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PWI Connection's Leadership Breakthrough Workshop

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 405 Taylor St. Serrano Hotel (Union Square SF- Powell Street BART)


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“Using Your Innate Gifts to 

Create YOUR Powerful Legacy”


Featuring Valeri Bocage, 

“The Barrier Buster”

CEO and Founder, PWIC

And Special Guest 

Carrie Nikitin

Business Strategist & CEO of AveTekh, Inc.

Become totally CLEAR about your life's purpose
•Expand YOUR leadership skills for your vision
•Discover ongoing keys to get unstuck
•Learn secrets to break through any barrier!   
Identify your true INNATE GIFTS AND Next Leadership Role
November 20,  2015
9:30am-4:30, Friday, November 20

Bonus Session 
Project Expansion 

Keys and Knowledge to Expand Your Projects


Serrano Hotel 405 Taylor Street 

(Union Square Powell Street BART Station) 

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About Valeri


was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. As a result of Hurricane Katrina, Valeri lost EVERYTHING, except her indomitable spirit and true passion for life. She took the loss as an opportunity to start a whole new life. She moved to San Francisco to fulfill on her dream of "EMPOWERING WOMEN TO EMPOWER THE WORLD." Powerful Women International Connections is doing just that. 

Valeri has assisted women, men and children to live and fulfilled their dreams far beyond their expectancy for over 25 years.  She has spoken at Google, Dr. Oz's Health event for women in Sacramento, CA. She has also been in the media with ABC News, Magazines, and newspapers.   Valeri has also received several awards for her work with others.  

Read More about Valeri

About Carrie

As a Business Strategist for small and large businesses that are geared to making a difference, Carrie is currently CEO of Avatekh, Inc., a Lawrence, Kansas high tech start-up developing and monetizing Intellectual property in noise suppression, mitigation and analysis with applications in military, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunications, power management, data over power lines, navigational, sensors and biometrics. 

Her interest in business began when starting her first company (import/export in partnerships with companies in Japan and South Korea) at the young age of 18. With over 30 years of experience in business building, development, strategies, modeling and funding in both start-ups and existing companies, she has worked at the executive level in various areas including alternative energies, medical, and the technology industry.  

Carrie has worked with companies in various stages, such as start-up mode, expansion, downsizing, turnaround, branding and re-branding phases.  Her experience includes the development, structure and negotiation of joint ventures, collaborative development and licensing agreements as well as mergers and acquisitions.   She has worked with Universities in development of prototyping; grant writing and technology transfer and industry partnerships. 

Carrie has strong skills in constructing and negotiating licensing agreements, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and both collaborative development and research agreements in both domestic and foreign markets in various industry, academic and government sectors.

Her experience includes building revenue growth within new and existing competitive markets. With her work with several start-up companies, she has acquired a great knowledge of business strategies, models, monetizing and managing deal-flow and leveraging both monetary and human assets to create sustainable environments within a company to capitalize in it’s given market or business sector; diversification from working in multiple industries such as telecommunications, consumer electronics, toys, cosmetics, sports science, medical, education, banking, energy (nuclear and alternative), materials and commercial real estate; and experience as a grant writer at state and local levels (economic development and training), and federal level (SBIR-NSF-NIH). 


Legacy Builder Member $100.00 
Transformational & Visionary Members $110

$150 Guest

 Lunch Included. 

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POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS (PWIC) envisions women as catalysts for positive change in the world, who are women taking on greater leadership roles, and causing a peaceful, harmonious world for our children's future.  Our mission is to connect, collaborate with, and educate women leaders to use their innate gifts and talents to transform and make a bigger impact in undeserved communities causing positive changes throughout the world. Our highest values are authenticity, life balance, compassion, and courage.

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