2015 Speakers Speakers


Featuring


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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 La... Read Full Bio

Keynotes


Candy Chang

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 chalk... Read Full Bio
Kara Swisher

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... Read Full Bio
Diane von Furstenberg

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 dre... Read Full Bio

Special Guest Speakers


Lynne Born

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, a... Read Full Bio
Bina Chaurasia

Bina Chaurasia

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

Ana Corrales

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

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 ind... Read Full Bio
M L Krakauer

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 worldw... Read Full Bio
Jami McKeon

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 se... Read Full Bio
Marlene Williamson

Marlene Williamson

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

Breakout Session Speakers


Jill Abramson

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... Read Full Bio
Katrina Alcorn

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,” ... Read Full Bio
Darla K. Anderson

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 ... Read Full Bio
Barbara Annis

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 Achieveme... Read Full Bio
Erna Arnesen

Erna Arnesen

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

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks

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

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. Wi... Read Full Bio
Jaleh Bisharat

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... Read Full Bio
Jeanne Bradford

Jeanne Bradford

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

Kimberly Bryant

KIMBERLY BRYANT is the founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of techn... Read Full Bio
Dr. Richard Carmona

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 ... Read Full Bio
Anne Devereux-Mills

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 wellne... Read Full Bio
Janine Driver

Janine Driver

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

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 initia... Read Full Bio
Kathy Woeber Gardner

Kathy Woeber Gardner

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

Libby Gill

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

Jackie Glenn

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

John Gray

JOHN GRAY is the leading relationship expert in the world and best-selling author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” Gray’s bo... Read Full Bio
Carla A. Harris

Carla A. Harris

CARLA A. HARRIS is the author of “Strategize to Win,” and managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. The chair of the b... Read Full Bio
Heather Healy

Heather Healy

HEATHER HEALY leads the information experience organization and serves as the transformation lead for the engineering operations services and s... Read Full Bio
Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

JESSICA HERRIN is CEO and founder of Stella & Dot. As the brains behind Stella & Dot, Herrin has proven just how one woman can go about styling... Read Full Bio
Rosalind L. Hudnell

Rosalind L. Hudnell

ROSALIND L. HUDNELL is vice president, human resources and chief diversity officer for Intel Corporation. She leads the team responsible for b... Read Full Bio
Karineh Khachatourian

Karineh Khachatourian

KARINEH KHACHATOURIAN is managing partner of the Duane Morris Silicon Valley office, practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation... Read Full Bio
Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger is the host of Food Network’s & Cooking Channel’s popular “Healthy Appetite” and author of the New York Times Read Full Bio
Susan LaPointe

Susan LaPointe

SUSAN LaPOINTE has honed her HR acumen in some of the world’s largest and well-known companies. She has a proven record of accomplishment sup... Read Full Bio
Vanessa Loder

Vanessa Loder

VANESSA LODER is an entrepreneur and former private equity investor and the co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, a company... Read Full Bio
Yoky Matsuoka

Yoky Matsuoka

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

Joyce Maynard

JOYCE MAYNARD has been a writer of both fiction and nonfiction for over 40 years. She has published two best-selling memoirs— “Looking Back... Read Full Bio
Erin L. McSweeney

Erin L. McSweeney

ERIN L. McSWEENEY is currently the senior vice president of human resources overseeing EMC’s Product and Marketing Divisions, supporting over... Read Full Bio
Kristi Mitchem

Kristi Mitchem

KRISTI MITCHEM is an executive vice president at State Street Global Advisors. As head of the Americas Institutional Client Group, Mitchem lead... Read Full Bio
Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers

VERNĀ MYERS is an inclusion strategist, cultural innovator, thought leader, and social commentator. A Harvard-trained lawyer and fou... Read Full Bio
Lisa Orrell

Lisa Orrell

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

Joanne Pasternack

JOANNE PASTERNACK is entering her eighth season as the director of 49ers Foundation and community relations for the San Francisco 49ers, overse... Read Full Bio
Ramona Pierson

Ramona Pierson

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 re... Read Full Bio
Ginna Raahuage

Ginna Raahuage

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

Susan Rancourt

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

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 wor... Read Full Bio
Bridget Ross

Bridget Ross

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

Michele Ruiz

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

Renee Compton Ryan

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

Faye Sahai

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

Pooja Sankar

POOJA SANKAR is the founder and CEO of Piazza, which is changing the way technical students learn and find jobs. She has worked at Oracle, Kosm... Read Full Bio
Dan Schawbel

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 Wa... Read Full Bio
Katie Hamilton Shaffer

Katie Hamilton Shaffer

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

Gail Sheehy

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

Christie Simons

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

Christina Smedley

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

Merline Saintil

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

Maya Strelar-Migotti

MAYA STRELAR-MIGOTTI is senior vice president of Marvell Semiconductor. She is a highly accomplished executive with a history of maximizing rev... Read Full Bio
Lisa Sugar

Lisa Sugar

LISA SUGAR is co-founder and editor-in-chief for POPSUGAR. An insatiable appetite for celebrities and the world of entertainment led Sugar to ... Read Full Bio
Celia Tejada

Celia Tejada

CELIA TEJADA is a lifestyle visionary whose creativity and strategic high-level thinking, along with her passion, inspires and transforms all s... Read Full Bio
Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor

MANISHA THAKOR, CFA, is the director of wealth strategies for Women at Buckingham and The BAM Alliance. Thakor and her colleagues provide both ... Read Full Bio
Christine Tsai

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... Read Full Bio
Nicole Ward

Nicole Ward

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

Expert Exchange


Gunjan Aggarwal

Gunjan Aggarwal

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

Wendy Beecham

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

Marcy Blair

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

Trudy Bourgeois

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

Sharon Brogdon

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

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 U... Read Full Bio
Patrice D’Eramo

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 g... Read Full Bio
Nadia Damouni

Nadia Damouni

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

Gerri Elliott

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

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... Read Full Bio
Francine Katsoudas

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 perf... Read Full Bio
Lisa M. Lambert

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 ... Read Full Bio
Heather Lawley

Heather Lawley

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

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 ... Read Full Bio
Patricia McDonald

Patricia McDonald

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

Marilyn Nagel

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

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... Read Full Bio
Rima Qureshi

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 strateg... Read Full Bio
Sridevi Koneru Rao

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 ... Read Full Bio
Kim Rivera

Kim Rivera

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

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 year... Read Full Bio
Cindy Solomon

Cindy Solomon

CINDY SOLOMON is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, author and entrepreneur who helps organizations, teams and individuals find... Read Full Bio
Laura Stein

Laura Stein

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

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 C... Read Full Bio
Lisa Welker-Finney

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... Read Full Bio
Karen Willem

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 mor... Read Full Bio
Mary L. Willner

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... Read Full Bio
Kristi Yamaguchi

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 cha... Read Full Bio

Local Leader


Almudena Bernabeau

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 ci... Read Full Bio
Julie Bornstein

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, ... Read Full Bio
Melissa Davis

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 wes... Read Full Bio
Linda Harrison

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-prof... Read Full Bio
Aisha Ibrahim

Aisha Ibrahim

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

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 maga... Read Full Bio
Kristine Shine

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, r... Read Full Bio
Lauren Bonar Swezey

Lauren Bonar Swezey

LAUREN BONAR SWEZEY leads sustainability for Facebook global real estate and facilities in Menlo Park where she directs sustainability initiati... Read Full Bio
Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner

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

Social Media Roundtable


Erika Brookes

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... Read Full Bio
Susan Chang

Susan Chang

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

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 3... Read Full Bio
Megan Rose Dickey

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 foc... Read Full Bio
Lauren Diehl

Lauren Diehl

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

Amanda Fakhreddine

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

Sarah Granger

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

Nancy Davis Kho

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

Small Business Roundtable


Stephanie Brendel

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. Bren... Read Full Bio
Debra Chrapaty

Debra Chrapaty

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

Alisa Cordesisu

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

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 wor... Read Full Bio
Sarah Milstein

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, o... Read Full Bio
Morgan Remmers

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 o... Read Full Bio
Margret Schmidt

Margret Schmidt

MARGRET SCHMIDT is TiVo's chief design officer, and vice president of design and engineering. She is responsible for the design and developmen... Read Full Bio
Jin Zhou

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. S... Read Full Bio