At the end of this week, Startup Sisters USA and SoGal will host Women Lead Tampa Bay, a breakfast, speed-networking session, and power panel designed to empower female entrepreneurs and women working in startups! 

The event features a power panel of Florida-based startup founders from Pikmykid, Made Coffee, The Natural Nipple, Fruutfull, and i-Subz. Lauren Coffey, editor, and journalist of the Tampa Bay Inno and Tampa Bay Business Journal, will moderate the discussion. 


8:00 AM | Registration + Light Breakfast

Bring your business cards and get ready to meet fellow female entrepreneurs over a breakfast sponsored by Saltmarsh CPA. 

8:30 AM | Speed-Friending Session

Forge relationships through a fun, interactive session designed to spark conversations and grow your community. 

9:00 AM | Startup Sisters Power Panel

Meet the women making waves in Tampa’s startup scene. This panel will shed honest insights about how to thrive in business.


Chitra Kanagaraj, Co-Founder + COO of PikMyKid. 

Chitra is an entrepreneur and COO with over 18 years of experience who co-founded PikMyKid. PikMyKid is a startup that is the first and only safe & smart dismissal solution for schools, parents, teachers, and children’s programs!

Danielle Rushton, Co-Founder + Chief Designer of Fruutfull.

Danielle is the co-founder and chief designer of Fruutfull, a fashion startup that is innovating bras for women! Prior to Fruutfull, Danielle worked for 4 years at HSN, where she specialized in merchandising, eCommerce and marketing. 

Jasmine Edwards, Founder + CEO of i-Subz

Jasmine is the award-winning founder of i-Subz, a platform for substitute teachers and schools.  i-Subz won the Black Girl Ventures 2018 Atlanta Pitch Competition and was a top 10 finalist for the 2019 Google’s Women Who Tech Pitch Competition in New York, New York. 

Tram Pham, Ph.D., Co-Founder & COO of The Natural Hippie

Tram was approached with the idea of creating a bottle nipple back in 2018 and fell in love with the concept. She leverages her strong clinical experience and knowledge to get Natural Nipple products in neonatal intensive care units in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. 

Taylor Prater, Co-Founder + Brand Strategist of Made Coffee

Taylor is brewing and bringing cold coffee to consumers across the country, one can at a time by handling the day to day operations and marketing ventures at Made Coffee. The company focus is to make quality cold coffee perfect for an active, warm-weather lifestyle. 

This event is a collaboration with some of Tampa Bay’s most influential business leaders and entrepreneurial organizations including Saltmarsh CPA, SoGal, Startup Sisters, Pipeline Tampa, and Synapse

Directions and Parking 

Join the ambition conversation for free! September 27th, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Pipeline located at 400 N Tampa Street, the 15th Floor of the BB&T Building in Downtown Tampa. Parking options include the William Poe garage (next to Glazer Children's Museum), street parking or a walk or ride service from Oxford Exchange, University of Tampa or Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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