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San Francisco Ivy Society Discussion with Sonja Hoel Perkins

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Russell Reynolds Associates

The McIntire Ivy Society of the Bay Area invites you to join us for a discussion with Sonja Hoel Perkins.
McIntire alumnae: $15
UVA alumnae and friends: $25
The registration fee covers light hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beverages.

Join the Bay Area chapter of the McIntire School of Commerce Ivy Society for an evening of discussion around investing, startups, and bias in the Silicon Valley. Sonja will tell us about her extensive career in the Valley, where she is now an active angel investor and advocate. There will be time for mingling over drinks and hors d'oeuvres both before and after Sonja's discussion, which will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sonja Hoel Perkins (McIntire '88), considered one of the best-performing and most senior women in venture capital, has been investing in technology for almost 30 years. Founder of The Perkins Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in people and companies that matter, Sonja began her career at TA Associates and then joined Symantec and Menlo Ventures. At the age of 29, she became the youngest General Partner in Menlo's history. Sonja is also Founder of Broadway Angels, an investment group comprising world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women. She has invested in startups--including Acme Packet, F5, and McAfee Associates--that have achieved multibillion dollar valuations. Sonja was ranked among the 100 Most Powerful People in Finance in the World by Worth magazine. Valuing family, community, and work, she founded Project Glimmer, a nonprofit that inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares.

Moderated by:
Amanda Richardson, CEO, Rabbit (McIntire '01)

Amanda is CEO of Rabbit, the leading platform for collaborative video watching. Amanda has several years of senior leadership experience in product and operations management in companies, including HotelTonight, Prezi, and Snagajob. She holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mandi Crisp, Director of Special Events,  at

Event coordinator: 
Mandi Crisp, Director of Special Events,
Intended Audiences: 
Alumni and Friends