How to Ask for What you Want and Get it: Perseverance, Perfectionism, and Powerful Choices
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When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm
Where: Zoom meeting
United States
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How to Ask for What you Want and Get it:
Perseverance, Perfectionism, and Powerful Choices

Advancing women’s business success and creating a life you love

We've all been through an emotional washing machine for most of 2020. It's YOU time now! Please join us for meaningful conversations with women who have overcome, persevered and made powerful choices to move forward and exceed goals. Hear how courage and strength have allowed them to choose the path to success. They have all learned how to ASK for that WANT and GET IT!

You will walk away:

  • Inspired by these authentic stories of women who took action to move forward
  • Reflecting on your own life and how to connect and network with like-minded women
  • Understanding what STOPS us from getting what we want

This workshop will be very interactive, and heart centered.

(to date)

Lisa Christine Summerville, Founder & CEO, Leadership Coach, Motivational Speaker
& Lifestyle Catalyst,
28 Carrots and Lisa Christine Media

Christy Frank, founder, Copake Wine Works

Julie Polmonari, Northeast Partnerships Lead, Google/Waze

Christina Qi, CEO and Co-Founder, Databento Inc. and Domeyard Fund

Plus, subscribe to Lisa's mailing list here ( for a chance to receive a FREE ($50 value) bottle of wine from a women-owned winery. 

DATE:  October 14, 2020
TIME:   12:00-1:30 PM
FEE:     $15 for CBSACNY members; $25 for non-members
ACCESS:  You'll receive the link to the Zoom session 24 hours before the start of the event and a reminder that morning via email. Please email if you do not receive your session link. For those registering less than 24 hours in advance of the session, you'll receive access shortly before the webinar begins.

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Panelist Bios

(Moderator) Lisa Christine Summerville  Lisa Christine is a global people connector, motivational speaker, leadership coach and lifestyle catalyst who thrives on helping and supporting women to ask for what they want and get it.  With prior sales and leadership positions at American Airlines, SkyTel, AT&T, IBM, and MIT, Lisa has spent the last 10 years leading 28 Carrots and coaching women in business and entrepreneurship. She loves to meet women where they are and helps them to unleash their passions and purpose so they can create a life they love. She has served on panels and as a keynote on topics from emerging technologies to climbing the corporate ladder and has addressed audiences from the investment and innovation communities to women-only forums including a keynote at the InBIA- International Business Innovation Association, venture capital and angel roundtables, WITI – Women in Technology International, The Commonwealth Institute, SBA’s InnovateHER Pitch Contest, and at the MIT Startup Showcase Silicon Valley hosted at Samsung. Lisa Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from West Virginia University and a Master of Science degree in Communications Management from Simmons College. Lisa also earned a M.B.A. certificate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in General Management, as well as a certificate from Harvard Law School in Negotiation. She is a Certified Coach and a Certified Workplace Learning and Performance Professional through the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). She loves anytime she can get on the water to sail and educating and empowering women around domestic violence. She resides on Boston’s North Shore. Lisa Christine extends an invitation to connect with her on Linked In, her new Facebook group, “It’s YOU time” and via her website at

Christy Frank is a leader of the independent wine retail scene. Her original shop, Frankly Wines, sold in 2017, was often touted as one of the top small wine shops in the country. She is currently the founder of Copake Wine Works in the Hudson Valley/Berkshires region, the New York Educational Development manager at Wine Australia and writes for various industry publications. During her 20+ year tenure in the industry, she has worked in all three tiers, including a seven-year stint at Moët Hennessy USA, the wine and spirits division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Christy has served on the New York Times "Wine of the Times" Tasting Panel, Wine & Spirits tasting panels and is one of Food & Wine's Top Wine Experts to follow on Twitter. Her shops have been recognized by publications such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, Grub Street, and Food & Wine. She is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds various WSET certifications, is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and has traveled extensively to wine regions throughout the world.


Julie Polmonari is Google’s Northeast Partnerships Lead on Waze, where she connects brands with consumers in-motion. In her time at Google, Julie has become a thought leader on location based marketing, a partner to organizations focused on eliminating traffic and optimizing urban mobility, and a facilitator for Google’s #IAmRemarkable program, designed to help women and other underrepresented groups celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Prior to joining Google, Julie spent over ten years at Time Inc. (now Meredith Corporation) where she was part of a sales team securing one of the company’s only job shares. In that partnership, her double-digit sales growth and record-breaking revenue attainment served as an example of how Corporate America can benefit from family-forward policies and work structures. She has served on panels as a keynote on topics ranging from the future of urban mobility to advertising innovation and has addressed audiences from government transportation groups to women-only advertising groups. Outside of the office, you can find Julie mentoring emerging female leaders on topics including self-advocacy, career advancement and solutions for balancing personal and professional endeavors. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from James Madison University and residences with her family on Boston’s South Shore.

Christina Qi is the CEO of Databento, an on-demand data platform for asset managers and quants. She is also a Founding Partner of Domeyard LP, among the longest running HFT hedge funds in the world. Christina started Domeyard 8 years ago from her dorm room with $1000 in savings. Domeyard trades up to $7.1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes and Nikkei, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, and the Financial Times. Christina is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s research on AI in finance. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, including Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014, and alongside President Emerita Susan Hockfield and Dean David Schmittlein in 2019. Christina teaches Domeyard’s case study at Harvard Business School and other universities. Christina was elected as a Member of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s Board of Trustees. She was elected Co-Chair of the Board of Invest in Girls in 2019. Christina also sits on the Board of Directors of The Financial Executives Alliance (FEA) Hedge Fund Group, drives entrepreneurship efforts at the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MIT SBAA), and served on the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance for five years. Her work in finance earned her a spot on various "X Under X" lists, including Forbes 30 Under 30, where she is now a board member. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder. Christina is publishing a book in 2021, titled The Finance Snake: A Memoir About My Billion Dollar Hedge Fund.