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Astia's We Own it Summit

London, England

You see the numbers. You’ve read the stories. You know it makes no sense that women account for less than 5% of venture-backed companies. You see the opportunity and you want to be a part of ...

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 8:00 PM - 8:05 PM EDT

Grange St Paul's Hotel
10 Godliman Street
London, England EC4V 5AJ

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You see the numbers.

You’ve read the stories.

You know it makes no sense that women account for less than 5% of venture-backed companies.

You see the opportunity and you want to be a part of the change.

We have the summit for you, with an incredible array of events lined up. Wont you join us in London and register today?

The We Own It Summit, in London on June 27th and 28th, will address the barriers facing women entrepreneurs, celebrate the paths to success and create a road map to make 2010 through 2020: The Decade of the Female Entrepreneur.

Register now for the all-inclusive Premier Summit Pass (GBP 370)

Or register “a la carte” for individual events listed below.

All events take place at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London. Summit room rate of GBP 219 available using code GC131540. Book before May 26th, reservations: Additional discounts may be found online.

Global Pitch Competition
Thursday June 27th 8am – 12pm

Astia and The Next Women logos
Presented by Astia and The Next Women
Sponsored by Technology Strategy Board
Gust, Astia Angels and Startup Weekend

5 Top Finalists pitch their businesses in front of an international audience and panel of judges for a cash prize sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board.

Qualifying companies feature an innovative product or offering in a high-growth sector such as Technology, Life Science, Clean Tech or high-growth Consumer Products, an exceptional team, product and business strategy, a global market or the ability to expand into one, at least one woman in a leadership role (c level), or in a significant position of equity or influence.

Register: Free to investors, suggested donation of GBP 5-10 for general public

Attention Entrepreneurs: Application Deadline Extended to June 1!
To apply, visit

Awards Dinner
Thursday June 27th, 8pm

Thomson Reuters Logo Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

Celebrating great achievements in venture capital investment in women-led companies

7pm Sparkling Wine in the Atrium
Hosted by Astia Advisory Board Member Ilya Nykin

8pm Dinner
The dinner will honor the venture firms across Europe in the following categories:

Diversified Portfolio Award: European firm(s) with the largest percentage of investments in women CEOs or founder Shattered Glass Award: European firm(s) with the greatest number of investments in companies with a woman CEO Breaking the Barriers Award: European firm(s) with the greatest number of investments in companies with a female founder

Register: GBP 100 (plus 20% VAT)

Bold Entrepreneurs. Risky Business. Windows into Success
Lunch & Panel, Thursday June 27th, 12pm – 2pm
Ruth Owades and Nicola Horlick Picture
A panel discussion featuring:

Ruth Owades – Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of Calyx & Corolla and Gardner’s Eden, lauded by Business Week as “Best Entrepreneur” for revolutionizing the fresh flower catalog business. Read bio.

Nicola Horlick – Chairman of Rockpool Investments, LLP, innovator in new investment vehicles, particularly for the film industry. Read bio.

and more…

Lunch sponsored by
Bloomberg logo
Register: GBP 35 (plus 20% VAT)

Keynote Lunch: Helena Morrissey
Lunch & Keynote, Friday June 28th, 12pm – 2pm

Helena Morrissey Picture

Helena joined Newton in 1994 as a fixed income fund manager and was appointed CEO in 2001. During her time running Newton’s bond funds she was twice-winner of Investment Week’s Global Bond Fund Manager of the year.

Helena is involved in many aspects of the UK fund management industry and was named the Financial News ‘Most Influential Woman in European Asset Management’ in 2010. She was the first female director of the UK’s Investment Management Association, serving from 2005 till 2012. She represents the investment industry on the FSA’s Practitioner Panel, a statutory body providing input to the regulators from practitioners’ perspectives . She is a member of the University of Cambridge Endowment Investment Board and chairman of the Eve Appeal, which funds research into gynaecological cancers. Helena was recently appointed chairman of the Royal Academy’s Corporate Board.

In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving 30% women on UK corporate boards by 2015 through voluntary, business-led change. She was appointed CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list.

A Cambridge philosophy graduate, she began her career as a global bond analyst with Schroders in New York. She is married with nine children.

Register: GBP 35 (plus 20% VAT)

Salons & OneXOne Conversations
Conference participants
Participants who register for the Premier or Champion Summit pass participate in discussion salons focused on addressing the barriers for women in high-growth entrepreneurship across the pipeline from aspiring entrepreneur to founder/CEO to investor to board member. Conversations lead to actionable plans to make 2010 – 2012 the decade of the woman entrepreneur. Participants also have access to OneXOne Conversations – interviews that are especially designed to explore interesting and even provocative issues. A list of salons and OneXOne Conversation will be available on

Register: Premier Summit Ticket, GBP 370 ,includes access to all events, salons and OneXOne conversations.

Or, donate-what-you-choose for a Participant Ticket to access everything except Thursday night Awards Dinner.

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Get Introduced to the Women You Should Know

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Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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Maricella Herrera Avila
Maricella Herrera Avila

Staten Island, NY

VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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