International Business Expansion in a Global Pandemic

With the Jessica Vollman Foundation, we’re excited to bring together a panel of women founders to speak on the topic of expanding your business internationally and its effects on women in entrepreneurship. We'll leave time in the end for audience questions. Of course, though the event supports women in business, we welcome everyone and anyone regardless of their background and identities.

Additionally, JVF is honored to announce a sponsorship opportunity for passionate women entrepreneurs in the NYC area looking to gain skills to take their business to the next level. RSVP and stay tuned for more information!


About the Instructor

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Primary Advisor, The Jessica Vollman Foundation

Following the passing of her sister Jessica, Sarah Vollman became one of the founders of the Jessica Vollman Foundation along with her family and was henceforth appointed Primary Advisor. In this role, she seeks to continue Jess' personal and professional legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs. Outside of the foundation, Sarah is a writer and works on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Her and Jess shared a similar passion for equal opportunity in professional spaces where they are not always valued.

Mandy Le has 15 years of experience working at the intersection of the tech, real estate, and finance sectors, building specialized spaces for various commercial, education and residential companies. She has built the expansion strategy at Brooklyn based technology incubator Newlab, helping to scale both its physical footprint and community impact by building ecosystems that enable entrepreneurs, governments, and corporate partners to engage in solving the world’s biggest challenges. Prior to Newlab, Mandy headed up real estate and market expansion at General Assembly, overseeing acquisition, design and development, asset management and facilities management for GA’s locations globally. Mandy has completed projects all over the world including NY, LA, SF, DC, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, London and Australia. She started her career in financial services and corporate development at Citigroup, Miller Buckfire, and Interpublic Group. Mandy graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jen Abel, Co-Founder of JJELLYFISH, helps international founders across India, UK, and Australia expand into the U.S. market. JJELLYFISH has supported 125+ B2B/enterprise startups to validate their sales process & U.S. go-to-market.