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Tech CEOs & Entrepreneurs... What are you worth? How do you get it?

Join us in this Special Edition of the flagship WFS Tech Conference for CEOs, founders, and investors of software and IT companies. 

Panels composed by Women experts covering the most updated Tech M&A topics: investment, growth, strategy, buyouts, sales, and mergers. ONLINE!

Insights from: private equity, VC, angels, strategic and financial buyers, M&A advisors, and CEOs who’ve had a successful exit.

Growth & Exit Strategies:
Women Tech Leaders Virtual Conference

Mar 2, 2023


11:00 - 11:10 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Ana Victoria Conejo, Director | WFS

Gina Stanhope, Conference Chair and COO | Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)

11:10 – 11:30 AM

M&A Market Update & 2023 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends

How trends drive strategic imperatives and lead to successful exits

Tim Goddard, Executive VP, Corp Strategies | Corum Group

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Investors Panel: What Women investors are looking for in funding strategies?

Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner | Fusion Fund

Amanda Cashin, Co-Founder, Global Head For Startups & Accelerator | Illumina

Ankita Vashistha, Founder & Managing Partner | StrongHer Ventures

Ute Mercker, Investment Director | IBB Ventures

Elaine Kunda, Founder & Managing Partner | Disruption Ventures

Sarah Young, Founder & Managing Partner | Sandpiper

Thandeka Xaba, Managing Director | Digital Africa Ventures

Moderator: Jaber Tannay, Senior Vice President | Corum Group

12:30 – 12:50 PM

Tech Valuation Metrics: What is your company worth & how do you get it?

Alden Mendoza, Vice President | Corum Group

12:50 – 13:10 PM

Go-To-Market Process & Short Break

13:10 – 14:10

Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Cristina Wheless, Group Leader | Volaris Group

Amber Hilkene, Partner, Head of Investor Relations | AnaCap Financial Partners

Sharon Van Zeeland, VP Corporate Development | Rockwell Automation

Victoria Gardin, Corp Strategy Director | OneTrust

Cheryl Strom, Principal, Origination | The Riverside Company

Laetitia Pariente, Sr M&A Manager | SITA

Jyothsna Tremblay, VP Corporate Development | Paycor

KC Kanoff, Principal | Mainsail Partners

Moderator: Rob Griggs, President | Corum Group

14:10 – 14:20

Getting Your Team on Board

Rob Griggs, President | Corum Group

14:20 – 15:20

Sellers Panel: Her Story, Insider tips from Women CEOs who've successfully sold

Viridiana de la Garza, COO | Digital OnUs

Mary Wilson, Founder & President | Tibersoft

Heather Barnhouse, Partner | Dentons

Satu Lapinlampi, CEO | Hiottu Oy

Moderator: Kristin Fox, Founder | Fox Inspires LLC

15:20 - 15:30

Celebration After the Deal & Closing Remarks


Digital Africa Ventures

Thandeka Xaba

Managing Director


Lu Zhang

Founder & Managing Partner


Mary Wilson

Founder & President


Sarah Young

Founder & Managing Partner


Cristina Wheless

Group Leader

Corum Group

Rob Griggs


Hiottu Oy

Satu Lapinlampi



Heather Barnhouse


The Riverside Company

Cheryl Strom

Principal – Origination

Disruption Ventures

Elaine Kunda

Founder & Managing Partner

Rockwell Automation

Sharon Van Zeeland

VP Corporate Development

Corum Group

Gina Stanhope

Chief Operating Officer


Jyothsna Tremblay

VP Corporate Development

Corum Group

Jaber Tannay

Senior Vice President


Laetitia Pariente

Sr M&A Manager


Viridiana De La Garza


IBB Ventures

Ute Mercker

Investment Director


Ana Victoria Conejo



Amanda Cashin

Co-Founder, Global Head For Startups & Accelerator

StrongHer Ventures

Ankita Vashitha

Founder & Managing Partner


KC Kanoff



Amber Hilkene

Partner, Head of Investor Relations

FoxInspires LLC

Kristin Fox



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