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With Michelle Di Gangi (Group Head of Small & Medium Enterprise Banking, Bank of the West) & Mallika Chopra (CEO, Chopra Global).
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 03:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Join Mallika Chopra & Michelle Di Gangi for a conversation on how emphasizing wellness will help your women-owned business grow
About this event
With women founders across the globe still facing many challenges in business & wellbeing, we are thrilled to host a discussion on how to increase your wellness & wellbeing as an entrepreneur.

In a candid conversation, Michelle Di Gangi & Mallika Chopra will discuss the real wellness challenges women entrepreneurs face & what you can do to overcome them. These seasoned executives will share how wellness will help your women-owned business grow. Mallika is a CEO & a mom, media entrepreneur, author, & public speaker. Michelle from Bank of the West has seen numerous highs & lows of women's entrepreneurial journeys.

Many have said the entrepreneurial journey is a lonely one, & with the new normal the world is seeing, is becoming even lonelier - this is especially true for women business owners. Join us to improve your wellness journey & increase your bottom line!

By attending LIVE, you'll be able to ask questions & will learn the following:

Why your well-being is necessary to your business strategy
How to create a community & find common purpose when you work alone
Stress management in your unique role as an entrepreneur
Living with intent & using mindfulness in challenging times

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Michelle Di Gangi
Group Head, Small & Medium Enterprise Banking, Bank of the West

Michelle Di Gangi joined San Francisco based Bank of the West in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Group Head of Small & Medium Enterprise Banking. Michelle manages small & medium-size business banking segment across Bank of the West's 19 state footprint including Business Banking activities, SBA lending, SME Construction Lending, underwriting & loan operations, & strategy for distribution through the bank's retail banking network.

From 2016- 2021, Michelle has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in banking by American Banker for its prestigious Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance program. In 2014 & 2017, she, along with nine other female Bank of the West executives, also received a Top Teams award from American Banker. In addition, the San Francisco Business Times recognized Michelle in its 2010 - 2016 lists of the Bay Area's Most Influential Women in Business.

Michelle has over 30 years of experience in commercial, small business & business banking strategies, credit administration, risk & regulatory management, & direct management of commercial & business banking. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Michelle served as executive vice president & director of commercial banking at Greater Bay Bancorp, in East Palo Alto, Calif. There she was responsible for building & leading a team focused on finding new lending opportunities & other business development initiatives.

Michelle began her banking career with Wells Fargo's Commercial Banking group serving in various roles including as credit & loan team manager. She later moved to Wells' Business Banking group where her roles included senior credit officer, area manager in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, & Executive Vice President & division manager of Bay Area Business Banking.

Michelle holds an undergraduate degree & an MBA in Finance & Marketing from University of California, Los Angeles & a Masters in Special Education from University of Southern CA

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Mallika Chopra
Chief Executive Officer, Chopra Global

Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker & published author. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science & spirituality.

In her book Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace & Joy, Mallika shares personal stories & insights she gained while seeking balance as a mom & entrepreneur who felt she was overwhelmed by work, family & too many responsibilities.

Mallika is also the author of the Just Be Series - Just Breathe, Just Feel, & Just Be You - a trilogy of illustrated how-to books for children (and the adults in their lives).

Mallika's newest book, My Body Is a Rainbow, helps children imagine a rainbow of colors radiating from their body & combines this color connection with breathing exercises to help them relieve stress, tension, fears, & sadness & to feel happier & more at peace.

Mallika has taught meditation to thousands of people, & is currently a mindfulness consultant for the animated series, Stillwater, on Apple TV+. She enjoys speaking to audiences around the world about intention, balance & living a life of purpose.

Her writing & work have been featured in many publications including, Self Magazine, Women's Health, Prevention Magazine, OWN, Glamour,, Mind Body Green, the LA Times, & Huffington Post. She is featured in Time Magazine's Special Issue on Mindfulness, & for Just Breathe did a fun segment for Good Morning America & many other national shows.

Mallika is a serial entrepreneur whose companies have included Intent & MyPotential. She was the founder of & co-founder of The Chopra Well with her brother, Gotham Chopra, & father, Deepak Chopra.

Mallika has a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Kellogg Business School, & an MA in Psychology & Education with a mind body spirit concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University. Learn more at
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