Late in 2017 an amazing group of our women members worked with 805 Startups to launch a new event designed to highlight inspirational women in the region.
The Female Entrepreneurship Meetup saw a successful start in its first two events with a combined attendance of over 100 people, largely made up of women.
It is no secret that there is a lack of diversity and representation of women in the worlds of entrepreneurship, technology, and startups. That is why all of us were so excited to see a couple events that flipped the usual balance of genders in attendance.
We want to build on that momentum and have officially launched this event as a monthly series. You can view the entire schedule on our meetup page.
Our goals are to help women connect with each other for support and motivation, to highlight exceptional women that less experienced women can look up to for inspiration, to provide a platform that encourages women to speak honestly about the unique hardships they face in growing a business or career, and to help move the needle closer to the middle in regards to a more diverse and balanced melting pot of persons represented at our events, in tech, in entrepreneurship, and in startups.
Please help us achieve these goals by attending this series of events and do all you can to invite the women in your life to attend with you. This series of events, like almost all of our events, is free. So, no excuses to stay home!
Now that you understand how important this is to us, I am extremely excited to announce our first Female Entrepreneurship Meet Up of the year is this coming Monday!
February 5th from 6pm to 8pm at Hub101 in Westlake Village.
Our first speaker is Nikki Jahanforouz, the Executive Producer and Director Of Content Development at Golden Voice.
For those of you that might not recognize the name, Golden Voice, they are behind festivals like Coachella, Firefly, Stagecoach, FYF, and the recent one-off Desert Trip. Oh, they also produce about a million concerts and tours around the world.
Nikki is an incredible person that has led an amazing life. She has worked very hard to achieve her success. That success has been a struggle at times due to the well known “boys club” that exists in the film, television, and music industries she has been a part of.
We have no doubt that you will enjoy hearing from her and speaking with her about all things entrepreneurship, career development, film, television, and music.
We look forward to see you all on Monday! Remember, we need your support to make this series a success.