The Collision Project

Dinner and Dialogue Series

TWELVE Strangers, ONE Conversation, CountlesS IDEAS

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In partnership with Alabama Power


“Women, Money and Power”
an Evening with Sallie Krawcheck

March 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
The Lyric Theatre
Birmingham, Alabama

Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, has a history of turning around and growing troubled businesses and advocating a true client-centered business model, earning her reputation once as the “most powerful woman on Wall Street.” She had a head-slapping, “a-ha!” moment when she realized the investing industry has been, frankly, “by men, for men” and so women have not invested as much as men have. On March 19th, Sallie will share her ideas on how we can change the imbalance that keeps women from achieving their financial goals, and provide insight and solutions that inspire inclusion and equality — not only when it comes to investing, but in using the power of business to make the world a better place.

Sallie has led Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Citi Private Bank as CEO; she was called “The Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune Magazine and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” Fortune Magazine and Forbes have consistently listed her as one of the “Most Powerful Women” in business. Her life’s mission is to help women to reach their financial and professional goals.


Free Ticket Required for entry and Available at

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsor:

Highland Associates

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Thank you to our Community Sponsors:

Britney Summerville - Shipt

Virginia Hazelrig Carter - Stonefly Investments

Nicole Carpenter - The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Leslie Carter-Prall - Regions Private Wealth Management

Miller Girvin - Alabama Capital Network

Bebe and Thomas Goodrich

Key Hudson - Regions Bank

Jessica McKinney - Maynard Venture Partners

Mary Meadows Livingston - Porter, White & Company

Jennifer Michelson M.D. - Michelson Laser Vision, Inc.  

Morgan Stanley

Lauren Pearson - HighTower Somerset Advisory

Donna Dearman Smith - Alabama Power (retired)

Shannon Spotswood - RFG Advisory

Martha Underwood - Executive Estrogen

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Whitney Wright - Cook & Bynum Capital Management

DeLynn Zell - Bridgeworth Financial

The ABCs of breaking bias: Understanding and Managing Unconscious Bias in Leadership and innovation


April 16, 2018

Lecture and fireside chat with Dr. Stefanie johnson

post-lecture discussion
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Good people brewery

Women As Entrepreneurs - DISCUSSION AND Q&A

with Athena Collective Founders
Nicole Carpenter and Whitney Wright

Hoover Library | AUGUST 19, 2017

Athena Collective Investment Forum | March 22 & 23, 2017

The Investment forum will provide participants:


AN Action-Based Curriculum

Equip women to be angel investors while introducing them to high-growth potential start-up businesses using a proven curriculum

A Vetted Network

Connect new angel investors with proven investors, community leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs

Resources AND TOOLS

Arm angel investors with tools and ongoing support to turn theory into action


Workshop Segments:


Startup Investing and Your Portfolio

Why invest in startups? What role can startup investing have in my wealth portfolio? How can I build a diverse portfolio of startups?

Choosing Early Stage Startups

What do companies look like at this stage? What signals show that a company has traction? What are best practices of choosing startups?

Getting the Deal Done

What goes into a deal? What are the best practices for negotiating terms? What is the deal process like; how long does it take?

Beyond the Check: Mentoring & Networking

Why invest both time and expertise? What can I do to be a good mentor?