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How She (re) Built This! Two Founders, Two Sisters and the Story of Luxury and Masks

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Wed, November 18, 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Registration Period:
Ms. Joanna Maryewska

The Stanford Women’s Network-New York invites you to a virtual event on “How She (re) Built This!".

This is the first of our series on how women entrepreneurs and leaders have adapted their business models in uncertain times. 

Session 1: Two founders, two sisters and the story of luxury, masks and impact funding featuring Stephanie Sarka, CEO and Founder of 1 Atelier & 1 Atelier PPE  and Suzanne Sarka, Founder of Palio Capital Impact Fund/IMpact Accelerator.

These women are leaders in different sectors - one luxury tech and one finance - who both started 2020 with ambitious growth plans for their companies. When COVID-19 hit New York they had to adapt and quickly refocus their strategies. Their journeys are about giving back, decision-making under stress, looking for opportunities when the marketplace shifts and taking care of family. And in the Stanford tradition, redefining success and having fun along the way. 

Stephanie Sarka is CEO of Atelier, the luxury brand for the 21st century, where they are reinventing the luxury category by leveraging technology to celebrate what makes each of us original with the least waste and environmental impact.  Also most recently CEO of 1 Atelier PPE where they have developed a new filtering facepiece respirator that is being submitted for N95 certification by NIOSH.

Suzanne Sarka is Founder and CEO of Palio Capital Impact Fund & IMpact Accelerator, the impact platform that creates financing solutions and invests taxable and philanthropic funds to accelerate data-supported research and measured impact on social change - largely focused on Health (PPE), Housing, Education/Arts and Environment. 

This program is part of SWNNY's Investing x Women Initiative to build a Stanford community in New York of those who are committed to investing in, by, and for women. In 2020, the initiative's focus is on challenges and opportunities for women in investing and entrepreneurship.

The event is limited to Stanford Alumni/Students.

Event Activities

How She (re) Built This! Two Founders, Two Sisters and the Story of Luxury and Masks
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

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