Women in the Workforce hosted it’s first event of the 2020 series on February 28th which was a speed mentoring event!

The Speed Mentoring event was a riff on speed dating that allowed early career professionals (or those looking to make a change or re-enter the workplace) to meet multiple mentors in a short time.  Attendees had the opportunity to meet with mentors on a variety of topics and ask them questions and possibly meet a mentor.

Alicia White of Keegan Linscott, & Associates PC,  Julie Bonner of FreeFall Aerospace, and Theresa Morrison of Beckett Collective


Julie Bonner, FreeFall Aerospace – Branding and Social Media

Liz Pocock, StartUp Tucson – Networking & Soft Skills

Ana Greif, Pima Community College – What does “professional” look like?

Amanda Holbert, PSE – How to sell yourself to your industry.

Tricia Beck, Beck Leadership – Leadership skills/management skills

Kara Festa, Kara Diane Coaching & Consulting – Changing career directions and when to move on from current position.

Tiana Ronstadt, Power Woman Investing – All about your finances

Thank You to our mentors, attendees and GOLD Sponsors:


Join us at the next event!
Women in the Workforce
Friday June 19th 2020

Women in the Workforce Committee includes: Olivia Fehlberg of Edmund Optics, Julie Bonner of FreeFall, Amanda Carranza of Simpleview, Aileen Dingus of UA Tech Launch AZ, Virginia Figueroa of Optical Support, Sara Hyde of Enterprise Holdings, Gondy Leroy of University of Arizona, Heidi Trevethan of House Trevethan, Jamie Neilson of the Arizona Technology Council.

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, visionaries, and community members to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. Southern Arizona Women in the Workforce Series showcases successful, local female titans who share their experiences and perspectives on their paths to executive leadership.

About FreeFall Aerospace

FreeFall is developing revolutionary new antenna technology for ground, air, and space. Their innovative spherical antennas are drawing interest from a wide variety of commercial and government organizations, offering wide field of view, electronic steering, and low mass to dramatically simplify and improve satellite communications. The company’s unique antennas for the coming 5G wireless world are unlike anything else on the market and enable high-frequency, steerable communications for Smart Cities, connected vehicles, and the Internet of Things. FreeFall was founded in Tucson as a spin-off from the University of Arizona and maintains a close connection with UA faculty and supporters.