I've had a blast speaking at TEDx last month! Such an adrenaline rush before you go out and bam within a few minutes... i've told me entire story. Thank you so much for those who showed up and watched the video as well. Just in case you've missed it. you could watch it here now. Give me some feedback please!
Most recently, i was invited to keynote at Concordia University to a bunch of smart MBAs in regards of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A few takeaways: you could follow me @MsSonicFlare to follow my POV :) Yes I do believe:women could have it all!Just need to prioritize them. Step by step+conquer it all #entrepreneurship #innovation #myKeynote you've got to want it. The worst entrepreneurs I've seen are the ones given up already...before they've started. when one door closes, another will open... don't give up on your passion Don't be afraid to try something new... [...]
Early this year, i've received #PBJ40U40 award. I was so humbled to know that i was chosen by the Portland Business Journal! I've had a blast going through the interview process, photo shoot and attending the award show. Thank you! More links to share: this year’s class of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Ivo’s favorite restaurants and her love for 80’s music at PBJ. For more of PBJ 40u40 winner list; photo of album cover ; music video
I've had the privileged to keynote last wednesday at the first ever #eveMCECs #SWE first annual of women engineers/computer scientist event. My topic was about Entrepreneurs: Tell your story & Pitch your ideas- Be bold! I've shared my top 5 key pointers here It was a great crowd and i've had a blast sharing my story!
I've had a fun time at the #I3PDX Include. Innovate. Invest event last month. I've moderated a discussion/crowdfunding topic on Corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship and how to start up your company from the ground up! See post write up by the great Malia here! Moreover, 24Notion is the proud sponsor for the Start-Up Tech challenge here in our backyard! Be sure to sign up! winning team will win an awesome mentorship and consulting services from our very own agency! #24NotionTheCatalyst
I've had the privileged to be a part of the amazing team at NWrWIC plus, moderated a thought provoking discussions on personal brand around STEM/Technology enthusiasts. This year theme was Women Pioneering Innovation! I was accompanied by Microsoft, Tripwire, personal brand advocate Claire and Kate from Intel NBI team. It was a well rounded and fun discussions. Note: photo by Hal Harrison
You couldn’t get any more real with 50 Cent than I did at #CES2014! I sat down with 50 to catch up on his involvement at SMS Audio and his new album. 50 Cent has conquered it all as a musician/rapper, an influential person in the music industry and an entrepreneur by heart. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide to date. As the current CEO of SMS Audio, 50 is the real deal! He told me that he has been involved with SMS Audio since 2011 when he acquired the company. While several rappers have headphones named for them, 50 Cent personally helped engineer the “SYNC” and “STREET” lines [...]
Humble, friendly, personable, beautiful and a successful entrepreneur, Maria Menounos has it all! She has proven that she can be an expert in all fields of the entertainment industry. I was honored to have a chance to sit down with Maria during #CES2014 Entertainment Matters to learn more about her life in the fast lane as a top TV personality. Entertainment Matters operates under CES and is dedicated to all things film, TV, and digital communities. The Entertainment Matters Ambassador unites entertainment with technology through thought leadership, trendsetting and being passionate abo[...]
The 2014 International CES® opened on Tuesday as a record-breaking show with more than 3,200 exhibitors across its largest show floor ever. CES is produced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. Over 150,000 people attended from more than 150 countries, with 37,000+ international visitors. #CES2014 Highlights What’s happening in the world of technology trends right now? We saw everything from Interconnected Home, 4K TVs, wearable tech, face recognition, smart watches, 3D printing, and [...]
We're constantly hearing the buzz around mentorship. What is the actual value of mentorship? How do you get the most out of it? I recently participated on a panel discussion hosted by the US Dept. of State where twenty-seven TechGirls from eight Middle Eastern countries and the Palestinian Territories gathered together in Washington, D.C. on July 16 at the Microsoft HQ campus. The conversation built upon one of the recent posts on the value of mentorship and STEM education. As we took part in candid conversation about advancing the status of women and girls from all over the world, numerous[...]