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C-Sweet Events

Where Executive Women Can Meet Their Peers.

With a focus on  Fortune 1000 and fast growth companies, C-Sweet produces exclusive educational networking events for female executives.

Our programs feature panels and keynote speakers, both live and virtual.  Our mixers take place in some of the most beautiful locations in the Southern California and New York areas.

The C-Sweet steering committee has actively produced events in tech and finance since 1998.  Our distribution list includes thousands of female executives across industries.

That's our secret. We know how to craft events that appeal to working executive women because we are working executive women. 

“C-Sweet events are amazing events, I am looking forward to your next one!”— KT  

"Great event today! I don’t know how you are going to top it with the next one."— CS

"You set the bar so high!!!"— PH

*C-SWEET EVENTS ARE INVITE ONLY.*

Upcoming events

    • 26 Jul 2022
    • 29 Nov 2022
    • 4 sessions
    Register

    C-Sweet CEO Peer Group
    Next Meeting: Second Tuesday of Every Month
    3:30pm PST/ 6:30pm EST

    To sign up EMAIL:  Dianne@CSweet.org or Beth@CSweet.org

    If you are a CEO or President in a middle-market or fast growth company, you will want to attend this insightful, strategic and tactical program.

    This year we continue the 10X Your Business program, as well as bring in outstanding facilitators to address key issues for CEOs.

    C-Sweet annual membership and an annual fee, invoiced separately, are required for this program.

    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register
    • Are you interested in a For-Profit, Non-Profit or Advisory board position? Are you currently on a Board and willing to share insights?

      Join C-Sweet for the Women on Boards Roundtable, an on-going national initiative to discover how to land a board position, discuss what’s required when you serve on a corporate board. What are the challenges? What are the perks? How can you land one of these highly coveted positions?

    Women on Boards Roundtable
    Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 18th
    3-4:30 pm PST
    / 6-7:30 pm EST
    We meet on the third Tuesday of each month.

    TopicWe Need an Army of Women Who Are Board Ready and How To Get Started

      Our next Women on Boards meeting features Michele Ashby, Principal at Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Let's  understand and join us for an informative overview together. She will discuss:  

      • Board Governance, Finance and Strategy
      • Discussion around Non-Profit, Trade Association and Corporate Boards and Pros and Cons
      • What it’s really like in the board room and how to prepare 

      Meet the speaker


      Michele Ashby

      Principal, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC

      CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Here, her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through her unique program, ACE Board Certification for Women. Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 30 years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was awarded, one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019 by Colorado Chamber of Commerce for Women, for her work in training 1,000 women to get on corporate boards. She is a subject matter expert on Board Governance, Finance, and Strategy.

      Ms. Ashby has extensive board experience as an independent director with collective corporate board experience of 20 years on six corporate boards, as well as over 20 years of non-profit and trade association board experience. She founded Dani's Foundation, a non-profit organization, in memory of her daughter, Dani Stell, which contributed over $1 million for Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer research over 15 years. She also founded Dani’s Home (Lushomo Trust) in Livingstone, Zambia, to house and protect sexually abused girls.

      She is the author of 3 books and a former ultra-athlete. Michele is the first woman in North America to row 24 hours on a Concept 2 rowing machine – a total of 211,036 meters in 24 hours.

      *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***

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      More about Women on Boards Initiative


      It takes a community, and we’re starting a focused initiative for YOU to land a Board position. The benefits of this Roundtable include preparation for board readiness, community, expanded influence, and insights into the process.

      Topics for discussion can include:

      > Board InsightsBoard responsibilities

      >>Recruiters/board placement organizations/sources to identify openings

      > Board Readiness

      >> Learning options

      >> Creation of bios

      >> Practice of board pitches / value add for board seat

      >> Negotiation of compensation – pay and/or options

      >Act as an ongoing resource
      >Introductions
      >Expanded network
      >Training
      >Celebrate Success!

      Steering Committee Lead:

      Melinda Chelliah

      Tailored for Growth, Inc.   CEO

      Wag! ($PET), Board of Directors, Audit Chair


      We welcome you to join us!

      This program is complimentary for C-Sweet Members. Non-members and guests may join any session for $45.

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      Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.

      New to C-Sweet?

      C-Sweet™ is a national movement for women’s empowerment.

      We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

      C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career

      development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

      Want to stay connected?

      Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


      • C-Sweet is sponsored by:

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      • 20 Oct 2022
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom
      Register


      The Likability Dilemma for

      Women Leaders 


      Thursday, October 20, 2022

      12 pm PST / 3 pm EST 

      Join us on October 20th for a complimentary fireside chat and interactive session with Robin Hauser and Kim KaselionisWhen women lead, bias often follows. Documentarian Robin Hauser dives into the dilemma between competence and likability faced by women in leadership roles, detangling the unconscious beliefs and gendered thinking that distort what it means to be a good leader.

          Join us on October 20th for this complimentary program! 


          Meet the Speakers

          Robin Hauser

          Director, Finish Line Features


          Robin Hauser is the award-winning director and producer of documentaries (CODE: Debugging  the Gender Gap, Bias, $avvy, Running for Jim) made to illuminate causes about which she is passionate. Those include the gender gap in tech, unconscious bias, equality, and financial savviness. Robin’s work has carried her around the world, from the TED and TEDx stage to the White House, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and conferences worldwide, speaking about mitigating bias in artificial intelligence, the likability dilemma, diversity, inclusion, financial wellness and gender equality. Robin is committed to provoking thought to address the most important socio-economic issues we face today. As a diplomat for the American Film Showcase, Robin screens her films with US embassies worldwide.  


          Kim Kaselionis

          Chief Operating Officer, O' Donnell Financial


          A dynamic, results-driven executive with 25 years’ experience in the U.S. financial/banking industry and M&A market with strong track record of building high performing organizations in turnaround and high-paced environment, Kim Kaselionis currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer at O’Donnell Financial Group, Inc.  Entrusted by senior leaders to direct multifunctional teams, while managing financial resources and synchronizing program activities across various business units, Kim has a sterling reputation as an innovative problem solver; team builder; stakeholder advocate; and trusted advisor on a broad range of programs, policies, operations, and best practices.   She has received numerous awards for her leadership role including Francisco Business Times, One of the Most Influential Women in FinTech, Blossom Wealth Management, Pioneer of the Year, Marin Women’s Hall of Fame – Finance & Profession, Top 150 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times and Most Admired CEO, Small Business Category.


          *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***

           Remember C-Sweet Members get FREE admission to the Business Roundtable series (+much more!) 

          Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.

          New to C-Sweet?

          C-Sweet™ is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited potential for all.  We are a movement for women’s empowerment.

          We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

          C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

          Want to stay connected?

          Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.

          C-Sweet is sponsored by:

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          • 27 Oct 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
          • Devon Seafood and Steak 17W400 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 6018117W400 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
          Register

          Exciting news! C-Sweet is hosting Executive Networking Dinner in Chicago on October 27th!

          C-Sweet Chicago Executive Evening

          Thursday, October 27th, 5:30 - 7:30PM

          Devon Seafood and Steak

          17W400 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

          Dinner and Cocktails and Networking 

          No Cost to C-Sweet Members and 75.00 for Non-Members

          The evening will feature an interactive discussion among peers

          Topic: "Leadership Perspectives: Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Staying Relevant, How to be Heard and Seen."

          C-Sweet will be in Chicago Chapter event on October 27th. Our chapters are hosting high-powered executive women’s networking events. Evening will feature discussions hosted by local industry leaders-- details to be announced soon. Build strong and invaluable relationships, expand your network, and make new friends. RSVP today!


          *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***


           Remember C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 

          Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.


          New to C-Sweet?

          C-Sweet is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited power for all. 

          We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

          C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

           C-Sweet.  A global movement for women’s empowerment.


          Want to stay connected?
          Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


          C-Sweet is sponsored by:

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          • 9 Nov 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
          • 2049 Century Park East 14th Floor Conference Room Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Register

          Exciting news! C-Sweet LA In Person Event! RSVP today!

          C-Sweet LA Executive Evening

          Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30 - 8:00PM

          Hosted by:

          Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and RSM US LLP 

          2049 Century Park East, 14th Floor Conference Room

          Los Angeles, CA 90067

           Cocktail Networking Reception – Business Attire!

          The evening will feature a Moderated Panel Discussion on ESG

          C-Sweet members receive free admission. Non-member tickets are $49.

          Upon arrival, guests may valet or self-park in front of the 2049 building. Parking will be complimentary with validation. Enter the building and provide a valid ID to security. Manatt team members will be on the ground floor to escort guests up the elevator to the 14th Floor.

          Topic: " Panel Discussion with Key Leaders on Environmental, Social and Governance with Insights on How to Succeed in the Transition to a Sustainable Future"

          C-Sweet & Sponsored Event is on November 9th.  Evening will feature discussions hosted by local industry leaders-- details to be announced soon. Build strong and invaluable relationships, expand your network, and make new friends. RSVP today!


          *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***



          Meet the Speakers




          Hosted by:

          Manatt is a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm known for quality and an extraordinary commitment to clients. We are keenly focused on specific industry sectors, providing legal and consulting capabilities at the very highest levels to achieve our clients’ business objectives.

          Our groundbreaking approach—bringing together legal services, advocacy and business strategy—differentiates us from our competitors and positions us to provide a unique and compelling value proposition. We strive to be essential to our clients.

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          We are caring, curious, collaborative, courageous, critical thinkers.

          We bring an unmatched personalized focus to every interaction, meeting people where they are to help them reach their goals.

          We build rich, enduring relationships based on a profound understanding of our clients, colleagues and communities, as well as their goals and aspirations. And, we bring diverse ideas and insights to help them reach greater heights.

          Because when you are deeply understood, you are empowered to move forward with confidence.

          This is the power of being understood®. This is RSM 

          *** Check your calendars carefully! All event fees are non-refundable. ***

           Remember C-Sweet Members get free and discounted attendance for many C-Sweet events! 

          Not a member yet? No problem! Click here to become a member TODAY.


          New to C-Sweet?

          C-Sweet is the premier global community of female executives, unleashing unlimited power for all. 

          We focus on women working and doing business together at the most senior levels. When women consciously work together, we support our families, our communities, and pull up those who follow.

          C-Sweet allows avenues for trusted and confidential exchange and business/career development as members connect to freely brainstorm and discuss all challenges they may face.

           C-Sweet.  A global movement for women’s empowerment.


          Want to stay connected?
          Join our LinkedIn Community and follow our podcast on Instagram.


          C-Sweet is sponsored by:

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