Business Model & IPO Bootcamp 2021
Girls attending the Career Girls Business Model & IPO Bootcamp learned about creating a business, what it means to go public (IPO), how to take control of your financial future and how to negotiate – all from women experts thriving in those fields.
This camp consisted of five, one-hour sessions geared towards ages 10-14, via Zoom, to earn a Career Girls Business Model & IPO Bootcamp Certificate of Completion.
Thank you to all of our individual donors and volunteers who made this a free event for all girls who attended.
“I would like to give a shoutout to all of them!! The role models were so kind and encouraging!”
“I would like to give a shoutout to everyone for such an amazing camp! It has opened many doors for me and I felt really inspired in the last breakout room with Beth!”
“I will work harder in my studies and extracurricular activities so more companies will want to hire me and I can have the chance to negotiate terms to fit myself better. I also want to have myself grounded and labelled positively in the company.”
“I liked the whole thing, but I loved hearing from the president of the New York Stock Exchange.”
“I think everyone was amazing. I learned the first steps to create a successful business and I also learned some of the roles you need in a business that I did not know before.”
Beth Brown – Camp Host
Beth Brown is Global VP, Client Services at Essence Global, an agency that pioneers the use of analytics and technology to create valuable, relevant and trustworthy advertising for brands. She leads client services for the Experience practice, and leads operations globally for the Google account.
Passionate about the intersection of creative, data, and technology, Beth has more than a decade of experience working in marketing & advertising. She brings together expertise as both a client services lead and digital producer and has worked across digital media, integrated campaigns, product development, brand identity, employer brand programs, and social media campaigns.
Stacey Cunningham is President of NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest equity exchange and premier venue for capital raising. She is the NYSE’s 67th President and the first woman to lead the Exchange in its 228-year history.
Cunningham began her career as a trader on the NYSE Trading Floor and held several senior positions at global exchanges prior to becoming NYSE President. As NYSE’s Chief Operating Officer, Cunningham spearheaded the development and launch of the world’s most sophisticated exchange technology platform. Cunningham has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Catalyst and the Partnership for New York City.
Lara Druyan is a Managing Director with Silicon Valley Data Capital, a seed and early-stage venture capital fund. Previously, she worked for RBC where she was a Managing Director and Head of Innovation, responsible for the Bank’s digital transformation. She led the development of innovation strategy and execution as well as the identification and evaluation of start-ups and venture capital investments that drove the Bank’s technology, analytics, payments and infrastructure roadmaps. Her team drove 14 new products into production.
Lara holds an AB in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Victoria is an all-round and seasoned businesswoman, dialogue maker and trusted advisor for female leaders. She has a multi-faceted background working across the corporate, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic sectors, and is now Co-Founder & Chief Catalyst of FutureWomenX, a global platform focused on elevating and powering women to power our future. She’s worked with hundreds of leaders globally from Fortune 500 C Suite executives and non-profit and faith leaders to scale-up entrepreneurs across five continents and a cross-section of organizations including Novartis, Heineken, Horizon Media, Rituals, DSM, FMO, Beam Suntory, Arup, B Lab, World Wildlife Fund, and AMREF.
What drives Victoria is how she can contribute to a more inclusive world. Her work is focused on elevating, challenging and guiding senior leaders who want to take the lead and be meaningful FutureMakers – architecting their own lives and careers and contribute to shape a more generative, sustainable, just and equitable world.
Lynn Martin is President of Fixed Income & Data Services at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc (ICE). Lynn is responsible for managing ICE’s global data and fixed income businesses including the ICE Bonds execution venues and pricing and analytics, reference data, indices, desktop solutions, consolidated feeds and connectivity services that cover all major asset classes.
Martin holds a BS in Computer Science from Manhattan College and an MA in Statistics from Columbia University. She serves on the Manhattan College Board of Trustees as well as the Advisory Board of the School of Science and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.
Rosa Riera transitioned from a two-decade-spanning corporate career in different industries and various locations in Germany and the United States to a multi-hyphen career as a non-executive board member, investor, coach, and columnist. She is an expert in Brand Management and HR. Passionate about creating authentic brands from the inside out and about innovative solutions to foster collaboration in the workplace, Rosa believes that creating the right conditions for talent to thrive will become an ever more pressing concern for ambitious businesses.
Shannan is a Native Marylander with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is the Director of Development and Mid Atlantic programs for Invest In Girls, a program of the Council for Economic Education.
She has more than 18 years of experience working in the financial services industry and realized while working in financial services that financial literacy/education heightens awareness in all communities and breaks the barrier of poverty amongst the underserved. Her passion for people and education extends itself to the classroom.
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