Women Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated around the world, across the United States, and throughout Pennsylvania every year in October.
We are excited to hold this event in conjunction with members of Women In Bio and that we will be featuring speakers from beyond the Pittsburgh community!
What pressures do women entrepreneurs face in the business world and how do they navigate through those challenges? How can women shape their own mold for success when it comes to building and running a startup? Please join us for She Creates as we showcase women who hold leadership roles both within the Pittsburgh entrepreneurial community and beyond and discuss the difficulties of being a woman entrepreneur.
Learn and get inspired by these ambitious female founders and learn why you should be a part of the revolution! The She Creates panel is a partnership between the Big Idea Center, Women In Bio-Pittsburgh, PNC, Numo, Next Act Fund, and CMU Project Olympus.
She Creates 2020 Speakers:
Presentation Theme: "Be the Spark: If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It "
Susie is Executive Vice President, Business Operations at Breakthrough Properties, a Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital JV, where she oversees the firm’s property operations platform: engaging with life science companies of all sizes, building venture capital and industry connections, and strengthening global innovation communities. She has nearly 20 years of executive strategy and operations experience, working with a number of biotech and tech startups, both as an entrepreneur and as an investor (angel and venture capital).
Susie is the founding CFO at Mission BioCapital (MBC), an early stage life science venture capital firm and most recently, co-founder and COO of BioLabs, an affiliate innovation platform of coworking lab spaces and services for innovation users. She has advised leading and emerging biotech ecosystems in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions; and continues to mentor startups and their founders. Her philanthropic work focuses on maternal, pediatric and women's health and self-care platforms. She holds a masters in biology from Harvard University, with graduate research conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital; and a bachelors, business administration from CSU, Long Beach.
Margot is Investment Committee Co-chair and Treasurer of Next Act Fund, a Pittsburgh based angel network investing in women entrepreneurs. Margot has extensive experience in specialty retail, including senior level merchandising positions, strategic planning, marketing and consulting. Margot holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.