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Keynotes


Dr. Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown

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

Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author... Read Full Bio
Whitney Wolfe Herd

Whitney Wolfe Herd

WHITNEY WOLFE HERD is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 20... Read Full Bio
Amanda Southworth

Amanda Southworth

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a seventeen-year-old iOS developer, designer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelp... Read Full Bio
Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

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

Serena Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS exemplifies courage, beauty, power, and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win a record-breaking 23 career Grand Sl... 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
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 of strategic solutions within the individual solutions group at Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, she... 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 ha... Read Full Bio
Karen Walker

Karen Walker

KAREN WALKER is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Cisco. She and her team are responsible for building and strengtheni... Read Full Bio
Robin L. Washington

Robin L. Washington

ROBIN L. WASHINGTON is executive vice president and chief financial officer with Gilead Sciences. She joined Gilead in 2008 as SVP and CFO, ... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers


Morra Aarons-Mele

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.... Read Full Bio
Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay

MARY ABBAJAY is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers le... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

JENNIFER ADAMS is an award-winning designer, founder, and CEO of Jennifer Adams Brands, Inc., an international lifestyle company specializing... Read Full Bio
Lauren Aguilar

Lauren Aguilar

LAUREN AGUILAR, PhD is a leading expert on diversity and inclusion. She specializes in translating the science of diversity into actionable str... Read Full Bio
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
Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany Aliche

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

Marie Elizabeth Aloisi

MARIE ELIZABETH ALOISI is senior vice president, business development in North America with Mastercard.  She drives the company’s business ... Read Full Bio
Tara Arvedson

Tara Arvedson

TARA ARVEDSON is a researcher and team leader in the oncology research department at Amgen.  She earned her PhD at Caltech, and was later a D... Read Full Bio
Mary Ann Bianco

Mary Ann Bianco

MARY ANN BIANCO is the vice chair of Watermark. She was previously the vice president of customer success with Oracle. Possessing a strong fou... Read Full Bio
Tami Booth

Tami Booth

TAMI BOOTH is currently the vice president, presales for global alliances, services providers and industries with Dell EMC. She is involved wi... Read Full Bio
Betty Campell

Betty Campell

BETTY CAMPELL is vice president of operations engineering at Pure Storage in Mountain View, CA, and technical lead for the release and world... Read Full Bio
Jean Case

Jean Case

JEAN CASE is the chairman of the National Geographic Society, and CEO of the Case Foundation. She is a philanthropist, investor and internet... Read Full Bio
Annabel R. Chang

Annabel R. Chang

ANNABEL R. CHANG serves as the vice president, Bay Area for Alaska Airlines. She shapes and executes Alaska Airlines' strategic external relat... Read Full Bio
Joy Cho

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!, kn... Read Full Bio
Iris Choi

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 strateg... Read Full Bio
Kathy Chou

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... Read Full Bio
Diane Doolittle

Diane Doolittle

DIANE DOOLITTLE is corporate vice president, customer service business operations with Juniper Networks. With more than twenty five years of h... Read Full Bio
Harmony Downs

Harmony Downs

HARMONY DOWNS is an experienced HR professional with a dual role as HR business partner and diversity and inclusion specialist for Applied Mat... Read Full Bio
Annie Duke

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 gene... Read Full Bio
Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

BRENDA DULGER-SHEIKIN currently leads the institutional investor services West enhanced asset owner business, focused on providing innovative ... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Dulski

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 m... Read Full Bio
Monique Edmondson

Monique Edmondson

MONIQUE EDMONDSON is the IT director of digital marketing and customer experiences for Cisco Systems. In this role, she manages the thirty mil... Read Full Bio
Ellen A. Ensher

Ellen A. 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. Bur... Read Full Bio
Hillary Frank

Hillary Frank

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

Marc Freedman

MARC FREEDMAN is president and CEO of Encore.org. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University and former visiting fellow at King’s Coll... Read Full Bio
Amy Gallo

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... Read Full Bio
Divya Ghatak

Divya Ghatak

DIVYA GHATAK has extensive leadership experience developing strategic people operations for diverse global businesses, with a special focus on... Read Full Bio
Adrienne D. Gonzalez

Adrienne D. Gonzalez

ADRIENNE D. GONZALEZ is a talented lawyer, a passionate leader and engaging speaker. Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 2013, sh... Read Full Bio
Meena Harris

Meena Harris

MEENA HARRIS is a commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, and head of strategy and leadership at Uber, where she ... Read Full Bio
Zoe Harte

Zoe Harte

ZOE HARTE is SVP of HR and talent innovation at Upwork, where she leads the talent strategy. As such, she has guided the growth of the company... 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
Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen

SALLY HELGESEN is considered the gold standard among experts on women’s leadership, and was the first to focus on what women have to contrib... Read Full Bio
Dena A. House

Dena A. House

DENA A. HOUSE is the senior director of HR, org development and learning for Myriad Women’s Health (formerly, Counsyl, Inc.). She brings ove... Read Full Bio
Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana

TIFFANY JANA is the CEO and president of TMI Consulting, a diversity and inclusion firm based in Richmond, VA. She has helped orchestrate the ... Read Full Bio
W. Brad Johnson

W. Brad Johnson

W. BRAD JOHNSON, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a fac... Read Full Bio
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

JENNIFER B. KAHNWEILER, Ph.D., is a certified speaking professional, global speaker and best-selling author. Her three books, The Genius of Op... Read Full Bio
Mary Ellen Kassotakis

Mary Ellen Kassotakis

MARY ELLEN KASSOTAKIS is the executive director of Oracle Women’s Leadership Initiative, known as OWL.  As a global initiative, the missio... Read Full Bio
Yunha Kim

Yunha Kim

YUNHA KIM is the founder and CEO of Simple Habit, an award-winning app for daily stress relief. With more than two thousand sessions based on s... Read Full Bio
Monica Kumar

Monica Kumar

MONICA KUMAR As Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing, Monica drives the global go-to-market engine including strategy, mes... Read Full Bio
Sarah LaFleur

Sarah LaFleur

SARAH MIYAZAWA LaFLEUR is founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur. Before founding MM.LaFleur, she worked in the luxury goods group of Starwood Capital ... Read Full Bio
Tracy Layney

Tracy Layney

TRACY LAYNEY is senior vice president and chief human resources officer with Sutterfly, Inc., responsible for people strategy, including recru... Read Full Bio
Claire Lee

Claire Lee

CLAIRE LEE is head of early stage at Silicon Valley Bank. Her team of evangelists builds brand equity and community, investing in strategic pa... Read Full Bio
Jess Lee

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 ... Read Full Bio
Mia Leondakis

Mia Leondakis

MIA LEONDAKIS is vice president, business transformation and automation at VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobili... Read Full Bio
Tara MacCannell

Tara MacCannell

TARA MacCANNELL is senior director, public health and medical affairs, within Gilead Sciences’ access operations and emerging markets team.... 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 deliver an ever growing number of... Read Full Bio
Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf

SARA MAUSKOPF is the CEO and co-founder of& Winnie, a platform for modern parents. Moms and dads use the website or mobile apps t... Read Full Bio
Felicia Mayo

Felicia Mayo

FELICIA MAYO is the head of diversity and inclusion at Tesla. Prior to that, she was VP, global talent acquisition and authenticity and inclus... Read Full Bio
Charmaine McClarie

Charmaine McClarie

CHARMAINE McCLARIE is a C-suite adviser, keynote speaker, executive coach, and executive presence authority who helps leaders have their best ... Read Full Bio
Marion McGovern

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 econ... Read Full Bio
Leah McGowen-Hare

Leah McGowen-Hare

LEAH McGOWEN-HARE, MSEd, is a trailhead evangelist and senior director at Salesforce. She is passionate about making learning accessible and e... Read Full Bio
Vicki Mealer-Burke

Vicki Mealer-Burke

VICKI MEALER-BURKE is chief diversity officer and VP of human resources with Qualcomm. She was appointed as the company’s first CDO in Nove... Read Full Bio
Maria Medrano

Maria Medrano

MARIA MEDRANO is a director of inclusion and collaboration within Cisco’s office of inclusion and collaboration. In this role, she leads the... Read Full Bio
Ann Miura-Ko

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 F... Read Full Bio
Kati Morton

Kati Morton

KATI MORTON, LMFT earned a Master’s in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In ad... Read Full Bio
Saura Naim

Saura Naim

SAURA NAIM is currently the senior director of the business execution office at Juniper Networks. She started her career in technology while s... Read Full Bio
Sheryl O’Loughlin

Sheryl O’Loughlin

SHERYL O’LOUGHLIN is a serial entrepreneur and author of KILLING IT! An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your H... Read Full Bio
Wendy Pfeiffer

Wendy Pfeiffer

WENDY PFEIFFER is the CIO of Nutanix, where she leads the global information technology team and functions that support the company’s busine... Read Full Bio
Amber Rae

Amber Rae

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

Julie Reese

JULIE REESE is an area vice president of sales for the Boston Scientific neuromodulation division. She is responsible for the field sales pers... Read Full Bio
Laurie Ruettimann

Laurie Ruettimann

LAURIE RUETTIMANN is a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who is known for her commonsense style and stra... Read Full Bio
Susan Schmitt

Susan Schmitt

SUSAN SCHMITT leads human resources for Applied Materials, and its more than 20,000 global employees. She has more than thirty years of experie... Read Full Bio
Kim Scott

Kim Scott

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... Read Full Bio
Dr. Tali Sharot

Dr. Tali Sharot

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

David Smith

DAVID SMITH, PhD, is the co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women and associate professor of sociology in the D... Read Full Bio
Cindy Solomon

Cindy Solomon

CINDY SOLOMON is a world-renowned leadership expert, author, and speaker who helps Fortune 5000 companies build Courageous Leaders™, better ... Read Full Bio
Lesley Stolz

Lesley Stolz

LESLEY STOLZ, PhD, fosters Johnson & Johnson’s external R&D engine, and supports the innovation community by leading the Johnson &... Read Full Bio
Ali Stripling

Ali Stripling

ALI STRIPLING is the senior manager for community and inclusion at Arm.  She draws on twenty years’ experience within sustainability, with ... Read Full Bio
Krista Suh

Krista Suh

KRISTA SUH is a screenwriter, craftivist, artist, activist and creator of the Pussyhat and Evil Eye Gloves. Her mission is to make the world a... Read Full Bio
Hayley Tabor

Hayley Tabor

HAYLEY TABOR is vice president, global industries, sales and solutions at Dell EMC. In this role, she leads the team focused on helping indust... Read Full Bio
Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas

RACHEL THOMAS is co-founder and president of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind Lean... Read Full Bio
Ching Valdezco

Ching Valdezco

CHING VALDEZCO trains leaders and their teams to present, communicate, influence, and negotiate more effectively. She’s helped her clients c... Read Full Bio
Carmen Villar

Carmen Villar

CARMEN VILLAR is vice president of sustainable impact in the policy, communications and population health organization with Merck, a position ... Read Full Bio
Nichole Ward

Nichole Ward

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

Claire Wasserman

CLAIRE WASSERMAN is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, a career development organization that helps women negotiate for pay and power at work. In... Read Full Bio
Leigh Wasson

Leigh Wasson

LEIGH WASSON brings twenty-eight years of investment management and client relationship experience to her role as a senior wealth director at ... Read Full Bio
Dr. Leah Weiss

Dr. Leah Weiss

LEAH WEISS, PhD is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Bus... Read Full Bio
Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

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

Edward Yardumian

EDWARD YARDUMIAN is senior vice president of product development engineering at Dell and currently leads engineering for Dell EMC data protect... Read Full Bio
Lily Zheng

Lily Zheng

LILY ZHENG is an organizational consultant, executive coach, and diversity and inclusion expert who works with organizations to turn positive ... Read Full Bio
Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

JULIE ZHUO is one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives. She leads the teams behind some of the world’s most popular mobile and... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable


Joanne Black

Joanne Black

JOANNE BLACK is the founder of No More Cold Calling and America’s leading authority on referral selling. She works with business owners, sal... Read Full Bio
Jennifer Broder

Jennifer Broder

JENNIFER BRODER is a corporate partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities law complia... Read Full Bio
Kimberly Chi

Kimberly Chi

KIMBERLY CHI is an experienced business lawyer and has represented clients on public and private financing and investment matters, mergers and... Read Full Bio
Mary Cravets

Mary Cravets

MARY CRAVETS is a business development expert and international speaker who helps entrepreneurs significantly grow their businesses without wor... Read Full Bio
Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i

Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i

MANUFOU LIAIGA-ANOA’I is founder and executive director of Pacific Islander Community Partnership “Engage, Educate and Empower” program,... Read Full Bio
Olga V. Mack

Olga V. Mack

OLGA V. MACK is a blockchain strategist, public speaker, and adjunct professor at Berkeley Law. She is vice president of strategy at Quantstamp... Read Full Bio
Sara Robinson

Sara Robinson

SARA ROBINSON has spent the past decade as a mental skills coach, helping individuals change the way they think and feel to create positive be... Read Full Bio
Rene Shimada Siegel

Rene Shimada Siegel

RENE SHIMADA SIEGEL is extremely passionate about empowering colleagues and advocating for the next generation of communicators. She is the fou... Read Full Bio
Margalit Ward

Margalit Ward

MARGALIT WARD is a certified empowerment and executive coach, cofounder of Professional Women’s Network LA, and facilitator for Thrive Global... Read Full Bio

Tech Roundtables


Nicola J. Acutt

Nicola J. Acutt

NICOLA J. ACUTT, Ph.D., is vice president of sustainability strategy, in the office of the CTO at VMware. She is a change maker, thought leader... Read Full Bio
Heather Cassano

Heather Cassano

HEATHER CASSANO is a director of user experience (UX) at Google, leading a growing team of more than one hundred product designers, researcher... Read Full Bio
Archana Gilravi

Archana Gilravi

ARCHANA GILRAVI is the VP of partnerships at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind LeanIn.Org and... Read Full Bio
Andrea Hogan

Andrea Hogan

ANDREA HOGAN is the senior director of marketing for North America and Australia for Qualcomm. In a career spanning over two decades, she has ... Read Full Bio
Rocio van Nierop

Rocio van Nierop

ROCIO van NIEROP is the cofounder and executive director of Latinas in Tech, a non-profit dedicated to empowering and connecting Latinas in th... Read Full Bio
Sabrina Rusi

Sabrina Rusi

SABRINA RUSI is a senior staff release manager in the engineering operations team, and a diversity and inclusion leader at Medallia. She has a... Read Full Bio
Sandy Stelling

Sandy Stelling

SANDY STELLING is the managing director of business transformation at Alaska Air Group.  She joined Alaska in 1999 as a project manager, and ... Read Full Bio
Jill Strawbridge

Jill Strawbridge

JILL STRAWBRIDGE has more than twenty years’ experience leading user experience research (UX) teams. She currently leads a new UX research s... Read Full Bio