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Luminary LIVE San Francisco is our third stop in 2024. 

From panels and workshops, to fireside chats and networking, incredible speakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts, we’re ready to bring the Luminary LIVE experience back to the Bay Area.

Check out the great lineup of speakers, programming and content.
Invest in yourself, your career, your network and your business and register below

The event is free (yes, we said FREE) and open to all. Whether you're a solopreneur, a microbusiness, side hustler, fast growth company or navigating a completely different career path, we invite to join us and #comesitatourtable. 


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Venue: Yelp! Headquarters 
Location: 350 Mission Street
10th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94105



9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Arrival, Coffee and Networking


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome and Kick-Off with:

Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary

Shay House, Associate Director, Ichor Strategies, Verizon Local Engagement


10:15 AM - 11:00AM

Fireside Chat Discussion with 
 Bianca Gates
, Co-Founder, Birdies
Kara Goldin, Founder, HINT 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Powering Your Business with AI
Deb Dutta, Founder, Criya 

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Business Plan Boot Camp + Financial Fundamentals
with Cate Luzio Founder and CEO, Luminary 

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

Yelp 101 with Jessica Gelico, Community Manager - East Bay South, Yelp 


1:35 PM- 2:15 PM

Maximizing Yelp for Your Business (It's Not Just for Restaurants!) Panel Discussion with

Dominic Beecham, Senior Community Manager - San Francisco, Yelp

Kimberly Competente, Owner and Managing Member, Powered by DMP

Ariel MagidsonFounder and CEO, Ariel Arts & Senses


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Digital Marketing 101 with Maribel Lara , SVP at The Sasha Group, part of VaynerX Media

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Building While Flying Panel Discussion with
 Cecilia Tse, Co-Founder, Hey Freya 
 Syama Meagher Bunten,
CEO and Founder, Scaling Retail
Cate Luzio,
Founder and CEO, Luminary

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks with Amy Sezak, SVP of Corporate Communications, Yelp
+ Networking and Cocktails  


Presented by:
A Simple Guide to Claiming Your Yelp Business Profile ...

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Meet The Speakers

Cate Luzio

Founder and CEO of Luminary

Cate Luzio

Founder and CEO of Luminary

Cate Luzio is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, a global membership-based professional education and networking platform created to uplift, upskill, and propel women forward through all phases of their professional journey.  

Cate launched Luminary in 2018 with the mission to create an ecosystem of high-touch engagement to address and impact the systemic challenges faced by women across all industries and sectors. Members are comprised of a multigenerational and intersectional community of individuals, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporations, and organizations including American Express, Verizon, Paramount, UBS, Spotify JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Indeed, Mastercard, CAPCO, LVMH, ADP, and many more.

Before starting Luminary, Cate spent two decades in financial services leading global multibillion-dollar businesses. Previously, she was Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC, managing more than 2,000 employees worldwide and prior to that, she served as Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan EMEA based in London. She spent her early years in Latin America with Bank of America across both consumer and wholesale banking. She started her career working in tech in China.

Cate is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was named its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2021 and joined its Board of Governors that same year. She also has a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University.

A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, she served on the National Board for Girls Inc. from 2016-2022, is a mentor for WE.NYC and The NORTH, and sits on the Boards of Girls Inc. New York City and Pomp & Whimsy. Cate is an active investor in several women-founded companies. She is a member of DealmakeHERS, Women’s Forum of NY, Careforce, and the TIME’s UP Care Economy Business Council.

Cate was recognized as one of Forbes’ Next 1000 Entrepreneurs in 2021 and a Top 100 Female Founder by Inc. in 2019 and 2021. She has been featured as an expert in top-tier financial, business, and lifestyle media. She is a sought-after keynote speaker for organizations such as Verizon, Hudson Bay Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity, BlackRock, ADP, and UBS, as well as high-profile events including several Conferences for Women, ADP Women’s Summit, Verizon 100 Women Leaders, Fidelity Women Talk Money, Yelp Women in Business and Black in Business Summits.

Deb Dutta

Founder of Criya

Cecilia Tse

Co-Founder of Hey Freya 

 Syama Meagher Bunten

CEO and Founder of Scaling Retail

Kara Goldin

Founder of HINT 

Bianca Gates

Co-Founder of Birdies

Jessica Gelico

East Bay South Community Manager, Yelp

Dominic Beecham

Senior Community Manager - San Francisco, Yelp

Kimberly Competente

Owner and Managing Member of Powered by DMP

Ariel Magidson

CEO and Founder of Ariel Arts & Senses

Amy Sezak

SVP of Corporate Communications, Yelp

Shay House

Associate Director, Ichor Strategies, Verizon Local Engagement

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