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April Member-Only Fireside Chat

Featuring Anne Cocquyt, Founder, The GUILD

Time : 11am - 12pm EST
Cost : Free for sohuis members
Event : Fireside Chat

Anne is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for connecting people. After a career in the corporate world of IT, finance and digital health, she developed and sold a consumer product startup that led her to founding the GUILD. 

The GUILD is an AI-powered community of entrepreneurs and innovators from 50+ countries to connect and learn together. In 2020 Anne helped over 100 entrepreneurs in the GUILD Academy programs (letsguildacademy.com) launch their business.

She mentors, advises and coaches startup founders in rapid prototyping, business strategy, go to market and growth. Anne ran Genentech’s first global startup competition and continues to offer the GUILD’s founder funder programs and virtual summits to change the odds for female entrepreneurs and leaders.

Anne will be sharing how she’s built two successful companies, leveraged a wide and global audience, and common mistakes founders make along the way during April’s Member-Only Fireside Chat. 

*for Sohuis Community Members only. If you’re not a member yet, you can join here to meet Anne and get access to this session!

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May Masterclass

Productivity Tips for Female Founders: How to Build Resiliency and Get STUFF DONE

Time : 11am - 12:30pm EST
Cost : Free
Event : Masterclass
with Akua Nyame-Mensah, Certified Executive & Leadership Coach
In today’s digital world, we glorify the hustle more than ever. We reward ourselves with rest, when this should, in fact, be the norm. We center our worth based on the amount of work we’re able to get done in a day, and it’s leaving us all feeling overwhelmed and burned out.
True productivity is not about doing more. Join certified executive and leadership coach Akua Nyame-Mensah, to discuss the relationship between productivity, resilience, and mindfulness. Akua will walk through the top three things to keep in mind to make the most of right now. During the workshop, Akua will share practical and actionable tips that you can implement right after leaving the session.
This session will include live exercises, Q&A, opportunities for you to chat with Akua about your productivity goals directly. 

More about Akua: 

Akua Nyame-Mensah is a certified executive and leadership coach (ICF), recognized facilitator, and speaker. As a former startup executive, she launched an online platform for the first African-based technology unicorn Jumia Group. Akua has had the opportunity to live and work in the U.S., Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa and has consulted in and visited over 30 countries worldwide. In her work, she loves combining ‘traditional’ coaching approaches with leadership psychology, neuroscience, emotional intelligence research, and spiritual modalities. Akua speaks on leadership, productivity, and mindfulness.

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May Member-Only Fireside Chat

Featuring Kimberly Ofori, Founder of Growth Lab, Consultant at Scale-Up Nation

Time : 11am - 12pm EST
Cost : Free for sohuis members
Event : Fireside Chat

Kimberly Ofori is a serial entrepreneur, Founder of Growth Lab, Consultant at ScaleUp, and mentor at the Founder Institute and FEM-START. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, lives in the Netherlands, and has started, scaled and sold multiple businesses over the past decade ranging from digital platforms, human resource solutions to lifestyle brands.

Kimberly also founded the Apreneur Network, the first digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs that was recently sold to a US investor. She knows exactly what it takes to truly scale and will be sharing valuable gems from her work at Startup Nation related to what it takes to truly scale a thriving company. She’ll also talk about what you can do NOW, as a small business, to set yourself up for scale and exponential growth during our May Member-Only Fireside Chat. 

*for Sohuis Community Members only. If you’re not a member yet, you can join here to meet Anne and get access to this session!

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June Masterclass

Debunking Fundraising Myths & Facts for Womenpreneurs

Time : 11am - 12:30pm EST
Cost : Free
Event : Masterclass
with Brittany Barreto, PhD Cofounder, Executive Director FemTech Focus, Founding Partner Coyote Ventures 
Fundraising is an oftentimes illusive experience for female founders. Less than 2% of Venture Capital funding gets allocated to women owned businesses, and even less of that percentage goes to women of color. 
In this masterclass, Dr. Brittany Barreto will be debunking fundraising myths and facts for womenpreneurs. Fun fact: not everyone should be seeking funding! It’s the sexy thing to do, but it’s not always the right choice for founders. In fact, most businesses are not venture back-able in the first place. 
In this class, we’ll cover the common myths and misconceptions about fundraising, dive into the specifics of VC (Venture Capital) funding, expectations that will arise as a result from pursuing funding – both from you and the investor, and much more.

In this masterclass, you’ll learn:

  • What is a fundraise strategy?
  • How to create a fundraise strategy
  • Fundraising timelines
  • How do you find investors?
  • How do you get a warm introduction?
  • How to build, grow, and maintain investor relations
  • Step by Step protocol on how to raise capital
  • How to know if your business is ready, or should, seek investment
This session will include a live exercise, Q&A, opportunities for you to chat with Brittany about your investment strategy directly. 

More about Brittany

While finishing her PhD in genetics, Brittany launched the first nationwide DNA-based dating app in the U.S., Pheramor. She then joined as the Senior Venture Associate at Capital Factory and grew their portfolio by 205%, leading due-diligence on several successful investments. Brittany is the founding partner and emerging fund manager at Coyote Ventures, an early-stage femtech investment firm.

She is an expert at fundraising and VC capital, and during her masterclass, she’ll be debunking many myths and facts that surround raising capital as a female founder. 

This class is not open for registration yet, click here to subscribe to Sohuis and we’ll let you know as soon as registration opens.

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June Member-Only Fireside Chat

Featuring Lauren Washington, Co-Founder & CEO, Fundr

Time : 11am - 12pm EST
Cost : Free for sohuis members
Event : Fireside Chat

Lauren is the cofounder and CEO of Fundr, a platform that automates and removes bias from seed investing by creating portfolios ofAI-vetted startups.

Lauren also cofounded Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization and only conference for black women founders and KeepUp, a social listening platform. Her companies have won multiple awards including the world’s largest pitch competition, 43North and the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Award. She has been featured in The New York Times, Elle, Inc and Black Enterprise and has been listed as a top female entrepreneur in Essence Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and CIO Magazine among others.

Lauren is going to be chatting with our members about funding, bootstrapping, scaling, and growing a business and a community from scratch to success.

*for Sohuis Community Members only. If you’re not a member yet, you can join here to meet Anne and get access to this session!

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