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Session 1: Journey of Successful Entrepreneurs - Not every restaurant makes it to the prestigious Michelin Guide nor every home design is featured in the Wall Street Journal. Come listen to Zareen Khan and Malika Junaid on whats it takes to carve out a niche for yourself and build a successful business. Fireside chat moderated by our very own celebrity Dr. Aifra Ahmed.

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Session 2: Navigating the corporate landscape- Common questions, common mistakes

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Session 3: DREAMS - Turning dreams into reality. Passion is worth pursuing even if it means going against the norm. Dreams take sacrifice, commitment and a respect for the grind. Learn about how Haseeb Patail, Hafsa Khan and Kaval Sultana turned their dreams into reality. Haseeb Patail, once in corporate finance, became a well known music producer, song writer, and performer. Hafsa Khan, a student-athlete, graduated with a bachelor’s in business marketing and is now on her way to a career as a professional athlete. Kaval Sultana graduated law school, passed the bar exam, and is now starting her company that helps distinguished muslims find meaningful relationships in this millennial generation. Join Natasha Khan break down these journeys and learn about what it really takes to take on your dreams. Besides, If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

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Session 5: The data is all too real and familiar. When it comes to raising capital, male founders consistently outperform their female counterparts. According to "All Raise", only 15% of venture capital funding is allocated to female founders. Come and hear from the founder of Spekit- Zari Zahra, one of Bay Areas leading VC - Bilal Zuberi at LUX Capital and startup legal expert - Mediha Ali at Pillsbury Law - all who will be on stage giving you meaningful insights on gender gap in funding and how to navigate this landscape. This panel is being moderated by Samira Khan.

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Session 6: Breaking Barriers - A road less travelled A panel discussion with Fatima Shafi, Iram Khan and Huda Imam moderated by Madiha Ijaz.

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Session 7: Startup Stories A startup showcase and panel discussion with Shama Zahra, Darakshan Khan, Sabine Rizvi, Deepa Bhatnagar and Shameela Rizvi moderated by Farhan Younus.

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