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Women Leaders of Octane – January Quarterly Meeting

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

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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 on Boards Committee – Joyce Averna, JP Morgan Private Bank


Laura Beken, MBA

Laura Beken is part of a team of business consultants at SBDC @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation and LaunchPad, Octane. She spent her career in technology and healthcare sector, and has degrees in Psychology, in Visual Arts/Media and a Healthcare MBA. Prior to SBDC she was managing Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute at CHOC Children’s Hospital. She was an editor for Physicians News Network, a software engineer in private sector, and had her own startups in online video space. She was also a figure skating coach. Her passion is innovation and working with startups, as well as riding motorcycles.


January 19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM