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We are excited to have our first Female Founders event! Each woman is in a different phase in their career. Some started businesses, others personal brands. Every woman has had their ups and downs. They will share their stories, and insights they have learned along the way.

6:30-7:00 pm: Check In & Networking
7:00-8:00 pm: Panel Discussion
8:00-8:15 pm: Q & A
8:15-8:30: Closing & Networking

Yvette Mannion – The Founder and CEO of 2 businesses; Perspective Photo Booth and SF Candy Bar. Perspective Photo Booth is a portable Photo Booth Company specializing in Experiential Photo Booths at Special Events since 2010. Yvette has been a leader in growing and training her photography team to offer the best hard enclosed, open air, and headshot photo booths. The SF Candy Bar Team has spearheaded the growth and demand for candy buffets in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2012, and is best described as the elegant design of candy on a table, for special events. The SF Candy Bar Team offers Candy Buffet Designs, Popcorn Designs, Trail-Mix Buffets, and Party Favors. Yvette is passionate about growing her business through community partnerships, a positive and encouraging work environment for employees, and supporting other small business owners in their quest for successful entrepreneurship.

Nicole Moreno-Deinzer – Nicole Moreno-Deinzer grew up in Gilroy/Hollister, just two hours south of San Francisco. Her youth was filled with books and writing her own short stories. Needless to say, she fell in love with the written word since she picked up a pen. She is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Epifania Magazine. After years of freelance writing, she decided to start Epifania. A lifestyle magazine for women. She wanted to a place of postivity, where women can read about career, travel, relationships, style. She now has built up a small remote team, (her managing editor is in Connecticut). The magazine has given her the opporunity to take over Women In Tech and Justin Wu Snapchat channels. Before the magazine, she worked in the nonprofit sector for several years. Giving back and building relationships is important to her. She has plans to create a teen magazine, and a podcast. Aside from building the magazine, she enjoys finding finding new wines, and traveling to new countries with her husband.

Christina Davis Patel – Born and raised in the Bay Area, Christina Davis shares her beauty and fashion expertise through her blog, Classtige. Christina coined the name ‘Classtige’ because she considers her personal taste to be of class and prestige. Through Classtige, Christina captures makeup looks, fashion trends, and lifestyle hacks to provide fruitful tips for her followers to enjoy. Christina is of Indian descent, and has been featured in major publications such as South Asian Bride Magazine and Brown Girl Magazine for her collaborations with Sampat Jewelers, a fine jewelry company based in San Jose, CA. She is also the spokesperson and face for Sampat Jewelers. Aside from blogging, Christina is a true entrepreneur at heart and recently launched Classtige Collection featuring a line of t-shirts. She plans to expand the business very soon with new products to enrich the lives of her friends, family, and followers. Christina is also a freelance makeup artist for LVMH, and is thrilled to take her beauty skills to the next level. In her limited free time, Christina is a foodie and enjoys trying different restaurants in San Francisco. She can also be found exploring Instagrammable locations in the Bay Area in search for her next photo shoot location.

Kamilah Richardson – The Founder of two business; Rich and Riot and Just BE. Rich and Riot is an apparel line that combines high fashion with female empowerment. Just BE, is a Black Women’s art entrepreneurship collective. She is a fashion maven with extensive experience in retail, screen printing, modeling, and business management. She is passionate about growing her business in her hometown of Oakland, and supporting other Black women to do the same.

Elisabeth South – Elisabeth South is the Owner/Founder of SouthHaus Group located in sunny Los Angeles. A small operation turned into international contracts after one of her first clients was so happy with the work that SouthHaus Group did for his business, that he became the main investment partner, propelling SouthHaus Group to new heights. Elisabeth is not just a tech connector and consultant; she is also a director with an extensive background in theater and film. She is very passionate about connecting people and building up other women in tech.