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2018 Women's Conference- Speakers

 

 

APRIL  25-27, 2018

 DISNEYLAND RESORT | ANAHEIM, CA

 

 

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2018 WOMEN'S CONFERENCE SPEAKERS*

*Confirmed speakers, check back for exciting speaker updates!

 

Women Leading in Business

 

      

  • Gillian Wright, Vice President, Customer Services; SoCalGas
  • Kirti Mutatkar; CEO; UnitedAg
  • Nikki Barua; CEO; Beyond Curious
  • Fran Inman; Senior Vice President, Majestic Realty
  • Melinda Yee Franklin; Managing Director, Corp & Gov't Affairs, Western Region, United Airlines
  • Moderator: Sunne Wright McPeak; CEO, Emerging Technologies Fund

 

Leadership – How your style influences your effectiveness as a leader (Appointed Leaders)

 

  • Rachel Michelin, CEO; California Women Lead

 

Media Training- Telling your story effectively

   

  • Suzi Brown, VP of Communications; Disneyland Resort
  • Arianna Barrios, Owner; Communications LAB 
  • Margita Thompson, VP, Communications; California Resources Croporation
  • Moderator: Kristin Olsen, Founder; Red Suit LLC; Board Member; California Women Lead

      

Mining Your Connections - Developing Your Power Network

  • Cassandra Pye, President & CEO; 3.14 Communications

Financial Leadership (Young Women Track)

  

  • Laura Meier, Family Law Attorney; Meier Law Firm
  • Ashley Tucker, Financial Professional; World Financial Group
  • Joy Higa, Member, Board of Directors; CA State Teachers Employees' Retirement System

Using your voice- Being persuasive on your Board (Appointed Leaders)

  • Cecilia Estolano, President; CA Community College Board of Governors 

Financial Leadership

  

  • Laura Meier, Family Law Attorney; Meier Law Firm
  • Ashley Tucker, Financial Professional; World Financial Group
  • Joy Higa, Member, Board of Directors; CA State Teachers Employees' Retirement System

Appointments Training – getting appointed to a state or local board

  • Mona Pasquil Rogers, Appointments Secretary; Office of Governor Brown

Media Training- Telling your story effectively

   

  • Suzi Brown, VP of Communications; Disneyland Resort
  • Arianna Barrios, Owner; Communications LAB
  • Margita Thompson, VP, Communications; California Resources Corporation
  •  Moderator: Kristin Olsen, Founder; Red Suit LLC; Board Member; California Women Lead

 

Holding Your Power at the Table - Graciously Navigating the Workplace

 

  

  • Christine Draa, VP, Org Development & Governance, CA Dental Assn.
  • Sheniece Smith, Associate General Counsel, CHOC
  • Jill Gwaltney, Founder, Rauxa

 

Framing the Impact You Want to have on Your Board (Appointed Leaders)

  •  Rachel Michelin, CEO; California Women Lead

 

Imposter Syndrome

  • Monica Marquez, Global Client Advisor Lead - Google D&I Lab

 

Navigating the work place graciously

  •  Christine Draa, VP, Org Development & Governance, CA Dental Assn.

 

Protecting Your Personal Brand in a Social Media World

(Young Women Track)

  • Emily (Emmie) Johnson, Principal; EMJ Public Affairs

 

Best Practices – Girlfriends Guide to Serving on an Appointed Board

(Appointed Leaders)

   

  • Carrie Nocella, Court Reporters Board
  • Alicia Berhow, Board of Accountancy
  • Ruby Garcia, Board of Optometry
  • April Lopez, Chairperson; CA State Council on Dev Disabilities
  • Moderator: Kathy McKim, California Volunteers Commission 

Leading Consciously: Unconscious Bias and your Leadership

  • Stephanie Bray, President & CEO; Capitol Region United Way 

Protecting Your Personal Brand in a Social Media World 

  • Emily (Emmie) Johnson, Principal; EMJ Public Affairs 

 

Imposter Syndrome (Young Women Track)

  • Monica Marquez, Global Client Advisor Lead - Google D&I Lab

                                                                          

Running in Heels – The Journey of 2018 Women Candidates

      

  • Delaine Eastin, Candidate; Governor 
  • Eleni Kounalakis, Candidate; Lt. Governor 
  • Fiona Ma, Candidate; State Treasurer
  • Young Kim, Candidate; House of Representatives
  • Diane Harkey, Candidate; House of Representatives
  • Ashleigh Aitken, Candidate; Mayor of Anaheim
  • Moderator: Lucy Dunn, CEO; OCBC & Board Member, CA Women Lead

 

Women Leaders in the Brown Administration and their personal leadership journey

    

  • Karen Ross, Secretary; California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Marybel Batjer, Secretary; Government Operations Agency
  • Diana Dooley, Secretary; California Health and Human Service Agency
  • Alexis Podesta, Secretary; California Business, Consumer Services/Housing Agency
  • Moderator:Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Brown

 

Power Public Speaking for Women

  •  Kassy Perry, President & CEO, Perry Communications Group

        

Mining Your Connections

  •  Cassandra Pye, President & CEO; 3.14 Communications

          

How to Run in Heels – Girlfriend’s Guide to running for elected office

  • Rachel Michelin, CEO; California Women Lead

 

Advocacy & California politics – Civics 101 (Young Women Track)

  •  Jeanne Cain, Executive Vice President; CA Chamber of Commerce (ret.)

 

Leadership Coaching and Civic Engagement

 

  • Rachel Michelin, CEO; California Women Lead
  • Cassandra Pye, President & CEO; 3.14 Communications

 

Addicted to Busy

 

  

  • Yvette Radford, Regional VP for Ext & Community Affairs; Kaiser Permanente NorCal
  • Rebecca Neeves, City Engineer; City of Placerville
  • Moderator: Jan Perry, Councilwoman, City of Los Angeles (ret.); CA Women Lead Board

 

Negotiating skills to improve your Game

  • Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance; CalSTRS 

Breaking into politics – Beginning Your Political Career (Young Women)

  • Crystal Norman, Public Affairs Assistant Account Executive; FSB Core Strategies   

Women, California and the 2018 Election

  

  • Dan Walters, CalMatters
  • Carla Marinucci, Politico 
  • Moderator: Rachel Michelin, CEO; California Women Lead

 

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California 

 


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