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On Friday, 5/22, We are hosting The Change Summit featuring business leaders, environmental activists, startup founders, venture capitalists, and healthcare professionals to address the consequences of COVID-19, discuss the solutions and focus on the new opportunities. All the funds raised from the event (suggested donation $25) will go to purchase masks and PPE for the frontline healthcare workers in need. 

This photo is provided by Ayia Ultman, a nurse in Florida. We were especially inspired by this photo and will be reading a reflection that Ayia provided us to share about her experience on the front lines.


Agenda 
 

8:30 - 8:45 am PST (11:30-11:am EST) - Welcome from co-hosts Sophia Platt @ RAY, Alissa Baier-Lentz @ Kintra Fibers. The organizers will also be sharing the message of one of the frontline workers - Ayia Ultman, their friend who has been working as a nurse in Florida, putting in extraordinary hours and risking her life to keep us safe.   

8:45 - 9:15 am PT (11:45-12:15pm EST) - Meditation: Clarity in Uncertain Times by Victoria Davis @ WellspringMind

9:15 - 10:00 am PST (12:15-1pm EST)  - Macro trends: The Economic Forecast, the consequences of COVID, the opportunities, and what should we be focusing on as we re-open with Alisa Rusanoff @ Newbridge Global interviewing Kathleen Entwistle @ UBS

10:00 - 11:00am PST (1-2pm EST)  - Your Brand Voice Matters: Post-COVID Communications Strategy with Kat Dey @ Ettitude, Odile Roujol @ Fab Ventures (Ex CEO Lancôme), Ann Hand @ Super League Gaming {NASDAQ SLGG}, Elizabeth Thomas James @ Taylor + Thomas, moderated by Alissa Baier-Lentz @ Kintra Fibers

11:00 - 12:00 PST (2-3pm EST) - Looking Ahead: The Changing VC Landscape with Chante Harris @ Republic, Zoe Hall @ Antler, Masha Drokova @ Day One Ventures, moderated by Emna Ghariani @ Veamly 

12:00-1:00 PST (3-4pm EST) - Lunch & Learn: The Future of Food: Nutrition Hacks in Times of Pandemics with Carina Ayden @ EFFI Foods, Savannah Rodriguez @ Rooted in Living, Melissa Guyre @ Yummly

1:00 - 2:00 pm PST (4-5pm EST) - Brainpower Breathwork: Reduce Anxiety & Increase Focus by Daria Tsvenger @ The Dream Sprint

2:00 - 2:45 pm PST (5-5:45pm EST) - Climate Solutions: Building a New, Carbon-Negative Economy by Julia Jackson @ Grounded

2:45 - 3:10 pm PST (5:45pm-6pm EST) - Cherie Aimée, a world renowned near-death survivor, transformational leader and humanitarian. 

3:10 - 3:30 pm PST (6:00-6:20pm EST) - Live performance by Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

Speakers

Kathleen Entwistle
 @ UBS


Kathleen is the Senior VP of Private Wealth Management at UBS. She is a leader in private wealth management for affluent families, C-suite executives, founders and business owners. She is particularly passionate about educating women on their financial well-being.


 

Chante Harris
@ Republic


Chante is and go-to-market strategist and Venture Partner with Republic championing the growth of solutions and companies across the fastest-growing industries from autonomous vehicles to waste and agriculture. 

Zoe Hall
@ Antler USA


Zoe is Director of Marketing @ Antler USA, is a global VC & startup generator enabling entrepreneurs to build and scale global businesses. Zoe is responsible for Antler's North American Marketing and PR. She brings over 12 years of multi-faceted experience, encompassing marketing technology, consulting, and brand management to Antler's founders.

Ann Hand
@ Super League Gaming


Ann Hand serves as CEO and Chairman of Super League Gaming {NASDAQ SLGG}, the leader in bringing live esports entertainment and experiences directly to the over 2 billion gamers around the world. Under Ann’s solid leadership, SLGG has seen exponential growth in its audience size, content production, and community engagement.

           
Carina Ayden
@ EFFI
 


Carina is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of EFFI FOODS®️ [Eco-Friendly Foods Initiative®️] a purpose-driven food company that is guided by the principals of sustainability and plant-based nutrition. 

Emna Ghariani
@ Veamly


Emna is a digital wellbeing activist, startup mentor, and the founder of a Veamly, a command center for software engineers. It centralizes all their non-coding related work in one place, bringing all their collaboration apps in one desktop app.
  
Odile Roujol
@ FaB Fashion & Beauty Tech


Odile is the Founder of the FaB Fashion & Beauty Tech community, and Founding Partner of FaB VC. Odile spent a large part of her career as an executive at major beauty & luxury brands, including L’Oréal, YSL, Bourjois (Chanel), and L’Oreal.

Kat Dey
@ Ettitude
 


Kat is a serial mission-driven entrepreneur. Currently, she is Co-Founder & President of Ettitude, a direct-to-consumer home goods company redefining comfort with innovative eco-textiles. 

Alisa Rusanoff
@ Newbridge Global


Alisa is an investor and entrepreneur, she co-founded Newbridge Global Sourcing, a trade finance boutique focusing on supply chain and accounts receivable financing, asset based lending and other structured finance solutions. 

       
Daria Tsvenger
@ The Dream Sprint


Daria is a mindset expert who has helped hundreds of people tap into the power of the brain to gain clarity and make their dreams come true through her platform The Dream Sprint.


Savannah Rodriguez
@ Rooted In Living

 

Savannah is a  vegan, plant-based eater, and Integrative Health Coach. She deeply believes that vegan living is how we as a collective whole heal our unhealthy habits and patterns we've cultivated into existence.
 

Alissa Baier-Lentz
@ Kintra Fibers

 

Alissa is the Co-Founder & COO of Kintra Fibers, a material science company that makes bio-synthetic textiles for the fashion industry. Kintra performs like a traditional synthetic fabric, but biodegrades like a natural fiber.

Masha Drokova
@ Day One VC


Masha is the Founder and General Partner at Day One Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm pioneering a new model in VC by spearheading public relations programs for its portfolio companies. She was an angel investor and founder of a PR studio that worked with companies like Houzz, HotelTonight, Gett, and Toptal. 

Julia Jackson
@ Grounded



Julia, a second-generation proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, has dedicated her life to the environment on a global scale. Julia founded Grounded to accelerate climate solutions with a community of scientists, world leaders, innovators, and investors. 

 

Victoria Davis
@ WellSpringMind


Victoria is the founder and director of WellspringMind, an in-office meditation company that aims to bring genuine wellbeing to every workplace in America by merging scientific research and meditative tradition with experiential guidance and real talk. 


Cherie Aimée
Near-death survivor, Humanitarian


Cherie is a world renowned near-death survivor, transformational leader and humanitarian. Her story went viral on YouTube with 3+ Million views from her interview with Megyn Kelly on NBC Today. She is a heart transplant ambassador for New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.


Melissa Guyre
Yummly

Melissa is the VP of product development for Yummly (acquired by Whirlpool Corp.).  Yummly, already one of the worlds leading recipe discovery services with 30M+ users, is developing the "Kitchen of the Future": a combination of connected smart appliances and AI powered digital tools to help home cooks be their best self in the kitchen.

Elizabeth Thomas James 
@ Taylor + Thomas

Elizabeth is the Co-Founder of Taylor + Thomas. She migrated to fashion through fine art, music, and photography.  Producing video content for Concord Music Group, James’ tenure led her to cross paths with legends including James Taylor, Carole King and Paul Simon.


Jazmin Grace Grimaldi 
Actress, Singer, Humanitarian

Jazmin is an actress, recording artist, humanitarian and climate activist. She recently released her debut female empowerment single, Fearless and an acoustic single of Fearless in which proceeds go towards her charity, The Jazmin Fund. 

 
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We’re working with Mask Force, a task force of supply chain experts, entrepreneurs, technologists, local manufacturers, veterans, government officials, and activists who have come together to address the critical shortage of supplies plaguing medical facilities. 

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