KeynoteWomen of Innovation
[ July 26, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Anne Chow

I believe that ideas, invention and innovation thrive at the intersection of technology and people. Fortunately, most of my career has been spent expanding and enhancing this intersection, leading diverse teams across product management, strategy and planning, direct and indirect sales, customer care and operations, and marketing.

Nothing is more rewarding than developing and sustaining meaningful relationships – with clients, partners, colleagues, friends, and communities. These relationships can be greatly enriched by leveraging technology with creative solutions to establish and deepen our connections.

Each day, I have the opportunity to work with people on a local, national, and global basis. Together, we strive to drive the positive change that builds and transforms business across numerous industries all around the world. Through these varied experiences, I have learned that greatness can be sparked in many ways – and have made it my purpose to discover, foster, and enable this greatness in people, teams, and organizations.

Views expressed are my own.

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[ July 19, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Erik Day

Erik Day is the head of Dell Technologies Small Business division, driving initiatives that support the company’s goals around helping entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale and micro-businesses prosper globally. Day has been at Dell Technologies for more than 22 years and has held multiple sales, merchandising and marketing leadership roles, which have taken him to 25+ countries on over five continents, giving him keen insight into what entrepreneurs need to succeed.

Day is actively involved in the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), ensuring under-represented women entrepreneurs get the access to resources including capital, new markets, networks and technology that help them scale. He is also the global chair of Dell Technologies’ PRIDE (LGBTQ+) Employee Resource Group and sits on the board of directors for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Day also serves as a strategic advisor to Gender Cool (www.gendercool.org), a newer, growing non-profit focused on the Transgender Youth Movement. Because of Erik’s work in this space, he was awarded #5 of the Yahoo Finance Outstanding Top 100 Role Model LGBT+ Executives of 2020 (https://news.yahoo.com/involve-yahoo-finance-outstanding-top-100-role-model-lgbt-executives-2020-000140579.html).  

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He was awarded Poet and Quant’s 100 Global Best and Brightest EMBAs of 2018 (https://poetsandquantsforexecs.com/2018/06/20/best-brightest-executive-mbas-class-of-2018/). Erik is an avid Peloton Rider, Runner, Tennis Player and loves to spend time in Northern Michigan and Colorado with his husband, Craig and their Samoyeds, Chase & Chevy. 

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Danyel Surrency Jones

Danyel Surrency Jones is a proclaimed “Vision Chaser”, business strategist and philanthropist, with two decades of executive leadership and sales & marketing experience in Fortune 500 companies to tech start-up ventures. She has created a global e-commerce and retail omni channel via multiple market segments and developed best in class go-to-market strategies resulting in over $20B in sales. Danyel is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of POWERHANDZ Inc., a sports and fitness product tech
platform that designs innovative solutions for athletic training and rehabilitation.

In 6 years, its core athletic training products have been sold to consumers in >87 countries, established a digital footprint with millions of youth and professional athletes, coaches and communities focused on every day fitness goals.

These milestones have captured the attention of major media outlets like Forbes, CNBC, Sports Illustrated, Essence and Bloomberg Business; positioning POWERHANDZ has one of the most innovative companies in multiple sports verticals, healthcare and technology.

As CEO, Danyel is a business & marketing strategist with more than two decades of leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies in sales, marketing, operations, communications and product development.

Danyel has the unique ability to develop world class strategies from ideation to execution. Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Danyel developed skills in several executive leadership roles for two multibillion-dollar healthcare companies: Philips Medical Systems and Medtronic. She led several sales, marketing, product management, IMC and operations teams and become the 1st women elected as President of Medtronic’s enterprise sales resource group.

In addition to these roles, Danyel has a passion for the community, women and youth. She is the Co-Founder and President of POWERHANDZ’s non-profit entity, The Power To Give Foundation (50lc3). Its mission is to provide athletic and academic programs to youth in underserved communities. A portion of every product purchased with POWERHANDZ is donated to fulfilling its mission.

She also mentors entrepreneurs, is a board member of Junior Achievement, The Brian Dawkins Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board for the Dallas Sport Commission and the North Texas Food Bank.

Danyel is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, obtained a MBA from Florida International University and is a graduate of Wharton School of Business Marketing Leadership Program. She has been featured in several national business publications, served on entrepreneur and leadership panels and received national awards, including Entrepreneur of The Year Nominee. In January 2020, Danyel delivered her TEDx, The Black Elephant in the Room focused on diversity and inclusion. She currently resides in Frisco, Texas with the joys of her life, husband Darnell Jones and their daughter Hartley Rose and son Harper Jaz.

KeynoteWomen of Innovation
[ July 14, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Tiffany Pham

Tiffany Pham is recognized as one of the leaders of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) movement.

She is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mogul, the world’s leading diversity recruitment company. She developed the first version of Mogul, whose patent-pending inventions now enable recruitment access to over 430MM women and diverse professionals across 195 countries. Praised by Sheryl Sandberg as “the number one platform” and referred to as “the perfect business” by Melinda Gates, Mogul is backed by leading investors including the world’s largest investment fund SoftBank, Hearst Corporation, the Founders of Comcast, LinkedIn Learning, and Match.com.

Referred to as a “Triple Threat” by the Wall Street Journal, Tiffany was named one of Forbes “30 Under 30” in Media, Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30” in Technology, ELLE Magazine “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World,” Entrepreneur Magazine “100 Most Powerful Women,” Inc. Magazine “Top 100 Female Founders,” and Crain’s Magazine “40 Under 40.”

She is the author of “From Business Strategy to IT Roadmap: A Guide for Executives & Board Members,” the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “You Are a Mogul,” and “Girl Mogul.”

A TV personality, Tiffany has been a Judge on the TLC TV Show “Girl Starter” and is a cast member on The History Channel TV Shows “The Machines That Built America” and “The Toys That Built America.” In 2021 and 2022, she became the face of Lexus, appearing in their “More Than Intelligence” TV campaign. She has appeared across advertising campaigns for Asana, Amazon Audible, Naturalizer, Dell, Captain Morgan, Visa, LUNA, Bumble and bumble, and GoDaddy.

She regularly speaks at the United Nations, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and Fortune 1000 companies such as Nordstrom, IBM, Prudential, Marriott, Microsoft, Hearst, Toyota, and EY.

Prior to Mogul, Tiffany was a business executive in technology and finance, and worked across CBS, HBO, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale, with Distinction.

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[ July 13, 2022 by Emma Barnhouse 0 Comments ]

Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris is a Fort Worth-based entrepreneur, created a fresh take on the barbershop experience in 2014 with the Fort Worth Barber Shop, which has since become one of the city’s premier men’s grooming establishments. Morris is also the co-founder of Memo Hospitality Group, the developers of the recently opened Hotel Dryce, a 21-room craft hotel in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, as well as the host of Magnolia Network’s “Self Employed” docu-series, where he shares small business owners’ stories.