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Emerging Women Leadership Series: Women in Money

June 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you craving an opportunity to share authentically with women who face similar challenges and opportunities in bringing their work to the world?
We’re excited to announce the Emerging Women Leadership Series @ Impact HUB Academy in Boulder, Colorado facilitated by Chantal Pierrat, featuring panelists: Tracy Gray, Alicia Robb, Melanie Pease Davidson and Debbie Huttner.
Join us for an interactive evening of connection, wisdom, and deep dives to support you on your journey as a female leader.
We’ve invited some of the top money minds to help us identify opportunities to shift the world of finance and investing in a more sustainable and collectively beneficial direction with feminine leadership.
The Format:
6:00-6:30 Authentic Networking
6:30-7:15 Panel Discussion
7:15-7:45 Power Circles Breakout
7:45-8:00 ReGroup, Comments, and Close
8:00-8:30 Drinks + Connect
(Speaker’s Bios Below)
Women in Money is the first in this innovative series designed to grow community and support for women of impact to help you succeed in business. Each event will have its own unique theme, including diverse panelists and power circle discussion topics, not to mention libations and evening nibbles!  
To view the entire series: click here to view the Emerging Women blog.
Chantal Pierrat:

Chantal’s passion is to empower women through feminine leadership. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women and Emerging Women Live in order to support the integration of business and meaning. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal believes that dance is one of the most powerful ways to connect to our present experience and discover the truth of who we are. As a side project during her years in publishing, she created SoulSweat™, a dynamic dance program that combines structured choreography with wild abandonment. She taught for 12 years, and released SoulSweat, the DVD, in 2007. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.
Tracy Gray:

Tracy D. Gray is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of The 22 Capital Group (The 22), a social impact, growth venture capital and advisory firm with a job creation mission by increasing the export capacity of Southern California manufacturing companies, targeting women- and minority-owned businesses.  Ms. Gray is also an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) where she advises portfolio companies on all aspects of their business and leads LACI’s Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council and its initiatives.
Ms. Gray was formerly Senior Advisor of International Business and Marketing for the Los Angeles Mayor and the Mayor’s Office of Small Business. In addition, Ms. Gray co-founded a venture catalyst consulting firm and worked for a venture capital firm and the Space Shuttle program.
Ms. Gray is on numerous for-profit and non-profit advisory boards and boards of directors, has authored several publications and is a frequent public speaker. She holds a B.S. in Mathematical Science with an aeronautics emphasis from the UC Santa Barbara and dual MBAs from Columbia University and UC Berkeley 
Alicia Robb:

Alicia is the Founder and CEO of Next Wave. She was previously a Senior Fellow with the Kauffman Foundation for more than a decade ( She is also the Founder and past Executive Director and Board Chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Development. ( Dr. Robb received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has previously worked with the the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Office of Economic Research in the SBA. She is a prolific author on the topic of entrepreneurship. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the co-author of A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Businesses and The Next Wave: Financing and Investing Strategies for Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs by Stanford University Press, as well as Race and Entrepreneurial Success, published by MIT Press. She is an active investor, a mentor to various young firms, and an advisory board member for several nonprofit groups, including the Deming Center Venture Fund, the Good Food Institute, and the Foundation for Sustainable Development.
Melanie Pease Davidson:

Melanie Pease Davidson is an Impact Investor, Political Activist, Lyft Driver and Managing Partner at Peak Change.   In her work with PeakChange, Melanie is a strong social advocate and impact investor focused on supporting organizations that are dedicated to poverty alleviation, food stability and economic security through empowerment of women and investing in leading women entrepreneurs. Melanie is a veteran marketer and most recently severed as President & Chief Growth Officer of the Denver-based digital marketing agency, Fruition. 
In addition to her impact and investing work she is also passionate about changing the face of our political leadership at the state and federal level so that we have a democracy that is more reflective of the people it serves.  She is on the advisory board of Electing Women which focuses on electing pro choice candidates to Governor and the US Senate as well as Blueflower Action, an initiative that supports women, especially women of color, running for office in Colorado.
Melanie has a B.B.A in Marketing from Temple University is an avid runner, snowboarder, traveler and is based out of Denver, CO with her husband and two school aged children.
Debbie Huttner:

Debbie is a financial advisor and the Impact Specialist at Colorado Capital Management. She is passionate about helping clients invest not just for financial returns, but also to make a positive social and environmental impact. Debbie works with individuals, families and private foundations who wish to align their investment portfolios with their most deeply cherished values. She also works with clients on financial planning and conventional (non-impact) investment strategies.
Debbie has held a variety of high-level positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. As Vice President at Time Warner, she oversaw corporate development and investments for CNN Interactive. Prior to that, she served as Director of Business Development for RCN, where she structured over $100 million in telecom mergers and acquisitions. After leaving Time Warner, Debbie founded The Wellness Initiative, a non-profit that improved the physical health, social and emotional development, and academic performance of low-income youth through yoga-based wellness programs. 
Debbie is a graduate of Brown University (BA 1992) and NYU School of Law and Stern School of Business (JD/MBA 1997). Most importantly, she is deeply in love with her two children -Evy and Lee!


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