In a recent publication by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, it was found that gender diversity at top management levels improves companies’ financial performance - yet the numbers show that we're far behind in hitting goals of balancing leadership roles. Join a panel of leaders from design, tech and higher education for presentations and a town hall discussion to develop goals and practices to move toward leadership equality.
6:00pm: Doors open; check in
6:30pm: co:here talks
Sue Cooper, Opening Address
Maria Giudice, Autodesk
Caretha Coleman, Coleman Consulting
Kendra Shimmell, Cooper
Janet Holmgren, President Emerita, Mills College
Mary Bihr, Former Vice President, Lucas Arts
7:30pm: Town Hall discussion led by Shahrzad Samadzadeh
A networking happy hour will follow the presentations and town hall discussion.
Special thanks to BAVC
Event Host Committee:
Julie Celia, Cooper
Sanskriti Ayyar, Spring Studio
Gaargi Desai, ReachIvy
Shauna Jin, Pikaplant
Nonie Kimpitak, Lending Club
Emily Leathers, Brigade Corp.
Mabel Liang, Monkey Republic Design
Ellen Lorenzo-Rojas, Levo League
Madeleine Nelson, Agland Investment Services
Megan O’Rorke, Capital One
Emma Sherwood-Forbes, Sherwood-Forbes Design
Lindy Wagner, Communications Consultant
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co:here is a series of leadership forums and town halls that activate communities to devise plans, policies and practices to increase the leadership representation of women and people of color in design, tech and creative services organizations.
Omoju Miller, Startup Advisor