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Meet Candace Hirleman Archer, Vice President, Audience Development at Disney ABC Television Group, ABC7 KGO-TV

Q: Tell us about your position as Vice President of Audience Development at ABC7?CH: My job is about creating a relationship with audiences. Like any good relationship … sure, we want you to like us, but what we really need is your loyalty. I have the privilege of leading an amazing team of creative producers, marketers, and designers as we develop and share ABC7’s brand story. Our team’s purpose is to build awareness and loyalty by both elevating our cont..

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Recognized Education Leader, Meet Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools

Q: When your career in Education started, did you have any idea, you would be where you are today?Dr. Dewan: I began my career in education as a fourth grader teacher. I loved teaching and I had no idea at that time what the future would hold nor what the possibilities for advancement were.Q: When you began your career as a teacher, can you describe your philosophy of teaching?Dr. Dewan: As a teacher, I thought it was important to create the conditions in ..

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Meet Nicola Casale, North American Director, Yellow Goat Design

Q: I like the name “Yellow Goat Design” – tell us a little about the business.NC: Thank you! Yellow Goat is an award-winning, bespoke studio comprised of creators that specialize in the design and fabrication of custom lighting, screens and installation art. The company was founded on the gold coast in Australia nearly 20 years ago by Jerzy and Sandra Lesko. The “Yellow Goat” icon was painted by Jerzy as an artist many years ago. It was his first art piece..

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Meet Lynn North, Recognized Top Realtor & Dedicated Community Volunteer

Lynn North has been a realtor for the past 15 years & ranked in the top 5% with the prestigious Alain Pinel Realtors in the Bay Area. She has served as coordinator and director of programs and is currently in various leadership positions at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Altos, California. Previously, she was director of telecommunications business development at Network Appliance and vice president in sales with SBC and Pacific Bell, where her large team..

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Exclusive Interview with Dr. Aparajita Sohoni, Physician Lead, at QT Breasthealth

Q: Can you explain to our audience the prevention technology behind having a “Radiation Free” experience when testing for Breast Cancer?AS: QT breasthealth is creating a better experience for women by providing reassurance without radiation. The foundation of that experience is in the QTscan, which allows for painless breast imaging with absolutely no compression, injections or radiation. The technology allows women of all ages to undergo a QTscan and make..

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Meet Jennifer Martinez, Real Estate Agent, SkyRise Real Estate Group, Silicon Valley

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?JM: I obtained my Real Estate License in 2009, however, I started working alongside my husband for our company, Skyrise Real Estate Group, in 2012. Q: What designations or certifications do you hold?JM: I am the Vice President and CMO for Skyrise Real Estate Group. I hold my Real Estate License, and I am also licensed in Life & Health. Q: What percentage of your clients are buyers vs. sellers?JM: In 2..

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An Exclusive Interview with Morgan Gregory, a Leader in Strategy & Programs for Google Cloud’s CTO Office. She has a Diverse Technical Background & a Passion for Responsible AI, as well as a Desire to Make a Difference.

Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you?  MG: I knew I wanted to go to a university, and I knew I liked math and science, but I didn’t know what my career path could look like beyond that. In my second year, I took my first computer science course thinking that no matter what major I chose, it would be a great skill to have. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did, and I certainly didn’t expect to choose computer scien..

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Meet ​Cathleen Gouveia, Design Principal at Cathleen Gouveia Design, Allied ASID

Q: How did you get started as a Designer?CG: I was classically trained at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where I learned to draft and draw. My professors encouraged me to transfer to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) because my mind works differently than most designers and decorators. I find a narrative in the client’s words, in their life story, and what they are most passionate about - and I use that to inspire design. I initiated the Mas..

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Meet Kristin Connelly, East Bay Leader

BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER & MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE Kristin works to bring people and organizations together to foster a better future for the East Bay, where businesses, nonprofits, government and individuals work collaboratively to create positive solutions to our region’s economic and social challenges. A policy advisor, strategist and former attorney, Kristin assumed leadership of the East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC) in June, 2014. A private-sect..

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Meet Ariel Vincent, Realtor at Park North Real Estate

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?AV: I’ve been in the business a little over 2 years. Q: Tell us how your career started in Real Estate?AV: I started working for a furnished rental startup in San Francisco called HomeSuite. I was a leasing agent there and transitioned into a few other roles within the company before I came into residential sales full time. Q: What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?AV: I handle al..

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Honest, Funny & Filled with Passion to Empower Women! Dion Lim, News Anchor / Reporter ABC7 News, KGO-TV

Q:  How did your career start as news anchor? DL: By a stroke of pure luck!  I had always wanted to be a reporter, then a network correspondent before the age of 30.  This was the career path I had carved out in my head.  But during my first on-air job in tiny Springfield, Massachusetts, (market 109) just a year into the job, somehow, my agent got a call the ABC station in Kansas City (market 33) and asked if I wanted to try anchoring.   Having never anch..

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Partnership, Trust & Client Focus is What Makes Her Stand Out. Meet Sunaina Arora, a Highly Recommended Realtor in Silicon Valley!

Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate? SA: I read somewhere, “Write your life plans in pencil because life has a way of changing them for you.” A career in real estate wasn’t planned. I was working in the insurance industry and I was looking for more opportunities for growth, while continuing in a customer focused role. A friend mentioned to me that she was preparing for the real estate license exams. Knowing that th..

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A Conversations with Katie Jacobs Stanton, CMO of Color & Former Vice President of Global Media at Twitter

Q: Can you share with us your experience working at the White House and State Department?KJS:  Working in the Obama Administration was the honor of a lifetime. At the White House, I served as the Director of Citizen Participation, trying to make it easier for citizens to engage with the government using digital platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. At the State Department, I worked in the Office of Innovation, helping the government use..

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She’s a Technology Storyteller, Challenging Our Perceptions with Each Masterful Stroke Meet Bay Area Artist Agnieszka Pilat

Q: What unique challenges do you face as a female artist?AP: Well ... let’s start with some facts: female artists are underrepresented in museums and galleries. In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third were by women artists (The Art Newspaper, 2019)Only 26% of the winners of the Turner Prize, one of the most well-known visual art awards, have been women. On average, only 30% of artists represented b..

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Meet Anna Maria Valenzuela, President, Women’s Council of Realtors Silicon Valley

Q: Can you define your current position as President of the Women’s Council of Realtors?AMV: As a President of the Women’s Council of Realtor’s, I work alongside a dynamic team of professionals. Together we bring education, resources, tools and training for women in the real estate community and beyond. As leader of the organization, it is my call of duty to diligently bring value, unity, and strength to the organization. While each member of the board hol..

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Champion Among Champions - U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier

I walked into her office and could sense it: The heart of a champion with an invigorating pulse for her community ... these two thoughts so clearly evident … where I recently met with our US Congresswoman, Jackie Speier. Who is Jackie Speier? As if you didn’t already know, she’s our representative in Washington DC - Working extremely hard for us, our community and our common good. Full of energy, extremely knowledgeable and truly committed to public servi..

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