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C-Sweet Events

Where Executive Women Can Meet Their Peers.

With a focus on  Fortune 1000 and fast growth companies, C-Sweet produces exclusive educational networking events for female executives.

Our programs feature panels and keynote speakers, both live and virtual.  Our mixers take place in some of the most beautiful locations in the Southern California and New York areas.

The C-Sweet steering committee has actively produced events in tech and finance since 1998.  Our distribution list includes thousands of female executives across industries.

That's our secret. We know how to craft events that appeal to working executive women because we are working executive women. 

“C-Sweet events are amazing events, I am looking forward to your next one!”— KT  

"Great event today! I don’t know how you are going to top it with the next one."— CS

"You set the bar so high!!!"— PH

*C-SWEET EVENTS ARE INVITE ONLY.*

Upcoming events

    • 8 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Jump Forward Forum

    We meet for 60 minutes once per month.

    Wednesday, February 8th

    12:00pm PST/ 3:00 pm EST

    This event is open to ALL!



    Develop Resilience, Overcome Thinking Traps and

    Find Your Inner Strength

    Remove obstacles to your success!

    Join C-Sweet for a highly interactive monthly session facilitated by Dr. Bonnie Wims, Counseling Psychologist.

    Dr. Bonnie is running a monthly program on the 2nd Weds of the month at 12 noon PST / 3 pm EST, free for C-Sweet members and available to non-members for a fee.

    The purpose of this group is to discuss business and personal issues which may be more rooted and of a psychological nature for you.

    C-Sweet Members Free.  Non Members $49.


    Meet the Speaker


    Dr. Bonnie Wims

    Counseling Psychologist, Founder & CEO, Wims and Associates

    Dr. Bonnie Wims was professionally trained as a Counseling Psychologist in London, England.  While abroad, she founded her private practice, Wims & Associates, and began working with individuals and couples.  It was at this point that she began to clarify her mission to work side by side with individuals who held limited belief in themselves and their potential to live a fulfilled life. In addition to working with clients one on one, Dr. Wims has designed workshops and courses on identity and self in a new culture.  Upon moving back to the United States, she has continued working online with clients from around the world. 


    *** Check your calendars carefully!  All event fees are non-refundable. Replays are available for C-Sweet Members only. ***


    Remember C-Sweet Members get FREE admission to the Business Roundtable series (+much more!)

    Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.

    New to C-Sweet?

    C-Sweet™ is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited potential for all.  We are a movement for women’s empowerment.

    We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

    C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.


    Want to stay connected?

    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


    C-Sweet is sponsored by:

              

     

    • 14 Feb 2023
    • 13 Jun 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register

    First Time Attendee! Come as our guest!


    C-Sweet CEO Roundtable

    Tues., Feb 14th at 12 noon PST

    Modified due to Valentine's Day

    We Meet the Second Tuesday of Every Month
    3:00pm PST / 6:00pm EST


    If you are a CEO or President in a middle-market or fast growth company, you will want to attend this insightful, strategic and tactical program.

    This year we continue the 10X Your Business program, as well as bring in outstanding facilitators to address key issues for CEOs.  

    C-Sweet annual membership and a modest monthly fee, invoiced separately, required for this program.

    To Register EMAIL:  Dianne@CSweet.org or Beth@CSweet.org

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register
    • Are you interested in a For-Profit, Non-Profit or Advisory board position? Are you currently on a Board and willing to share insights?

      Join C-Sweet for the Women on Boards Roundtable, an on-going national initiative to discover how to land a board position, discuss what’s required when you serve on a corporate board. What are the challenges? What are the perks? How can you land one of these highly coveted positions?


    Women on Boards Roundtable
    Tuesday, February 21st
    3:00 pm PST 
    / 6:00 pm EST
    We meet on the third Tuesday bi-monthly.

    Let's Get More Women in the Boardroom, plus the 2023 Board Landscape

    Women in the Boardroom – we still need more – what is the landscape like in 2023 for getting on boards? What are the trends? Will there be a quota? Are companies getting closer to a “normal” of inclusion on boards? Is it harder or easier to get on a board now? And what about the CEO role?

    We have a long way to go. Statistics show that companies with more women leaders at the top, reflect more women in management and so on. Opportunities for advancement are much more available for those companies.


      Meet the speaker



      Michele Ashby

      Principal, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC

      CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Certification for Women. Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 30 years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was awarded, one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019 by Colorado Chamber of Commerce for Women, for her work in training 1,000 women to get on corporate boards. She is a subject matter expert on Board Governance, Finance, and Strategy.

      Ms. Ashby has extensive board experience as an independent director with collective corporate board experience of 20 years on six corporate boards, as well as over 20 years of non-profit and trade association board experience. She founded Dani's Foundation, a non-profit organization, in memory of her daughter, Dani Stell, which contributed over $1 million for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer research over 15 years. She also founded Dani’s Home (Lushomo Trust) in Livingstone, Zambia, to house and protect sexually abused girls.

      She is the author of 3 books and a former ultra-athlete. Michele is the first woman in North America to row 24 hours on a Concept 2 rowing machine – a total of 211,036 meters in 24 hours.

      *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***

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      More about Women on Boards Initiative


      It takes a community, and we’re starting a focused initiative for YOU to land a Board position. The benefits of this Roundtable include preparation for board readiness, community, expanded influence, and insights into the process.

      Topics for discussion can include:

      > Board Insights and Board responsibilities

      >>Recruiters/board placement organizations/sources to identify openings

      > Board Readiness

      >> Learning options

      >> Creation of bios

      >> Practice of board pitches / value add for board seat

      >> Negotiation of compensation – pay and/or options

      >Act as an ongoing resource
      >Introductions
      >Expanded network
      >Training
      >Celebrate Success!

      Steering Committee Lead:

      Melinda Chelliah

      • Tailored for Growth, Inc., CEO
      • Wag! ($PET), Board of Directors, Audit Chair


      We welcome you to join us!

      This program is complimentary for C-Sweet Members. Non-members and guests may join any session for $49.

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      Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.

      New to C-Sweet?

      C-Sweet™ is a national movement for women’s empowerment.

      We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

      C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange, as well as business and career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

      Want to stay connected?

      Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


      • C-Sweet is sponsored by:

                  

         

      • 23 Feb 2023
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
      Register


      CEO Speaker Series


      A fireside chat with

      Teresa Freeborn

      about  her book

      Suits and Skirts: Game On! 

      Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

      12 pm PST / 3 pm EST 



        The premise of Suits and Skirts: Game On! Is simple: Women have been seeking power equity for decades to no avail. Men are keeping women from attaining powerful C-Suite and boardroom positions to the detriment of corporate bottom lines. The reasons why vary, but the results do not; women are still highly underrepresented in leadership roles. 

        Suits and Skirts is different from other books on this subject because it is a successful woman CEO speaking directly to the men blocking women’s corporate advancement. This no-holds-barred discussion will ruffle many feathers. Now, Teresa Freeborn is demanding men immediately reevaluate their behavior and become women’s advocates instead of adversaries. Freeborn is calling men out and demanding change.

        Join us on February 23rd for a fireside chat and interactive session!

        Meet the Speaker

        Teresa Freeborn

        Author, Speaker, Executive, and Thought Leader 


        Teresa Freeborn is an Executive, Credit union leader, long-time advocate for women, and now author and clothing company executive, Teresa Freeborn is an outspoken and sought-after speaker and media commentator who delivers important truths with warmth, compassion and humor. 


        Most recently, Teresa served as President of Kinecta Federal Credit Union, the 35th largest credit union in the nation with approximately $7 billion in assets and 300,000 members. She assumed that role after orchestrating the merger of Kinecta with Xceed Financial Credit Union which she had served as President and Chief Executive since 2006.


        Having accomplished the goals she set for herself as Kinecta’s president, Teresa decided to step down in early 2022 to write a book that draws insights from her career and aims a penetrating and revelatory light on how and why men are holding women back from reaching corporate C-suites and Board rooms; importantly, she coaches men on what they need to do to become effective allies for women in the workplace.


        Teresa has also taken on a more active role as Chief Financial Officer in helping to grow Smash+Tess, a clothing company she Chairs and co-founded in 2014 with daughter and Smash+Tess CEO Ashley Freeborn.


        Suits and Skirts will be released on Feb 7 and you can pre-order it now!

        Suits and Skirts: Game On!

        Moderator

        Dianne Gubin

        Co-CEO, C-Sweet & Principal, Capital InVentures, Inc. and President, Amplify Professional Services, Inc.


        Dianne's highest passion is her work as Co-Founder and Co-CEO of C-Sweet, the premier national networking association for female executives across industries.  


        As an Investment Bankers and Principal with Capital InVentures, Dianne actively sources deals, networks and introduces institutional investors, private equity, VC firms and Family Offices to CEOs and management teams seeking $5 to $100 mm in debt and/or equity financing.   She expedites deal flow, reviews business plans, and is responsible for program management.  She has strong relationships and a solid network of corporate and financial sponsors.

        Dianne supports a portfolio companies in a number of ways including becoming part of the management team, serving on the board of directors, sourcing key executives, and introducing clients and investors. Working closely with client CEOs and their teams, Dianne helps develop collateral materials and preps CEOs for investor meetings.

        Dianne’s background includes over 20 years in B2B sales and account management.   She’s owned two technical staffing agencies working across industries with Fortune 1000, middle-market and fast-growth companies.

        Concurrently, she is President of Amplify Professional Services Inc, an executive search and consulting agency including senior executive placement, staffing and consulting services across industry sectors, particularly in Information Technology. 

        Dianne also works as an Expert Witness on compensation, labor issues, technology hiring, ageism in technology, and women in business.

        Additionally, Dianne’s produced hundreds of executive level networking events for peer professionals in finance, technology and business.   

        Dianne has outstanding business acumen, communication skills and emotional intelligence. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Dianne holds active Series 79, 7 and 63 FINRA licenses.  She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

        *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***


         Remember C-Sweet Members get FREE admission to the Business Roundtable series (+much more!) 

        Not a member yet? Click here to become a member TODAY.

        New to C-Sweet?

        C-Sweet™ is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited potential for all.  We are a movement for women’s empowerment.

        We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

        C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

        Want to stay connected?

        Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


        C-Sweet is sponsored by:

                  

         

        • 2 Mar 2023
        • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • The Los Angeles City Club 555 Flower St 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
        Register

        C-Sweet Networking Night in LA

        Join C-Sweet Los Angeles for an informal in-person Happy Hour!

        Thursday, March 2nd, 5:00 - 7:30PM


        The Los Angeles City Club

        555 Flower St., 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071


        Appetizers, fabulous conversation and networking.


        $35.00 charge includes appetizers. Cash Bar for cocktails /soft drinks.

        Parking is $8 with validation


        Come meet C-Sweet Members and Friends as we kick off 2023 at the City Club, a private social club featuring breathtaking views.

        We encourage you to bring a colleague at the C, Director or VP level.  Meet old and new friends at C-Sweet's first in-person event of the year.  Come learn more about C-Sweet and join the organization.


        *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***



        C-Sweet is sponsored by:

                  

         


        Photographs may be taken during C-Sweet events and used on our website and social media.


        C-Sweet™ is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited potential for all.  We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.


        C-Sweet attracts women from Fortune 1000, middle-market, and fast growth companies including female CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIO / CTOs, CMOs, Presidents, VPs, Directors , founders and emerging leaders across industries.  Finance executives include Venture Capital, Private Equity, Institutional Investment, and more. 


        C-Sweet has chapters in LA, NY, DMV (Washington DC), and Chicago.  The Greater Southeast region (Charlotte) and San Francisco are launching in 2023.


        We offer extensive national and regional programming including our Women on Boards initiative.  C-Sweet produces digital events, live educational networking programs, panels, keynote speakers and breakout sessions, as well as intimate executive level dinners and our podcast, C-Sweet Talks. We foster unique opportunities to exchange ideas, strategies, and tactics for success. 

        • 15 Mar 2023
        • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
        • Zoom
        Register

        RSVP for the Chicago Chapter Event today!


        C-Sweet Chicago Chapter Event 


        Wednesday, March 15th

        4:30 PM CST/ 2:30 PM PST

        Lesson on Leadership from the Public Sector

        Please join the C-Sweet Midwest chapter for a virtual discussion with Deborah Witzburg, the first female Inspector General in Chicago’s history.  Since her appointment in April 2022, Deborah has been overhauling an office of about 100 employees.  Deborah will discuss her experience with/approach to:

        • Leadership transition
        • Being a woman in leadership 
          • When it matters
          • Why it’s challenging
          • How to make it easier for those who come next
        • Transportable lessons from leadership in the public sector

        A virtual discussion with Chicago’s first female Inspector General, Deborah Witzburg.

        C-Sweet Members Free.  Non Members $39. 


        Meet the Speaker


        Deborah Witzburg

        Inspector General , City of Chicago


        Deborah Witzburg serves as Inspector General for the City of Chicago, leading Chicago’s independent, non-partisan watchdog agency charged with promoting economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in City government. Previously, she served as the City’s Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety, conducting oversight of Chicago’s police and police accountability agencies. She also served as OIG’s Chief Investigator for the Public Safety section, OIG’s Associate General Counsel for Public Safety, and as an Assistant Inspector General. Witzburg previously worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases and worked closely with law enforcement agencies and community stakeholders. She is a Certified Inspector General by the Association of Inspectors General and a Certified Practitioner of Oversight by the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Witzburg earned a BA in Anthropology from Brown University and a JD from Northwestern University School of Law.


        Moderator


        Tara Liceaga


        Vice President, Equity Investment Oversight at Nuveen


        Tara is a key liaison with Nuveen’s US and non-US equity managers across the market capitalization spectrum.  Her responsibilities include manager research for internal investment teams, assessing their investment process and performance.  She is also responsible for due diligence on new product development and implementation, and serves as an asset class expert, researching and analyzing market themes and their impact on Nuveen’s equity strategies.


        Prior to joining Nuveen, Tara was on the Institutional Client Service team at BMO Global Asset Management.  She also spent eight years with Institutional Capital focusing on client service, consultant relations and business development for the firm’s US and non-US large cap value equity strategies. Tara began working in the financial services industry in 2007. 


        Tara earned an MBA in Finance from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from DePaul University. 


        *** Check your calendars carefully!  All event fees are non-refundable. Replays  available for C-Sweet Members only. ***

          C-Sweet Members get FREE admission to the Business Roundtable series (+much more!) 

        Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to join C-Sweet TODAY.

        New to C-Sweet?

        C-Sweet™ is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited potential for all.  We are a movement for women’s empowerment.

        We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

        C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.


        Want to stay connected?

        Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


        C-Sweet is sponsored by:

                  

         


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