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 ..
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..
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..
Promoting Professional & Leadership Development of Latinas, Patricia Diaz, Executive Director of the Chicana Latina Nonprofit Foundation
Q: How did you get involved in the nonprofit sector?PD: I wanted to make a difference and give back to the community and felt the nonprofit sector was aligned with my values. I started off my career providing direct services in education to migrant children and immigrant families in the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys. Being a child of immigrant parents and wanting to give back to my community, I decided to pursue a master’s in social work with a focus in servi..
Proven Leadership: Meet L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools
Q: How did your career begin and what led to becoming a School Superintendent? LKM: My career began with an interest in college in public affairs and public policy. I graduated from USC with my Bachelor’s degree in public affairs. From there I went to Washington D.C. to work for Shirley Chisholm and began to understand better the nexus between education and policy. I came back to California and went to work in city government. I worked for the City of Comp..
From Google to Entrepreneur: Meet Upuia Ahkiong, Founder of Kua Body and Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos
Q: Did you know growing up you wanted to be a Massage Therapist (Entrepreneur)?UA: Not at all. I knew I wanted to help people and make meaningful impact, as well as find a way to help my family, but becoming a massage therapist came as a complete surprise (to everyone). As a first-generation Samoan-Chinese American growing up in the SF Bay Area and the first in my family to obtain a masters degree, I was determined to live out the American Dream, but I had..
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Champion For Equality & Women’s Rights
Q: Growing up, did you know you wanted to be a Politician?Congresswoman Speier: I worked on my first political campaign when I was 16, and I was hooked from that moment on. I later interned in Congressman Leo Ryan’s office, and then returned to his office to work for him after I finished law school. It was after our fateful trip to Guyana, where Congressman Ryan was assassinated, and I was shot, that I decided to dedicate my life to public service. I dist..
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..
Infoblox - a global leader in delivering Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world - has launched a global initiative entitled the “Women’s Internal Network” (WIN) to in-crease the representation of women at the company.
The purpose of WIN is to build an internal support system to attract, retain and promote women in the workplace.
A global initiative of this magnitude can only be successfu..
Meet Denise Bevers, Co-Founder & COO of KindredBio
Q: Why/how did you get into the animal health industry?
DB: For over 20 years I worked in the human drug development and medical communications industries, managing dozens of products and development programs from Phase I though Phase IV. While I enjoyed what I was doing, I wanted to do something that also paired with my love for animals and degree in zoology. I was fortunate to be able to leverage my years of experience in drug development and investor re..
The Love of the Game, Music and Life A Fascinating Conversation with Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer
Tara VanDerveer is the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball at Stanford University. She is one of the greatest coaches, men or women, basketball or any sport, of any era. She is just one of six Women’s College Basketball coaches to win more than 900 games … and coaches at one of the very few schools where the academic standards are so high, so many of the best recruits cannot be admitted and play for Stanford.
Tara has won two national champions..