Denyse drives the vision, goals, and strategy for Silicon Valley Forum, overseeing more than 70 events per year for the global technology and startup community – everything from customized immersion programs, workshops, boot camps, to large conferences, pitch events, and evening programs with strategic partners. Denyse’s vision for the organization is one of continued growth into international markets, leadership, and innovation.
Under her direction, the organization has seen substantial growth in its community engagement and is fast becoming the leading source of knowledge and connections for entrepreneurs, both in the Bay Area and in international hubs around the world. In 2015, she launched the Women in Tech Festival, a multi-day conference that has since flourished into one of the organization’s largest and most successful yearly events, drawing in top-tier speakers from all over the world. Within the scope of the Festival and beyond, she strives to support, promote, and encourage women’s achievements in STEM, business careers, and entrepreneurship. Denyse is an advocate for DE&I, working at refining processes and programs that support diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Forum, Denyse stepped into the role of entrepreneur and founder of her own company. Her greatest achievement is raising her two beautiful daughters as a single mom.