Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Backwards in Heels
Ginger Rogers may have said it, but today's female entrepreneurs are proving it. Right now, women are starting and leading new and innovative companies at an unprecedented rate. From e-commerce to healthcare to Internet infrastructure, women are breaking new ground across all industries these days. But, why now? What are today's female entrepreneurs doing differently to build sustainable businesses and get the attention and credit they deserve? What unique struggles do they still contend with and what advice can they share with tomorrow's generation of female leaders? These questions and more will be addressed in this entertaining panel.
Michelle creates products people love. As a cofounder of CloudFlare, she experiences this everyday by making the Internet faster and safer for 400 million web surfers each month. Prior to CloudFlare, Michelle worked at Google, Toshiba and was on the founding team of Achievers (formerly called I Love Rewards). Michelle received her MBA from Harvard Business School where she was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. She was recently recognized as one of the Top Women to Watch in Technology by the Huffington Post.
Named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 list of the top 35 innovators in the world under 35 in 2011, Dr. Sorcar is the founder and CEO of TeachAIDS, a nonprofit social venture founded at Stanford, which creates breakthrough software used in over 70 countries. Funded by UNICEF, Barclay's, Google, Yahoo!, and other organizations, the TeachAIDS software addresses numerous persistent problems in HIV prevention, and provides the most effective HIV education tools to schools, governments, and NGOs worldwide – for free.