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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

    • 30 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Las Vegas Town Square, 6515 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite Y100, Las Vegas NV 89119
    Register



    Southern Nevada / Las VEGAS chapter

    In-person event

    Thursday, May 30th, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM PT 



    Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Las Vegas Town Square

    6515 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Suite Y100, Las Vegas NV 89119



    "Walking a Thin Line: When does Ozempic and Weight Treatment Become Its Own Disease?"


    Join us for an exclusive networking and lunch event! Prepare to connect, empower, and indulge in a productive afternoon amongst fellow executive leaders. Stay tuned for more details—it's an event you won't want to miss!



    Complimentary for C-Sweet members. Non-member tickets - $49. 




    Meet the Speaker


    Linda Anegawa

    Chief Medical Officer, Noom 


    Dr. Linda Anegawaʻs career has spanned 25 years in academic primary care, obesity care, and clinical leadership, driving the development of weight loss and lifestyle medicine programs in both the brick-and-mortar and telemedicine spaces. Dr. Linda created one of the first Obesity Medicine clinical clerkships in the country at the University of Hawaii, earning her multiple accolades including the Kaiser Foundation Teaching Award and election to Fellowship by the American College of Physicians. As the founder of Pinnacle Metabolic Medicine, she advises companies in the clinical, medical-nutritional, and pharma spaces. Dr. Linda earned her MD and MS in Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and completed Internal Medicine residency at Stanford.


    Previously, she served as the Chief Medical Officer at Noom and founded the Obesity Medicine program at PlushCare (acquired by Accolade) where she was a Medical Director. Dr. Linda is one of <1% of physicians in the USA who are Board Certified in Obesity Medicine. In addition to Obesity Certification, she is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, and holds certifications from The Heart Math Institute in Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation Coaching, Trauma-Informed Coaching, as well as Mindful Eating through Yoga Alliance. She is the author of the Amazon Best Seller “Not Another Keto Book: The Obesity Medicine Solution,” and is regularly quoted in media including WSJ, The New York Times, Forbes Health, Bloomberg News, Yahoo News, Womenʻs Health, FOX News, and many others. A resident of Summerlin, Dr. Linda enjoys hiking, yoga, Pilates, aerial arts, and spending time with her husband and 7 foster/rescue cats.




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




    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 


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


    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.




    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


            

              

      

      

    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • IMA Financial Group, 3475 E Foothill Blvd, Suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91107
    Register



    C-Sweet LA Chapter In-Person Event


    Executive Compensation Insights: Strategy, Culture, and Innovation


    Tuesday, June 11th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM PT 

    IMA Financial Group

    3475 E Foothill Blvd, Suite 100

    Pasadena, CA 91107


    Join us for an engaging evening where our panel of compensation experts and HR executives discuss how to align compensations structures with company culture and business objectives. This event is also ideal for executives who want to learn more about negotiating their compensation. Learn the latest trends in executive compensation to attract, motivate, and retain key leadership. Our panelists will share actionable strategies on how to evaluate and implement an effective executive compensation structure.


    Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your knowledge, network with fellow leaders, and enjoy a curated selection of wines from Duckhorn Vineyards and hors d'oeuvres. This is an essential event for executives looking to leverage compensation strategies to boost organizational performance and drive success from the top.


    Complimentary for C-Sweet members. Non-member tickets - $49.



    Meet the Moderator


    Michelle Landrum

    GBDS CEBS-Employee Benefits Strategic Consulting at IMA Financial Group, Bolton Ins.


    Michelle Landrum is an accomplished insurance brokerage professional with over 16 years of experience in employee benefits. Through her career progression, she has acquired a deep understanding of managing employee benefits, with a special interest in working alongside mid-size and large employers to tailor innovative and intricate benefits programs, always aiming to refine and improve their operation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Human Resources, and is a licensed life/health agent, Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, and Group Benefits Disability Specialist.


    Michelle is also actively involved in her community, serving as the President of the Los Angeles CEBS Board, the Vice Chair of the PIHRA Pasadena Board, an Executive Committee member of C-Sweet, and a Benefits Advisor for UK in SoCal (British Consulate Business Division). Her passions extend beyond her work and include transforming healthcare, space travel, and supporting charitable causes.


    Meet the Panelists


    Dayna Harris

    Partner at Farient Advisors LLC


    Dayna Harris is a seasoned board-level executive compensation consultant with over two decades of experience. She specializes in advising compensation committees and executive management on various aspects of executive compensation and related corporate governance. With extensive expertise across diverse industries such as manufacturing, mining, high technology, leisure (restaurants, hotels, entertainment), and services (outsourcing, healthcare, financial), Dayna brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients.


    Her specialties include developing pay strategies and incentive designs that align with business strategies, performance measures, and shareholder value creation. Dayna excels in goal setting and is adept at working with companies navigating significant change. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a keen understanding of executive compensation dynamics and a proven track record of delivering strategic solutions to her clients.



    Larry Comp

    EVP, LTC Performance, an IMA Company


    Larry Comp serves as Practice Leader for Total Compensation and Performance Solutions and co-author of 3 Executive Compensation books available on Amazon. He is also a member of the Executive Compensation Committee of the Board of a Major Corporation. Prior to joining LTC Performance Strategies, Larry held key leadership roles with Nissan, Baxter Healthcare, and McDermott, International. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, has been accredited as a Sr. Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is recognized as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).


    Larry is a prominent author and speaker on utilizing performance, total compensation and integrated growth solutions to drive productivity, profitability and organizational effectiveness. Publications such as Inc. Magazine, IOMA, HR Magazine, Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), The Orbiter, The Forum, and Entrepreneur have cited Larry for his contributions. Larry has designed, developed and facilitated numerous courses for corporate clients; served as Compensation Instructor for UCLA, Adjunct Professor for Antioch College, guest instructor for University of Redlands, Loyola Marymount, California State University-Northridge, & California Lutheran University. He has also presented to a variety of CEO & HR forums & professional associations such as Renaissance Executive Forums, PIHRA, Right Management, Challenger Gray, the National Human Resources Association & USC Business Conference.



    Jeannie Finkel

    Chief HR Executive and Human Capital Advisor


    Jeannie Finkel has held a variety of progressively responsible Human Resources posts over the past four decades. Jeannie is a seasoned senior team executive with particular expertise in all aspects of talent management, organization design, and change management.


    Most recently, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Cetera Financial Group, and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee, for this $2Bn wealth management services organization with 1800 employees.


    Prior to joining Cetera in 2019, Jeannie served as Chief Administrative Officer at Cydcor, a privately held direct sales organization. In this capacity, she developed the strategies and people management practices to drive Cydcor’s future growth. She joined Cydcor from Heidrick and Struggles, a leading global retained search firm, where she was a Partner in the Financial Services and Human Resources Officer practices. Jeannie came to Heidrick after serving as Head of Human Resources and Administration for Trust Company of the West (TCW), a leading asset management firm.


    Other previous positions include serving as Managing Director, Talent Management Systems and Strategies for a Fortune 100 organization. Additionally, Jeannie was with Charles Schwab & Co. for nearly twelve years as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources and ultimately functioning as Chief of Staff to Schwab's CEO and Executive Committee. Her early career roles were in commission-based sales as a recruiter.


    From 2006 through 2023, Jeannie served on the National Board of Directors for INROADS, a national non-profit organization that delivers innovative leadership development programs and creative solutions to identify, accelerate, and elevate underrepresented talent throughout their careers. Jeannie received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brandeis University and completed the Executive Program in Human Resources at the University of Michigan.



    Pam Demond

    Senior Human Resource Executive, DeMond Consulting 


    Pam DeMond is an accomplished Senior Human Resources Leader with a distinguished career spanning over 25 years. Her extensive experience includes roles in both large public organizations and smaller, fast-paced privately held companies across diverse industries, including software and hardware technology, lifestyle products, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail businesses.

    Throughout her career, Pam has been consistently recognized as a business-leading human resources professional. She excels in driving outcomes by aligning company strategy, organizational structure, talent placements, and operational initiatives. As a global leader of HR teams across multiple geographies and offices, Pam has demonstrated a track record of success in developing rapport across organizations, from Board of Directors to front-line employees. Her natural ability to identify and solve broad and complex issues, as well as tactical problems, sets her apart as a highly effective and trusted leader in the field of human resources.

    In her most recent roles, Pam served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Illuminate Education, spearheading all aspects of HR for a leading EdTech SaaS company with operations spanning multiple offices in the US and Bangalore, India. She led the seamless integration of strategic acquisitions, optimized performance through strategic investments, and revitalized company culture to enhance employee morale and retention. Additionally, she held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Mavenlink, a cloud based “end to end” project management/work management solution utilized by businesses around the world. During her tenure, Pam played a pivotal role in scaling the company’s infrastructure and processes, effectively doubling its size over a three-year timeframe. 

    Pam’s journey in Human Resources leadership extends beyond her roles at Illuminate Education and Mavenlink. Before joining these organizations, Pam held several senior-level human resources assignments at large publicly owned companies such as Luxottica and PepsiCo. Within these companies, she led various teams in critical areas including HR Business Partnership, Fair Employment, Compensation, and Talent Acquisition. 

    With a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly State University, Pam brings a blend of academic knowledge and a diverse skill set that has contributed to a deep understanding of the intricacies of HR and business management across multiple industries and organizational contexts. Her dedication to driving organizational success and fostering positive work environments continues to define her career trajectory.



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    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***




    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 


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


    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.



    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


           

        

       

       


    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Jump Forward Forum

    We meet for 60 minutes once per month.

    Wednesday, June 12th

    12:00pm PT/ 3:00 pm ET



    Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: Harnessing the Power of EQ for Success


    Unlock the power of emotional intelligence in leadership! Join us for an insightful session where you'll learn practical strategies to enhance EQ, strengthen relationships, and drive success in the boardroom and beyond.


    Join C-Sweet for a highly interactive monthly session facilitated by Dr. Bonnie Wims, Counseling Psychologist. Dr. Bonnie runs a monthly program the 2nd Weds of the month at 12 noon PT / 3 pm ET.  Free for C-Sweet members and available to non-members for a fee.


    The purpose of this highly popular and interactive roundtable is to discuss business and personal issues which may be more rooted and of a psychological nature for you.  Bonnie's sessions are NOT recorded.


    This event is open to ALL!

    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 clarified her mission to work 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.  Now based in NYC, she continues online work with clients from around the world. 





    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***


    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.

     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.


    Want to stay connected?

    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


    C-Sweet is sponsored by:

           

        

       

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bernstein - 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105
    Register


    C-Sweet NY Chapter 


    Moving Markets: Women, Wealth and Influence


    Weds, June 12th, 5:30 - 8:00 PM ET 

    Bernstein Private Wealth Management

    1345 6th Ave.,

    New York, NY 10105


    Building a Personal Legacy Beyond Financial Wealth: Explore the broader concept of legacy beyond financial assets, including the importance of values, purpose-driven goals, and mentorship in shaping a lasting impact.

    Explore how women are reshaping wealth ownership and embracing broader legacies beyond finances. Dive into empowering conversations about leadership, leveraging technology in wealth management and building personal legacies driven by values and purpose.

    Delight in delectable appetizers, crafted cocktails, and engage in a stimulating panel discussion. Celebrate an evening of sophistication and enlightenment with us! 



    Complimentary for C-Sweet members. Non-member tickets - $69.



    Meet the Moderator


    Cristina Chen-Oster, CFA

    Founder and CEO, M2M Capital


    Prior to founding M2M Capital, Cristina served as the Head of Americas Distribution for S64, a global Alternatives Solutions business committed to optimizing private market access. Her responsibilities at S64 followed her 13-year tenure at Deutsche Bank, where she led institutional solutions distribution and equity structured products to consistently receive top tier league table recognition. Cristina’s experience also includes lead coverage roles at other global investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs and Natixis. During her career, Cristina has been responsible for over $60bn in alternative product transactions.


    Cristina is a strong advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, with a mission to connect and support women leaders. She has held leadership positions in women networks at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Some of her initiatives over the past two decades have been featured by financial publications such as Bloomberg and Fortune.


    Cristina is a CFA charter holder and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from MIT.




    Meet the Panelists


    Alison Smith

    Managing Director, Bernstein Private Wealth Management


    Alison R. Smith has 2 decades of experience working with entrepreneurs, families, foundations, and investors. Alison is a Managing Director at Bernstein Private Wealth Management, which advises high net worth clients on planning for—and living with—the complexities that come with wealth. Before joining Bernstein, Alison was a Partner and Head of Strategic Growth at Rethink Capital Partners, a venture capital and real estate investment platform.


    Before joining Rethink, Alison was a Managing Director of Cornerstone Capital Group, a registered investment advisor that serves clients who want their investments to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world without sacrificing financial performance. Prior to joining Cornerstone, for over a decade, Alison worked at TIGER 21, an investment think-tank for high-net-worth individuals. Alison is often asked to speak at conferences and guest lecture at universities on topics including: aligning your portfolio with your values, impact investing, strategic growth, authentic financial marketing, and how to measure success.



    Christine C. Bailey

    Senior Vice President, Business Development - US Investment Research, Aranca

     

    Christine joined Aranca to leverage her sales and business development skills in order to showcase Aranca’s financial research products to clients within the Fixed Income arena.


    Before joining Aranca, Ms. Bailey was a Director of Fixed Income, Global Markets, in New York City for ABN Amro, a global bank based in the Netherlands. Her expertise in the financial arena includes multiple facets of debt, including high yield, distressed debt, convertibles, private placements, and equity. Prior to ABN Amro, Christine was associated with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. She spent much of her sales trading career at R.W. Pressprich as part of its High Yield/ Distressed credit team in New York. Christine is well versed in credit analysis, having previously held senior positions at Dresdner Bank as Vice President of their Mergers & Acquisitions Restructuring group and at The Bank of New York Mellon as AVP of Corporate Banking. She received her MBA degree in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, and BA degree in English from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


    In addition to her business background, Christine is philanthropically involved with multiple charities. She serves on the board of both alumni organizations (Lehigh and NYU) and serves as Contributing Committee Member at Integrity House in Newark, NJ, and the Fortnightly Women’s Club in Summit, NJ. She was also Treasurer for the New Jersey Festival Orchestra based in Westfield, NJ. Christine’s interests include spending time with her family, global travel, wine tastings, and singing karaoke.



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    © 2024 AllianceBernstein L.P.


    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***




    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 


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


    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.



    C-Sweet is sponsored by:

           

        

       

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Lofty Real Estate - Ground Fl., 415 N Aberdeen St, Chicago, IL 60642
    Register


    C-Sweet Chicago Chapter


    Bridging Customer Experience & Global Economies with Generative AI


    Chicago In Person Event

    Thursday, June 13th

    5:30 - 7:30 PM CT


    Lofty Real Estate

    Ground Fl., 415 N Aberdeen St., Chicago, IL 60642



    Discover how Generative AI is revolutionizing business success metrics, marketing, business strategy, driving revenue growth, cost reduction, and elevating customer experiences to new heights.


    Generative AI plays a pivotal role in enhancing client interactions, offering swift, precise, and tailored responses to inquiries. These capabilities foster heightened consumer satisfaction and loyalty, ultimately translating into amplified revenue streams for enterprises.


    Join us as we delve into the metrics, key success factors, and dispel myths surrounding Generative AI and its impact on the Global Customer Experience alongside industry leaders. Savor mouthwatering appetizers by One Off Hospitality and fine wines from Kobrand Fine Wine and Spirits, proud sponsors of our event. Enjoy the perfect pairing of culinary excellence and exceptional wines.


    Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of Generative AI for your business!



    Complimentary for C-Sweet members. Non-member tickets - $49.



    Meet the Moderator


    Beth Schultz 

    VP of Research & Principal Analyst at Metrigy


    In her role at Metrigy, Beth Schultz conducts primary research and analysis to provide metrics-based guidance for IT, customer experience, and business decision makers. Additionally, Beth manages the firm’s multimedia thought leadership content and research agenda.


    With more than 30 years in the IT media and events business, Beth is a well-known industry influencer, speaker, and creator of compelling content. She brings to Metrigy a wealth of industry knowledge from her more than three decades of coverage of the rapidly changing areas of digital transformation and the digital workplace.




    Meet the Panelists


    Robin Gareiss 

    CEO & Analyst at Metrigy


    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.


    For 25+ years, 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. She has developed industry-leading, interactive cost models for some of the world’s largest enterprises and vendors.


    Robin leads Metrigy’s Customer Engagement 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 sought-after speaker at conferences and trade shows, presenting at events such as Enterprise Connect, ICMI, IDG’s FutureIT, Interop, Mobile Business Expo, and CeBit. She also writes a blog for No Jitter.



    Heather Bennett 

    Partner at Newport LLC


    Heather H. Bennett is a Partner with Newport – a national advisory firm, a marketing strategist, subject matter expert in personal branding, Board Director, former research biologist, and author of the Amazon bestseller Fun and Fulfilling Careers One Question at a Time. She has shared her knowledge as a speaker, panelist, and guest at universities, retreats, podcasts, webinars, and conferences.


    She is also the Co-Chair of a foundation that helps deaf/hard of hearing children, FHSR.org. In her free time, Heather enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and four children.



    Tara Giuliano

    Chief Marketing Officer at Nuveen


    Tara is Chief Marketing Officer of Nuveen and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. She is instrumental in effectively delivering the firm’s collective investment capabilities to all clients. Tara oversees a marketing team that develops and executes go-to-market plans aimed at acquiring, retaining and expanding client relationships, addressing unique client needs, while producing compelling investment stories that distinguish Nuveen from competitors.

    Prior to joining Nuveen in 2018, Tara held senior roles at UBS Asset Management as institutional global head of marketing and head of marketing for the Americas. She also spent time as the director of asset management marketing at Morningstar and served in marketing roles at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Nationwide. Tara was named Chief Marketing Officer of the Year by WealthManagement.com and has been recognized with numerous awards for leading Nuveen marketing programs including the ESG Creative Campaign Execution Award and the Financial Marketing Leadership Award from the Grammercy Institute, and a Bronze Medal for Media Strategy Innovation from the Financial Communications Society.

    Tara graduated with a B.S., cum laude, with honors and distinction, in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and with an M.A. in Communications from DePaul University. She serves on the Marketing Steering Committees for the Money Management Institute and the Investment Management Education Alliance. Tara is also a board member of the Chicago Children's Museum.



    Sinead Aylward

    Senior Director, Call Center Platforms at Johnson Controls


    With three decades of dynamic leadership in the IT sector, Sinead Aylward has been at the forefront of driving transformative change through innovation and collaboration. Originally from Ireland, Sinead has spent the last 23 years in the United States, making her home in Oak Park, IL.

    Throughout her journey, Sinead has spearheaded transformation initiatives across various domains, including Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Telepresence and Collaboration, Process Automation, and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS). These efforts have leveraged advanced communication technologies, enabled seamless virtual interactions for global teams, streamlined workflows, and enhanced customer experiences through innovative solutions.

    Since 2016, Sinead’s passion has centered around Customer Journey transformation. She has harnessed the power of CCaaS solutions, including Omnichannel, Automated Dialer, Quality Management, Workforce Optimization, Analytics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence. Her approach has reshaped how organizations engage with their customers, ensuring personalized, meaningful, and efficient interactions.

    As we move into an era of unprecedented technological advancement, Sinead remains committed to championing inclusivity, driving innovation, and shaping a future where technology serves as a force for good in all aspects of our lives.




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    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***



    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.

    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 

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

    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.



    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


             

          

        

    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    Women in Finance

    Deal Flow Roundtable

    Wednesday, June 19th

    08:30 am PT / 11:30 am ET


    This peer group is open ONLY to all women in finance.

    Private Equity,  Venture Capital, Institutional Investors, Angels,

    Chief Financial Officers, Bankers, corporate CFOs and more! 


    This group is only open to senior executive women, partners, managing directors, VPs, CFOs and above, who are currently in finance with deal flow. 


    Come ready to discuss your projects. Thank you!


    We aim to connect and empower women in finance by fostering a community that facilitates the sharing of deal flow, collaboration, and seamless teamwork.


    Join our national peer group, convening quarterly on Zoom, and let's revolutionize the finance landscape together!



    Complimentary for C-Sweet members. 

    C-Sweet members are invited to access the private Deal Flow LI group.


    Non-member tickets are $75.


    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***



    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


    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.


    Want to stay connected?

    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


           

        

        

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    C-Sweet National Virtual Event

    Thursday, June 20th

    12:00 noon PT / 3:00 pm ET


    Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Sale Event or IPO of your Company


    Generating a strategic plan today is crucial for the successful execution of a future sale event or Initial Public Offering (IPO) of your company. By starting to prepare now, you can methodically address various aspects that can affect the outcome and attractiveness of the sale or IPO process. 


    Don't miss out on the fireside chat featuring Ruth Jin, Senior Partner at Moses Singer, a premier full-service law firm in New York City, and Dianne Gubin, Co-CEO of C-Sweet.


    Join us for an insightful discussion on this topic.Remember, planning is key to maximizing value and ensuring a successful outcome when selling your company or going public through an IPO. It's never too early to start laying the groundwork for a future transaction! 



    A complimentary event, open to all. 


    Meet the Moderator

    Dianne Gubin

    Co-CEO of C-Sweet & Principal, Capital InVentures LLC; 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 Banker and Principal for Capital InVentures, Dianne works with CEOs seeking $15 to $50 mm+ in debt and/or equity financing.   She expedites deal flow, reviews business plans, and raises capital.   


    Dianne’s background includes over 25 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 and her teams have placed over a thousand candidates into contract and FTE positions across industries.  She has seen thousands and thousands of resumes and knows exactly what it takes for you to land your next position.


    A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Dianne holds active FINRA Series 79, 7 and 63 licenses.  





    Meet the Speakers



    Ruth Jin​

    Partner, Leader of Investment Funds Practice; Capital Markets Lawyer, at Moses Singer LLP


    Ruth Jin is the Leader of Moses Singer’s Private Investment Funds practice and is a highly experienced corporate and securities law attorney.


    Ms. Jin has 20 years of experience delivering high-quality and business-focused legal solutions to private fund sponsors and asset managers of all sizes and strategies. She has formed, structured, re-structured, and advised numerous private funds. Her work encompasses a variety of matters, including fund formation, regulatory compliance, exit strategies, private and public securities offerings, forming SPACs, advising de-SPAC transactions, and guiding portfolio companies for their initial public offerings.


    In addition, Ms. Jin has extensive experience advising businesses through all stages of growth from start-up and capital raising right through to initial public offering and their ongoing securities law compliance and periodic reporting.


    She has in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations related to investment advisors, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private/exempt securities offering, public securities offerings (including Regulation A+), joint ventures, and cross-border transactions. Her solid legal foundation and techniques have been developed from her training at top law schools and global law firms as well as from her experience as a small law firm partner.



    Jay Heller

    Head of Capital Markets, Nasdaq, Inc.


    Under his leadership, the team has executed more than 2,700 IPOs, consisting of operating companies and SPAC’s. Some of the world’s most innovative companies have gone public on Nasdaq during his tenure including: Rivian, Mobileye, Coinbase, TPG, Warner Music, Airbnb and GlobalFoundries, just to name a few.


    Prior to joining the Nasdaq in 2008, Jay was the Managing Director of Institutional Trading and Sales at American Capital Partners. There he was a partner on the Institutional Trading and Sales Desk, while working with various hedge funds and financial institutions. Jay also has worked as a market marker at Pershing Capital Markets and NDB Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank.



    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***

    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 


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


    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


    • C-Sweet is sponsored by:


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    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Rooster's at Southpark - 6601 Carnegie Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28211
    Register



    Charlotte Chapter


    NETWORKING and community night

    Wednesday, June 26th

    5:30 - 8:00 PM ET



    Rooster's at Southpark

    6601 Carnegie Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28211



    Experience an Unforgettable Networking Evening! 

    Self-Hosted Event


    Connect with fellow female executives from Fortune 1000 companies, middle-market firms, and fast-growing enterprises. Whether you're a CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CTO, CMO, President, VP, Director, or Founder, this gathering is designed for you. 


    C-Sweet is dedicated to supporting women on their way to the top and extending a hand to those who follow. We produce digital events, live educational networking programs, panels, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, national summits, and intimate executive-level dinners.


    Expand your network, and learn more about the C-Sweet Executive Women’s organization. This event is an excellent opportunity to embrace community and bring a peer to help build and strengthen our network.


    RSVP NOW!




    Meet our Charlotte, N.C. Executive Committee


        


         



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





    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 


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


    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.



    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


             

              

      

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • SF Wine Society - 408 Merchant St., San Francisco, CA 94111
    Register



    San Francisco Chapter


    Join Us for an Exclusive Networking Event

    at SF Wine Society!


    Thursday, June 27th 

    5:30 - 7:30 PM PT

    SF Wine Society

    408 Merchant St., San Francisco, CA 94111



    This special event is an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow female executives from Fortune 1000 companies, middle-market firms, and fast-growing enterprises. Whether you're a CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CTO, CMO, President, VP, Director, or Founder, this gathering is designed for you. 


    Event Highlights:


    -Networking Opportunities: Meet and connect with leading women across various industries.

    -Wine & Appetizers: Enjoy delicious appetizers provided by us and explore a cash bar offering a selection of fine wines.

    -Community Building: Embrace the spirit of community by bringing a peer and welcoming new members into the C-Sweet network.


    C-Sweet is dedicated to supporting women on their way to the top and extending a hand to those who follow. We produce digital events, live educational networking programs, panels, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, national summits, and intimate executive-level dinners.


    Don't miss this chance to expand your professional network, share insights, and foster new connections. Together, let's build a stronger, more supportive community for women in leadership.


    RSVP Today!



    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***



    New to C-Sweet?

    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.

    C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 

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

    Want to stay connected?


    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.



    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


             

          

        


    • 11 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    The AI Series

    Thursday, July 11th

    Noon PT / 03:00 PM ET



    SESSION 3: Building Enterprise AI  



    Since ChatGPT was launched in late 2022, enterprises everywhere are wanting to leverage GenAI to drive their business forward and maximize efficiency, but it can be hard to know how to get started.


    Join us to learn about the technology required to build a GenAI solution that is secure, resilient, and scalable. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how your organization can optimize its use of AI and keep up with the transformative shift towards the new technology.




     This event is open to ALL!

    Complimentary for C-Sweet members. Non-member tickets - $49.




    Meet the Speaker


    Laura Jordana

    Director of Technical Marketing at Nutanix


    Laura is the Director of Technical Marketing at Nutanix and is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her degree in computer science and has built upon that education in engineering fields. In her current role, she leads a team focused on creating technical content, enablement, demos, and videos for the Nutanix Cloud Platform. Laura is part of the Nutanix team building, testing, and developing materials for the Nutanix GPT-in-a-Box solution, a turnkey AI solution for organizations wanting to implement Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) capabilities while maintaining control over their data and applications.




    Sponsored by: 






    ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***


    New to C-Sweet?


    Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


    C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


    Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.

    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.

    Want to stay connected?

    Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


    C-Sweet is sponsored by:


            

        

       

    • 19 Nov 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    Register
    • Are you interested in a For-Profit, Non-Profit or Advisory board position? 

    • Or, are you currently on a Board and willing to share insights?

      Join C-Sweet for the Women on Boards Roundtable, our on-going national initiative to discover how to land a board position. We discuss what is 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, November 19th
    12:00 pm PT 
    / 3:00 pm ET


    10 Characteristics of the MVP of the Board


    Join us for a dynamic session informed by insights from numerous CEOs and board directors. Explore crucial attributes in the boardroom and engage in an interactive discussion on leadership.

    Topics include "The Art of the Question," "Overseer vs Operator," "Investing the Time," "Translating Experience," and "Maintaining High Signal to Noise."


    Don't miss this opportunity to participate and gain valuable insights!




    C-Sweet members receive free admission. Non-member tickets are $49.




      Meet the speaker



      Jocelyn Mangan 

      Product Leader, Board Member, and CEO & Founder of Him For Her


      Jocelyn Mangan is the founder and CEO of Him For Her, a social enterprise dedicated to transforming for-profit boards of directors by championing the world’s most talented women. Her leadership is focused on building the boardroom of the future, ensuring female candidates receive the visibility they deserve. With a keen eye for brand strategy and product development, she oversees all aspects of the organization's operations, fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity.

      Currently serving on private and public boards, including Papa John’s International, Wag!, and ChowNow, she brings a wealth of experience in governance and strategic leadership. As a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, she is committed to shaping the future of board governance.

      In her role as an Insights Council member with the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence, she plays a pivotal role in shaping strategic direction, contributing valuable insights, and collaborating with other council members to address critical governance issues.

      With over two decades of experience as a product technology executive, she has a proven track record of building iconic global products for renowned companies such as CitySearch, Ticketmaster, OpenTable, and Snagajob. Her leadership is characterized by a deep understanding of technology's role in driving business success and a commitment to leveraging design thinking to foster organizational development.

      Her leadership philosophy is grounded in collaboration and accountability, creating environments where creativity thrives and individuals are empowered to excel. She is passionate about recognizing and optimizing the strengths of her team members, hiring individuals who push the organization forward.

      As a dedicated business leader, entrepreneur, and mother of two, she advocates for the integration of work and family life, believing that both can flourish harmoniously.


      ***Check your calendars and join us! All event fees are non-refundable.***


      New to C-Sweet?


      Are you a female executive at the Board, C-Suite, Director, or Vice President level in a Fortune 1000, middle market, or fast-growth company? C-Sweet is perfect for you.


      C-Sweet is a dynamic global community of female executives dedicated to working with each other, as well as uplifting and empowering women in the workplace. Our mission is to create an environment fostering innovation, collaboration, and professional development for women in leadership positions.


      Join us today and be part of a powerful movement redefining what it means to be a woman in business.


      C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 


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


      Want to stay connected?


      Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


      • C-Sweet is sponsored by:

                

           

           

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