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SILICON VALLEY- Athena Community Open House “Practical Guidance: What the New Administration May Bring to Business”

March 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This event is by invite only for Athena Members, invited prospective members, CEOs, VCs, and seated directors. If you would like to be considered for invitation, please email coco@athenaalliance.org.

We will kick off with a cocktail reception to celebrate International Women’s Day. A two-part discussion on the Trump Administration’s policy agenda and related outcomes and predictions for businesses will follow. Attendees will leave our event equipped with important updates and better prepared to help their companies capitalize on new incentives.

Topics and Speakers

I. The New Administration’s Policy Agenda: What Businesses Need to Know

We will lead a fireside chat on the new administration’s policy agenda, specifically as it impacts the business climate in the Bay Area, the US and abroad. We will cover the current political environment and explore the transition from campaign trail talk to firm policy, diving further into the economy, federal budget, and potential for tax reforms.

Pam Olson, PwC’s US Deputy Tax Leader & Washington National Tax Services Leader, guest speaker
Jeanette Calandra, San Jose Managing Partner at PwC, moderator

II. Director Perspectives: Forging a Path to Growth Amid Political Uncertainty

Our panel will focus on President Donald Trump’s target to accelerate US GDP growth to 3.5% per year and increase jobs in the US. How will companies change their strategies to address these goals? Our board members will lend their perspectives on growth and discuss what’s top of mind for their industries following the election.

Pam Olson will moderate a discussion with leading public and private board directors in this dynamic discussion.

Our Panelists Include:

  • Nina Richardson – Former COO of GoPro, and Board Director of Silicon Labs, CalludusCloud, WeCareSolar, Willow and Zayo Group
  • Kirsten Wolberg – VP of Talent at Paypal and Former CIO of Salesforce, currently Board Director for Sallie Mae and formerly Director for SGI. In this special evening we’ll share drinks, networking and boardroom guidance at Galvanize in San Francisco with our hosts PwC.
  • Christine Tsingos – CFO and EVP at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. On the Boards of Varex Imaging Corporationand Nanometrics Incorporated

5:30-6:00PM: Mingling/Networking with heavy appetizers and cocktails
6:00-6:10PM: Introduction from Athena CEO Coco Brown
6:10-7:00PM: Fireside Chat
7:00-7:45PM: Panel of Directors
7:45PM: Wrap up/mingle


March 8, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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