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Women's Pitch Training Workshop - Crafting a Sales & Fundraising Pitch

Women’s Entrepreneurial Council, in partnership with the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of Rockies Venture Club (RVC), are excited to celebrate women’s resilience and expertise in a two-part pitch event series!

Part One: Pitch Training Workshop – Sales & Fundraising – September 29, 2020 at 3PM (MDT) – Register for pitch workshop HERE! – Cost: $10 

Part Two: Women’s Best Awards℠ | Women’s Best Pitch Awards 2020  – November 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM (MDT) – View more info here.

This workshop event combines the experience of two pitch mavens and seasoned entrepreneurs, Barbara Bauer and Olivia Omega!  Attendees gain a workshop focused on the skills of crafting a sales and fundraising pitch to help grow their business and attract investors for their venture. This training also prepares women entrepreneurs to compete for prizes at the Women’s Best Awards℠ | Women’s Best Pitch Awards on November 5th in addition to helping them with their pitch skills. Block the time and be there because these two are going share content your business needs and they have the track record to prove their expertise!  

During this workshop, women entrepreneurs learn: 

  • – brand language and positioning
  • – key elements needed in a sales and fundraising pitch
  • – why format matters
  • – how to stand out from the competition
  • – how to articulate value 
  • – nuances of a pitch deck and a takeaway deck 
  • – how to make your deck calm your desired audience’s objections
  • – where most entrepreneurs get it wrong with pitching
  • – key points all decks must include
  • – Q&A with the experts

 

Register for pitch workshop HERE! – Cost: $10 

Register to attend Women’s Best Pitch Awards 2020 HERE!  – Free to attend!

 

MORE ABOUT OUR PITCH WORKSHOP EXPERTS:

Barbara BauerTraining on the Craft of a Fundraising Pitch: Barbara T. Bauer |  Director, Women’s Investor Network (WIN) – Denver, CO

Barbara is the Director of the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of the Rockies Venture Club (RVC). RVC delivers entrepreneur and investor workshops globally, and WIN recruits and supports women interested in early stage investments to prepare them to become active and engaged angel investors. Barbara is an experienced international business leader with a current focus on impact investing and social enterprise. She has just completed several years as the Executive Director, Myanmar, for Partnership for Change (PfC), a Norwegian impact investment and international development organization. Barbara worked closely with community, state and national Myanmar leaders to identify, plan and implement programs and development models that improve economic opportunities, and that can be replicated or scaled up, increasing benefit and community skills.

Prior to this position, Barbara was a Princeton in Asia Senior Fellow, working in Myanmar and Thailand on projects supporting opportunities for Myanmar refugees. She has also started two boutique businesses: GlobalSight Partners, an international management consulting organization, and Silk and Stones Travel, a boutique travel company specializing in custom designed sustainable tourism tours to Southeast Asia. Barbara also developed and led the innovative Center for Women Entrepreneurs at the University of Denver. During her career she held executive positions at Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, US West, Raynet, and Bell Laboratories. Her academic credentials include a B.S. and M.S. in Physics, and the Stanford Summer Executive Program.

 

Olivia Omega
Training on the Craft of a Sales Pitch: Olivia Omega | TEDx speaker, diversity and inclusion advocate, and branding strategist – Denver,CO

As a TEDx speaker, diversity and inclusion advocate, and branding strategist, Olivia Omega is the co-founder at Wallace Marketing Group, and the author of Beautifully Branded: The Girl’s Guide to Understanding the Anatomy of Brand You. Olivia is also the Founder Track Chair for Denver Startup Week, helping the world’s largest free entrepreneurial event strengthen its diversity, equity, and inclusion muscle.

With 20 years of corporate branding, advertising, and digital marketing experience, Olivia has studied the importance of authenticity for both brands and individuals, and what it means to show up in a genuine way.

Half of her career was spent in corporate at an advertising agency and the other 10 years as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Personal brand identity and authentic expression of ones’ unique individuality played a large role in both career paths.

Olivia has influenced the global brands of Frito Lay, Pepsi, and Starbucks among others. She is a mom, wife, disco ball enthusiast, and has been featured in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Business Week, People, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Olivia graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business and currently lives outside of Denver, CO.

 

 

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please email Kalen@thecommons.co within two weeks of the event start date. You will be contacted by someone from our team to discuss your specific needs. Please include your contact information.

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Tue Sep 29 • 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Women's pitch workshop

Women's Pitch Training Workshop - Crafting a Sales & Fundraising Pitch

Women’s Entrepreneurial Council, in partnership with the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of Rockies Venture Club (RVC), are excited to celebrate women’s resilience and expertise in a two-part pitch event series!

Part One: Pitch Training Workshop – Sales & Fundraising – September 29, 2020 at 3PM (MDT) – Register for pitch workshop HERE! – Cost: $10 

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Women’s Entrepreneurial Council, in partnership with the Women’s Investor Network (WIN), an initiative of Rockies Venture Club (RVC), are excited to announce the inaugural year of the Women’s Best Awards℠ | Women’s Best Pitch Awards 2020!

 

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please email Kalen@thecommons.co within two weeks of the event start date.

You will be contacted by someone from our team to discuss your specific needs. Please include your contact information.

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