Client Events

ITIF Energy Innovation 2010 Event

Since its inception in 2006, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has worked towards formulating public policies to boost modernization and promote the widespread “digitalization” of the economy. The topic of energy technology is becoming increasingly important to the public eye as a result of the recent coal and oil safety disasters, and the U.S. military’s excessive energy expenditures.

Looking For a Few Good Women

Women own over 10 million businesses in the United States, yet less than 3% of women’s businesses reach $1 million or more in revenue. That’s why my longtime colleague, Nell Merlino, started Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence in 1999. Count Me In is now the leading non-profit provider of business education and support for women, providing practical, hands-on solutions for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses into million-dollar operations.

Make Mine A Million $ Business Kick-Off Party

Are you a female entrepreneur struggling to find innovative ideas to market your business? Or perhaps you are in search of some extra finances to take your business to the next level. Then look no further than Make Mine A Million $ Business Award! This competition, a program of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, is geared towards woman business owners who dream of expanding their revenues to $1 million.

The Body Positive


Madera Group is working with The Body Positive to strengthen the next generation of female leaders, freeing them from obsession with external image, and supporting them in developing self acceptance so they can focus on living life to its fullest.  Young women of today are bombarded with advertising and a popular culture that promotes an unhealthy relationship between eating and wellness.

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner Represents California at Climate Conference in Copenhagen

IMG_7329The Madera Group partnered with Strategen Consulting to co-host a special fundraiser celebrating Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s first year in the California State Assembly and to support her re-election in 2010.  More than 100 friends and supporters gathered at the David Brower Center last Friday evening to honor Nancy’s hard work and success in passing several key bills through the legislature.