2020 Speakers


Keynotes


Seth Godin

Seth Godin

SETH GODIN is the author of nineteen books that have been best-sellers around the world, and have been translated into more than thirty five la... Read Full Bio
Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell

PAT MITCHELL is a lifelong advocate for women and girls, is the co-founder, curator and host of TEDWomen. At every step of her career, Mitchell... Read Full Bio
Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi

INDRA NOOYI is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. She directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and was the chief ar... Read Full Bio
Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe

MEGAN RAPINOE is a two-time World Cup Champion, and co-captain of the US Women’s National Team. She is a fan favorite, and one of the te... Read Full Bio
Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon

ERICA WILLIAMS SIMON is a social critic, author, host and CEO of Sage House, a company that creates spaces and content to surface wisdom a... Read Full Bio
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping millennial women live smar... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Jessica Aguirre

Jessica Aguirre

JESSICA AGUIRRE is the 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News, and an Emmy award-winning journalist. She has been a primetime... Read Full Bio
Esther Ayorinde

Esther Ayorinde

ESTHER AYORINDE is growth strategy leader for Cisco Africa. She is executing on Cisco’s vision to build a digitally inclusive Africa - creati... Read Full Bio
Ann Barlow

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... Read Full Bio
Laura Garcia

Laura Garcia

LAURA GARCIA anchors weekday mornings, Today In The Bay and Midday In The Bay alongside Marcus Washington. She is a multiple ... Read Full Bio
Naomi Mulgrave

Naomi Mulgrave

NAOMI MULGRAVE is vice president and head of strategy and innovation at Prudential International Insurance. In this role, she is responsible fo... Read Full Bio
Rami Rahim

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 ... Read Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target, and a member of the company’s executive leadership ... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Mary Ainsworth

Mary Ainsworth

MARY AINSWORTH is the EVP and chief people officer of Medallia, the pioneer and market leader in experience man... Read Full Bio
Ray Arata

Ray Arata

RAY ARATA is the founder of the Better Man Conference, a one-day event with resources, support, and community to engage men as allies in c... Read Full Bio
Shellye Archambeau

Shellye Archambeau

SHELLYE ARCHAMBEAU is an experienced CEO and board director with a track record of building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. ... Read Full Bio
Karina Bell

Karina Bell

KARINA CABRERA BELL is co-founder of OpenAccess, a talent strategy firm working with companies to close the gender equity gap in the workplace.... Read Full Bio
Rachana Bhide

Rachana Bhide

RACHANA BHIDE is an organizational psychologist and broadcasterShe is founder of The Corner of the Court Project... Read Full Bio
Alice Boyes

Alice Boyes

DR. ALICE BOYES was a clinical psychologist in New Zealand before turning to writing. Her PhD research was publ... Read Full Bio
Fredia Brooks

Fredia Brooks

FREDIA BROOKS is the director of human resources at Qualcomm. Brooks has more than fifteen years of experience ... Read Full Bio
M. Tamra Chandler

M. Tamra Chandler

TAMRA CHANDLER is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker. She’s spent the majority of her thirty-year career thinking ab... Read Full Bio
Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky

JEAN CHATZKY launched HerMoney Media and HerMoney.com in 2018 to provide women with information about money they can a... Read Full Bio
Lida Citroën

Lida Citroën

LIDA CITROËN is an award-winning international reputation management and personal branding expert who designs and enhances the ... Read Full Bio
Ignace L. Conic

Ignace L. Conic

IGNACE L. CONIC is vice president of process management for enterprise technology human resources. In this role... Read Full Bio
Susan Daniels

Susan Daniels

SUSAN DANIELS joined Roche in 2018 to lead the effort in the CLIA laboratory that administers the  non-inv... Read Full Bio
Susan Rietano Davey

Susan Rietano Davey

SUSAN RIETANO DAVEY is co-founder/owner of Prepare to Launch, LLC, a learn...
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Stacey Delo

Stacey Delo

STACEY DELO is the ceo of Après with a passion for making work for women. She spent 8 years as a journalist with the Wall Street Journal ... Read Full Bio
Alyssa Desuacido

Alyssa Desuacido

ALYSSA DESUACIDO is a culture of inclusion specialist at Applied Materials, where she supports the development and successful execution of the ... Read Full Bio
Denise Dettore

Denise Dettore

DENISE DETTORE has enjoyed a successful career of over twenty three years as a human resources professional in ... Read Full Bio
Derek DeWinter

Derek DeWinter

DEREK DeWINTER is a partner at the DeWinter Group, where he helps to lead his organization and maintain its position as the premier finance and... Read Full Bio
Vibha Dixit

Vibha Dixit

VIBHA DIXIT is the Encore Fellows Program director for the San Francisco and the East Bay region at Encore.org. The Encore Fellowships Pro... Read Full Bio
Tracy Dumas

Tracy Dumas

TRACY DUMAS is an associate professor of management and human resources at the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, where she ... Read Full Bio
Ellen Filvaroff

Ellen Filvaroff

ELLEN FILVAROFF is an executive director of translational development at Bristol-Myers Squibb in San Francisco, CA.  She joined Celgene (n... Read Full Bio
Dr. Candace Steele Flippin

Dr. Candace Steele Flippin

DR. CANDACE STEELE FLIPPIN is executive vice president and chief communications officer at First Horizon National Corporation. She is a me... Read Full Bio
Emily Foley

Emily Foley

EMILY FOLEY celebrated five years with Cisco in November 2019.  She is honored to serve as the lead for corporate marketing for Cisco Capi... Read Full Bio
Michele Scola Foote

Michele Scola Foote

MICHELE SCOLA FOOTE is a senior consultant on Dell Technologies’ global diversity & inclusion  Read Full Bio
Dr. Kristi Funk

Dr. Kristi Funk

DR. KRISTI FUNK is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon and expert in minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of b... Read Full Bio
Jill Gannon

Jill Gannon

JILL GANNON is the associate director of HIV Marketing. In 2015, she joined Gilead Sciences and currently, is r... Read Full Bio
Laura Garcia

Laura Garcia

LAURA GARCIA anchors weekday mornings, Today In The Bay and Midday In The Bay alongside Marcus Washington. She is a multiple ... Read Full Bio
Anne Grady

Anne Grady

ANNE GRADY is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer... Read Full Bio
Deirdre Hanford

Deirdre Hanford

DEIRDRE HANFORD serves as the chief security officer for Synopsys. In this role, she works collaboratively to s... Read Full Bio
Minda Harts

Minda Harts

MINDA HARTS is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color. She is the best-selling author of The Memo: What W... Read Full Bio
Fran Hauser

Fran Hauser

FRAN HAUSERis a celebrated media executive, startup investor, best-selling author and expert in women's leadership. She's held senior positions... Read Full Bio
Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is an author, CEO and founder of Stella & Dot. She is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, th... Read Full Bio
Lenette Posada Howard

Lenette Posada Howard

LENETTE POSADA HOWARD leads the Operations team at Niantic, Inc., an AR technology company that produces mobile... Read Full Bio
Alicia Jager

Alicia Jager

ALICIA JAGER is vice president of account management within the North American Digital Partnerships team at Mas... Read Full Bio
Andrea McBride John

Andrea McBride John

ANDREA McBRIDE JOHN is CEO and co-founder of McBride Sisters Wine Collections, a wine company Read Full Bio
Barbara Joyce-Shaikh

Barbara Joyce-Shaikh

BARBARA JOYCE-SHAIKH completed her BS in with molecular biology at San Jose State University. She has more than twenty years of biotech industr... Read Full Bio
Michelle P. King

Michelle P. King

MICHELLE P. KING is a researcher, gender equality expert, and director of inclusion at Netflix. Previously the head of, The Global Innovat... Read Full Bio
Nataly Kogan

Nataly Kogan

NATALY KOGAN is the creator of the Happier Method™ and an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. Her mission is to help millions of people improv... Read Full Bio
Christina LaMontagne

Christina LaMontagne

CHRISTINA LaMONTAGNE is the senior director leading health technology corporate development at J&J, based i... Read Full Bio
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

LORI NISHIURA MACKENZIE is lead strategist of diversity, equity, and, inclusion at the Stanford Read Full Bio
David Marquet

David Marquet

DAVID MARQUET is a student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine commander, and one of Inc. Magazine’s T... Read Full Bio
Nola Masterson

Nola Masterson

NOLA MASTERSON works with Board Wise and serves clients on governance practices, as well as coaches directors and aspirational directors. She i... Read Full Bio
Erika Varga McEnroe

Erika Varga McEnroe

ERIKA VARGA McENROE is vice president, deputy general counsel, and chief ethics and compliance officer at Synopsys, Inc., an S&P 500 compan... Read Full Bio
Lauren McGoodwin

Lauren McGoodwin

LAUREN McGOODWIN is Career Contessa’s CEO and has a life mission to help women build successful and fulfillin... Read Full Bio
Nikki Medoro

Nikki Medoro

NIKKI MEDORO is an award-winning journalist at News/Talk radio station KGO 810  in San Francisco. You can ... Read Full Bio
Lusen Mendel

Lusen Mendel

LUSEN MENDEL / they / them is an interview and negotiation coach at DangoorMendel, where they have helped hundr... Read Full Bio
Terilyn Juarez Monroe

Terilyn Juarez Monroe

TERILYN JUAREZ MONROE is the chief people officer, senior vice president of people & places at Varian. Monr... Read Full Bio
Athena Murphy

Athena Murphy

ATHENA MURPHY is the VP of business transformation and chief of staff to the CEO at Juniper Networks. She is re... Read Full Bio
Vinay Nichani

Vinay Nichani

VINAY NICHANI leads Cisco’s transformation to use case selling as enabled by strategic software buying programs, scaled through partner and d... Read Full Bio
Laura Okmin

Laura Okmin

LAURA OKMIN is the founder of GALVANIZE, an organization that conducts seminars around the country, teaching participants to build their o... Read Full Bio
Denise Peck

Denise Peck

DENISE PECK is passionate about helping Asian professionals to reach their aspirational career goals through mentoring, teaching, public s... Read Full Bio
Laura Perrone

Laura Perrone

LAURA PERRONE is VP of strategy and SW operations for Juniper Networks, Inc., following the acquisition of Mist... Read Full Bio
Sam Rapoport

Sam Rapoport

SAM RAPOPORT is senior director of football development with the National Football League. Rapoport spearheads programming ... Read Full Bio
Melynnie Rizvi

Melynnie Rizvi

MELYNNIE RIZVI is the director of employment, inclusion, and impact at SurveyMonkey.  Rizvi provides strat... Read Full Bio
Demma Rodriguez

Demma Rodriguez

DEMMA RODRIGUEZ has been at Google for eight years. Prior to working at Google, she worked at a startup, Tortus... Read Full Bio
Raena Saddler

Raena Saddler

RAENA SADDLER is the VP of people and managing director at the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Found... Read Full Bio
Erica Williams Simon

Erica Williams Simon

ERICA WILLIAMS SIMON is a social critic, author, host and CEO of Sage House, a company that creates spaces and content to surface wisdom a... Read Full Bio
Holly Smith

Holly Smith

HOLLY SMITH is the regional training officer in Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Pacific Coast Region. She ... Read Full Bio
Cindy Solomon

Cindy Solomon

CINDY SOLOMON is a leadership expert, best-selling author, and world class speaker. She helps Fortune 5000 companies build Courageous... Read Full Bio
Jill Strawbridge

Jill Strawbridge

JILL STRAWBRIDGE has over twenty years leading UX research teams, most recently at Hulu, and prior at Pearson E... Read Full Bio
Amy Jen Su

Amy Jen Su

AMY JEN SU is managing partner and co-founder of Paravis Partners. For two decades, she has been an executive coach working with CEOs, executiv... Read Full Bio
Carin Taylor

Carin Taylor

CARIN TAYLOR is chief diversity officer at Workday and has global responsibility for the development and execution of Workday’s inclusion and... Read Full Bio
Vi Truong

Vi Truong

VI TRUONG is an engineering executive with Dell Technologies. Over the course of her career, she has developed ... Read Full Bio
Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika Tulshyan

RUCHIKA TULSHYAN is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace and the founder and CEO of Candour, an inc... Read Full Bio
Pat Wadors

Pat Wadors

PAT WADORS joined ServiceNow in September 2017 and serves as the chief talent officer and chief human resources... Read Full Bio
Laysha Ward

Laysha Ward

LAYSHA WARD is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target, and a member of the company’s executive leadership ... Read Full Bio
Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

ESTHER WOJCICKI is a leading American educator, journalist, and mother. A leader in blended learning and the integration of technology int... Read Full Bio
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin

DANIELLE WEISBERG and CARLY ZAKIN are co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company dedicated to helping millennial women live smar... Read Full Bio

Health & Wellness Pavilion Speakers


Heather Ainsworth

Heather Ainsworth

HEATHER AINSWORTH is CEO of Workable Concept, a consultancy that advises employers on affordable ways to suppor... Read Full Bio
Cathryn Gunther

Cathryn Gunther

CATHRYN E. GUNTHER vice president, global population health with Merck & Co, Inc. She started her career wi... Read Full Bio
Kolleen T. Kennedy

Kolleen T. Kennedy

KOLLEEN T. KENNEDY is president of Proton Solutions and the chief growth officer at Varian Oncology Systems (VO... Read Full Bio
Dee Khuntia

Dee Khuntia

DEE KHUNTIA is a board-certified radiation oncologist, serving as SVP and chief medical officer at Varian Medic... Read Full Bio
Tracy Lopes

Tracy Lopes

TRACY LOPES is the vice president of strategic and service marketing with Varian Medical Systems.  She sta... Read Full Bio
Erica Weiss Tjader

Erica Weiss Tjader

ERICA WEISS TJADER is the VP of product design at SurveyMonkey. She joined ... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Nadia De Ala

Nadia De Ala

NADIA DE ALA is a certified leadership and negotiation coach for women of color in tech. She has supported diverse leaders in companies like Go... Read Full Bio
Sharee English

Sharee English

SHAREE ENGLISH is chief security officer and managing partner with WECybr, a woman-owned cybersecurity firm based in Boise, Idaho. She helps sm... Read Full Bio
Emily Meghan Morrow Howe

Emily Meghan Morrow Howe

EMILY MEGHAN MORROW HOWE is a management consultant whose expertise is helping tech companies and other male-majority organizations advance wom... Read Full Bio
Heather Lazare

Heather Lazare

HEATHER LAZARE is an independent editorial and publishing consultant who specializes in editing adult fiction, specifically historical fic... Read Full Bio
Adonica Shaw

Adonica Shaw

ADONICA SHAW is a marketing professional with several additional years of experience in business development and strategic partnerships. Prior ... Read Full Bio
Amanda Uhle

Amanda Uhle

AMANDA UHLE is executive director and publisher of McSweeney’s, known for its award-winning quarterly literary journal, humor website and ecl... Read Full Bio

Technology Learning Stage


Carmen Bryant

Carmen Bryant

CARMEN BRYANT is director of US marketing with Indeed. She is an international speaker and strategic marketing ... Read Full Bio
Jessica Ferguson

Jessica Ferguson

JESSICA FERGUSON serves as the director of threat defense and interim chief information security officer. In th... Read Full Bio
Amanda Healy

Amanda Healy

AMANDA HEALY is an award-winning marketing leader, social media expert, and national speaker. She currently acts as head of brand marketin... Read Full Bio
Courtney Hohne

Courtney Hohne

COURTNEY HOHNE introduced radical, sci-fi sounding technologies to the world in a way that makes people say, ... Read Full Bio
Shaunta Hyde

Shaunta Hyde

SHAUNTA HYDE is managing director of community relations at Alaska Airlines. A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, she leads community rel... Read Full Bio
Kim Macpherson

Kim Macpherson

KIM MACPHERSON is the director of engineering compliance at Google. She leads a team of amazing Googlers, who d... Read Full Bio
Theresa Miller

Theresa Miller

THERESA MILLER is a principal technologist at Cohesity. Sh... Read Full Bio
Sreeja Nair

Sreeja Nair

SREEJA NAIR is a product management leader at Qualcomm where she interacts with Wireless Enterprise Providers t... Read Full Bio