fbpx

WHO WE ARE

No woman should walk alone on her path to success. Kayo connects investors in private equity, credit, real estate and infrastructure through its flagship annual conferences, email newsletters, online community, and digital content.

about us

At Kayo, we believe women should have a community that supports, elevates and champions them. That’s why we create industry events where professional women can connect with leaders, advance themselves and champion other women. We want women to know we’re stronger when we Trailblaze Together.

Founder Lindsay Burton previously held positions in private equity and banking in New York City, so she knows what it’s like to be the only woman in the room. Her goal was to create a place where women could join forces in a male-dominated business world and advance themselves further and faster.

Kayo currently curates five annual summits plus virtual events, reaching 2,500 women annually in industries such as private equity, venture capital, ESG, energy and infrastructure, credit and debt and real estate. We also host pop-up lunches and leadership retreats as a way to tighten our community and create continued networking and personal development opportunities.

EMILY HARTE, PARTNER, OLIVER WYMAN

“It’s amazing to be a part of the Kayo community.

2022 Attendee

The Kayo team knocked it out of the park.”

SANDY FIASCHETTI, FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, LODESTONE PEOPLE CONSULTING

“This is truly one of the most supportive groups of which I’ve been a part!”

our team

Lindsay Burton

Lindsay Burton

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Lindsay Burton is the Founder and President of Kayo, a company designing communities, events, and resources to ensure no one walks alone on their path to success. She is also the host of the podcast The Weekly Knockout, a series where industry leaders help women in business turn obstacles into opportunities. Prior to founding Kayo in 2012, Lindsay held positions in private equity and investment banking in New York City at AlpInvest Partners, a division of the Carlyle Group, and Lehman Brothers. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Economics from the University of Virginia. She currently resides in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two sons.

✉: lindsay@kayoconferenceseries.com

HANNAH WYNNYK

HANNAH WYNNYK

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Hannah Wynnyk joined Kayo in January 2022 and heads up the Sales team. She joins Kayo from a 15-year career in luxury retail, most recently in a leadership role in eCommerce operations and development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and is a steward of commerce and customer experience. She currently resides in Scottsville, VA with her husband and daughter where she can be found exercising her passion for interior design, curating neighborhood relationships and volunteering on multiple Boards in her community.

✉: hannah@kayoconferenceseries.com

KATE POTTER

KATE POTTER

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Kate Potter joined Kayo Conference Series with 10 years of leadership experience in the luxury retail and manufacturing industry. Kate spearheads all event operations, including event design and executions strategy, client experience, vendor relationships, and programming. Most recently she held a leadership role for Yves Delorme, Inc., a leading French luxury linen company. She resides in Barboursville, VA with her husband and has a passion for her family and horses. Kate earned a B.A. from Old Dominion University.

✉: kate@kayoconferenceseries.com

LONA DOYLE

LONA DOYLE

HEAD OF MARKETING

Lona Doyle is the Head of Marketing at Kayo Conference Series. Prior to joining Kayo in 2024, Lona held senior marketing manager positions at AllianceBernstein and Goldman Sachs in New York City, where she also served on the Global Best Practices Committee. Most recently, she was at the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute. Lona holds a law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and has a Masters in Legal Studies with a focus on Intellectual Property Law from Albany Law School. She also is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Graduate Leadership Program. Lona currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and son. She loves to garden and when not gardening, can be found searching for the next treasure at thrift stores in and around the Charlottesville area.

✉: lona@kayoconferenceseries.com

ALLISON O'DONNELL

ALLISON O'DONNELL

HEAD OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Allison O’Donnell serves as the Head of Business Development department. She has a decade of experience in Human Resources, recruiting, and general administration from roles at SaaS, manufacturing, and boutique firms. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and is passionate about people, organization, process improvement, and dessert. She currently resides in Las Vegas, NV with her husband and two children.

✉: allison@kayoconferenceseries.com

ASHLEY JOHNSON

ASHLEY JOHNSON

DIRECTOR OF EVENT DESIGN

Ashley Johnson joined Kayo in May of 2022 as Director of Programming. As Director of Programming, Ashley lends her creativity to curating exceptional content for Kayo events. She develops topics, identifies and recruits presenters and panelists, and helps to expand Kayo’s network of top women speakers. She started her professional career in the non-profit sector after earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. After discovering her love for events, Ashley transitioned into the industry and has since held positions developing and managing events in the arts, local government, state government, and most recently higher education. Ashley currently resides in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. When she is not reading or listening to a podcast, Ashley can be found dabbling in fiction writing, nature photography, and meeting friends at her favorite local eateries.

✉: ashley@kayoconferenceseries.com

ERIN LOVING

ERIN LOVING

DIRECTOR OF SPEAKER RECRUITMENT & ENGAGEMENT

Erin Loving is the Director of Speaker Recruitment & Engagement. She joins Kayo with 20+ years of experience in client relations and digital commerce. Most recently she managed the official online stores for music legends and global brands such as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Tim McGraw, Global Citizen, Pepsi, and Madison Square Garden. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Mary Baldwin University. Erin is also the owner and wedding officiant at Loving Ceremonies. She resides in Nelson County with her husband and son. When not spending time with family or friends, Erin can be found catching up on British detective shows, reading, or watching movies.

✉: erin@kayoconferenceseries.com

Kim martin, shrm-cp

Kim martin, shrm-cp

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Kim Martin currently serves in a dual role as the Director of Human Resources and Business Administration. She has worked in many industries since starting her career with USAirways (now American Airlines) and discovered her passion for Human Resources more than a decade ago while working in finance. Kim earned her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Virginia and resides with her husband in Central Virginia.

✉: kim@kayoconferenceseries.com

Katie Mumper

Katie Mumper

DIRECTOR OF SPEAKER RECRUITMENT & ENGAGEMENT

Katie Mumper is the Director of Speaker Recruitment & Engagement at Kayo Conference Series. With a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.Ed from James Madison University, Katie began her career in university career development before moving into talent acquisition for a software development company. Now, Katie recruits exceptional panelists and presenters for Kayo events, and helps to build Kayo’s network of trailblazing women in finance and alternative investments. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and their cat, Beans.

 

✉: katie@kayoconferenceseries.com

CHANNING CASON SHIFFLETT

CHANNING CASON SHIFFLETT

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

Channing Shifflett serves as the Executive Assistant to the Head of Business Development and Marketing for Kayo Conference Series. As Executive Assistant, Channing provides adminstrative support to the Business Development and Marketing team and helps with special projects as needed. With several years of experience in event planning through the retail and hospitality industry, her most recent role was in North Carolina with Marriott International in the sales & marketing department. Channing earned her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech and recently completed her Master’s in Marketing through Liberty University. She currently resides in Madison, VA with her husband and doodle pups, Camo & Khaki.

✉: channing@kayoconferenceseries.com

GRACE FOX

GRACE FOX

SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER

Grace Fox is the Sales Account Manager at Kayo Conference Series. As Account Manager, she covers day-to day sponsorship logistics and serves as our sponsor’s main POC throughout their journey with Kayo. She has several years of experience in event operations and beyond focusing on the hospitality management field. Grace earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management at James Madison University (Go Dukes!). She currently resides in the central VA region and can be found traveling across the U.S., organizing anything in sight and enjoying a slow pace of life outside of Kayo.

✉: grace@kayoconferenceseries.com

Samantha Aldridge

Samantha Aldridge

DIGITAL MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Samantha Aldridge is the Digital Marketing Associate at Kayo, with over 8 years of experience in social media management across various industries. With a Bachelor of Science in Creative Advertising from James Madison University, she brings dynamic expertise to her role. Samantha’s diverse industry experience, including her recent work with Lighthouse Labs and startup companies, has ignited her passion for venture capital. She excels in content creation, strategic planning, consistently driving increased brand awareness and substantial revenue growth. Beyond her digital marketing prowess, Samantha enjoys watching Star Wars and hitting the gym while listening to Harry Styles.

✉: samantha@kayoconferenceseries.com

Julia Broughton

Julia Broughton

PROJECT MANAGER

Julia Broughton is a Project Manager at Kayo Conference Series. Her primary goal is to oversee projects from start to finish. Obsessed with the wow factor, Julia helps ensure that our events exceed expectations every single time. Julia joined Kayo from the University of Lynchburg, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing and was a goalie for the Women’s Lacrosse team (Go Burg!) Her competitive nature and love for being part of a team make her a perfect fit for the Kayo community. Outside of the office, you can find Julia coaching local youth on the lacrosse field, crafting and baking at home, or snuggled up on the couch with her two pups: Jake and Winston.

 

✉: julia@kayoconferenceseries.com

Morgan Harwood

Morgan Harwood

PRODUCT MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Morgan Harwood is a Product Marketing Associate at Kayo Conference Series. With an Associate’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication, she brings extensive project management skills and writing expertise to the Marketing Team. Morgan’s experience extends to team management as the Managing Editor of a rhetoric journal during her undergraduate studies, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. Apart from her passion for turning words into stories and metrics into strategic campaign pivots, Morgan can be found with a book, a vanilla iced coffee, and her dog outside of work.

 

✉: morgan@kayoconferenceseries.com

KATELYN HOOPPAW

KATELYN HOOPPAW

SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER

Katelyn Hooppaw is a Sales Account Manager at Kayo, with over 9 years of experience delivering catered solutions to clients. With a comprehensive background in client services and a master’s degree in human resources management, Katelyn brings a profound understanding of business needs to the team. Her expertise lies in finding creative solutions to complex business challenges, driving initiatives that support the company’s strategic direction, and monitoring progress towards goals. When not at work, Katelyn can be found walking around her neighborhood with her husband and Saint Bernard or curled up with a good book and tea.

 

✉: katelyn@kayoconferenceseries.com

why attend a kayo event

Our community creates new business opportunities and new connections
in an open, supportive and collaborative environment.

ADVANCE YOURSELF

We curate events where opportunities to speak, network and lead aren’t just welcomed, they are encouraged.

CONNECT WITH LEADERS

We make it easy to connect with female business leaders and learn from them in a one-on-one setting.

CHAMPION YOUR PEERS

Explore new deals or connect with others.
We’ve built a place where women champion each other.

GET RESULTS YOU WANT

Nothing should stand between you and the career you want to have. We walk beside you until you get there.

trailblaze together

ATTEND

Invest in yourself while you network with other trailblazers.

SPEAK

Get behind the podium to advance your career.

SPONSOR

Be the company that walks beside women in your industry.