem: Seize the Day – Sonya Pelia, Marketing Executive and President of Maitri

Inclusion & Advancement of Women in Leadership – Joanie Kraut, CFO at Women in Games International.

Empowering your Personal Brand through Style- Katty Lopez De Gull, Founder & Stylist at Lopez De Gull Revamp

Believe in Yourself beyond Reason – Ha Nguyen, Founding Partner at Spero Ventures

Don’t Listen to the Noise: Staying Focused during the Age of information – Chantelle Hartshorne, Founding Member and Creative Director at STYLEBEE

Ignite your Learning to Stay Competitive – Solu Nwanze, Director of Business Operations at Zendesk and Founder of Expanded Impact

What to pack on your trip to Leadership –Shar Ramakrishnan, Director of Engineering at Yelp

From Corporate success to Global NGO – Dian Alyan, Founder/CEO of GiveLight Foundation


Maira Benjamin
Director of Engineering at Pandora

Anna Novakovska, Lead Data Scientist at Salesforce

Elveera RebelloIT Director at PG&E

Sharrifah LorenzHead of Partnerships at Asana

ModeratorJeena James, VP of Developer Products Group, HeadSpin | ex Google

They will share their personal stories, insights and advice on standing out in a crisis whether it’s looking for a new job, leading a team or working remotely.


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Online from Nov. 7th to Nov.9th