Bid now to enjoy a mentoring session with two top entrepreneurs and leaders in business, Carolyn Rodz and Elizabeth Gore. Carolyn and Elizabeth will provide strategic advice on a business plan and provide mentoring support for an entrepreneur in San Francisco!
Featured in Fortune, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and more, Circular Board was founded by three-time entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz. She has raised billions of dollars of capital for innovative organizations, created a luxury retail line that sold in over 400 stores worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Harrod’s, and Bloomingdale's, and later launched a global marketing firm that supported specialty product launches within Fortune 500 enterprises and startups positioning themselves for industry leadership.
Carolyn now serves as an advocate for women entrepreneurs, connecting them to sources to capital, strategic partners, and mentors to create businesses that scale. She is committed to closing the gender gap prevalent in the startup environment by helping female founders implement key strategies for sustainable, accelerated business growth.
Carolyn was recognized by Entrepreneur as a 2016 “Woman to Watch”, and was selected to participate in the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator. She is a member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, and Fortune Most Powerful Women attendee, and has received numerous accolades including being chosen as a Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur and American Express Micro to Millions awardee. She is aTEDx speaker, regular contributor to major media outlets, and is a board member for the Texas A&M Mays College of Business.
Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, where Gore drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship, thereby creating jobs that will drive the world economy. Gore is extending Dell’s global advocacy efforts to raise entrepreneurship to the public policy agenda, encouraging policies and practices that support and enable entrepreneurial growth globally.
Mrs. Gore also chairs the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and builds global partnerships that positively affect the UN’s most pressing humanitarian issues. Elizabeth Gore works with the United Nations and the Foundation to support innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Ms. Gore previously served as the first ever Entrepreneur in Residence for the UN Foundation as well as Vice President of Global Partnerships, and founded strategic grassroots efforts such as Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and the Shot@Life.
Ms. Gore was named by People as one of the top 100 Extraordinary Women and is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People inBusiness. Ms. Gore has been featured on multiple media outlets including: ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The New York Times, People, and Time. She is a World Champion Equestrian, and joined Summit on the Summit and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis on behalf of the United Nations.