2017 Speakers

Thank you to all of our amazing 2017 speakers! Check out the Conference Center page for recaps and resources.

Speaker proposal submissions will be open here in June.


Featuring


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton After nearly four decades of public service as an advocate for children and families, First Lady, Senato... Read Full Bio

Keynotes


Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to ... Read Full Bio

Shawn Achor

SHAWN ACHOR is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Happiness Advantage” and “Before Happiness.” He spent 12 years at Harvard,... Read Full Bio

Madeleine Albright

MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisor... Read Full Bio

Brene Brown

DR. BRENÉ BROWN is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Gr... Read Full Bio

Candy Chang

CANDY CHANG is the creator of the Before I Die project, which started when she stenciled the words "Before I die I want to _______." on a chalkboard wall... Read Full Bio

Annie Clark

ANNIE E. CLARK is a co-founder of EROC, and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints agains...
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Amal Clooney

AMAL CLOONEY is a British human rights lawyer practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human right... Read Full Bio

Viola Davis

VIOLA DAVIS is a classically trained, award-winning actor, who has conquered every medium from stage to television to film. From her Tony and Golden Glo... Read Full Bio

Diane von Furstenberg

DIANE von FURSTENBERG first entered the fashion world in 1972 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Two years later, she created the wrap dress, which ... Read Full Bio

John Jacobs

JOHN JACOBS is co-founder and chief creative optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passiona... Read Full Bio

Leila Janah

LEILA JANAH is the founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi; two companies that share a common social mission to end global poverty by giving work to people in ... Read Full Bio

Mindy Kaling

MINDY KALING is an actor, writer, producer and director. She currently stars in the Hulu original comedy series “The Mindy Project,” which she also... Read Full Bio

Jodi Kantor

JODI KANTOR is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, and a best-selling author. Kantor specializes in long-form, deeply repor... Read Full Bio

Cindi Leive

CINDI LEIVE is the editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine and glamour.com, which together reach one out of every eight American women, with 10 m... Read Full Bio

Kelly McEvers

KELLY McEVERS is co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. She hosts the program from NPR West in Culver City, Cali... Read Full Bio

Condoleezza Rice

CONDOLEEZZA RICE is currently the Denning professor in global business and the economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barba... Read Full Bio

Sheryl Sandberg

SHERYL SANDBERG is the chief operating officer for Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of glob... Read Full Bio

Pattie Sellers

PATTIE SELLERS assistant managing editor, Fortune and executive director of MPW/live content, Time Inc. Sellers has written more than 20 F... Read Full Bio

Gloria Steinem

GLORIA STEINEM is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer, a... Read Full Bio

Kara Swisher

KARA SWISHER is currently the co-CEO and co-owner of Revere Digital, with Walt Mossberg. It is a tech and media news company that publishes the Re/code s... Read Full Bio

Kara Swisher

KARA SWISHER is the executive editor for Recode, and host of the Recode Decode podcast. She is also co-executive producer of Code Confidence. Swisher sta... Read Full Bio

Abby Wambach

ABBY WAMBACH is a retired forward of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. One of the world’s greatest players of ... Read Full Bio

Elaine Welteroth

ELAINE WELTEROTH is an award-winning journalist, media personality, and the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. At the time of her hire, Welte... Read Full Bio

Serena Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS exemplifies courage, beauty, power, and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win a record-breaking 23 career Grand Slams single... Read Full Bio

Reese Witherspoon

REESE WITHERSPOON has created the kind of unforgettable characters that connect with critics and audiences alike, making her one of Hollywood’s most so... Read Full Bio
Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid

MAYSOON ZAYID is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of, and a guest comedian in residence at, Arizona State Univers... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Gunjan Aggarwal

GUNJAN AGGARWAL is an accomplished HR leader with several years of experience as head of HR in various roles across US, Switzerland, UK and India. Curr... Read Full Bio

Jessica Aguirre

JESSICA AGUIRRE is the evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News and an Emmy award winning journalist. She began her career while attending the University of ... Read Full Bio

Jessica Aguirre

JESSICA AGUIRRE is the 6 and 11 pm evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News, and host of "Class Action," an Emmy nominated weekly education segment focused on... Read Full Bio

Jessica Aguirre

JESSICA AGUIRRE is the 6:00 and 11:00 pm evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News and an Emmy-award winning journalist. Aguirre began her career while atte... Read Full Bio

Allison Allen

ALLISON ALLEN is VP of diversity, inclusion and talent management at Oath. In this role, she leads global efforts across Oath’s more than fifty media ... Read Full Bio

Karen Ashley

KAREN ASHLEY is vice president of corporate development integration in the chief strategy office with Cisco. In this role, she drives operational and st... Read Full Bio

Greg Becker

GREG BECKER is president and CEO of SVB Financial Group, and CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. Becker has been a champion of the innovation economy since he j... Read Full Bio

Lynne Born

LYNNE BORN is a partner and chief operating officer of Seiler LLP. The firm specializes in the ultra-high net worth space and provides tax, advisory an... Read Full Bio

Bina Chaurasia

BINA CHAURASIA is Ericsson's chief human resources officer, responsible for maintaining the company¹s culture of collaboration, engagement and innovatio... Read Full Bio

Ana Corrales

ANA CORRALES is senior vice president of product operations at Cisco Systems. Corrales’ organization has responsibility for end-to-end life cycle manag... Read Full Bio

Denise Cox

DENISE COX is the vice president of Americas region technical services for Cisco. Her team is charged with driving delivery excellence and value added cu... Read Full Bio

Jenny Dearborn

JENNY DEARBORN is senior vice president and chief learning officer at SAP, accountable to drive measurable business impact by designing, aligning and ens... Read Full Bio

Falguni Desai

FALGUNI DESAI is a senior manager for Cisco’s Corporate Strategy Office. She is a successful business operations leader with over twenty years of expe... Read Full Bio

Chris Edmonds-Waters

CHRIS EDMONDS-WATERS is head of human resources and a member of SVB Financial Group's executive management team. Edmonds-Waters is responsible for leadin... Read Full Bio

Laura Garcia

LAURA GARCIA anchors weekday mornings, Today in the Bay and Midday In The Bay alongside Marcus Washington. This multiple Emmy Awar... Read Full Bio

Laura Garcia-Cannon

LAURA GARCIA-CANNON anchors weekday mornings, “Today in the Bay.” This multiple Emmy Award winning journalist began her career in broadcasting in San... Read Full Bio

Laura Garcia-Cannon

LAURA GARCIA-CANNON anchors weekday mornings, “Today in the Bay.” This multiple Emmy Award winning journalist began her career in broadcasting in Sa... Read Full Bio

Jackie Glenn

JACKIE GLENN is a pioneering diversity and inclusion expert. Her groundbreaking initiatives have reshaped organizational policies, unified a multidimensi... Read Full Bio

Renée J. James

RENÉE J. JAMES is president of Intel Corporation and is part of the company's executive office. James has broad knowledge of the computing industry, spa... Read Full Bio

Francine Katsoudas

FRANCINE KATSOUDAS is senior vice president and chief people officer at Cisco. She plays a major role in the company’s overall performance, leading org... Read Full Bio

M L Krakauer

M L KRAKAUER is executive vice president of human resources at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC i... Read Full Bio

Jess Lee

JESS LEE is an investor at Sequoia Capital. Prior to that, she was cofounder and CEO of fashion app Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo in 2015), and a prod... Read Full Bio

Sam Liccardo

MAYOR SAM LICCARDO took office in January 2015, and at the age of forty-four became one of the youngest mayors in San José’s modern history. During h... Read Full Bio

Felicia Mayo

FELICIA MAYO is currently serving as the vice president, global talent acquisition and authenticity and inclusion for Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, CA.... Read Full Bio

Jami McKeon

JAMI McKEON is the global chair of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Morgan Lewis is the largest law firm in the U.S. and one of the preeminent legal service prov... Read Full Bio

Erin McSweeney

ERIN McSWEENEY is the executive vice president of global human resources with EMC Corporation, setting the people strategy to ensure that world-class tal... Read Full Bio

Ann Miura-Ko

ANN MIURA-KO is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto, CA. Called “the most powerful women in startups” by Forbes, Miu... Read Full Bio

Rami Rahim

RAMI RAHIM is chief executive officer of Juniper Networks,  and a member of the company’s board of directors. A rarity in the industry, he has risen ... Read Full Bio

Rami Rahim

RAMI RAHIM is chief executive officer with Juniper Networks, and a member of the company’s board of directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014... Read Full Bio

Rami Rahim

RAMI RAHIM is the chief executive officer for Juniper Networks, and a member of the company’s board of directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November ... Read Full Bio

Brian K. Reaves

BRIAN K. REAVES is chief diversity and inclusion officer with Dell. In this role, he’s responsible for Dell’s global equality and inclusion initiati... Read Full Bio

Robin Washington

ROBIN L. WASHINGTON is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Gilead is a thirty billion dollar, researc... Read Full Bio

Marlene Williamson

MARLENE WILLIAMSON is the chief executive officer of Watermark and serves on its board. Previously, she was chief marketing officer of a number of techn... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Tiffany Aliche

TIFFANY ALICHE, also known as “The Budgetnista,” is quickly becoming America's favorite personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is the founder o... Read Full Bio

Tara Arvedson

TARA ARVEDSON is director of research with Amgen. She is a researcher and team leader in the Oncology research depar... Read Full Bio

Kim Azzarelli

KIM AZZARELLI is the co-founder of Seneca Women, and co-author of the book, Fast Forward. She is a business, philanthropic ... Read Full Bio

Diana Brainard

DIANA BRAINARD is vice president of clinical research, liver diseases at Gilead Sciences, Inc. Over the last seven years she has overseen the clinical d... Read Full Bio

Hillary Frank

HILLARY FRANK is the award-winning creator of The Longest Shortest Time, a podcast about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans. On the ... Read Full Bio

Morra Aarons-Mele

MORRA AARONS-MELE is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She is an... Read Full Bio

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson is a journalist who spent the last 17 years in the most senior editorial positions at The New York Times, where she was the first woman to ... Read Full Bio

Lisa Abramson

LISA ABRAMSON is an entrepreneur and executive coach. She co-founded Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, which teaches high potential women leade... Read Full Bio

Komal Ahmad

KOMAL AHMAD is the founder and CEO of Copia. In this role, she is working to solve the world’s dumbest problem by eradicating hunger while reducing fo... Read Full Bio

Luvvie Ajayi

LUVVIE AJAYI is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A 13-year blogging ve... Read Full Bio

Amy Akashi

AMY AKASHI heads up the enterprise project management office at Silicon Valley Bank.  Her team is responsible for driving project excellence on the bank’s strategic in... Read Full Bio
Anna Akbari

Anna Akbari

ANNA AKBARI, PhD is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and writer. She is the founder of Sociology of Style, an image and life coaching company, and a partne... Read Full Bio

Anna Akbari

ANNA AKBARI, PhD, is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and writer. She is the founder of Sociology of Style, an image and life coaching company, and a partne... Read Full Bio

Katrina Alcorn

KATRINA ALCORN is an author, consultant and expert on why women burn out at work. Her first book, “MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink,” (Seal Pres... Read Full Bio

Jolen Anderson

JOLEN ANDERSON is senior vice president and chief diversity officer of Visa Inc. In this role, she leads the strategic development and implementation of ... Read Full Bio

Wendy Anderson

WENDY R. ANDERSON has more than 20 years’ experience in defense, foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. From 2010 to April 2015, Anderson... Read Full Bio

Darla K. Anderson

DARLA K. ANDERSON is a senior producer at Pixar Animation Studios, where she joined in 1993. Her prodigious producing talents have contributed to some of... Read Full Bio

Eva Andres

EVA ANDRES is the vice president of human resources for Dell/EMC. In this role, she leads all aspects of the global practice to ensure that the business ... Read Full Bio

Barbara Annis

BARBARA ANNIS began her career as the first woman in sales at Sony and became the first woman sales manager with 14 Outstanding Sales Achievement awards ... Read Full Bio

Johanna Argan

JOHANNA ARGAN is a Los Angeles based costume designer by way of New York. She has been around clothes most of her life, dating back to the NY garment bus... Read Full Bio

Erna Arnesen

ERNA ARNESEN is vice president of global channel and partner marketing for Plantronics. She is responsible for developing Plantronics’ global channel a... Read Full Bio

Shannon Audino

SHANNON AUDINO works with Medallia's prospective clients, consulting on customer experience management program design and best practices.  She has help... Read Full Bio

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks

DR. GLORIA MAYFIELD BANKS is an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and trainer, who has consistently beaten the odds to achieve ext... Read Full Bio

Ann Barlow

ANN BARLOW is partner and president of Peppercomm West Coast and managing director of the agency’s creative and digital group. For more than 25 years, ... Read Full Bio

Meg Bear

MEG BEAR is the general manager of the Social Cloud for Oracle. Bear lives and works at the intersection of people, business and technology. With over 10... Read Full Bio

Radha Bhaman

RADHA BHAMAN is the senior vice president of human resources for the core technologies division at EMC. She brings over 20 years of experience as a strat... Read Full Bio

Mary Ann Bianco

MARY ANN BIANCO is vice president, customer success, for Oracle. She is responsible for the delivery of support services to Oracle’s largest and most s... Read Full Bio

Valerie Biberaj

VALERIE BIBERAJ is director of philanthropic programming for kate spade new york. In this role, she has overseen the reinvention of the kate spade new y... Read Full Bio

Valerie Biberaj

VALERIE BIBERAJ is the director for the Kate Spade & Company Foundation, as well as director for philanthropic programming for Kate Spade & Comp... Read Full Bio

Jaleh Bisharat

JALEH BISHARAT is senior vice president of marketing at Elance-oDesk speaks and writes frequently on various topics of concern to working women, includin... Read Full Bio

Bridget Bisnette

BRIDGET BISNETTE has contributed to the IT Industry for more than thirty years. Her employers include global companies such as Riverbed, Cisco Systems, S... Read Full Bio

Joanne Black

JOANNE BLACK is America’s leading authority on referral selling-- the only business-development strategy proven to convert prospects into clients more ... Read Full Bio

Marcy Blair

MARCY BLAIR is vice president of Cisco Services, leading the Americas Partner Sales organization. She is responsible for the Americas Services Partner P... Read Full Bio

Jenny Blake

JENNY BLAKE is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build ... Read Full Bio

Doreen Bloch

DOREEN BLOCH is the CEO and founder of Poshly Inc., the first and only real-time and on-demand consumer insights company for the CPG industry. Under her ... Read Full Bio

Madonna Bolano

MADONNA BOLANO is group vice president and head of human resources for Applied Materials. Bolano and her team support the business to attract, develop, ... Read Full Bio

Madonna Bolano

MADONNA BOLANO is the group vice president, human resources for Applied Materials, Inc. She has led the global human resources function for Applied Mate... Read Full Bio

Julie Bornstein

JULIE BORNSTEIN is a pioneer in e-commerce and marketing. She has built and led e-commerce for three leading Omni-channel retailers: Sephora, Urban Outf... Read Full Bio

Trudy Bourgeois

TRUDY BOURGEOIS is the CEO and president of The Center for Workforce Excellence.  She is a renowned and respected authority on leadership development, c... Read Full Bio

Jeanne Bradford

JEANNE BRADFORD is the co-author of “Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development.” She has led global organization... Read Full Bio

Mark Brillhart

MARK BRILLHART brings over twenty years of high-performance network infrastructure equipment supply chain, manufacturing operations, supplier management... Read Full Bio

Kelly Brown

KELLY WILLIAMS BROWN is the New York Times-bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, which ad... Read Full Bio

Heidi Browning

HEIDI BROWNING is the chief marketing officer and executive vice president for the National Hockey League. She joined the NHL in October 2016. A 25-year ... Read Full Bio

Kimberly Bryant

KIMBERLY BRYANT is the founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” b... Read Full Bio

Mary Bui-Pham

MARY BUI-PHAM is vice president of global operations for media brands and products at Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon. She is responsible for the day-t... Read Full Bio

Susan Burnett

SUSAN BURNETT is the founder and CEO of Susan Burnett Consulting. She has dedicated the last 35 years of her career to developing great leaders and healt... Read Full Bio

Karen Cahn

KAREN CAHN is founder & CEO of iFundWomen, a company on a mission to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs, empowering women to start a... Read Full Bio

Julie Campbell

JULIE CAMPBELL holds the position of associate buyer, Floorcare & Cleaning for QVC. In this role she supports the sourcing, selection, negotiation, ... Read Full Bio

Ginnie Carlier

GINNIE CARLIER is the west region talent leader at Ernst & Young LLP.  She leads the EY talent team which is devoted to attracting, developing, grow... Read Full Bio

Dr. Richard Carmona

DR. RICHARD CARMONA, MD, MPH, FACS, is the 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, CEO of Canyon Ranch heal... Read Full Bio

Christine Carter

CHRISTINE CARTER is a sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of “The Sweet Spot: How to Find... Read Full Bio

Courtney Carver

COURTNEY CARVER changed her life by simplifying it after a devastating diagnosis in 2006. She’s the founder of bemorewithless.com and minimalist fas... Read Full Bio

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

SUKHINDER SINGH CASSIDY is a leading technology executive and entrepreneur.  She is currently founder and CEO of JOYUS, the leading online video enterta... Read Full Bio

Karen Catlin

KAREN CATLIN is a leadership coach, an advocate for women in the tech industry, a TEDx speaker and co-author of "Present! A Techies Guide to Public Speak... Read Full Bio

Patty Chang Anker

PATTY CHANG ANKER is a nationally recognized fear facing expert who empowers people to live their biggest, bravest lives. She the author of “Some Nerve... Read Full Bio

Sharon Chiarella

SHARON CHIARELLA is the vice president of community shopping at Amazon where she leads the team responsible for iconic Amazon experiences including custo... Read Full Bio

John China

JOHN CHINA is the head of technology banking with Silicon Valley Bank. In this role, he is focused on delivering best-fit solutions, i... Read Full Bio

Joy Cho

JOY CHO is a graphic designer, blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and creative director of the lifestyle brand, Oh Joy!, known for th... Read Full Bio

Iris Choi

IRIS CHOI is a partner at Floodgate. She leads Floodgate's follow on investing and works closely with portfolio companies on a range of strategic areas, ... Read Full Bio

Mallika Chopra

MALLIKA CHOPRA is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, “Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey ... Read Full Bio

Kathy Chou

KATHY CHOU is VP of research and development operations and central services for VMware. She has more than twenty five years of operations and managemen... Read Full Bio

Kathryn Cicoletti

KATHRYN CICOLETTI is the founder of Ms. Cheat Sheet. Ms. Cheat Sheet is a media company that empowers and educates its audience by finding hidden truth... Read Full Bio

Annie Clark

ANNIE E. CLARK is a co-founder of EROC, and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints agains...
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Caretha Coleman

CARETHA COLEMAN most recently served as chairman of the board of Dignity Health, a $14 billion healthcare system headquartered in San Francisco. As a pri... Read Full Bio

Lea Coligado

LEA COLIGADO is a computer science major at Stanford whose work experience includes Google, Apple and Facebook. Last year she started a photoseries model... Read Full Bio

Marianne Cooper

MARIANNE COOPER is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, and an affiliate at the Stanford Center on Poverty ... Read Full Bio

Amy Cooper Hakim

AMY COOPER HAKIM, Ph.D. is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the executive consult... Read Full Bio

Mark Coopersmith

MARK COOPERSMITH is an educator, Fortune 500 executive, entrepreneur and author. A senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, he teaches a... Read Full Bio

Sophie Couteaux

SOPHIE COUTEAUX is a vice president with Mastercard working on the digital partnerships team. In this role, she is focused on creating connections and d... Read Full Bio

Janet Crawford

JANET CRAWFORD is CEO of Cascadance, a Bay Area-based firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. A female scientist and pioneer in... Read Full Bio

Patrice D'Eramo

PATRICE D’ERAMO is vice president of the Americas Field Marketing Organization with Cisco. She leads field marketing for Cisco’s largest geographic ... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Dabnor

JENNIFER DABNOR is a category leader for collectibles at Amazon Marketplace, focused on innovation and new business development. She has facilitated the ... Read Full Bio

John Danner

JOHN DANNER teaches courses on innovation, strategy and venture development at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and School of Information, as well... Read Full Bio

Jonathan Davidson

JONATHAN DAVIDSON is executive vice president, general manager with Juniper Development and Innovation. In this role, he is responsible for driving strat... Read Full Bio

Jonathan Davidson

JONATHAN DAVIDSON is the executive vice president and general manager of Juniper Development and Innovation. In this role, he is respo... Read Full Bio

Jenny Dearborn

JENNY DEARBORN is senior vice president and chief learning officer at SAP, accountable to drive measurable business impact by designing, aligning and ens... Read Full Bio

Paula Delaney

Paula Delaney is vice president of finance for VMware, one of the top five software companies in the world.  She leads a global team of more than tw... Read Full Bio

Anne Devereux-Mills

ANNE DEVEREUX-MILLS is the of chief strategy officer of Lantern, a San Francisco-based start-up that is using technology to bring mental wellness program... Read Full Bio

Derek DeWinter

DEREK DeWINTER is partner and president of the DeWinter Group, where he helps lead his organization and maintain its position as the premier financial re... Read Full Bio

Erica Dhawan

ERICA DHAWAN is the co-author of the new book, “Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence.”  She is a globally recognized leadersh... Read Full Bio

Janine Driver

JANINE DRIVER is the founder, president and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute, an elite certification program that offers award-winning adv... Read Full Bio

Deary Paul Duffie

DEARY PAUL DUFFIE leads diversity and inclusion, and learning and organization development functions at Genentech, a biotechnology affiliate of Roche Ph... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Dufu

Tiffany Dufu

TIFFANY DUFU is chief leadership officer of Levo and launch team member to Lean In. She was named in the Huffington Post as one of 19 women w... Read Full Bio

Annie Duke

ANNIE DUKE is an author, and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. In 2018, her first book for general audien... Read Full Bio

Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

BRENDA DULGER-SHEIKIN is a senior vice president within the investor services America division of State Street.  She is the department head for the west coast department... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Dulski

JENNIFER DULSKI is head of groups and community at Facebook. In this role she leads Facebook Groups -- a product central to the new Facebook mission to ... Read Full Bio

Dr. Lisa Dyson

DR. LISA DYSON is the CEO of Kiverdi, a next-generation sustainable oil company that converts CO2 and waste carbon gases into customized oils using the p... Read Full Bio

Kirstin Early

KIRSTIN EARLY is a research scientist at Oath, where she works on dialog management for an intelligent personal assistant to plan conversations so the sy... Read Full Bio

Tamar Elkeles

TAMAR ELKELES, Ph.D. is the chief people officer at Quixey, where she leads all global human resources operations. Her scope of responsibility includes o... Read Full Bio

Anne Elkin

ANNE ELKIN is a vice president and a human resources business partner in HR for Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, CA.  She has been with Qualcomm since 1995,... Read Full Bio

Ellen Ensher

ELLEN A. ENSHER, Ph.D., is a professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2017, she was LMU’s Fritz B. Burns Profess... Read Full Bio
Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith

EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH is the author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters” (Crown). She writes about culture, relationships, and psyc... Read Full Bio

Jodi Euerle Eddy

JODI EUERLE EDDY is a senior vice president and the CIO for Boston Scientific, a medical device company that transforms lives through innovative medical ... Read Full Bio

Gail Evans

GAIL EVANS is the chief information officer for Mercer. She joined Mercer from Microsoft, where she was the group partner program manager. In that role, ... Read Full Bio

Luna Federici

LUNA FEDERICI is vice president of funding strategy with Lending Club. Lending Club is a marketplace lender focused on empowering borrowers that strive ... Read Full Bio

Danielle Feinberg

DANIELLE FEINBERG is the director of photography for lighting for Pixar Animation Studios. She began her career at Pixar in February 1997. As she worked ... Read Full Bio

Gloria Feldt

GLORIA FELDT is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, leadership expert and co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a multi-faceted initiative to pr... Read Full Bio

Amy Flood

AMY FLOOD is vice president of public affairs with Gilead Sciences, Inc. She joined Gilead’s corporate communications department in January 2000 to ma... Read Full Bio

Molly Ford

MOLLY Q. FORD is the senior director of global equality programs at Salesforce. Salesforce has been called the World’s Most Innovative Company by Read Full Bio

Paul Francisco

PAUL FRANCISCO is the chief diversity officer, and head of workforce development programs at State Street Corporation. He leads the implementation of St... Read Full Bio

Nely Galán

NELY GALÁN is a Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine. She i... Read Full Bio

Meg Galistinos

MEG GALISTINOS leads Mercer’s Career business in the New York Metro area, overseeing a team of talent consultants and industry experts that collabora... Read Full Bio

Amy Gallo

AMY GALLO is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics. She is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how-to guideb... Read Full Bio

Kathy Woeber Gardner

KATHY WOEBER GARDNER is partner in corporate law boutique, Montgomery Pacific Law Group LLP (MPLG), based in San Francisco. She advises technology and li... Read Full Bio

Adriana Gascoigne

ADRIANA GASCOIGNE is the founder and CEO of Girls in Tech (GIT), the world’s first group focusing on millennial women in technology and entrepreneurs... Read Full Bio

Brienne Ghafourifar

BRIENNE GHAFOURIFAR is a young, full-stack entrepreneur on a mission to radically transform the way technology helps people interact. While she acknowled... Read Full Bio

Teresa Ghilarducci

TERESA GHILARDUCCI is an expert on retirement, pensions and personal savings. She is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz chair in economic policy analysis ... Read Full Bio

Michelle Gielan

MICHELLE GIELAN is a national “CBS News” anchor, turned positive psychology researcher. She is the best-selling author of "Broadcasting Happiness." G... Read Full Bio

Libby Gill

LIBBY GILL understands change. In her mid-forties after nearly 20 years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and ... Read Full Bio

Jackie Glenn

JACKIE GLENN is a seasoned executive in strategic planning, human resources, talent development and diversity and inclusion. She is currently the global ... Read Full Bio

Jackie Glenn

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EMILY GREENER helped launched I AM THAT GIRL in 2008. A nonprofit inspiring girls to LOVE, EXPRESS, and BE who they are, I AM THAT GIRL is currently re... Read Full Bio

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KRISTEN HEDSTROM is the director of health economics and market access for the Neuromodulation business of Boston Scientific, where she develops and di... Read Full Bio

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CLARE MARKOVITS serves as chief of staff in the Cisco's chief digital office. In this role, she supports the organization’s overall operations, planni... Read Full Bio

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AMA MARSTON is the founder and CEO of Marston Consulting. This includes work with clients such as the United Nations, FTSE & Fortune 500 companies, O... Read Full Bio

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YOKY MATSUOKA grew up assuming she would become a professional tennis player. After obtaining her degrees, she became a professor at Carnegie Mellon Uni... Read Full Bio

Sara Mauskoph

SARA MAUSKOPF is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, a platform for modern parents. Moms and dads use the website or mobile apps to browse fun activit... Read Full Bio

Joyce Maynard

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Debbie McClure

DEBBIE McCLURE is the senior director of global virtual sales and customer success with Cisco, where she is responsible for the global service provider a... Read Full Bio

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Patricia McDonald

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DR. KELLIE McELHANEY is an adjunct professor in the Institute for Business and Social Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of Cali... Read Full Bio

Marion McGovern

MARION McGOVERN is an expert in the dynamics of the independent talent market. She was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, a gig economy firm b... Read Full Bio

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Nikki Medoro

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NIKKI MEDORO is an award-winning journalist, with nearly two decades of experience in news as a reporter, anchor and talk show co-host.  Born and ra... Read Full Bio

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TARA SOPHIA MOHR is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She helps women play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their id... Read Full Bio

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Kerry Morris

KERRY MORRIS joined Zulily in May of 2013 and has headed up the Home & Hardlines Merchandising teams after spending 10 years at Amazon, where she ma... Read Full Bio

Jennifer Mueller

JENNIFER MUELLER earned her PhD in social and developmental psychology at Brandeis University, and has been on the faculty of many top business schools ... Read Full Bio

Kathleen Mullaney

KATHLEEN MULLANEY joined Udacity in 2011 as one of its first employees with the aim of making education more affordable and useful to students worldwide... Read Full Bio

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LORI NISHIURA MACKENZIE is executive director of Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, home to eminent scholars and activists for... Read Full Bio

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PEGGY NORTHROP is the editor in chief of Sunset Publishing, the leading lifestyle brand in the West reaching 5.3 million consumers via its magazine, webs... Read Full Bio

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LISA ORRELL, CPC, is globally recognized as the “generations relations and leadership expert.” As such, she’s the award-winning author of four book... Read Full Bio

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LINDA OUBRE was appointed Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University in July 2012. Oubre’s goals for the College include expandi... Read Full Bio

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ELAINE PETROCELLI opened a tiny bookstore, 40 years ago. At the time, she envisioned a place that would bring the world of books to customers of all ages... Read Full Bio

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RAMONA PIERSON was 22 when she was hit by a drunk driver, putting her in a coma for 18 months and leaving her blind for 11 years. During her recovery, sh... Read Full Bio

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NORA POGGI is a French journalist and filmmaker, directing her debut film, “SHE STARTED IT.” She has interviewed key players in Silicon Valley for t... Read Full Bio

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VICTORIA PYNCHON is the co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. Her mission is to equip women with the knowledge, skills and confidence to ... Read Full Bio

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RIMA QURESHI senior vice president, chief strategy officer and head of M&A for Ericsson. She is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, for dri... Read Full Bio

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GINNA RAAHUAGE is senior vice president and chief information officer of Riverbed Technology. She is responsible for achieving business value and growth ... Read Full Bio

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AMBER RAE has been called "the Brené Brown of wonder” by Mind Body Green, and a “millennial motivator” by Fortune magazine. Rae is an author, a... Read Full Bio

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SUSAN RANCOURT brings over 25 years of experience in progressively complex business roles in the high tech industry. Spanning nearly every functional are... Read Full Bio

Susan Reid

SUSAN REID is a managing director and global head of diversity and Inclusion at Morgan Stanley.  She works closely with the firm’s leaders in the des... Read Full Bio

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MARILEE RHODES is AVP of sales with Akamai Technologies. With over twenty years of experience as a sales leader, Rhodes oversees a team of sales execu... Read Full Bio

Danae Ringelmann

DANAE RINGELMANN co-founded Indiegogo in 2008 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s lar... Read Full Bio

Carissa Romero

CARISSA ROMERO is the co-founder of the Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS), at Stanford University’s applied research center on learnin... Read Full Bio

Bridget Ross

BRIDGET ROSS has a long and distinguished career with Johnson & Johnson and is currently the worldwide president of Acclarent, Inc., a medical device com... Read Full Bio

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MICHELE RUIZ is a bi-lingual entrepreneur and public speaker whose passions are entrepreneurship, empowerment and technology. Her motto is: “empowering... Read Full Bio

Alice Rutkowski

ALICE RUTKOWSKI is a vice president at SAGIN, where she serves nationally as executive communications coach. Rutkowski joined SAGIN with more than thirty... Read Full Bio

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RENEE COMPTON RYAN became vice president, venture investments for Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JJDC, Inc. (JJDC) in 2011. She is based in Silicon Valle... Read Full Bio

Wendy Sachs

WENDY SACHS is a master of the career pivot. She is the author of Fearless and Free—How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers, a book O Magaz... Read Full Bio

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FAYE SAHAI has more than 20 years of experience in leading innovation, catalyst for change and strategic initiatives across multiple companies such as B... Read Full Bio

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MERLINE SAINTIL is the head of operations for the executive vice president and chief technology officer at Intuit. She is an international technology ex... Read Full Bio

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TINA SANDFORD is the managing director of HR operations, policy and projects and a member of Silicon Valley Bank’s human resources leadership team. Ti... Read Full Bio

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SHIREEN SANTOSHAM is the chief innovation officer for Mayor Sam Liccardo where she leads efforts to make San Jose the most innovative city in America by ... Read Full Bio

Gerianne Sarte

GERIANNE SARTE is a scientist by training, a finance Leader by trade and a passionate advocate for women’s development in the workplace. Sarte has mad... Read Full Bio

Dan Schawbel

DAN SCHAWBEL is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street ... Read Full Bio

Missy Schnurstein

MISSY SCHNURSTEIN has worked in ad tech for most of her career, primarily in sales, client services and ad operations, at both start-ups and Fortune 500... Read Full Bio

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KIM SCOTT is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Huma... Read Full Bio

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KATIE HAMILTON SHAFFER is a vintner and celebrity host in Napa Valley. Shaffer merged her passions for food, wine and philanthropy to create "Feast it Fo... Read Full Bio

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SHILPA SHAH is the co-founder of Cuyana. She was motivated to create products with rich stories while also building a fashion brand with a central missi... Read Full Bio

Tali Sharot

DR. TALI SHAROT is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. She combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuros... Read Full Bio

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JILL SHARP is a corporate trainer and performance coach who delivers coaching and development programs to corporate executives and teams from a wide rang... Read Full Bio

Gail Sheehy

GAIL SHEEHY is the author of 16 books, including the classic New York Times best-seller “Passages,” named by the Library of Congress as one... Read Full Bio

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LAURA SHERBIN is co-president at the Center for Talent Innovation and a managing partner at Hewlett Consulting Partners. She is an economist who special... Read Full Bio

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PAMELA SHERMAN is the HR business partner for the HR organization at Applied Materials. She was recently named as the leader for diversity and inclusion... Read Full Bio

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JUSTINE SIEGAL is the first woman to coach for a Major League Baseball organization and to throw batting practice to a MLB team. She’s worked with both... Read Full Bio

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JULIE SILARD KANTOR is an 'all-in' roll-up your sleeves leader and serial entrepreneur committed to building mentoring cultures to drive employee engagem... Read Full Bio

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CHRISTIE SIMONS is a partner at Deloitte & Touche’s Bay Area technology practice and has 25 years of experience serving global technology clients w... Read Full Bio

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SHIVANI SIROYA is the founder and CEO of Tala, which works in emerging markets to help anyone with a cell phone build a financial identity. Through its m... Read Full Bio

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COURTNEY SKARDA is vice president of Racker experience with Rackspace. She is responsible for reinforcing the company’s core values and continuing to b... Read Full Bio

Lisa Skeete Tatum

LISA SKEETE TATUM is founder and CEO of Landit, a technology platform created to increase the success and engagement of women in the workplace, and to e... Read Full Bio

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AMANDA SLAVIN is a Millennill, Millennial Minded*, and Generation Z expert as well as the CEO and founder of CatalystCreativ. CatalysCreativ is an exper... Read Full Bio

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CHRISTINA SMEDLEY brings more than 20 years’ experience developing, planning and implementing programs around the world for leading brands and companie... Read Full Bio

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LISA SMITH-STROTHER has been the senior director and global head of employer branding and diversity talent acquisition across Ericsson’s social and di... Read Full Bio

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CLAUDE M. STEELE is an American social psychologist and a professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has also served in several major academic leadership... Read Full Bio

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AMY TRASK has had many titles during her career: chief executive, analyst, and author. The former CEO of the Oakland Raiders, and current football analyst for CBS Sports... Read Full Bio

Christine Tsai

CHRISTINE TSAI is a managing partner at 500 Startups where she oversees the accelerator program and distribution/growth team. Prior to 500, she was in pr... Read Full Bio

Laura Vanderkam

LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of several time management and productivity books, including I Know How She Does ItWhat the Most Successf... Read Full Bio

Poornima Vijayashanker

POORNIMA VIJAYASHANKER is the founder of Femgineer, an education company dedicated to helping tech professionals level up in their careers, and build pr... Read Full Bio

Cy Wakeman

CY WAKEMAN is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and global thought leader wit... Read Full Bio

Wendy Wallbridge

WENDY WALLBRIDGE is a strategic and intuitive advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and teams across industries and a pioneer in the coaching field. She has ear... Read Full Bio

Margalit Ward

MARGALIT WARD inspires her audiences and clients to dream big and map out their ideal vision and action plan to create unstoppable success. As a certifie... Read Full Bio

Nicole Ward

NICOLE WARD is Western regional director of BDO USA, the fifth-largest global public accounting and professional services firm, providing assurance, tax,... Read Full Bio

Claire Wasserman

CLAIRE WASSERMAN is a community builder, and an advocate for women in the workplace. She founded Ladies Get Paid, an organization that gives women the t... Read Full Bio

Katie Watson

KATIE WATSON joined Gilead in February 2003 to manage compensation and HR information systems. In 2006 she was promoted to senior director of total rewar... Read Full Bio

Caroline Webb

CAROLINE WEBB is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that ... Read Full Bio

Leah Weiss

DR. LEAH WEISS is the author behind the popular book How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind, which focuses on... Read Full Bio

Jen Welter

DR. JEN WELTER became the first female to coach in the NFL when she joined the Arizona Cardinals as a linebackers coach in the summer of 2015. That expe... Read Full Bio

Robin Wolaner

ROBIN WOLANER is an executive with broad experience in startups and managing companies. Prior to joining We Care Solar as COO in 2015, she was CEO of Vi... Read Full Bio

Kristin Wong

KRISTIN WONG regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for the New York Times, New York magazine, and Lifehac... Read Full Bio

Lisa Wrightsman

LISA WRIGHTSMAN is the director and founder of Street Soccer USA’s Sacramento Lady Salamanders, a nationwide non-profit that uses soccer to break the c... Read Full Bio

Kitty Yale

KITTY YALE is vice president of clinical operations with Gilead Sciences, Inc. She joined Gilead in November 2001 and was appointed to her current posi... Read Full Bio

Sonya Zilka

SONYA ZILKA is vice president of human resources and communications for Actelion, U.S. Prior to joining Actelion, she was an independent consultant assi... Read Full Bio

Expert Exchange


Anjula Acharia-Bath

ANJULA ACHARIA-BATH is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, pop culture enthusiast and Angel Investor. She’s worked with ClassPass, The Hunt, (acquired by ... Read Full Bio

Gunjan Aggarwal

GUNJAN AGGARWAL is an accomplished HR leader with several years of experience as head of HR in various roles across U.S., Switzerland, UK and India. Curr... Read Full Bio

Gunjan Aggarwal

GUNJAN AGGARWAL is head of human resources for Ericsson’s North American region. She is responsible for driving human resources strategy for the U.S. ... Read Full Bio

Ana Arriola

ANA ARRIOLA is the founder, CEO and executive creative director for Minimalisms. Arriola celebrates the renegade spirit of California by designing produ... Read Full Bio

Wendy Beecham

WENDY BEECHAM is managing principal with the leadership and talent consulting practice of Korn Ferry in San Francisco, where she works with world class o... Read Full Bio

Marcy Blair

MARCY BLAIR is vice president of Cisco Services, leading the Americas Partner Sales organization. She is responsible for the Americas Services Partner P... Read Full Bio

Rita Bojalian

RITA BOJALIAN is the business unit attorney for the neuromodulation division at Boston Scientific’s, a medical device company that transforms lives th... Read Full Bio

Lynne Born

LYNNE BORN is a partner and chief operating officer of Seiler LLP. The firm specializes in the ultra-high net worth space and provides tax, advisory an... Read Full Bio

Trudy Bourgeois

TRUDY BOURGEOIS is a renowned and respected authority on leadership development and diversity in today’s corporate America. After a successful career a... Read Full Bio

Dom Brassey

DOM BRASSEY is the vice president of growth for Lesbians Who Tech, a 20,000+ member LGBTQ organization that connects LGBTQ women and their allies in tec... Read Full Bio

Sharon Brogdon

SHARON BROGDON is the diversity director at Intel Corporation. In this role she oversees the company’s strategic approach to the retention and develop... Read Full Bio

Dawn Cates

DAWN CATES is the director and site head of quality at Boston Scientific’s Bay Area facilities, focused on capital equipment manufacturing, repair and ... Read Full Bio

Bina Chaurasia

BINA CHAURASIA is Ericsson's chief human resources officer, responsible for maintaining the company¹s culture of collaboration, engagement and innovatio... Read Full Bio

Blessie Concepcion

BLESSIE CONCEPCION currently leads the global clinical trials team at Boston Scientific Corporation’s structural heart business, in developing innovati... Read Full Bio

Mary B. Cranston

MARY B. CRANSTON is the immediate past chair and CEO of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm with 18 offices in the United Stat... Read Full Bio

Patrice D'Eramo

PATRICE D’ERAMO is vice president of the Americas Field Marketing Organization with Cisco. She leads field marketing for Cisco’s largest geographic ... Read Full Bio

Nadia Damouni

NADIA DAMOUNI is the corporate board correspondent at Thomson Reuters, covering all facets of publicly traded boards, shareholder activism and executive ... Read Full Bio

Jina Daniel

JINA DANIEL is a program manager with the strategy, planning and execution organization in Cisco Services, focused on operations and special projects for... Read Full Bio

Megan Dickey

MEGAN ROSE DICKEY is a reporter at TechCrunch focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice. She previously spent two years at Business Insider<... Read Full Bio

Gerri Elliott

GERRI ELLIOTT serves on the boards of Whirlpool, Bed Bath & Beyond and Charlotte Russe. Formerly, executive vice president, chief customer officer for Ju... Read Full Bio

Ana Flores

ANA L. FLORES is the founder and CEO of Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc and #WeAllGrow Summit. She has dedicated her career to empowering Hispanic America b... Read Full Bio

Shuly Galili

SHULY GALILI is the co-founding partner at UpWest Labs, a Silicon Valley based seed fund investing in Israeli tech entrepreneurs and startups.  Founded in 2012, UpWest h... Read Full Bio

Ehrika Gladden

EHRIKA C. GLADDEN is the vice president of market strategy for the enterprise infrastructure solutions groups (EISG) at Cisco Systems. EISG is a $16 bill... Read Full Bio

Elizabeth Gore

ELIZABETH GORE is the founder of Gore Country LLC and the entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell Technologies. Gore drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helpi... Read Full Bio

Deanna Harshbarger

DEANNA HARSHBARGER is the global director for the deep brain stimulation franchise at Boston Scientific’s neuromodulation business.  Boston Scientific... Read Full Bio

Heather Hiles

HEATHER HILES is the founder and CEO of Pathbrite, the world’s leading portfolio learning software platform. She recently sold Pathbrite to Cengage Lea... Read Full Bio

Rasika Janartha

RASIKA JANARTHA is an account manager with Ericsson, managing sales engagements for End-2-End solutions in network technology. She is also part of Ericss... Read Full Bio

Francine Katsoudas

FRANCINE KATSOUDAS is senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Cisco. She plays a major role in the company’s overall performance, l... Read Full Bio

Terese Kemble

TERESE KEMBLE is SVP and chief human resources officer with Juniper Networks. In this role, she is responsible for leading and integrating all facets of ... Read Full Bio

Laura Kennedy

LAURA KENNEDY is VP of corporate development at Techstars. In this role, she cultivates relationships between entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to fost... Read Full Bio

Colin Kincaid

COLIN KINCAID is vice president of product management of web portfolio for Cisco. He leads the teams responsible for the development and execution of the... Read Full Bio

Lisa M. Lambert

LISA M. LAMBERT is vice president of Intel Capital and managing director of the software and services sector at Intel Corporation. She leads a team of se... Read Full Bio

Heather Lawley

HEATHER LAWLEY is lead, thought leadership for the office of inclusion and collaboration at Cisco Systems. Within thought leadership, Lawley identifies b... Read Full Bio

Claire Lee

CLAIRE LEE is the head of Silicon Valley Bank’s group dedicated to working with founders, entrepreneurs and pre Series A companies. This team oversees... Read Full Bio

Josh Levs

JOSH LEVS is an award-winning former journalist for NPR and CNN, and is a leading global expert in modern fathers at work.  He is a U... Read Full Bio

Susan Lovegren

SUSAN LOVEGREN is the senior vice president of human resources for Juniper Networks. With an emphasis on the needs of today’s diverse workforce, she su... Read Full Bio

Mike Marcellin

MIKE MARCELLIN is senior vice president and chief marketing officer with Juniper Networks. He leads the global marketing team responsible for marketing J... Read Full Bio

Les Matthews

LES MATTHEWS is senior vice president, digital partnerships at MasterCard, where he has worked for the last seven years.  He is responsible for managin... Read Full Bio

Amy McCune

AMY McCUNE has been part of the rapidly transforming communications technology space for the past 7 years. She has recently joined Ericsson as head of ch... Read Full Bio

Patricia McDonald

PATRICIA McDONALD is vice president of human resources and director of the Intel talent organization at Intel Corporation. She leads a global organizatio... Read Full Bio

Jami McKeon

JAMI McKEON is the global chair of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Morgan Lewis is the largest law firm in the U.S. and one of the preeminent legal service prov... Read Full Bio

Brian Miller

BRIAN MILLER is the vice president of learning development and inclusion for Gilead Sciences.  Miller joined Gilead in 2010 and oversees all em... Read Full Bio

Marilyn Nagel

MARILYN NAGEL joined Watermark as CEO in 2011, leading strategic initiatives designed to help exceptional women in the Bay Area enhance their personal an... Read Full Bio

Margaret A. Neale

MARGARET A. NEALE is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at Stanford University. She was honored with the Robert T. Davis award for Lifetime ... Read Full Bio

Lisa Nichols

LISA NICHOLS is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reach... Read Full Bio

Pamela O'Leary

PAMELA O’LEARY is a diversity and inclusion talent acquisition leader at Ericsson. She has been an adjunct instructor at American University and Trini... Read Full Bio

Jossie Prochilo

JOSSIE PROCHILO was named vice president and key account manager for the TDS/US Cellular account in September 2014 and is responsible for bringing in core network busin... Read Full Bio

Rima Qureshi

RIMA QURESHI senior vice president, chief strategy officer and head of M&A for Ericsson. She is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, for dri... Read Full Bio

Sridevi Koneru Rao

SRIDEVI KONERU RAO leads Cisco’s core data and analytics team that drives thought leadership and execution of the digitization strategy. She is respons... Read Full Bio

Ileana Rivera

ILEANA RIVERA is the senior director of IT for computing and client productivity services for Cisco Systems. She leads the teams responsible for end user... Read Full Bio

Kim Rivera

KIM RIVERA is chief legal officer for DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE DVA), a Global Fortune 500 healthcare services company with 65,000 teammates and o... Read Full Bio

Helen Scotch

HELEN SCOTCH is head of global regulatory for one of Boston Scientific’s highest growth businesses. Boston Scientific is a worldwide leader in minimall... Read Full Bio

Jeffrey Siminoff

JEFFREY SIMINOFF is vice president of inclusion and diversity at Twitter. He joined Twitter in January 2016. Previously, he led worldw... Read Full Bio

Karyn Smith

KARYN SMITH is the first ever general counsel of Twilio, a cloud communications company based in San Francisco. Smith brings more than 20 years of exper... Read Full Bio

Marissa Song

MARISSA L. SONG joined Gilead in 2006 and is responsible for corporate governance, corporate finance and SEC reporting.  She also supports the human res... Read Full Bio

Laura Stein

LAURA STEIN is SVP, general counsel for the Clorox Company. She is responsible for global legal, compliance, corporate communications, corporate responsi... Read Full Bio

Jane Edison Stevenson

JANE EDISON STEVENSON is vice chairman, board & CEO services at Korn Ferry, with offices in Atlanta and New York. She leads the firm's global CEO success... Read Full Bio

Lisen Stromberg

LISEN STROMBERG is an author, culture innovation consultant, and widely regarded speaker who empowers people and companies to reimagine the future of wor... Read Full Bio

Samantha Walravens

SAMANTHA WALRAVENS is an award-winning journalist and author and editor of the New York Times-acclaimed book, “TORN: True Stories ... Read Full Bio

Lisa Welker-Finney

LISA WELKER-FINNEY is the HR VP for the Americas for Boston Scientific Corporation, a leader in medical device manufacturing and sales. In her role she ... Read Full Bio

Karen Willem

KAREN WILLEM is the chief financial officer of Lilee Systems, a leader in Industrial IoT. She is a veteran of the technology industry, with more than 25 ... Read Full Bio

Mary L. Willner

MARY L. WILLNER is vice president in the client computing group and general manager of client software and systems at Intel Corporation. She is responsib... Read Full Bio

Bob Worrall

BOB WORRALL is senior vice president and chief information officer leading Juniper’s global information technology team. In this role, he leads the ong... Read Full Bio

Kristi Yamaguchi

KRISTI YAMAGUCHI captured the gold medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France in figure skating. She is also a two-time World champion and ... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Johanna Argan

JOHANNA ARGAN is a Los Angeles based costume designer by way of New York. She has been around clothes most of her life, dating back to the NY garment bus... Read Full Bio

Almudena Bernabeau

ALMUDENA BERNABEAU is an international attorney for CJA. Since early 2002, she’s lead CJA’s Latin America program, serving on U.S.-based civil Alien ... Read Full Bio

Julie Bornstein

JULIE BORNSTEIN is a pioneer in e-commerce and marketing. She has built and led e-commerce for three leading Omni-channel retailers: Sephora, Urban Outf... Read Full Bio

Melissa Davis

MELISSA DAVIS lives in Oakland, C.A. with her husband and son, and runs the Oakland-based public relations agency Ruby Press. Before moving west and brea... Read Full Bio

Andrea Dew Steele

ANDREA DEW STEELE is the founder of Emerge America. She is also a co-founder of the company’s first affiliate, Emerge California. Steele is passionate ... Read Full Bio

Linda Harrison

LINDA HARRISON was appointed as the executive director of MoAD in December 2013. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the for-profit and non... Read Full Bio

Tanya Holland

TANYA HOLLAND is the executive chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA, both featuring her inventive takes on modern soul food, Southern and... Read Full Bio

Aisha Ibrahim

AISHA IBRAHIM received her formal culinary degree while attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Born in the Philippines, and an East ... Read Full Bio

Peggy Northrop

PEGGY NORTHROP is the editor in chief of Sunset Publishing, the leading lifestyle brand in the West reaching 5.3 million consumers via its magazine, webs... Read Full Bio

Linda Oubre

LINDA OUBRE was appointed Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University in July 2012. Oubre’s goals for the College include expandi... Read Full Bio

Kim Polese

KIM POLESE is a technology entrepreneur and business leader with a deep track record of innovation. She currently serves as chairman of ClearStreet, whos... Read Full Bio

Kristine Shine

KRISTINE SHINE is the president of the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com, the Bay Area’s most-read sources of local and national news, reaching 29... Read Full Bio

Justine Siegal

JUSTINE SIEGAL is the first woman to coach for a Major League Baseball organization and to throw batting practice to a MLB team. She’s worked with both... Read Full Bio

Lauren Bonar Swezey

LAUREN BONAR SWEZEY leads sustainability for Facebook global real estate and facilities in Menlo Park where she directs sustainability initiatives, inclu... Read Full Bio

Michelle Garcia Winner

MICHELLE GARCIA WINNER, MA, CCC-SLP is the founder of Social Thinking®, a unique philosophy and related teaching frameworks that encourage development o... Read Full Bio

Nuria Wolfe

NURIA SANTAMARIA WOLFE leads Twitter’s multicultural strategy for the sales organization in the United States.  In her current role, Wolfe advises Twi... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable


Erika Brookes

ERIKA BROOKES is a veteran technology and marketing executive. As vice president of product strategy for Oracle, she works on the Oracle Social Cloud bus... Read Full Bio

Susan Chang

SUSAN CHANG is social media manager for Dropbox. Chang realized during graduate school at the London School of Economics that she could actually turn her... Read Full Bio

Sarah Cooper

SARAH COOPER is a writer, comedian and creator of satirical blog TheCooperReview.com, which attracts 100K+ readers per month. Her work has appeared on Read Full Bio

Audrey Cooper

AUDREY COOPER is the editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, the first woman to fill the role in the company’s 150-year history. At 37, she is ... Read Full Bio

Britni Danielle

BRITNI DANIELLE is journalist, editor, and novelist who is passionate about telling stories. She’s written extensively for both print and digital publi... Read Full Bio

Megan Rose Dickey

MEGAN ROSE DICKEY is a former tech journalist turned startup enthusiast, now a producer at KITE. She spent over two years covering startups focused on th... Read Full Bio

Lauren Diehl

LAUREN DIEHL is senior director of global customer management for Oracle Corporation. Diehl joined Oracle in 1990, moving from Boston to California and h... Read Full Bio

Joshua Encarnacion

JOSHUA ENCARNACION serves as head of people development at Outco Inc., where his team facilitates technical and non-technical skills development session... Read Full Bio

Amanda Fakhreddine

AMANDA FAKHREDDINE is a former reporter turned social media specialist at Akamai Technologies. This Bay-Area native has also successfully developed socia... Read Full Bio

Michelle Glauser

MICHELLE GLAUSER wrote her master's thesis on women's autobiographical acts on the internet and turned from academia to tech when she learned to code at ... Read Full Bio

Sarah Granger

SARAH GRANGER is an award-winning digital media innovator and bestselling author of “The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower ... Read Full Bio

Bonnie Grant Petrich

BONNIE GRANT PETRICH is the senior director of sales development at EMC. For the last five years she has been passionately educating the EMC salesforce ... Read Full Bio

Tanya Holland

TANYA HOLLAND is the executive chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA, both featuring her inventive takes on modern soul food, Southern and... Read Full Bio

Nicole Johnson

NICOLE JOHNSON is a senior content, digital, and social media marketing professional with over 15 years of experience helping companies tell authentic an... Read Full Bio

Laura Johnston

LAURA JOHNSTON is a solution consulting director for Oracle Digital Human Capital Management (HCM) at Oracle.  In this role, she oversees Oracle HCM Sol... Read Full Bio

Nancy Davis Kho

NANCY DAVIS KHO is a writer in Oakland whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, US Magazine, a... Read Full Bio

Nancy Davis Kho

NANCY DAVIS KHO is a digital content marketing professional turned freelance writer and editor. Her writing appears regularly in the San Francisco Chroni... Read Full Bio

Christine Martinez Loya

CHRISTINE MARTINEZ LOYA has won widespread acclaim as one of the most influential pinners on Pinterest with over five million followers and has been name... Read Full Bio

Christine Mellon

CHRISTINE MELLON is vice president, HCM transformation with Oracle. She has over 25 years of diverse experience in human resources, and has held various ... Read Full Bio

A'Driane Nieves

A’DRIANE NIEVES is a USAF veteran, artist, activist and speaker with a heart for serving others and social good. She's also a mental health advocate l... Read Full Bio

Liz O'Donnell

LIZ O’DONNELL is the chief content officer for Double Forte, a marketing firm expert at connecting companies to the people who matter to them via digit... Read Full Bio

Linda Popky

LINDA POPKY is the president of Leverage2Market Associates, a Silicon Valley-based strategic marketing company that helps transform organizations through... Read Full Bio

Brandi Riley

BRANDI RILEY is a social media manager, blogger and founder of Courage to Earn, a community of brave entrepreneurs. Known for personalized blog coaching... Read Full Bio

Jill Rowley

JILL ROWLEY is a sales professional trapped in a marketer's body. She spent six years in management consulting, 52 quarters on quota at Salesforce and El... Read Full Bio

Laura Watkins

LAURA JANE WATKINS is the director of RackspaceStartups|SF, a curated incubator of cloud and big data companies. She was a 2014 Hackbright Engineering Fe... Read Full Bio

Michael Whitney

MICHAEL WHITNEY is the global employer brand and marketing manager at Akamai, helping the company’s talent acquisition and diversity teams attract the ... Read Full Bio

Nuria Wolfe

NURIA SANTAMARIA WOLFE leads Twitter’s multicultural strategy for the sales organization in the United States.  In her current role, Wolfe advises Twi... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Julie Barton

JULIE HILL BARTON is a writer, mother of two and animal lover from Piedmont, California. Her memoir, “DOG MEDICINE, HOW MY DOG SAVED ME FROM MYSELF,”... Read Full Bio

Aubrey Blanche

AUBREY BLANCHE is the global head of diversity and inclusion at Atlassian. There, she works with teams across the business to enhance access to technical... Read Full Bio

Stephanie Brendel

STEPHANIE BRENDEL is co-founder and president of Freeli Inc., an innovative food company that aims to improve the way kids eat on the go. Brendel has de... Read Full Bio

Carolyn Bruen

CAROLYN BRUEN is a co-founder of The Fletching Group, a talent identification firm focusing on hard-to-find senior level and technical talent. Bruen has ... Read Full Bio

Debra Chrapaty

DEBRA CHRAPATY brings decades of experience in growing and scaling companies in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Before joining Declara, Chrapaty was... Read Full Bio

CeCe Clark

CeCe Clark is director of global sales for Motivating the Masses. She has over 17 years of corporate development and entrepreneurial experience, having ... Read Full Bio

Alisa Cordesisu

ALISA CORDESISU is an international development practitioner turned manager of social innovation at Indiegogo, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the... Read Full Bio

Heather Franzese

HEATHER FRANZESE is a Purpose Economy 100 (PE100) global changemaker. She has been working for 15 years to improve the lives of vulnerable workers in gl... Read Full Bio

Adam Granoff

ADAM GRANOFF is a senior vice president with Mastercard, working on the digital partnerships team responsible for the account management of North Americ... Read Full Bio

Lisa Haugh

LISA HAUGH is VP of people and general counsel at Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online. More than 14 million students are master... Read Full Bio

Sarah Heck

SARAH HECK leads external affairs and new markets for Stripe Atlas, Stripe’s platform that enables entrepreneurs around the world to start and grow in... Read Full Bio

Gail Hunter

GAIL HUNTER is in her sixth season as vice president of public affairs, community relations and event management for the Golden State Warriors. Hunter j... Read Full Bio

Rebecca Kaden

REBECCA KADEN is a partner at Maveron. She joined the team in 2011, back when she was earning her M.B.A. at Stanford, studying leadership and entrepreneu... Read Full Bio

Maria Karvivanova

MARIA KARAIVANOVA is the head of business development at CloudFlare, the web performance and security company.  She is responsible for building CloudFl... Read Full Bio

Kira Makagon

KIRA MAKAGON is the executive vice president of innovation for RingCentral.  In this role, she leads global product strategy, product management, engine... Read Full Bio

Sarah Milstein

SARAH MILSTEIN is CEO of Lean Startup Productions, which hosts the popular Lean Startup Conference. She is also co-author, with Tim O'Reilly, of “The T... Read Full Bio

Lina Nilsson

LINA NILSSON is vice president of strategy and operations at Enlitic, the medical company founded to dramatically improve diagnostic outcomes for billion... Read Full Bio

Somie Park

SOMIE PARK is a client advisor on the small business team at LendingClub. LendingClub is the world’s largest online credit marketpla... Read Full Bio

Marie Perruchet

MARIE PERRUCHET was born in South Korea. Adopted to French parents, she grew up in Normandy, France. A former journalist for the BBC and French media out... Read Full Bio

Dorit Perry

DORIT PERRY is an adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University Law School. An international attorney, Perry has over twenty five years of experien... Read Full Bio

Bruce Potterton

BRUCE POTTERTON is a co-founder of The Fletching Group, a talent identification consultancy that supports the needs of hiring managers of small to mid-si... Read Full Bio

Kathy Quinlan-Perez

KATHY QUINLAN-PEREZ has been a master trainer in the personal and professional development industry for over 30 years.  She trains and coaches leaders f... Read Full Bio

Morgan Remmers

MORGAN REMMERS is Yelp's manager of business outreach for Canada and the western half of the United State. Remmers educates the SMB community on how to u... Read Full Bio

Susan Repo

SUSAN REPO serves as corporate treasurer and vice president of finance for Tesla, Inc. Since joining the company in March 2013, she has guided Tesla thr... Read Full Bio

Margret Schmidt

MARGRET SCHMIDT is TiVo's chief design officer, and vice president of design and engineering. She is responsible for the design and development of all d... Read Full Bio

Singari Seshadri

SINGARI SESHADRI runs the Stanford Venture Studio, a program for graduate students exploring new venture ideas.  Her previous work experience includes ... Read Full Bio

Shilpi Sharma

SHILPI SHARMA is the co-founder and CEO of Kvantum, a marketing performance analytics company. Previously, she spent more than fifteen years in strategi... Read Full Bio

Menaka Shroff

MENAKA SHROFF is the head of marketing at BetterWorks. In her role she drives all marketing, branding, PR, analyst relations and customer acquisition for... Read Full Bio

Mana Sopheak

MANA SOPHEAK is currently a senior client advisor with Lending Club, where she has been instrumental in providing millions of dollars to small busine... Read Full Bio

Hope Timberlake

HOPE TIMBERLAKE is a workshop facilitator, executive coach and keynote speaker who works with leaders and teams to improve their effectiveness and perfo... Read Full Bio

Anarghya Vardhana

ANARGHYA VARDHANA is a senior associate at consumer VC firm Maveron, where she invests in cutting-edge consumer startups. She published a math theorem a... Read Full Bio

Norma Watenpaugh

NORMA WATENPAUGH is the founding principal and CEO of Phoenix Consulting Group, which provides education and consulting services with expertise in marke... Read Full Bio

Jin Zhou

JIN ZHOU is the global programs manager for Women 2.0, where she is connecting, building, and inspiring the next generation of women leaders. She is deep... Read Full Bio

Janet Zhou

JANET ZHOU is a new venture expert and product manager at YouTube. Previously, she was director of product for BandPage, the central profile for musician... Read Full Bio

QVC & Zulily Product Search


Kate Aulabaugh

Kate Aulabaugh is the director of home with zulily. Prior to joining zulily in April 2012, to help drive and deepen the home category ... Read Full Bio

Anna Baker

ANNA BAKER is the director of global merchandising strategy and category development with QVC, a position she took on in February 2017. In this role, ... Read Full Bio

Lorraine Beltran

LORRAINE BELTRAN is the merchandising manager with zulily. Prior to joining zulily in 2010, shortly after the site launched, she was at Nordstrom for o... Read Full Bio

Rachel Boesing

RACHEL BOESING is a program host with QVC. Her true passion for storytelling has defined her professional life. She left a successful advertising career... Read Full Bio

Susan Connell

SUSAN CONNELL is vice president of women’s merchandising with zulily. Prior to joining zulily in April 2011, to help launch the wome... Read Full Bio

Bridget Love

BRIDGET LOVE is the director of apparel merchandising with QVC. In this role, she is responsible for leading product selection and strategy, as well as... Read Full Bio

Heather McNicholl

HEATHER McNICHOLL is the director of vendor education, engagement and product discovery with QVC. In this role, she develops new vend... Read Full Bio

Lori Twomey

LORI TWOMEY is chief merchant with zulily. Before joining zulily in November 2009, prior to the site launching in January 2010, she was the president o... Read Full Bio