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Founded By, Sponsored by Project Entrepreneur & UBS: A Masterclass in Money and Power with Arlan Hamilton & Alli McCartney

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


May 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT)

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Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, is stepping up to help female founders! Enter the virtual boardroom and join in on a conversation with Arlan HamiltonFounder and Managing Partner or Backstage Capital, and Alli McCartney, Managing Director at UBS, as they tackle building momentum and how to financially plan amid uncertain times.

They will have real talk around:

  • Staying ambitious and planning for the future
  • Staying engaged and connected in a post-COVID-19 world
  • How communities of women are supporting each other

Don’t miss our Founded By series, sponsored by Project Entrepreneur, a program of UBS! Every Thursday through June, founders, business owners and VCs will come together to share learnings, challenges and strategies through group discussion and virtual gathering.


About Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner or Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now raised more than $10 million and invested in more than 130 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London. Arlan was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine in October 2018 as the first Black woman non-celebrity to do so, and her new book “It’s About Damn Time” comes out on Penguin Random House’s business imprint Currency on May 5, 2020.

About Alli McCartney, Managing Director at UBS and Founding Partner of Alignment Partners: 

Alli McCartney is a Managing Director with UBS Private Wealth Management in New York City. She has 20 years of experience in the wealth management industry working with families, institutions, endowments and foundations. She is responsible for client relationship management, wealth advisory, private banking solutions, trust and estate planning strategies, and credit and lending. Alli specializes in philanthropic planning and governance for sophisticated families, often in partnership with the UBS Optimus Foundation. Alignment Partners, her seven member team, manages $1.5B for sixty families with a focus on Financial Professionals and Influential Women Executives and Entrepreneurs. She has been called “The Financial Feminist”.

Alli frequently appears on TV and in the press, as a Contributor on CNBC, as well as Panel Member on Mornings With Maria on Fox Businesses News and is often quoted in Barron’s, The Financial Times and The Wallstreet Journal on topics ranging from “Age-gapping” (establishing a successful and relevant team mirroring the structure, ages and needs of her multi-generational family clients) to empowering women financially, as clients and stewards of wealth, Financial Practitioners and business owners. Alli is passionate about educating girls and empowering women globally speaking often on the topic including at Politco’s WOMEN RULE, Haven Hill’s Equality Symposium and for the WIN Summit. Alli has been awarded positions on the Forbes and Barron’s Top Advisors Lists for 2018, ‘19 & ‘20.

About Ann Shoket (Moderator), Author, Speaker, Next Generation Expert & Former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen:

Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about ambition and success for a new generation.

Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View and CNN, and was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. She speaks for conferences and corporations including TEDx, SXSW, The Pennsylvania Women’s Conference, Facebook, Hyatt and more.

Shoket’s widely-acclaimed book, The Big Life, was hailed by The New York Times as “a guide for women in their 20s and 30s who are hungry for a job they love, a supportive network of friends, respect from their bosses and partners who want all those things for them as badly as they do.” She’s also the founder of a vibrant nationwide community of men and women who meet online and in person to help each other succeed—in work and life.