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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


Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 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, September 21st from 3-4:30 pm PST/ 6-7:30 pm EST
      We meet on the third Tuesday of each month.

      Join our next session for a conversation on legal responsibility  with guest speaker, Veronica Lah.

      Veronica Lah is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips's Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on corporate and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, corporate finance and general corporate representation.

      Veronica represents clients on buy-side and sell-side acquisitions, divestitures, business combinations, restructurings and buyout transactions, public and private equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings and SPAC transactions, and secured financings. She also provides counsel on formation, joint venture and other corporate matters.

      She has represented companies, investors, private equity firms and investment banks in corporate transactions spanning numerous industries, including healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, technology, retail and consumer products, real estate, energy, cannabis, manufacturing and insurance.

      Prior to joining the firm, Veronica was an associate at an international law firm in its New York office, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, and general corporate governance.

      More about our Women on Board 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
        • 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:
    Carolyn Sims, Sr. Advisor & Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Projects, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison
    Melinda Chelliah, former CFO and VP of Operations at Dermstore (exited)

    We welcome you to join us!

    This program is complimentary for C-Sweet Members. Non-members and guests may join any session for $45.

    Sponsored by:

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 12:00 PM

    Navigating Change
    Thursday, September 23rd
    12 pm
     PST / 3 pm EST 

    We’re all experiencing significant amounts of change, both personal and professional. Birth, death, marriage, empty nesting, promotions, career transitions and more.

    It’s all change.

    How can we best handle change and gain resilience without losing our minds?

    About our Speaker 

    Michele Lando
    CEO & Founder, #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author

    Michele Lando is the CEO and Founder of Skilset Communications, Inc. She is a highly successful communications strategist.

    Michele has spent her career mentoring senior executives, emerging leaders, and their teams In Fortune 500 companies to communicate differently with themselves and with others to influence outcomes in the workplace, develop culture, and impact community.

    She is the best-selling author of Create Demand For Your Brand. Her TEDx talk, “Aligning Your Purpose, Passion and Profit”, was inspired by her book. www.Skillset.com

    Click here to learn more about Michele.

    Sponsored by:

    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Los Angeles City Club 555 Flower St 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    C-Sweet Networking Night in LA

    Join C-Sweet Los Angeles for an executive networking event. This event will feature an opportunity to take updated headshots, a DE&I exercise, and fabulous conversation and networking with your peers.

    Thursday, September 30th, 6:00 - 8:30PM

    The Los Angeles City Club

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

     Appetizers, wine & soft drinks will be served!

    Sponsored by:


    With our featured philanthropic partner:


    • 5 Oct 2021
    • 28 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    Join us for the new C-Sweet CEO Peer Group. This is a highly collaborative and meaningful peer CEO experience.

    C-Sweet CEO Peer Group
    Next Meeting: Tuesday October, 5th at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST
    We met every six weeks on Tuesdays.

    A C-Sweet Members-Only Event 


    C-Sweet annual membership and an annual fee, invoiced quarterly, are required for this monthly program. If you are not a member yet, email us at CSweetExecs@gmail.com to join your first session for free!

    • 7 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Join us for this highly interactive, monthly Zoom event,  facilitated by C-Sweet Members for the C-Sweet community. The C-Sweet Business Roundtable allows you to deepen relationships with other C-Sweet members while discussing business, all with a fun female focus.

    C-Sweet Business Roundtable
    We meet for 90 minutes on the first Thursday of each month.

    This event is open to ALL!

    Thursday, October 7th,
    7:30am PST/ 10:30 am EST

    Program: Fundamentals of Estate and Asset Protection Planning

    Facilitator: Jacqueline Yu, The Law Office of Jacqueline D. Yu

    This event is FREE for C-Sweet Members and Sponsors. Each session is $45 for non-members.

    Session Format:

    7:30 am Welcome & general catch up

    7:45 am: Icebreaker and introductions 

    8:00 am Member presentation begins

    8:45 am Needs, Deals and Wants

    Program wraps by 9 am sharp!

    Meet your next facilitator

    Jacqueline Yu, Principal, The Law Office of Jacqueline D. Yu

    Jacqueline D. Yu offers a breadth of significant experience as an advanced estate, tax, and business succession planning and administration attorney representing high net worth individuals, families and business owners in both domestic and international matters. Her expertise in estate and tax planning, business transactions and probate and trust administration, includes structuring trusts using asset value discounting and estate freezing techniques, providing asset protection through multi-layer entity structures, creating social impact legacies through charitable vehicles, business succession planning through transfers of minority interests in family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and buy-sell agreements, administering complicated estates, and serving as a trusted advisor to families and fiduciaries.

    She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Notre Dame Law School, a Master of Laws degree from UCLA School of Law (Tax and Business Law Specialization), and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA (Political Science-International Relations Concentration and Asian American Studies-Ethnic Studies). She has worked for some of the most prominent trusts and estates law firms and one of the top fifteen largest accounting firms in the U.S.

    Ms. Yu is fluent in Tagalog and has long been active in supporting causes and organizations empowering women, minority, immigrant and LGBTQ communities and advocating for sustainability-driven innovation. She currently serves on the board of the Asian Business League of Southern California and the advisory board of APAIT- A Division of Special Service for Groups. She has also been a member of the United Nations Association - National Capital Area in Washington, D.C. and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall.

    Ms. Yu serves on the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and as a Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the California Lawyers Association. She is a member of the State Bar of California and represents clients throughout the state, as well as those living abroad who own property or have other interests in California.

      *** Complimentary roundtable attendance for C-Sweet Members and Sponsors.

      Not a member yet? Become a member today and enjoy this and many other member exclusive benefits!

      • 7 Oct 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
      • The Metropolitan City Club, 233 S Wacker Dr Fl 67, Chicago IL 60606


      Come join C-Sweet at our inaugural Chicago event featuring a speaker panel on Business Transformation and Empowering your Workforce.

      Thursday, October 7th, 6:00 - 8:30PM

      The Metropolitan City Club

      233 S Wacker Dr Floor 67, Chicago IL 60606

      Enjoy fabulous conversation, appetizers, wine & soft drinks, and a fun raffle.z
      *All Covid protocols will be followed*

      Meet our Speakers:

      Robin Gareiss is CEO and Principal Analyst at Metrigy, where she oversees research product development, conducts primary research, and advises leading enterprises, vendors, and carriers.

      Robin has advised hundreds of senior IT executives, ranging in size from Fortune 100 to Fortune 1000, developing technology strategies and analyzing how they can transform their businesses. Over the past 25 years she's developed industry-leading, interactive cost models for some of the world’s largest enterprises and vendors.

      Robin leads Metrigy’s Digital Transformation and Digital Customer Experience research. She also is a widely recognized expert in the communications field, with specialty areas of contact center, AI-enabled customer engagement, customer success analytics, and UCC. She is a highly sought speaker for conferences and trade shows, presenting at events including Enterprise Connect, ICMI, IDG’s FutureIT, Interop, Mobile Business Expo, and CeBit. She currently writes a blog for No Jitter.

      Additional entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding and overseeing marketing and business development for The OnBoard Group, a water-purification and general contracting business in Illinois. Robin served as president and treasurer of Living Hope Lutheran Church, led youth mission trips, and ran successful fundraisers for children’s cancer research. She serves on the University of Illinois College of Media Advisory Council, as well.

      Before starting Metrigy, Robin was President and Co-Founder of Nemertes Research. Prior to that, she shaped technology and business coverage as Senior News Editor of InformationWeek, a leading business-technology publication. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois.

      Vita Merlotti brings 30+ years experience in the advertising, marketing, media & technology industry to her role with Avalon LLC. She is a ‘go-to-executive’ for a number of CEOs, CFOs and COOs to ensure the viability and ongoing health of their organizations. Vita is an executive advisor with a proven track record across the full spectrum of business, operations & technology transformation solutions, with significant experience in growth and distressed situations. Vita is also a Certified Advisory Board Chair, having recently completed her certification with the Advisory Board Centre.

      Prior to creating Avalon LLC, Vita was the Director of Business Transformation for The Interpublic Group of Companies, a $7.0+billion marketing, media, entertainment and communication multi-national. Vita has delivered measurable results as an employee, and as a consultant, across a diverse set of responsibilities – Director of Business Transformation, Global CIO, Director of Operations, Chief of Staff, Program and Account Director.

      Vita is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wayne State University with additional discipline studies at Northwood Institute. She is a member of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, The Power of 100 Women, Midwest Co-Chair for C-Sweet, on the board of Cook For YOUR Life, and a Certified Facilitator for the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Tech Venture series.

      Beyond her individual mentorship and advisory work, the Avalon LLC team is committed to the health, growth and sustainability of the communities that they live and work in. As part of their efforts to support growth, a vibrant future and long-range success, the team proudly supports advisory, coaching and mentor services for a variety of community and entrepreneurial organizations, including the Michigan Women’s Foundation and the University of Michigan Entrepreneurial Panel.

      Moderated by:

      Beth Hilbing, Co-CEO of C-Sweet,  is a versatile, experienced, successful executive with extensive experience in managing infrastructure and global client services for the entertainment, insurance, aerospace, and banking industries.

      In her most recent role at Boeing Corporation as Sr. Program Manager and Principal IT Business Partner. Beth focuses on innovative technologies in Engineering, Manufacturing and Supplier Management, and Data Analytics. Delivering agile, cost-competitive solutions, so customers can reduce costs, drive efficiency and optimize operations. Manage IT costs and budgets and IT spend in excess of $85M. Beth also remains a Senior Consultant with Strategic Alliance Consulting Division working with client offerings and key engagements.

      Prior to that Beth was director of Global Collaboration Services at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NG), focused on engineering and operations to support collaboration technology spanning domestic and international operations for NG. Prior experience includes managing teams up to 500 in size, budget responsibility of $120 million+, Project/Product Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Vendor Management, Cloud, Mobile, Cyber Security, Global Client Service Structure and Support, Application Support, and Financial management.

      As a former Vice President for Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union, Beth was responsible for all design and implementation for Information Technology Systems and Program Solutions, including Enterprise Resource Planning programs, Internet security, and disaster recovery.

      With a strong ability to clearly articulate how complex technologies improve business operations, Beth is a highly sought-after speaker at executive forums and technical conferences. Her topics include organizational key strategy and leadership, collaboration technology, unified communications, cloud-based services, and mobility.

      Beth’s education includes a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Webster University. Additionally, she is a certified Project Management Principal, Six Sigma Black Belt, and has earned technical, leadership certifications.

      Sponsored by:

      With our philanthropic partner:

    When Female Leaders Collaborate, We All Win!

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