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She’s an Effective leader with Vision & Conviction Meet Briggs Developments Vice President of Asset Management Reggie Hidalgo

Q: If you could teach women growing in the industry today just one thing, what would it be?RH: Bring something to the table. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And, follow through with your commitments. That’s actually three things but it’s important to show up and get the job done. Everyone is busy – so don’t make excuses. Q: What is your biggest career failure and what positive lessons did it teach you?RH: The biggest mistake I made is staying at a job..

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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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Believing in Endless Possibilities, Fueled by Passion Meet Leading Pilates Industry Leader & Co-owner of Urban Body, San Jose Maria Yu

Q: How did you get started in Ballet and what was it like having a career as a Principal Dancer in the former Ballet San Jose Ballet?MY: In the dance world, we often say that a career in ballet chooses you. I believe this was the case for me. I was essentially born into the ballet world. My Mother, although never a professional ballet dancer, loved the art form, studied it and eventually opened her own ballet school in central Florida, where I am from. It ..

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Meet Lynn Mackey, Superintendent of Schools for 
Contra Costa County

Q: When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher?LM: I never thought about being a teacher before I became a teacher. I had volunteered at our county jail when I was in college. When I graduated, I needed a job, and someone at the jail let me know about a part-time job teaching Adult Basic Skills at the jail. I applied for the job, signed up for a credential program and fell in love with the work. I have been in education ever since. Q: Tell us how yo..

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Meet Rosie Reid, 2019 California Teacher of the Year!

Rosie Reid Teaches teaches English to ninth through twelfth grade students at Northgate High School, Mount Diablo Unified School District in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Q: Can you share with our audience what grade and school you teach at?RR: I teach 9-12 grade English and English Language Development at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Q: Why did you want to become a teacher?RR: When I was a little girl, I lived in rural Mendocino County. We ..

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A conversation with Kelly Perkins, Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year and California Semi-Finalist at Ygnacio Valley High School

Q: Can you share with our audience what grade and school you teach at?KP: I teach high school special education- students with moderate-severe learning disabilities at Ygnacio Valley High School.Q: Why did you want to become a teacher?KP: I have always loved working with kids. I started at a young age volunteering at our church and it became a natural path after several volunteer opportunities in high school and then college. I enjoy watching a child’s fac..

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Exclusive Interview with Kim Christfort; National Managing Director of The Deloitte Greenhouse™ & Book Author, Helping Executives Tackle Tough Business Challenges

Kim Christfort is the national managing director of The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience team, which helps executives tackle tough business challenges through immersive, facilitated Lab experiences, and client experience IP such as Business Chemistry. As part of this role, Kim leads US Deloitte Greenhouses, permanent spaces designed to promote exploration and problem solving away from business as usual.Q: Can you tell our audience about your position at Del..

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Managing the Creative Process … A Conversation with Meredith King Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre Company

Q: Can you share with us your duties as Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre?MK: My responsibilities as Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre is to be the vision holder for the company. I make sure we stay true to our mission statement, which is to provide professional-quality theatre at a reasonable price so that everyone in our community, regardless of income level, has access to arts education and entertainment. This also includes..

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Meet Community Leader, Mayrose Munar, Known For Making A Difference!

Q: Please share with us your how career path started?MM: It was never a conscious decision where I sat down and planned my education then arrived at this destination. Opportunities were presented, and I jumped at the chance. I would say it was 20% luck, 30% intuition, and 50% hard work. My first job was with a Honolulu law firm in loan transactions and real estate. The Internet began to take shape around this time and after two years I moved to the San Fra..

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Meet Maria Pappas, Vice President of Development at The Tech Museum

Q: Tell us about your time working with the American Heart Association?MP: The AHA was a great training ground. I had an incredible experience and learned so much while I was there. My first two years were in the LA office, then I came back to the Bay Area where I was originally from. After about 6 years, I was promoted to Executive Director here in Silicon Valley. Then I had my first child and made a tough decision to go part-time. Stepping out of the ED ..

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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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Meet Lauren Bensinger, President, Women’s Council of Realtors San Francisco

Q: Can you define your current position as President of the Women’s Council of Realtors, San Francisco?LB: As President of the San Francisco network, my role is to develop and support upcoming leaders in our industry. Leadership development comes from working with each board member, our members and strategic partners and helping them achieve their business goals. My role is to give members the opportunity to grow and challenge themselves by providing educa..

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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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Meet Sandra Hughes Business Owner, Strategist and Coach Sandra Bevins Hughes Coaching

Q: What does being a member of NAWBO Silicon Valley mean to you?SH: Connection and Collaboration with like-minded women business owners who remain authentic and heart-centered as they focus on their businesses, families and community are the main benefits of being a member of NAWBO Silicon Valley. Q: How has NAWBO Silicon Valley helped you as a business owner?SH: We don’t know what we don’t know. In a community like this, I meet women who are ahead of me ..

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A Special Conversation with Senator Dianne Feinstein on Developing Groundbreaking Skills

Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?Senator Feinstein: I really think a woman must do her apprenticeship in this arena. Find out if you have the motivation and the staying power, because it truly is a difficult path. Become active in politics. Become an advocate. Speak out. Earn yourself those credentials. Work as a staffer in Washington or in state or local government. It’s very important that you know whethe..

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Meet Dr. Sophia Yen, Co-Founder of Pandia Health

Q: What does being a member of NAWBO Silicon Valley mean to you?SY: Women business owners helping each other and networking. Q: How has NAWBO Silicon Valley helped you as a business owner?SY: It has introduced me to inspiring women and providing connections with other business owners. Q: What service(s) or product(s) do you offer/manufacture?SY: We provide the end to end solution for prescription birth control – from an online doctor’s visit to getting a..

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