Female Founder Stories Panel & Networking: Vol 2 / Scale Your Story

Calling all female entrepreneurs! Join this community event produced by three local Marin founders (including Bonnie from Poet and/the Bench):
Founder Stories Volume 2 
Thursday March 7
Mill Valley Recreation
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Free to Attend with RSVP:
{Mill Valley} Female Founder Stories
Vol 2: Scale Your Story / Branding, Marketing & Growth

​- CMO of Mira Fertility, Katherine Sakovich - building from the ground up, marketing strategy, analytics

​- Noise 13 Creative Agency founder, Dava Guthmiller - "telling an effective story", identifying your audience, appropriate targeting
​- Venture builder and Go-to-Market expert (GTM), Tamara Jones - "growth without social", partnerships, GTM strategy
​- Go-to-Market expert at Kleiner Perkins (VC arm behind Loom, Figma, & more), Suzanne Holloway, will join us to cover marketing strategy, measuring success

Community Sponsors
City of Mill Valley believes in partnering to support community efforts such as ours. Their sponsorship of the Mill Valley Recreation Center for this panel allows us to gather without a waitlist! 

Assembly Wealth continues to support the Female Founder Stories initiative. Assembly Wealth is a proud member of the Mill Valley and Marin County community, providing personalized wealth management for financial clarity, peace of mind, and well-being. For more information on Assembly Wealth and our community events, let's assemble at www.letsassemble.com

Food & Beverage
​Chef Debb Michail of Tavus Foods will be serving little bites of bold, fresh, and delectable Persian food with her signature dips.

​Anne-Frans Van Vliet is bringing tastings of her Lil Bitty Nuts gourmet nut mixes

​Christine Peck, Founder of St. Hildie's will be bringing the magic with their buzzy, good-for-you botanical spiked tonics 🎉

International Women's Day
We are delighted that our event coincides with International Women's Day on March 8! Stay tuned for fun empowering delights!

A collaboration in service of community brought Marin-based founders and hosts Bonnie Powers, Kasia Stiggelbout and Kristina Rudzinskaya together to provide both networking opportunities and encouraging lessons and insights from panel trailblazers in our own backyard. Your hosts bring insights and experience from corporate pivots:

  • Bonnie Powers moved from her 30 year career running branding, design and innovation consultancies to opening the mixed use retail and gallery space Poet and/the Bench in Mill Valley with her jewelry designer husband. Poet and/the Bench is a rare find of a lifestyle shop with a highly edited selection of small batch and one of a kind home goods, art, jewelry and apothecary supporting more than 60 emerging and independent artists.
  • Women’s wellness entrepreneur and podcast host, Kasia Stiggelbout’s journey shifted from product development, marketing, and operations to a Doctoral program studying Chinese Medicine. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she now hosts the Nourish Podcast and is soon launching In Flow, a women’s wellness brand rooted in cyclical living for ambitious women
  • Kristina Rudzinskaya led the quality engineering team at Slack before inventing Etalon, the smart posture apparel brand. With a mission to guide people towards alignment within themselves and the world around them, Kristina's innovative approach places the human experience at the forefront, transforming the often uncomfortable process of posture correction into an enjoyable and effective one. Her pioneering work has earned her accolades and awards.

  • Free to join. RSVPs are requested. (Note, if do get to a waitlist, we will email as RSVPs open up. If you RSVP and can't attend, please let us know.)
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