Borrow, Raise, Invest

08nov6:00 pm9:00 pmBorrow, Raise, InvestFinancial Options to Grow Your Business

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Do you dream of growing your business to financial freedom, but know you will require financial support and investment to get there?

Knowing your options and risks is key. Join us on Thursday November 8th for a panel discussion covering how women are raising money to grow their business. Learn what is possible and hear what might work for you and your business. 


Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Angels; Creator & Host, Pitch Makeover

Dubbed “The Coach” by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder & CEO of Pipeline Angels. Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Natalia is also Creator & Host of Pitch Makeover, a podcast on pitching and investing that spotlights startups launched by women, non-binary people, and men of color. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale, as well as an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Natalia serves on the boards of Walker’s Legacy, Women 2.0, and iRelaunch. Inc. Magazine selected Natalia as one of “The Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016,” included her in their list of “25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech,” and Women’s eNews recognized her as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012. StartOut, a network of LGBTQ entrepreneurs, honored Natalia (a cis queer Latina) with the 2017 Nixon Peabody Trailblazer Award, “recognizing an entrepreneur whose pioneering approach or vision has set a trend for an entire industry.” 

Emily Listfield

Founder, Inflection Media

Emily Listfield is the founder of Inflection Media where she combines her content creation, strategy and branding to help brands tell their story. She works with companies ranging from start-ups looking to define their voice, mission and differentiation to global companies such as Unilever. Previous to this, she held numerous executive jobs in media including serving as Editor in Chief at Fitness magazine, where she increased circulation by 50%. She launchedParade Magazine’s cross-platform brand extension, HealthyStyle, creating new revenue streams for a heritage brand. She was Chief Content Office for Kaplow PR, where she won awards Best Fashion and Beauty Campaign and Best Branded Journalism. Emily is the author of seven novels, including a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and co-founder the Jyst app, which provides crowd-sourced relationship advice by and for women.

Amy Giddon

Co-founder and CEO DAILY HOLOHA

Amy is a seasoned leader that provides businesses with the clarity and alignment they need to grow, serve customers, engage partners and fulfill employees. As both consultant and executive, she has developed and implemented innovative growth strategies deeply rooted in customer and marketplace insight. Throughout her career, Amy has devoted her energy to the development of the next generation of women leaders and continues to develop programs to help women achieve their ambitions.

Currently, she is preparing to launch Daily Haloha, the first mobile app devoted to Social Wellbeing. Daily Haloha serves up a refreshing and uplifting daily exercise in humanity – to reconnect us to ourselves and others in a positive way.

Amy graduated Summar Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University with a BS degree in Computer Science and Economics.

Anna Castellani
Founder and Managing Partner of Dekalb Market Hall

Anna Castellani is the Founder and Managing Partner of Downtown Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market Hall, an innovative, subterranean culinary destination that celebrates the culture and history of Brooklyn. Castellani’s career in food first began in 2000 when she opened an art supply store in the sleepy neighborhood of DUMBO. What started with the addition of a single espresso machine soon evolved into a full-fledged restaurant called The General Store. From there, Castellani went on to open the beloved Foragers Market in 2005, (which now has locations in DUMBO, Chelsea and Dekalb Market), along with a wine shop and restaurant. Castellani has always been passionate about good food, quality sourcing, curation and authentic relationships. She strives to increase the sustainable food supply chain for New Yorkers, while ensuring that creative small businesses continue to thrive in New York, providing a sense of community and connection through food.

Sarah Sommers

Marketing Director & Head of Production at iFundWomen

Sarah Sommers is the Marketing Director & Head of Production at iFundWomen.  Sarah is an expert storyteller and producer, with nearly a decade of experience helping brands design and share their stories through video and visual marketing. Sarah’s portfolio includes original content & video series for brands such as Forbes, Hint, Honest Company, Glow, SheKnows and more than 100 crowdfunding campaign & business marketing videos.  Sarah’s passion for producing original content stems from the comedy world where she is a writer/producer at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC.  She also received a YouTube Production Grant for You’re Not Crazy, an original digital series which she co-created and executive produced.  Sarah is a proud member and advocate of the female creative economy. 



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