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Women Mean Business: Storytelling for Underdog Founders (WBC 11/15/22)

November 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Duration: 1.50 hours

“This events will be held in person at the Renaissance SoMa building”

Renaissance Soma

275 5th st.

2nd floor

San Francisco, Ca

Every founder has a story. As underdogs, our stories are especially powerful. The barriers we have faced to get to where we are today are our most powerful assets. Stories can help us gain lifelong customers, raise capital, and make traction—if they’re told the right way. In this workshop, you’ll reflect on your identity, craft your story, and learn how to tell it in a compelling way. We’ll learn together, by practicing with each other and giving feedback. You’ll leave with a clear story of your business and some new friends.




Vedika Dayal is the author of Think Outside the Odds, a book that explores how you can embrace your disadvantages to innovate through the stories of 13 underdog founders. She has guest lectured at Harvard University and mentored founders on storytelling at various institutions. The focus of her work is to empower those who feel like their dreams are out of reach. Vedika is an explorer at heart and is always seeking out new coffee shops to hear stories and write them.





There is a new way to register! You can now register using your client profile. By setting up a client profile, you will not have to fill out the same personal information for each workshop you register for, making it faster and easier in the long run! 

a)  If you already have a Client Portal Profile, click the Register button below.

  • In the Client Portal, go to the Calendar tab (top left) and select Women Mean Business: Storytelling for Underdog Founders (WBC 11/15/22), click enroll, answer the questions, and submit! You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

b) If you don’t have a Client Portal profile, create one at this link. Make sure to use the same email address you have used in the past with Renaissance. You may change it later, but this allows our system to recognize you. 

If you already have an intake form on file, you’ll see the Calendar tab in the top left.

If you do not, you will need to fill one out before you can see the Calendar tab. It may also ask you to update your information.  The user interface isn’t perfect, so make sure to scroll up and keep clicking “Continue” or “Sign” in order to complete the forms. If you have any problems during this, please contact Isla Covarrubias at wbc@rencenter.org.

Once the Calendar tab is visible, you can register by going to your profile’s calendar tab and selecting Women Mean Business: Storytelling for Underdog Founders (WBC 11/15/22), hit enroll, answer the questions and submit! You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

You can also watch this video that will show you step by step how to create the Client Portal

Client Portal Profile – DEMO

If you have any questions about the class or you have problems with creating a client profile, please do not hesitate to email wbc@rencenter.org!


The Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA. All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact: Isla, Isla@rencenter.org, (415) 348-6227

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November 15, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Isla Covarrubias
(415) 348-6227 


Renaissance Soma
275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
(415) 541-8580