Ladies, this one is for you! Get excited for our upcoming TechTalk on September 20 with SXSW's Hugh Forrest as he opens an important conversation with Ingrid Vanderveldt on empowering, supporting, and connecting women in business.

Topping the Austin entries on Inc's recently-released survey of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America was Empowering a Billion Women (EBW), which came in #28 on this prestigious list. For the September 20 edition of TechTalk, EBW founder Ingrid Vanderveldt talks with Hugh Forrest about her company's explosive growth as well as her continued mission to empower, support, and connect female entrepreneurs in Central Texas and around the world.

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In addition to requiring masks when not actively eating or drinking, we will ask attendees to either verify vaccine status or provide proof of negative COVID-19 test. Those who verify that they’ve been vaccinated will not be required to provide proof of a negative test.

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