November 2, 2022

You’re invited to a special Buerk Center Women’s Breakfast and Panel Discussion to celebrate female founders, venture capitalists, and leaders around the world for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day [], November 18—Rising Tide: Women Making Waves in the Startup World.  

Entrepreneurship is a mindset, a way of looking at problems and developing unique solutions. Through entrepreneurship, women across the Pacific Northwest are creating impact and change in their communities. Together, we work to lift up the next generation of women leaders to make us all stronger—“a rising tide lifts all boats.”   
Joining students for breakfast will be dynamic women leaders from a multitude of industries, all with their own stories to share. In addition, we’ve invited six alumnae from the UW and Buerk Center to share their journeys in entrepreneurship through a robust panel discussion.   

Rising Tide: Women Making Waves in the Startup World []  
Friday, November 18, 2022   
8:30 am – 10:30 am   
Anthony’s Executive Forum, Dempsey Hall, 3rd Floor    

All are welcome regardless of gender identity. Seating is limited, RSVP now []! Once the spots are filled, we’ll keep a wait list for cancellations.   

Our panel:  

Keisha Credit, 5x CEO, speaker, and coach  
Jones + Foster Accelerator 2016, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship 2016   
Jilyne Jarvis, Co-Founder & Executive Director, ZGiRLS  
2nd Place, 2013 Dempsey Startup Competition  
Volha Hrechka, Founder & CEO of PolyDrop, Founder & CEO Somne  
3rd Place 2013 Dempsey Startup Competition, UW BSChE 2013  
Rosalinda Mendoza, Co-Founder & CEO at Mocel Mezcal  
2015 Dempsey Startup Co-Chair, UW MBA 2015  

Rochelle Whelan, Partner at Keeler Investments Group  
UW MBA 1998  

Panel Moderator:  
Sara Weaver, Owner, IAGL   
UW BA 2001, UW MBA, Entrepreneurship 2008  
Chair, Buerk Center Advisory Board  

Attendance Commitment:  

Please note that your RSVP means you are committing to attend. We try to obtain the most accurate attendee estimate for events so we can plan accordingly for catering, staffing, and seating. You do not need to identify as female to attend this event!  


If you are unable to attend after registering, please contact Sarah Carr at as far in advance as possible so we may include people from the wait list.