Tuesday, 24. September 2019, Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh, Dallas UPWARD Chapter Launch

from 24. September 2019 - 18:00 till 20:30

Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

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Don't miss out in joining the thousands of UPWARD members celebrating the launch of it's fifteenth chapter in Dallas, Texas. UPWARD is a non-profit organization, that Lisa Lambert founded in January 2013, whose mission is to accelerate career advancement for executive women across the globe by creating a community where they can build relationships and obtain the necessary support to succeed in the highest professional ranks.
Topics for the evening:

Discuss Lisa's motivation for founding UPWARD and what she hopes to accomplish
Describe UPWARD's impact and the programs offered to members and sponsors
Review Lisa's plans for growing UPWARD nationally and globally

Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The StoneleighLe Méridien DallasThe Penthouse | 2927 Maple Avenue | Dallas Texas 7520

Agenda:6:00-6:45 pmNetworking, Drinks and Appetizers6:45-8:30 pm-  Introduction ofDallas Chapter Leaders-  Lisa Lambert’s Keynoteand Audience Q&A

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Lisa Lambert
Founder/CEO and Chairman ofUPWARDChief Technology & Innovation OfficerFounder & President, National Grid Partners

Lisa Lambert is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at National Grid and Founder & President of National Grid Partners. She is responsible for leading investments and innovation initiatives across the company.
Prior to National Grid, Ms. Lambert was a Managing Partner at The Westly Group, a clean technology private venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, where she was responsible for investments in software, internet of things, and energy technology companies. She closed several direct equity investments in companies such as Cognitive Scale and Paxata and sourced and/or closed key strategic LP investments. Prior to The Westly Group, she worked at Intel Corporation for 19 years and was Vice President and Managing Director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services Fund and the Founder and Managing Director of the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund.
During Ms. Lambert’s tenure at Intel Capital, she led investments, incubations, commercial agreements, strategies, and innovation projects for Intel. She also managed an apprenticeship program designed to train high potential professionals in innovation and investment disciplines. Ms. Lambert led global investments in over 100 companies over her career at Intel Capital such as VMware (IPO), MySQL (acquired by SUN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), JBoss (acquired by RedHat), Nexmo (acquired by Vonage), and managed a large organization of investment professionals. Ms. Lambert produced top decile returns, including seven IPOs and over 35 M&A exits and delivered operating returns through commercial agreements with strategic partners. Ms. Lambert has been a director on the board of several portfolio companies including most recently X+1 (acquired by Rocket Fuel), Silkroad Technology (on-going), and Brit+Co (on-going) for the Intel Capital Diversity Fund. She is also on the board of directors for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and is co-chair of the NVCA Venture Forward initiative.
Ms. Lambert began her career at Owens-Corning as a software developer, and also worked in sales, strategy, and business development roles. Ms. Lambert is the founder/CEO, and chairman of UPWARD, a global network of executive women. UPWARD is a non-profit organization with 18 chapters, over 60 corporate sponsors, and nearly 5000 members worldwide. Ms. Lambert earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Management Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University.

UPWARD events are open to our executive-level, female members. If you are currently not an UPWARD member, by registering for this event you are accepting a complimentary UPWARD membership.

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