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    WISE(R) podcast - Women Leaders of Octane

    In a recent podcast with WISE (Women Investing In Security and Education) Linda DiMario with the Octane Foundation for Innovation says: "Don’t Let Your Age Define you!" If you are interested in learning about resources for women entrepreneurs or securing corporate and non-profit board Positions, check out the latest podcast from WISE podcast and hear from our Director of Community Engagement, Linda!

    Linda DiMario is a mover and shaker here in Orange County. In her role at Octane, one of the initiatives she leads the foundation’s Women Leaders of Octane initiative whose mission is to help women entrepreneurs access resources and extend their impact in the community. As one of California's leading incubators, Octane provides a wealth of resources for startups. Now more than ever, Octane is working to increase women led businesses completing our program.

    Linda was interviewed by WISE CEO, Angela Dailey for a wide-ranging discussion of Octane’s far-reaching impact on the Orange County community and beyond. Plus, she gave us some very WISE career advice!
    Here's what you will learn:
    • What resources there are for women entrepreneurs which are tailored to women's needs

    • How to best position yourself and prepare for corporate board participation

    • How non-profits can benefit from Octane's accelerator program

    Plus, hear how Linda’s captivating career journey put her in touch with fascinating people and enabled her to make significant contributions to economic development in cities across the country.

    Best Advice: Don’t let age define you and be true to yourself!

    Listen to the podcast here.

    WISE podcast

    Women Investing In Security and Education WISE®, is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic educational organization that provides opportunities to educate women on investing. Learn more.


    The Octane Foundation for Innovation (OFI) was launched as a complement to Octane’s mission of creating 55,000+ high-paying jobs by 2030. The Foundation is targeted to advance equity, diversity, and inclusiveness across all industry sectors alongside Octane’s ambitious mission of growing & strengthening the Southern California innovation ecosystem by creating jobs, scaling startups, and developing businesses. Octane and OFI work with partners to enhance the economic vitality of the region, contribute to a sustainable ecosystem and augment the live/work experience in Orange County.

    Octane Foundation for Innovation’s work is achieved through our initiatives, Women Leaders of Octane, Non-Profit Accelerator, and STEAM Ahead. These initiatives cover the spectrum of opportunities for young students, underserved communities, and women. 

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