The Arizona Technology Council is hosting its second Female Founders Forum (the brainchild of local entrepreneur Mary Juetten [founder of Traklight] and a small planning group) on the evening of Monday, August 17. This event is reserved exclusively for founders + entrepreneurs: this is not a generic women’s networking or educational event. (Small plug: AZTC does host a monthly Women in the Workforce event series which focuses on bringing in speakers and topics geared to women in technology.)
The Female Founders Forum was designed to help attendees leverage the power of their connections and help each other solve burning issues to move these businesses forward. Come with your ONE issue or “ask” (you’ll be able to fill this out during registration online here) and leave with connections to a solution plus new additions to your network. We’ll have time at the beginning (and end) for networking, drinks and light food (all included in registration). We only have space for 50 entrepreneurs and are planning on selling out, so please register in advance (and early) if you plan on attending.
Our event sponsor is Sherman & Howard, a national law firm that advises employers on all phases of the employment relationship, from application through termination, and on best practices concerning workplace policies, discipline, investigations, layoffs and reductions in force, and other employee relations issues. The firm’s 175 attorneys practice law from 11 offices in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Georgia and Missouri. For more information, please visit Sherman & Howard’s website at shermanhoward.com.
Emily Keimig, a partner from Sherman & Howard, will kick-off the evening with ten minutes on management-side employment law issues including:
- Employment classifications: Employee or independent contractor?
- Internships and training programs: Do employers have to pay?
- Probationary periods and working interviews: Can employers “try out” prospective employees?
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: The Pig’s Meow Beer + Wine Bar (Arcadia)
3730 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Cost: $40, includes two drinks + light appetizers. Again, please register in advance.