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Invent Your Future and Anita Borg Institute Rally Corporate and Entrepreneurial Women to 'Make It Happen' at October Conference

Invent Your Future and Anita Borg Institute Rally Corporate and Entrepreneurial Women to 'Make It Happen' at October Conference

SAN CARLOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/23/07 -- Invent Your Future Enterprises, a professional development company that specializes in the retention, development and acceleration of women leaders, today announced that Co-Founder and President Denise Brosseau will headline interactive workshops on intrapraneurship and entrepreneurship during the seventh annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference.

The conference will be held October 17-20 in Orlando, Florida. GHC is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) and is the largest gathering of women in computing in the United States. GHC is co-hosted with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). To register, visit http://gracehopper.org/2007/participate/registration/.

Brosseau, a serial entrepreneur and expert in women's leadership, will join other top experts on Saturday, October 20 to share actionable skills and real world solutions for developing ideas, building networks, creating social movements, delivering products and launching companies.

Workshop attendees will learn how to:

--  Pick an idea and build an effective business around it
--  Create networks and coalitions within their organization
--  Leverage the creative resources within a business or non-profit
--  Bring innovation or socially responsible change into a workplace
--  Develop and validate special projects within a company
--  Sell a business plan and get seed money

"With the right tools, confidence, networks and role models, any woman can invent her future and take a leading role in changing the world for the better," said Denise Brosseau, Co-Founder and President of Invent Your Future Enterprises. "I'm eager to empower, educate and energize the next generation of corporate and entrepreneurial leaders at the Grace Hopper Conference."

Brosseau started her first company at the age of 27 and has since co-founded three non-profits and two for profit ventures. Denise was the co-founder and first CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (now FWE&E), a non-profit dedicated to educating and empowering women building high growth technology and life science businesses. She also co-founded the Springboard Venture Forums, which have led to over $3.7B in funding for women-led businesses.

"The Saturday session is about action," said Deanna Kosaraju, GHC Program Director at ABI. "This year's conference theme is I Invent the Future. And after 3 days of technical talks and panel discussions Denise is going to show participants how to make that future a reality with tools, resources and inspiration. We are excited to have Denise share her experience and help others reach for their own vision as women in technology."

GHC Platinum Corporate Sponsors include: Cisco, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. Gold Corporate Sponsors: Amazon.com, CA, and Yahoo. Silver Corporate Sponsors: Argonne National Laboratory, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Symantec, and ThoughtWorks.

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (www.anitaborg.org) provides resources and programs for industry, academia and government to help them recruit, retain and develop women leaders in high tech fields resulting in higher levels of technology innovation.

About Invent Your Future Enterprises

Invent Your Future Enterprises is a professional development company that is accelerating the success of the next generation of corporate and entrepreneurial women leaders. The company offers talent development programs, online and offline skill-building events, tools and toolkits as well as organizational consulting focused on optimizing corporate women's networks. Invent Your Future partners with companies in all industries to assure the success of their efforts to retain and develop their women employees. Visit www.inventyourfuture.com.

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