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A Look at Our Evening with Four Fast-Growing San Francisco Startups

On November 15th, PowerToFly returned to ConnectionsSF in downtown San Francisco for our second event.

For this evening of networking, product demos and panel discussion, we gathered women tech leaders from four fast-growing startups to tell us more about their latest innovations and to dive a bit deeper into their own career journeys. Our speakers for the evening included Dun Wang, VP of Product and Growth at Calm; Lisa Retief, Director of Engineering at Cloudflare; Jessica Venticinque, Engineer at Forward and Laura Dechant, Head of Customer Success & Ops at Philo.

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In Person Events

A Conversation With Women In Tech At Four Fast-Growing Startups

If you are a San Francisco-based woman and tech and you are interested in attending this event, please email hi@powertofly.com to be considered for an invitation.

PowerToFly is back in San Francisco for another exciting and transparent evening of cocktails and conversations featuring women tech leaders from Calm, Cloudflare, Forward and Philo.

The event will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 6pm to 8pm at ConnectionsSF, located at 424 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Calm's mission is to make the world happier and healthier. They are the #1 app for mindfullness and wellness, with over 34 million downloads and over 225,000 5-star reviews. They were recently named both Apple's "App of the Year" and "Editor's Choice" by Google Play.

Cloudflare's goal is to build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world's largest distributed networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests worldwide. Their customers range from Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits to small businesses and budding entrepreneurs.

Forward is redesigning the way we deliver healthcare using all the technologies healthcare has neglected: sensors, mobile, and AI. Named by Time Magazine as "a best invention of 2017", Forward's technology allows patients to monitor their health in real time with their doctors through blood testing, take-home wearables, and a digital health chart.

Philo is a small, ambitious startup building the future of television. Their product lets you watch your favorite shows on all the devices you care about, with intelligent search, insightful discovery, and effortless sharing — in short, they are building the TV watching experience that we've always wanted for ourselves.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Drinks and Light Food
  • 6:30pm - Event Kickoff with ConnectionsSF
  • 6:35pm - Introductory Remarks by PowerToFly
  • 6:40pm - Panel Discussion featuring women tech leaders from Cloudflare, Forward, and Philo, including:
    • Dun Wang, VP of Product and Growth at Calm
    • Lisa Retief, Director of Engineering at Cloudflare
    • Jessica Venticinque, Engineer at Forward
    • Laura Dechant, Head of Customer Success & Ops at Philo
  • 6:55pm - Audience Q&A
  • 7:10pm - Networking over Drinks and Light Food

About the Venue: ConnectionsSF is a modern, full-service flex work space for mobile professionals, start-ups, small businesses and independent consultants. Offerings include permanent and shared desks, private offices, and meeting and event spaces, all including fantastic amenities, free coffee and free snacks.

About PowerToFly Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and the company it is holding an event on behalf of cannot admit outside recruiters to that particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

Forward

Meet Forward: Technology Has Changed Everything Except Healthcare – Until Now

At Forward, their mission is to combine the best aspects of physicians – judgment, empathy, and experience – with the best aspects of technology – scalability, cost, and convenience – to bring higher quality, lower cost healthcare to as many people as possible.

The very best part? They're hiring right now!

If you're interested in joining the team at Forward, click here to see all of their available opportunities, and don't forget to press "Follow"!

Forward

Meet Dr. Karimi Gituma: Forward San Francisco’s Newest Physician

Join their team today!

Below is an article originally published by PowerToFly Partner Forward. Go to Forward's Page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

We're thrilled to introduce our newest Forward San Francisco physician, Dr. Karimi Gituma. Karimi received her MD at Harvard and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF, and previously practiced medicine at Kaiser Permanente.

What first drew you to practice medicine?

As a young child I grew up inspired by my mother who was a nurse. I have always been fascinated by the human body, understanding the anatomy and physiology that keeps everything in perfect balance and harmony.

What areas of interest do you have as a physician?

The management of complex, chronic medical conditions and the impact that stress, diet, lifestyle and environmental risk factors have on these illnesses.

What do you value most in your relationships with members?

I value forming deep and meaningful relationships with members and having the opportunity to support them in their journey towards optimizing and achieving their health and wellness goals; being there for them in their time of need; and getting to celebrate with them as they achieve these important milestones.

What is your experience of the current healthcare industry? Where would you most like to see improvements or changes?

Providing high quality healthcare has become increasingly challenging due to the rise in cost, demand and complexity of illnesses. The upsurge of chronic medical illnesses and cancers across all age groups and demographics is very concerning and the current healthcare structure is not equipped to deal with this tidal wave. Majority of these illnesses can be mitigated through lifestyle changes, stress management and an increased focus on mindfulness. Proactive rather than reactive medicine will be key to turning this around. I would like to see more time and emphasis spent on preventive medicine and the incorporation of wellness into daily medical practice.

Why did you decide to join Forward?

I am very excited to be joining Forward, as it provides a revolutionary approach to member-centered healthcare delivery and the integration of tech in the primary care setting. Longer appointment times with members allows me to establish a meaningful patient-doctor relationship which is important to me. Providing holistic, proactive medicine, with a focus on prevention and wellness I believe, will significantly improve overall health outcomes for our members.

What has struck you as most different about the care here?

In my time here, I have been struck by how much the technology really helps me form deeper relationships with the members I see. Not having to take notes allows me to fully focus on our conversation when members are present. The chat feature and connected sensors allow me to get real-time, real-life monitoring which helps us tailor and personalize members' treatment plans as we work together towards achieving their health goals.

What's one fun fact about you that our members might not know?

I love, love, love to travel but I have zero sense of direction :).

Interested in taking control over the future of your health with a new kind of primary care? We're ready when you are. Become a Member

Forward

Control The Future Of Your Health With Forward

They're Hiring!

Forward is a new kind of primary care combining world-class doctors with advanced medical technology including genetics, cancer screening & wellness tracking- and they want you to join their team!

Click here to see all available opportunities at Forward, and don't forget to press 'Follow'!

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