SOURCE: Invent Your Future Enterprises

Invent Your Future Enterprises

April 07, 2011 13:46 ET

Take Your Career to New Heights at the 2011 Invent Your Future Conference for Women

Guy Kawasaki Joins World-Renowned Speakers at Bay Area's Most Popular Women's Leadership Event April 26 - 27th

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Don't miss the 2011 Invent Your Future Conference for Women April 26 - 27, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, where business experts and thought leaders will help you build valuable new skills and develop meaningful relationships. Register at

The conference is a great opportunity for women and men to reach their full career potential, with over 20 educational sessions, outstanding networking opportunities and power-packed keynotes on growth, innovation and change, including: Guy Kawasaki, author of "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions;" Jane Stevenson, vice chair, Korn/Ferry International and co-author, "Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth - And Why Others Fail;" and Nancy Duarte, author of "Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences."

Refine your leadership and entrepreneurial skills with these new additions to the 2011 conference:

  • Evening in Conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana," the story of resilient women entrepreneurs operating under the noses of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Julie Hanna, board chair at Kiva and Almaz Negash, founder of Entwine Global will join Lemmon and host Sydnie Kohara, news anchor, CBS News, in a discussion about how technology, social media and micro‐financing are helping to educate girls and support women's entrepreneurship worldwide.
  • Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies for Growing Businesses -- a clinic with Marylene Delbourg-Delphis, the serial entrepreneur who has assisted emerging companies as a shadow CEO, board member, investor, advisor, M&A facilitator or management consultant, plus entrepreneur and Wildfire Interactive, Inc. founder Victoria Ransom.
  • In the 4/27 morning keynote session, NAWBO-Silicon Valley will honor Adrian Ott, CEO, Exponential Edge, Inc. as its 2011 Enterprising Woman of the Year. Ott, author of "The 24-Hour Customer, New Rules for Winning in a Time-Starved, Always-Connected Economy," will also participate in the breakout session "Selling Your Big Idea, Product or Service."

Exciting breakout sessions and clinics for 2011:

  • Women & Negotiations: How to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World (Professor Stuart Diamond, Wharton School of Business)
  • Build Influential, Value-Based Relationships with Mentors & Sponsors
  • Elevate your Career: Become a Thought Leader
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies to Grow Business
  • Get Anyone Interested in Anything... in 60 Seconds or Less
  • That Resonates with Me! How to Persuade Any Audience
  • I Used to Have a Handle on Life But it Broke
  • Celebrate Your Brand with Social Media
  • Relationships in Void -- Trust & Partnership on Virtual Teams
  • Selling Your Big Idea, Product or Service
  • The Breakthrough Science of Living a Long and Healthy Life
  • A Young Women's program, focusing on careers using math, science and technology plus mentoring opportunities with industry partners

"Share the Wisdom" roundtable sessions:

  • Advance Your Technical Career
  • Bootstrapping Your Business
  • Leveraging Public Speaking to Build Your Brand
  • Create Content for Brand You
  • Best Practices for Corporate Women's Networks

"Year after year, Invent Your Future conference alumni demonstrate the great strides we're making in empowering women to accelerate their careers and businesses," said Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future Enterprises. "Our top-rated events are an outstanding value for anyone aspiring to reach new heights. We thank the generous corporate partners who share our vision for combining educational programs with practical how-to advice that is elevating women leaders in the world's most innovative companies."


Individual and group registration for the two-day conference and tickets for the Evening in Conversation program are available at Flexible package options are available, including a one-day pass, keynote session tickets and corporate group discounts. For registration, exhibit package and pricing options call 408-554-4249.

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The conference is presented in partnership with corporations such as: Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Rambus, Robert Half International, eBay, American Airlines, Anthem Blue Cross, Hellbent Marketing and community partners such as: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Silicon Valley, NAWBO California, BlogHer, National Center for Women & Information Technology, LUNA, EFactor and Women Rock Global.

A limited number of partnership opportunities are available. Visit

About Invent Your Future

Invent Your Future Enterprises is a professional development company that specializes in the retention, development and acceleration of women in corporations and small businesses. Based on extensive research on the training needs of corporate managers and high potential leaders, the company offers talent development programs, skill-building events and organizational consulting. Invent Your Future CEO Ruth Stergiou is the recipient of the 2010 NAWBO Silicon Valley Enterprising Women of the Year Award and 2010 Women of Influence presented by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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