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The High Tech Awards, Celebrating Success in Southern California

The High Tech Awards (HTA) seeks to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. In its 27th year, The High Tech Awards has recognized more than 100 innovative companies that are large and small, public and private.

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January 2022

Women Leaders of Octane – January Quarterly Meeting

January 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP here.  Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, January 19 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Laura Beken, MBA, a business consultant at SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation and Octane's LaunchPad. In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports: Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women…

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February 2022

Employment Law Update 2022: Living with COVID in the Workplace

February 15 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Register Here As we enter the third year of the pandemic, employers face a daunting challenge in complying with ever-changing COVID regulations in the workplace.  The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether the nationwide vaccine mandate from Fed-OSHA is valid, the CDC and California Department of Public Health recently revised their position on quarantining, and Cal-OSHA has just updated its Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for California employers when handling COVID cases.  Meanwhile, lawmakers and courts have issued important…

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Leadership Ignite Series: Marinela Gombosev, COO of SPARK Neuro, Virtual Teams and Company Culture at a Start up

February 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Register here Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity.

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Leadership Ignite Series: Annette Walker, President of City of Hope Orange County, TOPIC TBD

February 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register Here Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity.

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Octane Partnership Summit 2022

February 24 @ 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

The Octane team would like to invite you to our second annual Partnership Summit, the kickoff of Octane's year-long 20th Anniversary celebration! The virtual Summit will be an opportunity for us to reflect on how far we've come over the past 20 years and look ahead to 2022 and beyond. Octane has provided high-impact results over the past 20 years. We will also highlight the significant impact we have had collectively in the community, thank our current partners and meet…

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March 2022

Leadership Ignite Series: Amanda Fowler, Executive Director of Global Corporate Giving at Edwards Lifesciences, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Belonging- investing in a brighter future

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Register Here Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity.

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April 2022

Women Leaders of Octane – April Quarterly Meeting

April 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP here.  Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, April 20 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO, 50/50 Women on Boards and CEO, Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search. In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports: Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards…

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How to Go from Good to Great as a Marketing Leader

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Kip Knight, Marketing expert, Founder of CMO Coaches, and the Chair of Octane's Marketing Leaders Peer Group, as he shares insight and guidance to grow as a leader by reflecting on your career journey and lessons learned.  Experience is the best teacher and Kip brings a wealth of knowledge on how to take the time to reflect on your experience and grow from it, knowing that you're not going to get there by yourself! Register here

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May 2022

Leadership Ignite Series: David Moatazedi, President & CEO of Evolus

May 17 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Register Here>> Octane will host a series of six small sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. David will speak on the topic "Company Culture"

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Handling Workplace Complaints in the Return to Work Era with K&L Gates

May 20 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Today >> As the pandemic recedes and employees return to work, it is critical that employers are prepared to properly intake, investigate, and respond to employee complaints, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, COVID-19 and other workplace safety issues, and disability accommodation.  This seminar will address the risks associated with such claims and provide practical guidance for employers in associating this complex area of employment law.  Issues to be addressed will include: The scope of protected activity, and the…

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