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    "name": "Jesse Draper",
    "bio": `Jesse Draper is a mother of 3 boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures and focused on early stage investing in consumer technology companies led by female and co-ed teams. Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist as well as the creator and host of Emmy nominated television series, The Valley Girl Show. She is a fierce advocate for investing in women and the opportunity for using technology and innovation to solve some of the biggest issues facing women and families today. Among her 70+ portfolio companies, are the Skimm, Babylist, ThirdLove, HopSkipDrive, The Flex Company, Squad (acquired by Twitter), Eloquii (sold to Walmart) and This is L (sold to P&G). <br />Selected as one of the top 10 early stage female investors by Business Insider, Draper was also listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’, nominated by the NRF as a DealMakeHers, Variety’s Holly’s New Leaders, and Refinery29 30 Rising Stars.” Draper has been a contributor to Marie Claire, Forbes, and is a regular investor and tech personality showcased on Cheddar, CNBC, CNN. Following Jesse’s viral Medium piece, <a href='https://medium.com/@jessecdraper/investing-in-women-isnt-a-fucking-charity-ceabe8918b9c' target='_blank'>Investing in Women Isn’t a Fucking Charity</a>, she’s become a leading voice of women in technology. <br />She proudly sits on the board of directors of Trust & Will, Carbon38, Preemadonna (creator of the Nailbot) and the non-profit board Bizworld and Project Glimmer. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship community. She and her team also created the ‘Halogen Fellowship in Venture Capital’ to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry.`,
    "role": "Keynote Speaker",
    "company": "Keynote Event",
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    "name": "Meng Li",
    "bio": "Meng is an entrepreneur, start-up advisor and seasoned marketing executive with 10+ years of building successful consumer brands and transforming start-ups into household names. She is the founder of Huhu, a new parenting gear and lifestyle brand launching in summer 2022. Prior to starting her own business, Meng held various marketing leadership roles at top CPG companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Method Products and Native. Meng holds a A.B. in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She resides in the Bay Area and is a proud parent of two young children.",
    "role": "Moderator",
    "company": "Keynote Event",
    "company_link": "",
	"image": "https://gsvlabs-confluence-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/images/SMITH/2022_headshots/Meng+Li+photo.jpg"

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