Pitching Investors: Anatomy of Pitch Deck

Pitching Investors: Anatomy of Pitch Deck

I’ll teaching the latest in my series of classes on pitching investors there on March 19th, Pitching Investors: The Anatomy of a Pitch Deck. Have you started putting together a pitch deck, but don’t know where to start? Unsure of how to describe what you do? Don’t know how to describe what your market is? Having a hard time “selling” your team? In this class, we’ll be doing a deeper dive into the common elements of investor pitch decks, and taking a look at how a successful pitch deck is put together. Most importantly, we’ll examine what makes it successful. We’ll also be spending time workshopping pitches, so bring yours! Register here: Pitching Investors: Anatomy of a Pitch...

Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup: An Intimate Panel on Business Models

On March 5th, I’ll be moderating the Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup (LAWEM) Intimate Panel on Business Models: Getting Started, Getting Going, and Building Your Business. We’ll be sitting down with three very different entrepreneurs in three very different industries with three very different business models. We’ll be talking about how they got started and how their businesses evolved over time into the successes they are today. We’ll have a candid conversation about the challenges that they faced getting their businesses off the ground, the things they wished they had known before they started, and the ideas they had that worked (and some that may not have worked quite as well). We’ll talk about how they started their businesses, what’s kept them up at night and how those businesses evolved over time into the successful ventures they are today. And we’ll chat about what kept them going even when the going got tough. Register here: LAWEM Panel on Business Models Our Panelists will include: Shira Jacobs, Managing Director, ESPY Products Inc. Shira Jacobs is the founder of ESPY Hair, a retailer of custom wigs and hairpieces for women. She began as a home based business then expanded into her first retail boutique in Beverly Hills, CA in 2003. Soon after opening her first retail facility, celebrity hairstylists began patronizing ESPY Hair. They liked the quality products and professional service Shira and her staff provided. Word spread quickly. Within a year, Shira began providing hair to many of Hollywood’s elite including Rihanna, Tyra Banks, Lady Gaga, Gabrielle Union, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Heidi Klum, Halle Berry and others. She also aligned...
Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup: An Intimate Fireside Chat on Women in Leadership with Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D.

Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup: An Intimate Fireside Chat on Women in Leadership with Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D.

Join us this Thursday, February 5th, Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup (LAWEM) Presents a Fireside Chat on Female Leadership with Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D. and CREATE Leadership Institute Founder, Tiffany Crawford When it comes to leadership, a multitude of experts and theories tell you what to do and how to be. Are they helpful? Sure, some can be. However, one size does not fit all. Each women has to uncover their personal style in creating a confident, linchpin leadership brand. During this intimate Fireside Chat with Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D., we will discuss the key elements of leadership, how you can uncover your leadership brand, and what it takes to go from good to great. With over 20 years of experience advising company leaders and C-suite executives, as well as having a doctorate in psychology, Dr. Massey will share stories, insights, and practical advice for women leaders. This Fireside Chat will include an open Q&A. Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D. Joanna Dodd Massey, Ph.D. is president and CEO of JDMA Inc. She has spent 25 years in business, primarily as a chief communications executive and business strategist advising C-suite executives on managing public image and public relations strategies, leading bi-costal staffs, and managing multi-million dollar budgets. Additionally, Dr. Massey has a master’s in clinical psychology, a doctoral degree in transpersonal psychology, and is in the process of obtaining an MBA from USC. She is educated and skilled at interpersonal communications, problem solving, coaching, and public...
Introducing the Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup!

Introducing the Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup!

We kicked off the New Year with the launch of the brand-new Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup.  We’re looking forward to programming an awesome year of meetups including mixers, workshops, intimate fireside chats, and some plain old fun as well. Our January meetup was a resounding success with both fantastic turnout and phenomenal support and energy in the room.  We’ve got great new meetups in the works already, so stay...