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Date: April 1, 2014
Speaker: Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and the impact of social robotics on society today and in the future
Location: Museum of Science

Date: November 30, 2013

Speakers: Zenobia Moochhals and Stephanie Breedlove
Topic: Making It Work: Perspectives from Female Entrepreneurs
Location: Davio's Restaurant

Date: September 10, 2013

Speaker: Kerry Healey, President, Babson College
Topic: Dress for Success Boston Event
Location: Aujourd'hui at the Four Seasons Hotel

Date: January 28, 2013

Speakers: Rudina Seseri, Leslie Hall and Kristen Mathews
Topic: Social Media - is it the Devil we must all embrace?
Location: Avila Restaurant

Date: September 26, 2012
Speaker: Michele Vitti
Topic: Executive Coaching and Adaptive Change
Location: Avila Restaurant

Date: September 13, 2012

Speaker: Kim Todd, Executive Director of Dress for Success Boston
Topic: Dress for Success Boston Event
Location: Aujourd'hui at the Four Seasons Hotel

Date: March 5, 2012
Speaker: Paul Koenig, Managing Director of SRS and Carol Gallagher, former CEO of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals
Topic: Exit Trends:  A Perfect Storm for M&A
Location: Avila; One Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

Date: September 14, 2011

Speaker: Kim Todd, Executive Director of Dress for Success Boston
Topic: Dress for Success Boston Event
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Boston

Date: May 3, 2011
Speaker: Lauren Boglivi and Pippa Bond of Proskauer Rose, LLP and John Moriarty of Merrill Lynch
Topic: The status of the capital markets and the future exit environment
Location: Avila; One Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

Date: January 10, 2011
Speaker: Mark Bettencourt is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Technology Companies, Corporate and Private Equity Groups, concentrates in general corporate and securities law and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements of debt and equity securities, securities law compliance, and technology transfer and licensing. Mr. Bettencourt serves on firm's Executive Committee.
Topic: Current trends in venture capital and private equity deal terms and dynamics. Mark will share his insights on what to focus on in negotiating deal terms and his perspective on the current state of the market. He will address current hot topics including liquidation preferences, pay-to-plays, protective provisions in down rounds, recapitalizations, and preparing for exits.
Location: Avila; One Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

Date: September 27, 2010
Speaker: Robin Painter, Partner, Co-Chair of the Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the Private Investment Funds Group at Proskauer Rose, LLP
Topic: Trends in Fund Terms: Positioning Your Firm for Fundraising in Today's Environment
Location: Avila; One Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

Date: March 11, 2010
Speaker: Ed McClellan, PricewaterhouseCooper's Legislative and Regulatory Services Group Partner
Location: Avila Restaurant; One Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116
Topic: Evolving legislative regulatory and administrative developments impacting the alternative investment industry.

Date: December 3, 2009
Event: Chocolate & Wine Tasting
Location: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Invitation: Conversation, Wine & The Chocolate Experience

Date: October 22, 2009
Event: Navigating Through the Murky Waters of Today's Economic Climate
Location: Avila Restaurant; One Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116
Invitation: Hear from Jill Smith, executive and serial entrepreneur about what it is like to operate effectively in today's ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.

Date: June 2, 2009 (Rain Date: June 3)
Event: WIAA Private Golf Clinic
Location: The Tournament Player's Club, Norton, MA
Invitation: Enjoy an afternoon with the PGA Golf Academy at the home of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The two hour clinic begins with a club fitting followed by an instructional session to work on both your short and long games. Following the clinic stay for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Date: September 29, 2008
Speaker: Maria Kussmaul, CFA and Founding Partner America's Growth Capital
Location: Oceanaire, Boston
Sponsor: America's Growth Capital and Marsh Private Equity M & A Services
Topic: Current state of Capital Markets and Investment Banking Environment, future outlook to what the market and industry will holdand her experience in the formation of AGC

Date: June 26, 2008
Event: WIAA Private Golf Clinic
Location: The Tournament Player's Club, Norton, MA
Sponsor: Square 1 Bank
Invitation: Enjoy an afternoon with the PGA Golf Academy at the home of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The two hour clinic begins with a club fitting followed by an instructional session to work on both your short and long games. Following the clinic stay for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Date: January 29, 2008
Speaker: Mary Kuusisto, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
Location: Avila Restaurant, Boston
Sponsor: Proskauer Rose LLP
Discussion Topic: How will the proposed tax law changes regarding carried interest affect you? Mary to provide us with the view from the trenches and the latest update.

Date: June 20, 2007
Speaker: Vicki Donlan, Founder & Publisher, Women's Business
Location: Excelsior, Boston
Sponsor: Russell Reynolds Associates
Speaker Bio: Vicki, Founder and Publisher of Women's Business and the author of a soon to be released book "Her Turn: Why it is time for Women to lead in America."

Date: March 15, 2007
Speaker: Myra M. Hart, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard University
Location: The Federalist Restaurant, Boston
Sponsor: Proskauer Rose LLP
Speaker Bio: Myra is director of the Center for Women's Business Research, a trustee of Cornell University, a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women. She is a director of several public and private companies including Royal Ahold, eCornell, Office Depot and Nina McLemore, Inc. She has been named to the Hall of Fame for Enterprising Women.

Date: Sept 28, 2006
Speaker: Panel Discussion. Mary Kuusisto - Proskauer Rose; Jean Henry - Atlas Ventures; Jane Goldstein - Ropes & Gray
Location: Ristorante Saraceno (North End), Boston
Sponsor: Marsh Private Equity M&A Services
Panel topic: Operating in a smaller world-how global expansion and growth impacts your business.

Date: May 24, 2006
Speaker: Dr. Deborah Kolb, international expert on gender issues in negotiation and other forms of conflict management
Location: LaLa Rokh, Boston
Sponsor: Marsh Private Equity M&A Services and Square 1 Bank
Dialogue topic: Gender in negotiation.