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The 10X Culture Code

10:40-11:00 am

How do you create a cultural and emotional blueprint for tackling problems that are so difficult you can’t see the answer or the end clearly, but, if you could solve them, could dramatically improve millions of people’s lives? Come hear how 10x thinking can help you bring bravery and creativity to your organization’s toughest challenges.

Speaker: Courtney Hohne, storyteller for Moonshots, X


Build It, Be It: How to Use LinkedIn to Create a Powerful Personal Brand

NOTE: This session runs 3 times throughout the day.

Your LinkedIn presence can provide a strong and memorable digital first impression and help drive opportunities to your inbox. In twenty minutes, social media expert Amanda Healy shares the five areas to focus on right now to build and evolve your personal brand to achieve your goals. 

Speaker: Amanda Healy, national social media speaker & head of IoT brand marketing, Cisco @amanda_healy

A Seat at the Table: A Panel on Board Readiness (POE)

LEADERSHIP: Designed for seasoned or aspiring leaders looking to climb the ladder and break barriers
Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm 

California became the first state in the nation to require women be included on corporate boards of directors when it passed SB 826 in 2018. This is an unprecedented opportunity for women who are board-ready and a call to action to future leaders. In this conversation, learn from corporate directors about their paths to the boardroom, including how they educated themselves, networked strategically, developed the necessary skills, and positioned themselves for success. Whether you are a seasoned executive considering board service in the next five years or an aspiring leader strategizing for down the line, join this discussion for valuable information about the road to board candidacy.

Thought leader: Donna Hamlin, founder, Boardwise


  • Shellye Archambeau, board director, Verizon and Nordstrom
  • Nola Masterson, board director, investor, and co-chair, Women Corporate Directors Northern California Chapter
  • Pat Wadors, chief HR officer, Service Now, and board director, Zenefits

Emcee: Melynnie Rizvi, director, employment, inclusion and impact, SurveyMonkey @surveymonkey

4:40 – 5:00 PM Author Signing

Adonica Shaw

Amanda Uhle

4:00 – 4:30 PM Author Signing

Jean Chatzky

Lida Citroën

Candace Steele Flippin

Anne Grady

Fran Hauser

Erica Williams Simon

2:45 PM Author Signing

Pat Mitchell

12:30 – 1:00 PM Author Signing

Alice Boyes

Tamra Chandler

Dr. Kristi Funk

Anne Grady

Fran Hauser

Jessica Herrin

Nataly Kogan

David Marquet

Amy Jen Su

Ruchika Tulshyan

9:45 AM Author Signing

Seth Godin

Erica Williams Simon

11:00 – 11:30 AM Author Signing

Jean Chatzky

Lida Citroën

Stacey Delo

Minda Harts

Candace Steele Flippin

Pat Mitchell

Esther Wojcicki

Fast-tracking Change: When Change Comes to a Regulated Industry

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm

What happens when technology changes in a highly regulated industry like aviation? In the past several years, the number of IP connected devices on aircraft has increased. With increased concern and renewed scrutiny from regulators and the general public, this change can pressurize the system for a response, affect questions from the board and executives, influence how teams work together in your organization, how you work with your suppliers, and even how you work with the government. Join us as we discuss how we build connections and develop industry coalitions to make progress in this type of change environment.

Speaker: Jessica Ferguson, director, threat defense and interim chief information security officer, Alaska Airlines

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