By ANNE COCQUYT
On October 26-27 SERENDIPITY is coming back to San Francisco with an opportunity-packed, two-day personal and professional development conference. Hosted by the digital networking platform GUILD, this conference is not your average conference. With 40 half-day sessions, curated networking meetings, family-style dinners, and an opportunity-filled cocktail reception, it is uniting more than 500 women across experience and industries.
There’s magic to be had and we want you to join us! We’ll be sponsoring the Women’s Health House over the two days where speakers like Laura Kyriazis, Nimisha Gandhi, Jessica Da Massa, Zoya Khan, Medell Briggs, Meghan Conroy, and Lauren Weinger will empower women of all ages, across all industries to build their network and speak about topics that are not usually on an agenda at a tech conference. They are hosting panels on self-care, family planning, FemTech, public health, menopause, and kegel exercises.
In addition to our house, SERENDIPITY is taking over nine additional Houses – beautiful co-working spaces, venture studios, galleries, and much more across The City. Each destination focuses on cross-industries area, from investing in companies to emerging tech as well as powerful stories from women at the Health House. The sessions are intimate, salon-style workshops and focus on activity-based networking.
More than 100 inspiring and engaging hosts have already been confirmed, including Jesse Draper (The Valley Girl Show and GP at Halogen Ventures), Kate McAndrews (Women in Hardware), Denise Brosseau (Stanford Faculty Thought Leadership), Svetlana Saitsky (CTI Coach), Nicole Quinn (Lightspeed Ventures), Shannon Gordon (theBoardlist), Lisa Mae Brunson (Women Women Tech), Sensi Graves (Professional Kiteboarder), Bianca Gates (Birdies), Terri Mead (Angel Investor) and many more.
SERENDIPITY’s non-conference style is breaking the stereotype of lengthy, dry stage presentations and endless gala dinners. This conference is all about learning, connecting and inspiration.
Anne is the founder and CEO of The GUILD