ALL ABOUT US
Women Mean Business is an up and coming Chicago based conference in its first year of operation that will provide high school young women and nonbinary people with a space to pursue their intersecting passions in the technology and business sectors. This conference will feature speakers and breakout sessions with professionals from various companies and multiple networking opportunities. There will be several breakout sessions to cater to the interests of attendees including entrepreneurship, financial analytics, digital marketing, etc.
Participants will be able to receive advice from seasoned professionals in their respective industries and network with numerous companies. Due to COVID-19, Women Mean Business will be fully virtual. Starting October 3rd at 1 PM CST, there will be an opening ceremony followed by two breakout sessions and a professional development session. This conference will continue on October 10th and 17th with an opening keynote, two breakout sessions and a closing session for each day.
CEO of tastytrade
Kristi Ross is the co-CEO and President of tastytrade, the most-watched online financial network making finance fun and actionable. She is a co-Founder of dough, a visual front-end trading technology platform launched in 2014. The tastytrade and tastyworks collective offering focuses on empowering the do-it-yourself investor to engage more with their finances, through the unique combination of content and technology. Ms. Ross started her career in public accounting, specializing in financial services industry clientele including individual traders, proprietary firms, market makers, specialists, discount brokerage and advisory firms
and has been in and around the trading business for more than 25 years.
Take a look below to learn about the schedule for Women Mean Business. If you have any questions about specific activities or event timing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch - we’ll be happy to help.
Keynote with Kristie Ross
Business + Engineering with Karen Eng
Tech + Cloud Computing with Smiti Sharma
Tech + Writing with Robin Maxii
Business + Tax with Kathy Scherer
Professional Development with
Keynote with Ali Kriegsman
Business + Beauty with Noura Liben
Tech + Law with Claire Schwartz
College Panel with Harshini Sivakumar, Linette Pan,
Keynote with Rana El Kalioby
Jordana Hozman, Sydney Holubow, Zoe Schneider, Kaitlyn Lau, Quin Kies, Claire Schwartz, Ellie Strellat, Ella Burke, Zanaya Shropshire, Portia Grace, Lilah Goldberg, Latifah Alabbad, Melanie Browdy, Sophie Levitt, Hiba Laziri, Nikki Agrawal, Sophia Lim, and Sabrina Ma