April 17 – Palo Alto

This event already happened, you can read about lessons learned here, and check out photos here.

Village Global is bringing together two of our luminaries — Sara Blakely and Reid Hoffman — in a special event moderated by Lisa Skeete Tatum, a Village Network Leader and Founder and CEO of Landit. Sara, Founder and CEO of Spanx, saysPeople have often asked me what’s the best thing about being a girl in business, and what’s been the hardest? My answer is the same… being underestimated.

That’s why we’re calling this event Underestimated.


9:30 – 10:00  Tea, coffee, welcome, and mingling.

10:00 – 11:00  Fireside chat with Village Luminaries, Sara and Reid, moderated by Lisa.

11:00 – 12:00  Small-group moderated conversations over brunch.

12:00 – 12:45  TED-talk style speakers including Sophia Amoruso and Kat Cole on being underestimated and the invaluable lessons drawn from those experiences.


Brunch Table Captains

Selina Tobaccowala, Gixo
Julie Hanna, Kiva and Mozilla
Shellye Archambeau, Nordstrom and Verizon
Jennifer Lum, Forge.AI
Heidi Roizen, DFJ
Jotaka Eaddy, LendUp
Sheila Gulati, Tola Capital
Megan Maloney, General Catalyst
Elizabeth Weil, 137 Ventures
Aye Moah, Boomerang
Terri Burns, Google Ventures
Anne Raimondi, Earnin
Renata Quinti, Lux Capital
Sonia Arrison, Unsugarcoat Media
Shripriya Mahesh, Spero Ventures



By registering for this event you agree to comply with the Village Global Code of Conduct.