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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: All That I Am: Now That I Know

Friday, Aug 9 2019 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Teresa Spangler
TechWorks Gaston 52A Ervin St Belmont, NC 28012

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: All That I Am: Now That I Know: 17 Life Lessons for Women Entrepreneurs

Friday, August 9, 2019

Location: TechWorks Gaston

52A Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012

Parking: Free Parking all around the building

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: "All That I Am: Now That I Know: 17 Life Lessons for Women Entrepreneurs on Dreaming Big, Failing Big, and dusting yourself off to DO IT all over again!" by Teresa Spangler



I'm what you would call a 'challenge junkie'. Others have challenged me all my life. "Ain’t no woman made it yet in this business and you won't either!” they said to me. I took that challenge and beat out 240 men to become the #1 saleswoman in that company.

In the early '90s, Venture Capitalists simply did not fund women in technology. I accepted that challenge and went on to fund a startup that grew from $23 million in revenue to $400 million in less than five years. Now I am a member of the Forbes Technology Council. I am the mastermind behind the GameDay Decisions Analytics Platform™, an integrated artificial intelligence and machine-learning platform as a service to "Simplify the Art and Science of Decision Making."

Before the #Metoo movement began, I was overcoming groping company founders and went on to co-developed one of the first Linux Software driven web serving appliances. I've held executive positions at Red Hat Software and was responsible for leading revenue growth pre and post IPO.

In addition, I have founded and led a number of entrepreneurial organizations through growth milestones, including venture capital funding, IPOs, innovation consultancy, and technical services company. I grew from rags to riches, making millions and then watched it all disappear.

Then I re-invented myself and made my lifelong dream happen, founding a philanthropic performing arts organization, which created showcase opportunities for more than 200+ original artists and musicians over 7 years that captured the attention of New York dance communities and globally known musicians.

I have pulled from my successes and failures to provide powerful strategies and exercises that will guide you through your personal journey on the road to achieving big dreams, whether that be in love, life, in the business world, creating wealth, or merely gaining that inner peace we are all searching for.

Author and Facilitator Bio:

Teresa Spangler has been a driving force behind, digital transformation, innovation, and growth. Today, she wears multiple hats including social entrepreneur, innovation expert, growth strategist, author and speaker (not to mention mother, wife, band-leader and so much more). She is especially passionate about women, and entrepreneurs helping them to gain their footing toward successful and thriving growth. She is the CEO of Plazabridge Group, a distinguished member of the Forbes Technology Council, advisor to countless entrepreneurs and mentor to growth-minded individuals. Ask her about her band, The Headless Chickens, for a good laugh and lessons on patience and perseverance.

This engaging discussion will be facilitated by the Author, Teresa Spangler.

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate a book discussion for 2020, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!