AWS Build(Her)

Build(Her) is designed for women tech entrepreneurs who are interested in doing business in the public sector. Expect to hear from Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts and women tech leaders about their own experiences—both the wins and the challenges. They will share guidance that can be applied to any type of business concept as well as examples of action-oriented steps that got them to where they are today. You’ll also hear from the AWS Worldwide Public Sector Venture Capital and Startups team who will share go-to-market best practices for startups looking to sell to government customers.


Date: November 11, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Online
Fee: Free, Registration Required
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Belinda Matingou
Email: [email protected]


1:00PM - 1:25PM EST

Opening Keynote: Welcome to AWS Build(Her) Week

Join Sandy Carter, Vice President, Public Sector Global Partners and Programs, at AWS for our opening keynote. Learn how startups today are building on AWS and how our AWS Startup programs can help you become the next big thing. 

Presented by Sandy Carter, Vice President, Public Sector Global Partners and Programs, AWS


1:25PM - 1:50PM EST

Fundraising Essentials ft. 1863 Ventures

Create a compelling pitch and learn tips and tricks to create business value for your startup. Get insight into what investors are looking for and how you should prepare for your fundraising journey.

Presented by Melissa Bradley, Co-founder, Ureeka and Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures


1:50PM - 2:20PM EST

Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Advice to Navigate the Public Sector

Hear it straight from a CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal awardee and entrepreneur who has been through it all. Learn about the challenges of innovation in the public sector and her advice for all entrepreneurs and founders in the industry.

Presented by Teresa Smetzer, Vice President, National Security Programs, Salesforce


2:20PM - 2:50PM EST

Tools and Resources to Build your Startup for the Public Sector

AWS is focused on facilitating public sector adoption of startup technology. Learn how AWS can help you with your go-to-market strategy and what tools and resources we have for your startup.

Presented by Leila Hay, Business Development Manager, Worldwide Public Sector Venture Capital and Startups, AWS


2:50PM - 3:30PM EST

Fireside Chat: Women in the Public Sector

What impact are women having in the public sector? What do their journeys look like? Join this closing session to hear valuable advice from two of our vice presidents, Sandy Carter and Teresa Carlson, as they discuss their experience and outlook of what the future holds for women in the public sector.

A discussion with Sandy Carter, Vice President, Public Sector Global Partners and Programs, AWS and Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector and Regulated Industries, AWS

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