Making Waves: Entrepreneur Conversations with Bianca Gates
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
It’s common for successful startups to scale. This growth is often thought of solely in financial terms, however in Bianca’s case, the scaling was fueled by unplanned and unexpected good fortune.
Join us on July 13 at 12 p.m. PT for a virtual conversation with Bianca Gates, Co-Founder and CEO of Birdies, the company that created a new category of footwear with stylish flats that are secretly slippers. We’ll discuss her first job, how she founded Birdies and scaling the unexpected.
This event is sponsored by UPS.
Bianca Gates Bio:
Bianca Gates is the Co-Founder and CEO of Birdies, the company that created a new category of footwear with stylish flats that are secretly slippers. Prior to Birdies, Bianca was a Sales Executive at Facebook/Instagram, where she consulted with retail executives on organizational transformation, helping them leverage new technology, social media and mobile devices to scale their businesses.
Bianca grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She is passionate about bringing women together to help them achieve their dreams and started the first Lean In Circle with Sheryl Sandberg, which has now scaled to more than 40,000 Circles globally.
Bianca also advises early-stage founders and serves on the Board of Trustees at The Hamlin School, an all-girls independent school in San Francisco. She lives in the city with her husband and two kids.