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Palace of Fine Arts Theater   •   3301 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123   •   September 13, 2018 @ 7pm
Here at The Hustle, we understand the power of storytelling.

And when it comes to stories, there’s one group in particular that we can’t get enough of: successful, badass women.

So, we’re gathering a bunch of inspirational women – all experts in their fields – and giving them a platform to tell their stories… stories about pivotal moments in their journey that helped them get to where they are today.

Here’s the only rule: each speaker only has 10 minutes to tell it.

In 2018, The Hustle is bringing 2X to 7 cities across the United States. Each city will feature female speakers who inspire, empower, and tell one hell of a story.

Join us, won’t you?


Our San Francisco speakers

Tracy Sun
Co-Founder @ Poshmark
Tracy Sun is the co-founder of Poshmark, the largest social marketplace for fashion. At Poshmark, Tracy has pioneered a social commerce platform that is shifting the fashion landscape, allowing anyone to buy, sell, and share their style, right from their phone. Prior to Poshmark, Tracy was VP of merchandising at Brooklyn Industries, a New York City-based fashion retailer. Tracy has been highlighted as a “Top Female Tech Founder” by USA Today and TechCrunch, a “Woman Making Waves in Tech” by Refinery29, a “Retail Game-Changer” by Marie Claire and is a member of the BoF 500, the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry.

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan
Founder & CEO @ Drawbridge
Kamakshi is the founder and CEO of Drawbridge, the leading identity management company that enables brands and enterprises to create personalized online and offline experiences. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technologies to build democratized solutions for identity, driving the intersect between mar-tech and other categories with applications including advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendations, authentication, and risk detection. Drawbridge has been listed on CNBC’s annual Disruptor 50 list of groundbreaking companies twice and named one of Fortune’s 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution.

Jessica Hansen
Global Engagement Manager @ KIVA
Jessica Hansen is the Global Engagement Manager for Kiva, where she builds partnerships and programs to educate, empower, and inspire others to find innovative means of overcoming global challenges. In addition, she created and manages Kiva U, Kiva’s international award winning education program. Prior to Kiva, Jessica lived and worked in Kenya with Nuru International, co-creating programs to raise literacy levels in rural primary schools throughout the region. Her work has focused primarily on the protection and empowerment of women and girls, increased access to education and finance, and the rights and safety of refugees and immigrants. Her fieldwork has been based mostly in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

Jotaka Eaddy
Vice President of Policy, Strategic Engagement, and Impact @ LendUp
Jotaka is a leading voice in social impact tech and pivotal force in connecting Silicon Valley and DC. Jotaka is VP of Policy, Strategic Engagement, & Impact for LendUp, a Silicon Valley-based, mission driven financial technology company. She is a member of LendUp’s Executive Management Team and represents LendUp’s regulatory, legislative, and social impact initiatives. Eaddy’s team is responsible for measuring how LendUp’s products benefit consumers. Additionally, Eaddy focuses on strategic partnerships with elected officials, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders.

Alyssa Ravasio
Founder & CEO @ Hipcamp
In 2013 Alyssa launched Hipcamp, a mission-driven marketplace designed to help people discover and enjoy outdoor lodging and experiences. In the process, Hipcamp supports landowners to create new revenue streams for their businesses, empowering them to conserve their land and keep it wild. A lover of nature, camping, and the great outdoors, Alyssa is deeply motivated by the company’s mission to get more people outside.

Jennifer Pahlka
Founder & Executive Director @ Code For America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. From 2013-2014, she served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service. She is known for her TED talk, Coding a Better Government, and is the recipient of several awards, including MIT’s Kevin Lynch Award, the Oxford Internet Institute’s Internet and Society Award, and the National Democratic Institute’s Democracy Award. She spent eight years at CMP Media, where she ran the Game Developers Conference, Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Independent Games Festival. Previously, she ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O’Reilly Media. She is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Oakland, California with her daughter, husband, and seven chickens.

Amy Fox
Head of Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships @ Lyft
Amy is the Head of Consumer Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Lyft, where she leads a team responsible for incubating new business channels within Lyft and building national partnerships such as Delta, Disney, and Budweiser. She previously served as Chief of Staff to Lyft’s Co-Founder, John Zimmer, where she managed the company’s top strategic initiatives such as regulation, insurance, and company expansion. Amy has been with the company for 8 years and was responsible for spearheading the acquisition of Zimride (Lyft’s predecessor company) to Enterprise Holdings in 2013. She has over ten years of experience driving user growth, engagement, revenue, and product enablement. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband and loves traveling the world – together they’ve been to every continent except Antarctica.


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I LOVED this event! I’ve been to other similar events with successful (male or female) entrepreneurs before, but I’ve never seen so many inspiring and RELATABLE stories.
Props to Hustle for finding ladies who are making an impact but are still fairly under the radar, and giving them a platform.
The speakers were AMAZING and incredibly inspirational. I wanted more and wanted them to talk all night!


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