Rising Tide: Women Making Waves in the Startup World Luncheon @ UW (11/16)

Rising Tide: Women Making Waves in the Startup World is WE Lead’s annual luncheon and celebration of entrepreneurial women across the Pacific Northwest who are creating impact and making change in their communities. 

We are gathering ahead of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day to build community and highlight entrepreneurial problem solvers, creative minds, and leaders on and off campus and celebrate the launch of the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s new women’s entrepreneurial leadership program, WE Lead.

Entrepreneurship is a mindset, a way of looking at problems and developing unique solutions. In an ever-changing world, we need fresh takes on new and old challenges, and greater diversity of thought, experience, and identity in leadership roles of all kinds.

Women rise to their potential by growing their leadership and by making their dreams a reality, in community with other women. Together, we work to lift up the next generation of women leaders to make us all stronger—“a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Students will be joined for lunch by dynamic women leaders from a multitude of industries, all with their own stories to share. In addition, we’ve invited two co-founders and UW alumnae to interview one another in an intimate Fireside Chat sharing the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journeys.

All are welcome regardless of gender identity. This event is for currently enrolled UW students only – community members are welcome on an invitation basis. Seating is limited, RSVP now! Once the spots are filled, we’ll keep a wait list for cancellations.  

Our speakers: 
Melinda Haughey, Co-Founder & CTO, Proxi
UW MS, Human Computer Interaction 2021
UW PhD, Human Computer Interaction 2022

Chelsey Roney, Co-Founder & CEO, Proxi
UW MBA 2017

Attendance Commitment: 
Please note that your RSVP means you are committing to attend. We try to obtain the most accurate attendee estimate for events so we can plan accordingly for catering, staffing, and seating. You do not need to identify as a woman to attend this event! 

If you are unable to attend after registering, please contact Winona Kantamaneni at wrennick@uw.edu as far in advance as possible so we may include people from the wait list. 

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach