Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of San Francisco for 2022. In the last century, countless notable women have been leaders of innovation and creativity in the Bay Area. They have inspired the minds and talents of today’s generation through a wide variety of industries. Women like Dorothy Arzner, who is widely known for rising to prominence within the film industry during a time when men dominated the field, broke barriers to pave the way for women today. This year’s awardees continue the same fight of creating an equal playing field, showing the perseverance and strength it takes to lead at some of the top companies across the country.
Among this year’s awardees is Marie Hattar, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Keysight Technologies, who uses her decades of experience to build a better planet by employing environmentally sustainable and socially responsible technologies; Sonia Delen, Senior Vice President with Bank of America, a trusted leader with years of experience in the financial services industry and government; and Deepa Bajaj, Vice President of Data Platforms of PayPal, who is known for her entrepreneurial and strategic leadership, and ability to successfully manage risks in complex environments.
The awardees featured are acknowledged for their contributions to San Francisco and the organizations they serve. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Women Leaders of San Francisco for 2022.
1. Kelly Ducourty
Vice President, Google
Kelly Ducourty is currently serving as Vice President of GTM Strategy and Operations for Google Cloud. She is responsible for developing and implementing their go-to-market strategy, from business operations and enablement to sales processes/tools. Ducourty has over 24 years in the information technology industry. She began her career in 1998.
Prior to joining Google Cloud, Ducourty was the senior vice president of leading the WW Sales Excellence organization for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a Fortune 500 Global technology company with over $30B in sales. She has worked not only in enterprise sales, but also in service delivery and IT transformation. Her experience spans managing large sales teams and directly delivering a revenue number to managing every front and back-office function that enables and accelerates revenue and go-to-market productivity. She has developed and scaled businesses across four continents. Her sales experience is multi-segment, including mega deals in strategic global accounts, transactional inside sales, and online GTM models for small and medium corporations. Outside of Google, Ducourty serves on the board of Fortinet, a market leading security company and is vice president of the board of C2C, the Google Cloud independent customer community. She also serves as a board member for the British Benevolent Society in Northern California and is passionate about STEM+C education and career development for young women. Ducourty graduated from Bournemouth University with an undergraduate degree in international marketing management.
2. Amanda Goodspeed
Vice President, Meta
Amanda Goodspeed leads the Creative Experiences (Creative X) team at Meta. Creative X is a global in-house agency that orchestrates creativity and brand design for Meta's family of brands (Meta, Facebook App, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp). With a highly collaborative team of over 300 people and an audience reach of nearly 3.5 billion, Creative X is building a new future for creativity. Goodspeed also oversees the Meta consumer global agency network. She is a highly awarded industry leader specializing in building creative organizations where talent and business thrive.
Previously in consulting, Goodspeed advised CMO's, marketers, and over 40 agencies on how to embrace integrated creativity and built global teams in EMEA, APAC and LATAM. In this role, she also created an organization that supervised worldwide marketing creative for Google. Goodspeed has extensive brand experience, leading creative teams for adidas, Google, HP, Microsoft, PepsiCo, and many other consumer brands, on a few of the world’s best-known consumer marketing campaigns. In addition to regular speaking sessions with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and becoming a featured speaker at the Cannes Lions Festival, Goodspeed’s innovative methods and outstanding ability to grow and lead business has been recognized by many industry publications, including Adweek. Goodspeed graduated from the Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in computer science and human ecology.
3. Sonia Delen
Senior Vice President, Bank of America – Global Leasing
Sonia Delen began her financial professional career 35 years ago. Today she is Senior Vice President with Bank of America Global Leasing, a division of Bank of America, the Fortune 500 multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at Charlotte, North Carolina. Global Leasing is the #1 leasing company in the U.S. (2021 Monitor 100 Special Issue, August) and a leading financial leasing company in the world, providing a broad range of advisory, arranging, underwriting and syndication services.
Delen sits on the boards of a state agency, non-profit organizations, and she is a published author. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a non-lawyer, public member of the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California, the regulatory, disciplinary and admissions agency of the Supreme Court of California. She was the first Filipino American appointed to this prestigious agency. Delen is a co-founder and serves as president of the Filipino Food Movement (FFM), a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting, preserving and progressing Filipino cuisine in the mainstream US and globally. Recently, Delen coordinated the donation of 300, P Research Covid-19 Saliva Collection Testing Kits worth $2.85 Million to the UP-Philippine General Hospital in Manila.
4. Carolin Seward
Vice President, Google
Carolin Seward has decades of experience in the Silicon industry. She was most recently the VP and GM of Sourcing and Supplier management in the Global External Manufacturing Sourcing organization at Intel Corporation. Over her career at Intel, Seward was an instrumental leader in developing several of Intel’s manufacturing supply chain capabilities. She has been a key leader in establishing and managing several strategic external relationships across foundry, OSAT, equipment, and materials. The scope of her position included development and delivery of supplier capabilities to support the technology roadmap, including enabling strategies to ensure a healthy and affordable supply chain ecosystem through collaborations, investments, intellectual property management, and supply chain capability development. Seward also served as VP and GM of the Data Solutions Group at Intel. In this role, she was responsible for delivering integrated data center systems with the best customer experience and optimized for the P&L.
Recently Seward moved to Google and serves as VP of Custom Silicon Sourcing and Operations in the Consumer Hardware Organization. Seward will oversee Google’s custom Silicon efforts and ensure Google has a world-class supply chain ecosystem to deliver the custom semiconductor components needed to build the products, enabling the commercial and supply chain solutions. Seward is on the Board of Industry Leaders at SEMI and has sponsored many women in technology and supply chain initiatives. She received her BS in Materials Engineering from San Jose State University and her MBA from Pepperdine University.
5. Cleane Sakaguti
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
Cleane Sakaguti is a Senior Vice President and is the Product Delivery Lead for Commercial/Corporate Investment Digital, Consumer Data and Experience Capabilities of Wells Fargo. She leads product delivery related to Financial Health, Personalization – Customer Engagement Engine, Consumer Analytics Platform, Strategic Partnership, and CB/CIB Digital Portfolio. She also was the Delivery Leader for the company’s Paycheck Protection Program.
Prior to Wells Fargo, Cleane led the West Coast Technology Solutions Delivery for Risk and Compliance at Ernst and Young (EY). She was responsible for leading the Robotics Process Automation team, serving Wells Fargo and many other clients in the West Coast. Her experience includes advising major financial institutions across Latin America leading sales practice initiatives, as well as supporting major institutions in the U.S. regarding their data governance processes in the risk area, in order to maintain the organization and integrity of data in accordance with BCBS Risk Data Aggregation 239. Cleane earned an MBA from Fundacao Getulio Vargas - Sao Paulo (FGV-SP) and an undergraduate degree in data processing technology from Faculdade de Informatica & Administracao Paulista-Sao Paulo (FIAP-SP).
6. Deepa Bajaj
Vice President, PayPal
Deepa Bajaj is a digital transformation leader, data strategist, and visionary who thrives at the intersection of technology, product development and innovation. She is currently the Vice President of Data Platforms in payments engineering and analytics of PayPal. She is well known for her entrepreneurial and strategic leadership, ability to successfully manage risks in complex environments and her ability to lead through growth and change. Bajaj has over 28 years of experience in leading data platform engineering, enterprise data strategy, M&A integrations, product launches, global customer analytics and finance operations at PayPal, eBay, Bank of America, Time Warner Cable, and Oracle Corporation.
Bajaj has led key cloud transformations and has successfully scaled, transformed, and expanded the velocity to launch new products, record, and measure financial and customer KPIs during a pandemic and at a time of exponential business growth. She is known for being collaborative, innovative, and customer-centric with a brand of making “complex problems simple.” She has demonstrated exceptional leadership by driving complex enterprise-wide transformations and created a culture of innovation and learning. While working in the highly regulated industry of financial services, she developed expertise in internal controls, risk management, and global audits. Baja graduated from MIT Sloan School of Management.
7. Cynthia Stoddard
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Adobe
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Adobe, Cynthia Stoddard oversees Adobe's global Information Technology and Reliability Engineering teams. In her leadership role, Stoddard spearheads a global strategy for delivering services and operations that form the mission-critical backbone for the company. She has over 25 years of business experience and IT expertise leading large global organizations including Adobe, Netapp, Safeway, and APL Limited in supply chain, retail, and technology development.
Previously, Stoddard was a recipient of the CIO 100 Award in 2017 and 2018 for Adobe IT's innovative ways to deliver business value and named a CIO Hall of Fame inductee in 2019. She holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Western New England University and an MBA from Marylhurst University.
8. Archie Mayani
Chief Product Officer, Change Healthcare
Archie Mayani is the Chief Product Officer leading Change Healthcare’s Enterprise Imaging business. Change Healthcare is an independent healthcare technology providing data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system. In her role, Mayani provides product leadership for global teams building the next generation cloud-native clinical and workflow solutions for Enterprise Imaging. She is passionate about healthcare and global health issues and has devoted more than 20 years to the field.
Prior to her current role, Mayani served as the head for product and content operations at Amazon, the VP/GM for Optum Prevention Business in North America and Global Markets and the senior director for Medicaid for Optum Population Health Management. She started her career as a biomedical engineer developing an image-guided spinal surgery application. She progressed through diverse product and business roles at GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Milliman Care Guidelines. An inclusive and inspirational leader, she is driven by the purpose of healthcare. An engaging orator, she has spoken at healthcare conferences and forums around the world. She has evangelized healthcare products, influenced local and state-level healthcare reform policies, and podcasted on innovations that leverage technology to improve human health and wellbeing. She holds patents in areas of Image Processing and has been featured in various scientific journals and publications. Mayani earned her master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida, and her MBA in mergers and acquisitions from the University of Warwick, UK. She sits on the Board of National Diversity Council and is committed to promoting women of color in leadership.
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9. Katia Walsh
Chief Global Strategy & AI Officer, Levi Strauss
Dr. Katia Walsh is an award-winning business technologist who helps global organizations launch and scale Digital, Data, and Artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. She has 20+ years of experience in leading Digital and Customer-Centric transformations across multiple industries and countries around the world. Since 2019, she has been the Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer at Levi Strass & Company where she pioneered a role that combines strategy and technology in service of the enterprise vision for an iconic brand.
Prior to joining Levi Strauss &Company, Walsh was the first Chief Global Data and Analytics Officer at Vodafone Group, responsible for providing a predictive, proactive and personalized experience as part of the company’s digital transformation. She and her teams in 25 countries also contributed to the use of data and artificial intelligence for research innovation and social good. Before that, Walsh held strategic data analytics leadership positions and drove customer-centric innovations at Prudential Financial, where she launched data and analytics as part of its digital transformation; Fidelity Investments, where she pioneered a data-driven customer experience; and Forrester Research, Inc., where she helped businesses thrive on technology change. Walsh serves as a Director on the Board of Securian Financial, a North America diversified financial services firm and Fortune 500 company. Before that, she was a founding member of UniCredit’s Transformation and Innovation Advisory Board and Strategy Advisor to Fellowship.ai, a non-profit program that trains people of all backgrounds around the world in machine learning. Walsh holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Strategic Communication with a specialization in quantitative methodology.
10. Marie Hattar
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Keysight Technologies
Marie Hattar is a Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Keysight Technologies. Hattar is responsible for Keysight’s brand and global marketing results. She drives Keysight’s corporate positioning, messaging, and communications to internal and external stakeholders to create a competitive advantage for the company’s growth initiatives. Hattar has more than 20 years of marketing leadership spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom, and mobility markets.
Before joining Keysight, Hattar was chief marketing officer at Ixia and at Check Point Software Technologies where she reestablished those companies as leaders in their industries. Prior to these roles, Hattar was a vice president at Cisco, managing the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolio and helped drive Cisco’s market leadership in networking. Hattar also served in senior marketing and CTO roles at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems, and Shasta Networks. Hattar received her master’s degree in business administration and marketing from York University and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.
11. Tillie Ross
Vice President, Fidelity National Title
Tillie Ross is the Vice President of National Commercial Services for Fidelity National Title. Fidelity National Commercial Services division has more than 165 years of underwriting experience. Their centralized team of industry experts provides commercial and industrial developers, builders, lenders, attorneys, and other real estate professionals with reliable, integrated, high-liability services nationwide. They have successfully built a reputation for efficiency in processing the most complex real estate transactions. Ross brings over thirty years of commercial real estate experience to the company.
Ross’s experience includes the acquisition and disposition of property, land development, sale of commercial and residential properties, financing of owner-user and investment property, and the last ten years in commercial title and escrow. She is past president of the East Bay Chapter of CREW, a national organization for women in commercial real estate, and also sits on the Advisory Council for the Bay Area Development CDC which provides government funding to small businesses. Ross has sat on various boards including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army and the American Heart Association. Ross holds an undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco with a major in business and economics.
12. Srilekha Akula
Vice President, Change Healthcare
Srilekha Akula is the Vice President of Engineering at Change Healthcare. She joined the company in 2021 to lead a disruptive product with the vision of reducing the healthcare administrative costs leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology. Through the power of its platform, Change Healthcare provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial, administrative, and patient engagement outcomes in the healthcare system. Change Healthcare is committed to supporting customers and leading researchers with data, insights, and advanced solutions to ensure access, affordability, and improved outcomes for consumers.
Previously, Akula was the Head of Technology Shared Services for Amazon Prime. Before that, she led Engineering Program Portfolio Management for GSuite Enterprise Platform, and Augmented Reality initiatives for Google. She started her career as a software engineer working on a financial trading and settlement platform at ADP. Akula earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from Osmania University. Akula is an early-stage investor, and a limited partner at Neythri Futures Fund, a historic first fund with a mission to increase the diversity quotient in the venture capital ecosystem. She is a technology executive, investor, advisor, and a board member. Akula gives back to the community by serving on the board of PCs For People, a non-profit organization bridging the digital divide by making computers and internet accessible to low income individuals.
13. Shohini Banerjee
Executive Vice President, Ipsos
Shohini Banerjee is the Executive Vice President and Service Line Leader of Ipsos. Ipsos is a global market research company specialized in advertising, loyalty, marketing, media, and public affairs market research. It offers advertising research solutions, including equity, strategy, execution, and in-market solutions for forecasting, modeling, and consulting. They also offer research for loyalty, marketing, media, and public affairs. The company serves industries including financial services, health, pharmaceuticals, public affairs, technology companies, as well as non-profit and government sectors across North America. Banerjee has over 15 years of experience. She began her career in 2007.
Before joining Ipsos, Banerjee was a practice lead in hospitality travel and leisure at Medallia and before that a senior analyst in client services. Earlier in her career she worked with Project Based Learning Laboratory (PBL) at Stanford University as a research assistant. Banerjee graduated from Stanford University with an MS and from the State University of Delhi with an undergraduate degree in information technology.
14. Tina Lucero
Vice President, Old Republic Title
Tina Lucero began her professional career over 30 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President and Senior National Commercial Closer for Old Republic Title. Old Republic Title is one of the largest title insurance groups in the United States. They operate through a national network of company-owned offices, affiliates, authorized agents, and approved attorneys, which allows them to service their customers in both large and small markets across the country. Their mission is to provide quality insurance security and related services to businesses, individuals, and public institutions, and be a dependable long-term steward of the trust for policyholders and other important stakeholders.
In 1992, Lucero served as a vice president and senior commercial escrow officer at First American Title before eventually moving on to Fidelity National Financial, her most recent position prior to joining Old Republic Title.
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15. Laura McCarty
Vice President, Pure Storage
Laura McCarty is the Vice President of Technical Services for Pure Storage. Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization, database, and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost-effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. McCarty has over 27 years of experience. She began her career in 1995.
Before joining Pure Storage, McCarty was a senior director of customer experience at Cisco. McCarty graduated from UC San Diego with an undergraduate degree in communication and media studies.
16. Reka Mishra
Senior Managing Director, SVB Financial Group
Reka Mishra began her professional career over 22 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Managing Director and Head of Strategy and Planning for SVB Financial Group. SVB Financial Group, founded in 1983, offers banking, asset management, wealth management, investment services, and funds management services. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, SVB Financial Group operates internationally. With $211 billion in assets and more than 6,500 employees, they provide commercial, international, and private banking through 34 locations worldwide.
Mishra first got her start in 2000 as a senior manager for global strategy and expansion, operations, and product development at John Deere. From there, she went on to Kaiser Permanente and PayPal before eventually rising to become a senior consultant of worldwide business process re-engineering at Apple, her most recent position prior to joining SVB Financial Group. Mishra graduated from Mangalore University with a general management degree. She is a mentor, engaging speaker, and author. She also serves as a Board Ambassador for the nonprofit First Tee of Silicon Valley.
17. Stacy Sabol
Senior Vice President, TRC Companies
Stacy Sabol is the Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader of TRC Companies. She first joined the company in 2013. TRC Companies has been a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s. TRC is a national engineering services, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and various industries, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.
Previously, Sabol was an operations manager at AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. and before that a manager of operations at MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with GZA GeoEnvironmental as an associate principal. Sabol earned an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and geology from Tufts University.
18. Catherine Zinn
Chief Client Officer, Baker Botts
Catherine Zinn is the Chief Client Officer at Baker Botts. She first joined the firm in 2020. Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 13 offices around the globe. Based on their experience and knowledge of their clients' industries, they are recognized as a leading firm in the technology, energy, and life sciences sectors.
Previously, Zinn was a chief client officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and before that, a senior national relationships executive at DLA Piper. Earlier in her career she worked with JAMS as a director. Zinn earned an undergraduate degree in economics and public policy from Hamilton College.
19. Kathy Marlin
Senior Vice President, Winebow
Kathy Marlin is the Senior Vice President of the Pioneer Division of Winebow Imports. She first joined the company in 2020. Winebow is made up of a national importer and distribution houses that offer comprehensive portfolios of fine wine and craft spirits from around the world. The company represents some of the most established, family-owned properties in prominent growing areas, as well as a new generation of winemakers and distillers who are dedicated to innovation and quality.
Previously, Marlin was an SVP and general manager at Negociants USA and before that a managing director. Earlier in her career she worked with Mark Anthony Brands Inc. as a national marketing manager in import brands. Marlin earned an undergraduate degree in linguistics and psychology from Simon Fraser University.
20. Shivani Govil
Senior Vice President & Chief Product Officer, CCC Intelligent Solutions
Shivani Govil is a Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at CCC Intelligent Solutions She is responsible for advancing the company’s strategic vision by delivering innovative solutions that help keep people’s lives moving forward and delight our customers. A technology veteran, Govil has previously held leadership roles at leading software companies including Sage Software (UK’s largest publicly held software company), SAP and Agile software (now Oracle). Her early career included strategy consulting at Andersen and working at two Silicon Valley start-ups.
Govil is passionate about creating products that delight users and solve real world problems. She is at the frontier of digital transformation and the use of technologies such as AI, IoT, mobile, data, analytics, automation, and more. She has built strong open partner ecosystems and is a recognized industry thought leader and frequent speaker at industry events as well as universities including Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, and MIT. Govil has a master’s degree in engineering from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
21. Kimberly Kilbride
Vice President, eHealth
Kimberly Kilbride is the Vice President and Head of Corporate Development and Strategy of eHealth. She first joined the company in 2020. eHealth is the parent company of eHealthInsurance Services Inc., the online source of health insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses. eHealthInsurance presents complex health insurance information in an objective, user-friendly format, enabling the research, analysis, comparison, and purchase of health insurance products that best meet consumers' needs.
Previously, Kilbride was a business unit chief financial officer of computing wired infrastructure at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and before that an executive director of investment banking at
PricewaterhouseCoopers. Earlier in her career she worked with Goldman Sachs as a vice president of investment banking. Kilbride earned an MBA in accounting and finance from The Wharton School.
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22. Jazz Samra
Global Vice President, Marqeta
Jazz Samra is the Global Vice President of Partnerships for Marqeta. Marqeta’s modern card issuing platform empowers its customers to create customized and innovative payment cards. Powered by open APIs, their platform gives its customers the ability to build more configurable and flexible payment experiences, accelerating product development and democratizing access to card issuing technology. Jazz has over 19 years of experience. She began her career in 2003.
Prior to Fintech, Jazz spent several years at Google working on global partnerships for the Nest Hardware organization scaling Google products with industry leaders. Prior to that, she spent 6 years in a channel sales capacity as a general manager overseeing the majority of US Ads business for Partners, a multi-billion-dollar business line, and the country manager for Canada where she built the business to the third largest market by scaling Google's advertising products to SMBs. Prior to Google, Jazz was a business executive and thought leader in the software and financial services space, driving growth strategies for companies such as Intuit, Visa and Amex. She has launched award-winning payment and advertisement products, built new customer solutions, and developed net new strategic partnerships. Samra is very passionate about the advancement of Women in Tech through mentorship. As a current member of Chief and an alum of both the Harvard Executive Program and the Schulich Executive Programs she has also founded a Global Women of Channel Sales network as well as the Diversity and Inclusion chapter for the Americas. Jazz graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a bachelor’s in business administration and a minor in psychology.
23. Mandy Dhaliwal
Chief Marketing Officer, Boomi
Mandy Dhaliwal is the Chief Marketing Officer for Boomi, where she is responsible for driving global market leadership, awareness, demand generation, strategic events, and communications. Dhaliwal is a hands-on, highly collaborative, data driven executive with deep B2B technology expertise and Silicon Valley pedigree.
Dhaliwal brings to Boomi more than two decades of experience in driving growth and innovation strategies across the cloud and software markets. During the course of her career, Dhaliwal has held senior leadership positions at venture-backed startups and public corporations. Prior to joining Boomi, she served as Fugue’s CMO and played an integral role in launching the company and driving market traction. Prior to that, Dhaliwal held senior marketing leadership positions at BlazeMeter (acquired by CA Technologies), SOASTA (acquired by Akamai Technologies), EMC (acquired by Dell Technologies) and Legato Systems (acquired by EMC). Dhaliwal holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an undergraduate degree in business administration, management, and marketing from Simon Fraser University.
24. Heidi Arkinstall
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Globalization Partners
Heidi Arkinstall is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Globalization Partners. Globalization Partners enables companies to hire in more than 150 countries within days, and without the need to set up costly foreign subsidiaries. Their clients are able to identify great talent anywhere in the world, and put them on their fully compliant global payroll, lifting the burden of global corporate tax, legal, and HR matters from their client’s shoulders. Whether it’s to test a new market or expand your talent pool, Globalization Partners is the most trustworthy solution in the market. They have dual U.S. headquarters to serve in Boston and San Diego, and regional hub offices located worldwide in Germany, the UAE, India, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, and the UK. Arkinstall has over 28 years of experience. She began her career in 1994.
Before joining Globalization Partners, Arkinstall was a CMO of global brands at Logitech and before that an SVP and group managing director at FCB Global. Earlier in her career she worked with Wunderman as an account manager. Arkinstall graduated from the University of New South Wales with an MBA and an undergraduate degree in marketing and management.
25. Jacinta Jiménez
Vice President, BetterUp
Jacinta M. Jiménez is an award-winning author, psychologist, and board-certified leadership coach with more than 15 years dedicated to the betterment of individuals, leaders, and organizations. An in-demand international keynote speaker and consultant, she has worked with individuals in top companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the world. As the Vice President of Coach Innovation at Silicon Valley unicorn technology startup, BetterUp, Jiménez developed groundbreaking science-backed coaching approaches for helping today’s top organizations foster resilience while also leading a global community of over 2,000 international leadership coaches spanning 58 countries.
A graduate of Stanford University and the PGSP- Stanford PsyD Consortium, Jiménez is a sought-after expert in bridging the fields of psychology and leadership and regularly contributes to national news and TV outlets, including CNN/HLN, Business Insider, Forbes, and Fast Company. Her bestselling book, The Burnout Fix (McGraw Hill, 2021) debuted as #1 New Release on Amazon, has been recognized by Business Insider as a top book to read about burnout, and was the winner in getAbstract’s prestigious 2021 International Book of the Year Reader's Choice Award. Along with being a Fellow at the American Institute of Stress, Jiménez holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University and provides consultation on topics related to the area as well.
26. Alana O’Grady Lauk
Vice President, Verkada
Alana O'Grady Lauk is an Executive Team Member and Vice President of Communications at Verkada, a Silicon Valley Unicorn whose mission is to help organizations better protect their people through state-of-the-art enterprise security. She has more than a decades’ worth of experience advising global MNCs on corporate reputation building. Having worked across the U.S., Hong Kong, and Singapore, Lauk brings a uniquely global perspective to those she works with.
Prior to Verkada, Lauk worked at global public relations firm, Edelman, in both their U.S. and Hong Kong offices. While in Asia, Lauk advised U.S. MNCs looking to grow their footprint in the region. Through the creation and implementation of holistic communications campaigns, she helped to improve the reputation of her clients. Before her time in Hong Kong, Lauk spent two years stationed in Singapore where she led regional Southeast Asia communications hubs for blue-chip technology companies. Lauk began her career in New York City specializing in corporate media relations and executive positioning for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Lauk , before she joined the communications industry, started her career as an Emergency Medical Technician at a Firehouse in the greater Washington D.C. area, an experience that taught her a great deal about perspective, managing difficult situations, and performing with grace and precision under pressure.
27. Laura Francis
Chief Executive Officer, SI-BONE
Laura Francis serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of SI-BONE, Inc., a global leader in the development of technologies designed for the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the sacropelvic anatomy. Previously, Francis served as SI-BONE’s chief operating officer and as chief financial officer. She played a pivotal role in SI-BONE’s initial public offering in October of 2018 and was instrumental in building the global operations of the business.
Prior to joining SI-BONE, Francis held other executive and leadership roles with public and private life science companies, including Auxogyn, now part of Progyny, Promega Corporation, and Bruker Corporation. Earlier in her career, she was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company and audit manager with Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers. Francis has been a director for Shockwave Medical since 2019, where she serves as Audit Committee Chair and Compensation Committee Member. She graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting.
28. Brandi Howard
Chief of Staff, San Francisco Foundation
Brandi Howard is a macro-level social work practitioner committed to equity and policy and systems change. The Chief of Staff and Interim Vice President of Programs at the San Francisco Foundation, Howard is a natural systems thinker and equity leader, she provides leadership of their organizational culture and development work to center equity and results at the Foundation. Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations, a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Their mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Before joining the San Francisco Foundation, Howard launched Neighborhood Health Action Centers and a city-wide birth equity strategy for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She served on the leadership team for the Center for Health Equity and provided strategic direction for equity integration in programs and services. Howard is an Oakland native with a deep commitment to the community. She has served her community as a doula for over 15 years, advocate for reproductive rights, and consultant to strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure through her company, Beyond the Curve Consulting. Howard earned an MSW and BA in African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the board of the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, an organization that centers African American artistic culture and provides classes for youth and adults throughout the Bay Area. Howard is a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare and an executive coach for new and transitioning executives and Women of Color.
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29. Raquel Wiley
Vice President, NetFortris
Raquel Wiley is the Vice President of Marketing at NetFortris, an end-to-end provider of managed cloud communications solutions and secure network services. A 25-year veteran of the telecom industry and business marketing professional, Wiley, a results-oriented technology marketer, leads direct and indirect channel marketing programs and initiatives at NetFortris. She is charged with developing strategic marketing plans to attract and nurture business customers and channel sales partners to adopt NetFortris’ managed solutions.
Prior to NetFortris, Wiley was the senior channel marketing manager for TPx. Earlier in her career she was an associate director of business marketing for AT&T. A recognized leader in the telecom channel, Wiley is a former officer and member of the Board of Directors for Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of female leaders in the technology channel. She also serves as Chair of ACW’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. Wiley is a rising voice for DEI in the telecom channel and a sought-after expert and frequent speaker on DEI topics, such as gender and racial diversity. Wiley graduated from California State University - East Bay.
30. Laurie Dewan
Vice President, Healthline Networks
Laurie Dewan began her professional career over 26 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Brand, Insights and Communications of Healthline Media of Healthline Networks. Healthline Networks is a provider of health information and technology solutions for publishers, advertisers, employers, healthcare providers, and health plans. Originally founded as YourDoctor.com in 1999, the company relaunched in 2005 as Healthline Networks and is organized into two business units: Healthline Media and Healthline HIT Solutions. Healthline Media, together with its flagship Healthline.com and YourDoctor.com, is one of the top ten health information destination properties according to comScore. Healthline Media also manages HealthWEB is a network of health publishers that include Yahoo! Health, Drugs.com, and many others. Healthline Media is the 2nd largest and fastest growing consumer health publisher in the world, reaching 85 million people a month.
Dewan first got her start in 1996 as a business development associate at Fujitsu Systems Business of America. From there, she went on to Reel.com, before eventually moving on to become a director of consumer insights at Electronic Arts (EA), her most recent position prior to joining Healthline Media. Dewan graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA in marketing and entertainment, and from Amherst College with an undergraduate degree in psychology.
31. Sarah Chavarria
Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Delta Dental Insurance
Sarah Chavarria is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Delta Dental of California and its enterprise affiliates including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, which operate in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Chavarria brings more than 25 years of expertise leading people, communications, organizational effectiveness, change management and corporate strategy across multiple industries. At Delta Dental, she oversees a variety of key organizational functions including corporate communications, corporate social responsibility, business transformation, diversity, inclusion and belonging and human resources.
Prior to Delta Dental, Chavarria was the chief people officer at NantHealth. She also served in a similar role at Optum360, a joint venture between Optum and Dignity Health, and was VP of HR at Dignity Health. In addition, Chavarria has held leadership positions at Oracle, Medibuy and Levi Strauss. Chavarria received an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.
32. Jennifer Miller
General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Starship
Jennifer Miller is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Starship Technologies, having joined the company in 2021. Starship is revolutionizing last mile delivery through its fleet of autonomous robots that are designed to deliver food, groceries and packages across college campuses and neighborhoods in minutes. To date, Starship’s delivery robots have completed over 2 million autonomous deliveries, traveled 3 million miles, crossed over 17 million roads, and met millions of people in cities around the world. Miller is a business-focused legal executive with a unique blend of experience working with fast-paced and disruptive global software, hardware, and services businesses, often with unique regulatory challenges and significant M&A, IPO, sale and/or investment activity.
Prior to Starship, Miller served as the general counsel and head of regulatory and government affairs for Loon, the Alphabet Moonshot Company. Prior to Loon, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Cisco, HP and Gigamon. She seeks out and thrives at companies undergoing explosive worldwide growth while developing innovative and disruptive technologies and is an active community volunteer and regular public speaker on panels and podcasts alike. Miller has been recognized by her peers for her achievements, most recently as a 2020 Corporate Counsel/Law.com Women, Influence and Power in Law Awardee. She was also honored in 2019 as one of the Top Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council and was selected in 2017 as Corporate Counsel of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Miller earned a JD in law from Georgetown University Law Center, an MA in political management from The George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in politics and religion from Mount Holyoke College.
33. Marie Brunet
Global Vice President, Uniphore
Marie Brunet has spent her entire career helping CXOs transform their businesses with leading-edge technologies. As an engineer in the semiconductor industry, she helped develop ground-breaking techniques that have become standard in the manufacturing process of electronic chips. Always seeking new challenges, Brunet pivoted to sales and went on selling a variety of software and hardware. Passionate about scaling businesses, she helped grow Workplace by Facebook, a SaaS communication platform. She then transitioned to help build from the ground up the commercial channel at Facebook Reality Labs. After successfully leading the team bringing companies into the Metaverse, she joined Uniphore, an AI Unicorn startup recently valued at 2.5B where she is currently the Vice President of Sales for the Q division, an emotional intelligence SaaS platform.
Brunet graduated from Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse with an MS in materials science, characterization, chemistry, and chemical physics and from Université de Bordeaux with an undergraduate degree in physics and chemistry.
34. Celia Pascual
Chief Academic Officer, Yu Ming Charter School
Celia Pascual is the Chief Academic Officer at Yu Ming Charter School, the first K-8 Mandarin immersion charter school in California. Yu Ming is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School and a 2020 California Distinguished School. In 2021, U.S. News and World Report ranked Yu Ming as the #7 Best Elementary School in California. As the Chief Academic Officer, Pascual is responsible for ensuring the academic success at Yu Ming. Pascual previously served as the mathematics coach and principal at the school.
Prior to joining Yu Ming, Pascual was a district mathematics specialist at Oakland Unified School District. In this role, she developed and led teams of teachers to develop math curriculum and assessments aligned to Common Core State Standards. Pascual led professional development for hundreds of teachers each year and served as an instructional coach to several elementary school sites across Oakland, supporting both teachers and administrators. Prior to becoming an instructional coach and district administrator, Pascual spent eight years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Oakland and Union City. She is also a former Project GLAD trainer, with expertise in second language acquisition. She earned her National Board Certification, the professional’s highest standards for accomplished practice. Pascual earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and received her administrative credential and MA in educational leadership from Reach Institute for School Leadership.
35. Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
Chief Financial Officer, East Bay Community Foundation
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, of Cherokee ancestry, is the Chief Financial Officer of East Bay Community Foundation, where she leads initiatives on impact investing, racial equity, and social justice. East Bay Community Foundation partners with donors, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home. Red-Horse Mohl has over 26 years of experience. She began her career in 1996.
In addition to her roles with East Bay Community Foundation, Red-Horse Mohl is also a co-founder of Known Holdings, a financial services platform focused on equitable distribution of assets, and CEO and founder of Red-Horse Financial Group where she holds seven FINRA registrations. Additionally, she is the CEO and founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, a film and television production company. Red-Horse Mohl serves as the Board Chair of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and teaches two courses on Entrepreneurship for Racial Equity at Stanford University. She serves as Board Chair for both Intentional Endowments Network, and the National Boys and Girls Clubs Native Services; and is Board Co-Chair of American Sustainable Business Network. Red-Horse Mohl earned an undergraduate degree with Cum Laude honors from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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36. Tiffany Xingyu Wang
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Spectrum Labs
Tiffany Xingyu Wang is the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Spectrum Labs, a contextual AI platform set to build a safer internet and keeping over 1 billion users safe online. She also co-founded Oasis Consortium, a non-profit organization that launched the first comprehensive User Safety Standards for web3.0. She sits on the Digital Safety Coalition committee at the World Economic Forum.
Wang is a keynote speaker and expert at the intersection of AI and Trust & Safety. She has been featured and published in TIME, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Protocol, Digiday, and Venturebeat, to name a few. She also hosts the Brand Safety Exchange podcast, a destination for digital user safety thought leaders. Wang is an advisor and investor in blockchain and quantum computing companies. She is a venture partner at Tribe, a Singapore government-backed blockchain accelerator. She holds two USPTO patents in machine learning applications on marketing. Previously, she led the AI product development of the Data Management Platform at Salesforce.com. Before turning into a tech enterprise leader, she was an award-winning investor across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Her accolades include the Thomson Reuters PFI Awards 2012 and 2014 and the Malaysian Greentech Award. She also advised Southeast Asian governments on investment policies. The global connections and perspectives allow her to build inclusive and diverse teams and cultures now at Oasis Consortium and Spectrum Labs.
37. Angelica Cortez
Senior Vice President, Uplift Family Services
Angelica Cortez is the Senior Vice President of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion of Uplift Family Services. She first joined the company in 2021. Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst) is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental and behavioral health treatment programs in California. They take a state-of-the-art approach to children and adolescents with complex behavioral health challenges and help them recover from trauma such as abuse, severe neglect, addiction, and poverty. For youth that exit their programs, more than 90 percent are living in the community, staying in school, and remaining out of trouble.
Previously, Cortez was a VP of racial justice and equity at Silicon Valley Leadership Group and before that, a field representative at California State Assembly. Earlier in her career she worked with Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits as a public policy coordinator. Cortez earned an EdD from the University of Southern California, an MPA from the University of San Francisco and an undergraduate degree in political science from San Jose State University.
38. Nandini Ramani
Vice President, Amazon Web Services
Nandini Ramani began her professional career over 29 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Amazon Web Services. Ramani is a seasoned transformational leader with proven business acumen and deep technical knowledge. In her roles, she has been responsible for product vision, design, development, and go-to-market strategy across healthcare, consumer, and enterprise organizations.
She has the unique ability to span global organizations and scale startups from zero to a successful exit. Ramani has a track record of designing and delivering market-leading products and building diverse global organizations. She has a keen ability to attract, motivate, and retain talent. She is a natural collaborator who effects changes across organizations to ensure alignment with company strategy and improve operational efficiencies. Ramani graduated from Indian Institute of Science with a master's degree in electrical engineering.
39. Rose Fulton
Vice President, Hearst Bay Area
Rose Fulton began her professional career over 27 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Strategic Sales of Hearst Bay Area. Hearst Bay Area is a news media and services group that connects businesses with their target audience, through a comprehensive suite of multi-touch solutions. Its marketing and advertising consultants bring years of media experience to the table and are here to help your business find the solution for success.
Fulton first got her start in 1995 as a senior buyer at John Deere. From there, she went on to the Center for Economic Development, before eventually rising to become a regional digital director at Adtaxi, her most recent position prior to joining Hearst Bay Area. Fulton graduated from Winthrop University with an undergraduate degree in management and marketing.
40. Sandy Carter
Senior Vice President & Channel Chief, Unstoppable Domains
Sandy Carter is the Senior Vice President and Channel Chief at Unstoppable Domains. In this role, she is responsible for driving new partnerships and integrations for Web 3.0, Blockchain, and NFTs. Her mission is to onboard the world onto the decentralized web by building a digital identity platform.
Previously, Carter was the vice president for public sector partners at AWS. In this role, she was responsible for driving next-generation partnering in cloud, machine learning, IoT and blockchain, growing the ecosystem over 45%. Carter has been a founder and CEO of a startup, and in her last role at IBM, she ran the AI/ML Ecosystem on behalf of the company. Carter is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. She is also the author of Extreme Innovation and the founder of Unstoppable Women of Web3 (WoW3). Carter graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in managing technology and marketing and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in computer science.
41. Malahat Fardadi
President & Chief Executive Officer, Precise Construction & Design
Malahat Fardadi began her professional career over 18 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Precise Construction & Design. The company is known for the design and building of luxury homes. They pride themselves in having the most reasonable price for their customers. In addition to high quality construction, Precision Construction has been involved in medium to large commercial projects including land planning and development.
Fardadi first got her start in 2004 as a TISCUT treasurer at University of Toronto. From there, she went on to GI Tech, before eventually moving on to become an assistant director at SFSU Industrial Assessment Center, her most recent position prior to joining Precise Construction & Design. Fardadi graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD and MASc in mechanical engineering and from UCLA Anderson School of Management with an MBA.
42. Susanna Kass
Chief Executive & Sustainability Officer, InfraPrime
Susanna Kass is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer of InfraPrime. She first founded the company in 2020. InfraPrime is a company proudly providing affordable 24x7 clean energy data centers infrastructure; it won the Clean Energy European Award in 2021. The company provides carbon free data center offerings in global locations, the modular data center products for clean energy onsite generation at existing data centers.
Previously, Kass was an executive vice president and head of innovation at BASELAYER. Prior to that, she was COO at ebay International. Kass started the innovation division and led strategic development at NextEra Energy Resources. Earlier in her career she worked in executive roles with Hewlett-Packard Company and Sun Microsystems and managed the global data center operations. Kass received The Energy Fellow Award from Stanford University, an alumni from the Graduate School of Business, she earned an MBA in international business management and entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University.
43. Paola Santana
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, GLASS
Paola Santana is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GLASS. GLASS is a Silicon Valley-based software ecosystem company powering high-performing governments. They leverage Artificial Intelligence and exponential technologies to digitize, streamline and scale good processes and decision making in the public sector. Their flagship products, GLASS Commerce and GLASS Local, are cloud-based platforms enabling compliant and paperless transactions for procurement teams, allowing them to connect and purchase from small business and certified vendors using big data and real-time analytics. Santana has over 17 years of experience. She began her career in 2005.
Before founding GLASS, Santana worked in government affairs at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. Before that, she worked with The International Civil Aviation Organization. Earlier in her career she worked with VA Consulting as a paralegal. Santana graduated from ENA - Ecole nationale d'administration with an MPA and from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra with an undergraduate degree in law.
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44. Bhavya Rehani
Co-Founder & President, Health4TheWorld
Bhavya Rehani is the Co-Founder and President of Health4TheWorld. At Health4TheWorld, their mission is to promote health in underserved communities globally using free-of-cost education and technology-driven solutions. Since January 1st, 2017, when this organization began operations, Health4TheWorld has touched more than 3,500 lives in remote communities in twenty-two countries, with the mission to promote health in resource-poor communities worldwide through education and technology. All this has been achieved with a 100% volunteer-driven team from leading experts in the U.S. to doctors, and nurses in remote communities, from software experts to engineers. All the services provided by Health4TheWorld are free-of-cost focusing on local needs and are available in local languages. Rehani has over 14 years of experience. She began her career in 2008.
Before founding Health4TheWorld, Rehani was a diagnostic radiology resident physician in the Department of Radiology at University of Cincinnati. Rehani graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education with an MD.
45. Debra Vernon
Debra Vernon is a Silicon Valley lawyer and the Founder and CEO of Joynup, Inc. Vernon has over two decades of experience as a corporate and securities lawyer in Silicon Valley, advising founders, companies and investors on issues faced from formation to exit. She has negotiated and closed hundreds of corporate transactions, including financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings, for clients worldwide. Her practical approach guides clients through the challenges faced by high-growth companies.
Vernon also advises clients on family law matters, especially as they intersect with corporate issues such as the division of securities upon divorce. Her passion for helping individuals navigate divorce led her to start her own startup company, Joynup Inc., a LegalTech web app launched in 2022. With Joynup, individuals can negotiate their own agreements for daily life, including relationship agreements between romantic partners that help couples agree on important decisions and avoid conflict. Vernon is a founding board member of The Athena Alliance, which helps connect women with corporate board opportunities. She is a contributing author to “Changing Tides; Powerful Strategies for Female Founders”, published in 2018. She is active in the San Mateo County Bar Association, serving as Chair of the Board of its Women Lawyers’ Section in 2020 and as Co-Chair of its Legal Clinics Committee in 2021. Vernon is a graduate of Stanford Law School, Yale University, and the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division.
46. Micaela Ochoa
Vice President, College of San Mateo
Micaela Ochoa has over 25 years of experience working at federal, state, and local levels of government, and in the private sector. She is an experienced leader in higher education and K-12 public school districts with equity, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront of her decision making. Her expertise includes almost 20 years of senior cabinet level experience responsible for business and administrative services and operations, financial management, policy review and analysis, student services, strategic planning, and business process re-engineering. Ochoa provides systemic strategic leadership that is collaborative, results-oriented, transparent, and student equity focused. Currently, Ochoa is the Vice President of Administrative Services (VPA) at the College of San Mateo (CSM). During her time at CSM, she has served in dual roles as VPA and Vice President of Student Services overseeing multiple areas including Admissions and Records; Wellness Center; Financial Aid; Veterans Program; Response and Evaluation of Students (CARES) team; and as the Student Disciplinary Officer.
Prior to her current role at CSM, she was Deputy Superintendent, Interim Superintendent, Chief Business Official/Assistant Superintendent of Business Services in K-12 school districts in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. She has also taught in higher education at Notre Dame de Namur University. Prior to her work in K-12, Ochoa served as an administrator in higher education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. She also worked as a management consultant for KPMG Consulting, and Fiscal and Policy Analyst for the Legislative Analyst’s Office. Ochoa earned her Doctorate Degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.
47. Gina Tomlinson
Founder & President, T5 Solutions Technology Consulting Services
An award-winning Information Technology business leader, Gina Tomlinson has a broad range of experience across public, private, non-profit, higher ed and startup sectors. She successfully led IT organizations to implement innovative, business-enabling on -prem, hybrid and cloud-based solutions. Most recently, Tomlinson serves as the Founder and President of T5 Solutions Technology Consulting Services, providing IT operational, and strategic services and support to organizations that serve the community. This passion to “serve those who serve others” is one that still drives and motivates Tomlinson today.
Tomlinson currently serves on the City of Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission and was a member of the Google U.S. Government Innovation Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves as board member with the TechEquity Collaborative Housing Committee, and Safe Haven Homes Advisory Board. In her previous role as CTO for the City and County of San Francisco, Tomlinson ‘s responsibilities were to set technology strategy, standards, policy, and innovation for City government agencies. Tomlinson also served as the CIO for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI), where she led the IT organization, aligning strategic IT implementations with various Transit Operations business goals. Gina and her team implemented several key technology initiatives…building a new state of the art data center for MUNI and onboarding various SaaS solutions. Tomlinson regularly participates as a featured or panel speaker on various technology topics. She has been published in several media outlets including Gary Beach's "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap", Oracle Profit Magazine, ComputerWorld, Power-To-Fly, Government Technology, CIO magazine, BEQ Pride Magazine and others.
48. Neelam Feachem
Chief Executive Officer, The Healthcare Redesign Group
Neelam Feachem is the Chief Executive Officer of The Healthcare Redesign Group. The Healthcare Redesign Group works with governments and private organizations on healthcare reform and re-engineering, nationally and globally. They are committed to finding innovative solutions for reforming healthcare systems to provide affordable, high quality and patient-centered health services. Feachem has over 42 years in the health industry. She began her career in 1980
Before joining The Healthcare Redesign Group, Feachem was a health financing and policy specialist at World Health Organization and before that she worked in executive management at Kaiser Permanente. Feachem graduated from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management with an MHA in health services management and policy and from the University of Minnesota with an undergraduate degree in microbiology and chemistry.
49. Samira Daswani
Vice President, Visby Medical
Samira Daswani began her professional career over 12 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Product for Visby Medical. Visby Medical is a diagnostics company that develops PCR-based diagnostic tests for the detection of infectious diseases. The company develops a device platform that aims to redefine the way an illness is tested and treated. They believe that by taking a human-centric, technology-first approach to device development, they can create tools that are both highly accurate and delightful to use.
Daswani first got her start in 2010 as a research assistant at the Sasisekharan Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From there, she went on to McKinsey & Company before co-founding Coral Connect. Daswani graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in design-impact, design-thinking, and healthcare, and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in bioengineering.
50. Laurie Cozart
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brain Squared Solutions
Laurie Cozart is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brain Squared Solutions, an organization dedicated to using neuroscience to help create thriving organizational culture. She is an owner of Science2Wellbeing, an award-winning, evidence-based, advanced coaching program developed by high-profile scientists and coaches to increase life satisfaction through life-values alignment. Additionally, she is the Founder of the Mind2Lead Institute of Professional Coaching, an organization that supports the ongoing development of coaches through coach training, mentoring, and supervision.
Cozart is an International Coaching Federation, Master Certified Coach, a certified ICF Mentor Coach, and a certified Coach Supervisor. She has been featured in CEO Today, Smart Money and More magazines, and is the author of “Coaching Conversations: Techniques to Deepen and Broaden the Coaching Experience”. Cozart says that being an executive and leadership coach gives her the extraordinary blessing of partnering with people in their reach toward their fullest potential. She is the program director and instructor of the UC Davis “Team Coaching for High-Value Results” program, has been a Coaching Instructor and mentor coach for the UC Davis “Professional Coaching for Work and Life Program”, an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Instructor for UC Davis for over a decade. Cozart earned an MD in leadership and management from York St. John University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Utah.
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