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Thursday August 2, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

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PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) 
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304  

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Women MBA Connect 

Women MBA Connect's 2012 Summer Panel


“Incorporating Innovative Trends into Today’s Business”

The competitive landscape for many industries has been redefined by new technologies. To be competitive and meet the demand of the global market, companies must be innovative and flexible. We have invited a diverse set of panelists from Bay Area companies for a stimulating and insightful discussion on current business trends. Our panel discussions will address the strategies and tactics that allow them to be innovative and flexible while focusing on current business trends. They will also touch on the structural alignment and internal changes that best meet today's challenges. The panelists will share their perspectives.

Panelists Include
Roger Chen, Business Strategy Professor at University of San Francisco
Susan Mason,  General Partner at Aligned Partners
Melissa McVicker, Director of Employee Communications at Intel
Deidrie Towery, Founder/President at ProActive Business Solutions, Inc.
Margaret Worel, Technical Competitive Intelligence at IBM


Jennifer C. Contreras, Co-Founder of WMC and former Associate Dean, School of Management at University of San Francisco

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5:30 - 6:15  Registration and networking reception with light refreshments
6:15 - 8:00  Panel address with Q&A
8:00 - 8:30  Networking, departures and program ends

Thank You

Women MBA Connect wants to recognize and thank PARC, a Xerox company, for supporting and promoting professional women in business leadership roles by providing the facility for Women MBA Connect’s Summer Panel Discussion.

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, they provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners.


Women MBA Connect also wants to express our sincere gratitude to House Family Winery for donating bottles of fine wine as tokens of appreciation to our guest panelists.

House Family Winery is a family owned and operated business located in the hills above Saratoga California. The owner, Dave House, who was the General Manager at Intel in the early years in charge of microprocessors and later a president and CEO of Bay Networks, oversees the farming and the overall business operation. House Family Wines are made 100% from grapes grown in their Old Oak Vineyard located on the property. The winery bottles estate Chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, in addition to cabernet franc and petit verdot grown on eight acres.