Past Events 2011

Connecting Women to Power Business Conference

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
California State University
Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street,
Carson, California 90747
8:30 am – 6:30 pm (check in at 8:00am)


No cost to attend. Complimentary continental breakfast and box lunch provided.

Parking: $4.00, cash only.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Janice Bryant Howroyd
    Chief Executive Officer, Act 1 Group
  • Maria Marin
    International Motivational Speaker,
    Negotiation Expert
  • Rosario Marin
    Former Treasurer of the United States

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Summit on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Friday, January 7, 2011
Mountain View, California
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders play a key role in driving entrepreneurship and small business growth in communities across the U.S. President's Advisory Commissioner Dilawar Syed will kick off the first in a series of White House Initiative Economic Summits in Silicon Valley. These events will raise awareness of the Administration's efforts to incentivize entrepreneurs and small businesses to drive economic growth. The Summit is free of charge. Pre-event registration is required. Register here to reserve your spot.

Summit Keynote: U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (bio)

Morning Panel: Ways in which Government is Working to Help You

Senior Obama Administration officials from the White House Economic Council, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury will discuss initiatives and resources for business owners, financiers, and budding entrepreneurs.

Luncheon Keynote Discussion: Successful Business – What It Takes

Administration leaders on innovation, data and technology will provide insights into federal efforts to support job growth and business development and improve the welfare of the nation.


Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President (bio)

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (bio)

Moderated by Ginger Lew, Senior Counselor, White House Economic Council and U.S. Small Business Administration (bio)

Break Out Discussions and Panels on How to Grow Your Business

  • Workshop 1: Financing the Next American Start-up Company
    Funding opportunities from Small Business Administration loan programs, featuring venture and private equity specialists and small business owners who have taken advantage of federal funding options.

  • Workshop 2: Government Contracting – Opportunities for Business
    How to become a federal contractor and contracting opportunities locally and nationally, with an update on certification and rule changes that are increasing small business contracting opportunities.

  • Workshop 3: Exporting – Taking Your Business Global
    Take your business global through exporting of goods and services. This workshop will introduce you to the federal government’s domestic assistance programs, trade promotion, and export finance agencies.

  • Workshop 4: Clean Tech and Healthcare IT – Industries on the Rise
    Two industries that have demonstrated growth in recent years include Clean Tech and Healthcare IT.  Learn more about opportunities in these growing fields and what the government is trying to do to support US-based development in these areas. 

Please visit the White House Initiative Facebook page for updates and the event agenda. Your participation is vital to increase access to federal resources and to inform future policy. We encourage you to share this invitation widely with your friends and colleagues. If you would like to contact us, please email


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