Women in Tech Leadership Dinner
December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Technology Council welcomes Tamara Fields, Managing Director at Accenture, and Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp, general partners of True Wealth Ventures, for a special Women in Tech Leadership Dinner focused on “Women Investing in Women Investing in Women.”
Learn the importance and value of investing in women entrepreneurs, and gain insights into addressing the gender disparity in the venture capital ecosystem, the No. 1 source for a high-growth economy.
5:00 PM || Check in, networking, happy hour
6:00 PM || Panel discussion
7:00 PM || Dinner and networking
About Our Speakers:
Tamara Fields, Office Managing Director for Accenture in Austin, is responsible for bringing innovation to clients, recruiting and retaining top talent and strengthening Accenture’s impact in the Austin community. As a business veteran with more than two decades of cross-industry, multilateral project management experience, Tamara helps better serve clients with creative, strategic, and transformative solutions. In addition, she is also the Director of Operations for Accenture’s U.S. South Market Unit, responsible for executing the business strategy and operational excellence to drive growth and efficiency, and engaging and developing high performing leaders across the 13-state region. Passionate about promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace, Tamara serves as the U.S. co-lead for Accenture’s women’s employee resource group and the inclusion and diversity lead Accenture’s Austin office.
Sara Brand is the Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses improving environmental and/or human health. She is also the co-founder of (512) Brewing, the largest draught-only, self-distributing microbrewery in the U.S. before COVID. Sara was previously in venture capital and management consulting in the Bay Area as well as in a variety of strategic and operational roles in large tech companies. Sara holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in green design and manufacturing from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UT Austin.
Kerry Rupp is General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses improving environmental and/or human health. She also teaches for NSF’s I-Corps program. Kerry was previously CEO at DreamIt, a top-ten US startup accelerator and VC fund, with HealthTech, EdTech, Minority & Women-focused programs. She was the founder of Holiday Golightly, a group travel service for women, and held VP positions at AllRecipes, Jobster, Classmates and LexisNexis. Kerry holds an MBA from HBS and a BA from Duke.