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Suits and Skirts: Game On!

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

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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. ***


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