11 Nov November 11, 2016 – Women Who Code’s Alaina Percival, Garage Girl’s Courtney Hansen & Timeshare Guru Stuart Vener
Alaina Percival – CEO and Board Chair at Women Who Code
Alaina Percival is CEO of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Under Alaina’s leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 50,000 women in 20 countries and 60 cities across the globe. This thriving movement offers more than 1,000 free technical and leadership events, per year. In addition to her role at Women Who Code, Alaina is an accomplished tech speaker, appearing at WSJ.d Live, WITI, Belfast Technology Conference, Grace Hopper, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise, MIT’s Venture Capital and Innovation Conference and more. She has been interviewed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and other publications across the globe to share her expertise on best practices for increasing diversity in tech. Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA’s headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor.
Courtney Hansen – Television Personality, Sports Columnist and Author of The Garage Girl’s Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Your Car
Courtney Hansen is a television personality, car columnist and author of The Garage Girl’s Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Your Car. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she is the daughter of race car driver Jerry Hansen, who is a 27-time Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) national racing champion. Courtney literally grew up on a racetrack, as her family owned Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. She hosted Powerblock for Spike TV for 10 seasons, the hit reality show “Overhaulin’” for TLC, Vinsetta Garage for Velocity and many other popular shows. She’s currently producing and hosting a new automotive project, coming to TV this Spring and she also pens a nationally syndicated automotive newspaper column titled “Courtney Hansen: Full Throttle.”
Stuart Vener – Timeshare Guru and Owner of Buy Your Timeshare
Stuart Vener has a varied and extensive career in business and real estate related activities. He is America’s foremost expert in Real Estate, Finance and of course, Timeshares. When Attorneys, Title Companies and Lenders have questions, they call Vener for the answers. Stuart will honestly tell you your options and he is here to help you. He was a pioneer in the “Second-Chance” property program when he founded Pacific Properties in the 1990’s and Wilshire Holding Group that has assisted thousands of satisfied clients ‘walk away’ from upside down, negative equity, properties. For 16 years, Stuart owned one of the largest mortgage companies in Los Angeles County. His real estate ventures date back to the 1960s. He developed a shopping and family entertainment center in the Orange County vicinity that often drew larger crowds than Disneyland. He was real estate advisor and consultant to Noah Dietrich, the partner of Howard Hughes, and was personally involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of over 1,400 homes. He provides expert information as a guest on radio shows throughout the Country, and regularly appears on Fox News.