Hello SOTGC community,
For those of you who want to learn more about the SOTGC Society launch on June 5, 2014, at the University Club atop Symphony Towers in San Diego, I want to share some added information about the two wonderful speakers we will have at the event. I’ve interacted with both these women and seen how they do business, inspire others, and reach back to help women find their place and get the inspiration they need to move towards success.
I created the SOTGC Society so that the global forum of empowering, supporting, and promoting women could start to take physical formation. It’s a place where women of all industries, at all points in their careers, and from both corporate and entrepreneur backgrounds can meet to focus on key topics, share best practices on how to achieve success, have great conversations, and create strong relationships at the same time.
If you’d like information on tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be THE networking event in San Diego this year so don’t miss out.
Felena Hanson, expert entrepreneur and Founder of Hera Hub, the inspiring, co-working space for female entrepreneurs. (See full bio here). I met Felena when my friend May told me about the amazing Hera Hub venue, what it was creating for female entrepreneurs, and that Felena was a “lady you must meet.” So I did meet her, and I was not disappointed. Felena has endless energy, a smile that is ready and warm, and an acute business sense that she shares through focused and results-driven workshops at the Hera Hub locations. What is Hera Hub? It’s a spa-inspired shared workspace for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for women who primarily work from home. Hera Hub members have access to a professional space to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Cost-effective monthly membership options are suited for freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and authors. Hera Hub is much more than just a shared workspace; it’s a community of like-minded entrepreneurial women who find the additional resources, such as special classes, workshops, and one-on-one support, essential for their business growth. I know the SOTGC Society attendees will really enjoy hearing from and getting to know Felena because she brings excellent insight into the female entrepreneur process.
Candice Donahoe, Area Vice President of Sales for Medtronic Advanced Energy, a global industry leader in medical device. (See full bio here). Candice was born in Canada, grew up in sunny San Diego, and then went to Indiana University on a full ride Division 1 tennis scholarship. She graduated from the Kelly School of Business with a degree in Finance, and for the first three years out of college she went through almost every role you could have in that field before finally realizing it just wasn’t for her. Candice remembers walking through the halls at work SEARCHING for people she could talk to. She couldn’t just sit in front of the computer looking at spreadsheets all day. Since Candice has always been a people person, one day the VP of Sales at her company sat her down and said she was in the wrong job … and should look into sales. Now, more than 11 years later, and with an all-star track record as well as an Area Vice President title, it seems she made the right decision to follow her calling instead of sticking with the degree that “just wasn’t a fit.” On a personal note, Candice has been my mentor since she transferred to our division. Very rarely do you find someone who, when they truly see talent and potential, goes the extra mile and puts themselves on the line to help you get what you’ve been working so hard for. She cares enough to have those “hard to have conversations” on what you need to work on for professional development, and she’s always a source of inspiration and advice. It will be a great honor to introduce her to the SOTGC Society attendees since she epitomizes the SOTGC Society member profile.