Kaplan Institute Presents a Virtual “The Disruptors” Women Speakers Series: Conversation with Desiree Vargas-Wrigley, V.P. of P33 and a Latinx Serial Entrepreneur

Join us in conversations with Chicago’s female leaders in technology and innovation to celebrate March’s Women’s History Month.

Desiree Vargas-Wrigley, a Latinx serial entrepreneur, is vice president of P33, a privately held nonprofit focused on making the Chicago-area region an inclusive global tech leader. She heads P33’s Tech/Rise initiative, which is working to provide funding and support for Black and Latinx tech founders. Her companies include Pearachute, which connects parents and children with family activities in their towns. Prior to launching Pearachute, she co-founded GiveForward, the world’s leading crowd-giving platform for people facing a major life event. She began her career at the Kauffman Foundation as a specialist in entrepreneurship and then at Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors. Vargas-Wrigley has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30 and Crain’s Chicago Business’s 40 Under 40. She was named as one of Parents magazine’s Most Inspiring Moms and as one of Forbes magazine’s Women to Watch. Vargas-Wrigley also has appeared on Shark Tank, closing one of the largest deals on the show to date. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Virtual Event Info (registration required)
Wednesday, March 24 at 12 p.m. CST
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In partnership with World Business Chicago’s ThinkChicago program and Women in Bio’s 3.8 Initiative, the Women Disruptors Series at Illinois Tech’s Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship celebrates women leaders in Chicago’s tech and innovation ecosystem.