How Women Lead in the Boardroom in support of 2020 Women on Boards

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

757 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Throughout 2019, How Women Lead is hosting activities, trainings, and intimate gatherings, and share board opportunities, culminating in a year-end celebration highlighting progress in the Bay Area and nationally. We encourage you to join in early and help build momentum for this movement with your support!

How Women Lead is proud to lead the Bay Area efforts for the third year in a row to support 2020 Women on Boards, a national effort to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by 2020.

How Women Lead is at the center of the movement to disrupt antiquated, unequal systems by propelling women into even greater leadership roles. We work with experienced women in senior positions, giving them the training, connections and support to step up to the next level and increase opportunities for all women. How Women Lead is a platform for women to connect, learn, find purpose and make an impact. By training and connecting diverse women executives from the corporate, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, How Women Lead enables women to become catalysts for change far beyond their own fields.

2019 Honorees:

  • Fearless Leader Award: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, President, StubHub; Member Board Of Directors, Urban Outfitters; Founder & Chairman, theBoardlist

  • Disruptor Award – Individual: Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder, Ellevest; Chair, Ellevate Network; Chair, Pax Ellevate Management; Member Board of Directors, 2U

  • Disruptor Award - Organization: All Raise (Accepted by: Pam Kostka, CEO, All Raise)

  • Leading the Way Award: StitchFix

2019 Speakers:

  • Magdalena Yesil, Founder, DriveInformed, Inc.; First Investor and Founding Board Member, Salesforce; Founder, Broadway Angels

  • Megan Quinn, General Partner, Spark Capital; Founding Member, All Raise

  • Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, Rising Tide VC; Chairman/Co-Founder/Investor in 100+ IT/HC companies worldwide; Board Member, Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund

  • Mistress of Ceremonies: Mary Stutts, Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Health Equity Officer, Stanford Health Care

2019 Bay Area Leadership Committee Chairs:

  • Julie Castro Abrams, Founder & CEO, How Women Lead; Managing Partner, BoardLeaders - Managing Partner

  • Beverly Bian, China Practice Co-Leader, Moss Adams LLP

  • Christina Bui, Chief Revenue Officer/SVP Business Development, Kranz & Associates

  • Mary Jo Potter, Founder & CEO, Healthcare Angels; Board Member, NACD

  • Leigh Wasson, Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

2019 San Francisco Leadership Committee:

  • Amii Barnard-Bahn, Managing Principal, Barnard-Bahn Coaching & Consulting

  • ​Aarthi Belani, Partner, JONES DAY

  • Carol Benz, Managing Principal, Chief Operating Officer,B I O I S

  • Lisa Bougie, Independent Director, Advisor, Investor

  • Laura Bushnell, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

  • Terri Davis, Business Performance Advisor, Insperity

  • Nicole DeMeo, Partner, Andra Capital

  • Anne Devereux-Mills, Founder, Parlay House

  • Janet Miller Evans, Founder & President, Entevos

  • Elsie M. Fletcher, CFA, Chair, CFA Institute Education Advisory Board; Advisory Board Member, Access Alts Asia and National Wealth Partners

  • Jenny Flores, Head of Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Senior Vice President, Bank of the West

  • Nina H. Gardner, Executive Vice President, Filice Insurance, an Acrisure Agency Partner

  • Erin Hastings, Partner, Seiler, LLP

  • Cecilia Herbert, Chair, iShares Funds

  • Jess Huang, Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital

  • Courtney Jones, Founder and Senior Wealth Advisor, Credo Wealth Management

  • Reena Krishnan, Senior Strategic Advisor, Gartner Invest

  • Julie Lipkin, Director of Business Development, Marcum LLP

  • Fran Maier, CEO and Founder, BabyQuip

  • Maya Mancuso, US Business Relationships Manager, Bird & Bird

  • Laura Provenzale, Managing Director, North Point Advisors

  • Kimberly Pugh, Managing Director, YurPath Solutions; Founder, Leaders in Customer Experience

  • Deborah Romer, Leadership Coach and Mentor/Vice President Emeritus, Kaiser Permanente

  • Hitesh Shah, Relationship Manager, Director of Business Development, BDO

  • Nancy Sheppard, Founder, Women2Boards & Leadership Team, The Athena Alliance

  • Ron Storn, Chief People Officer, Zume Pizza

  • Steve Singer, Partner, GREENSTEIN, ROGOFF, OLSEN & CO., LLP

  • Aileen Supena Throne, Senior Finance Executive

  • Quinn Tran, President and COO, Finix Solutions

  • Lauren Vaccarello, Chief Marketing Officer, Talend

  • Adelmise Rosemé Warner, Vice President - Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer (SiriusXM + Pandora)

  • Laurie Whetstone, Founder & CEO, Whetstone Holdings Group

  • Leah Wilson, Executive Director, State Bar of California

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757 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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