Meet Council Member Marico Sayoc, Town of Los Gatos
Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?MS: I advise young women interested in pursuing a career in politics to engage early in the community they hope to represent in the future. By engaging early, you will better learn and understand the various issues and voices of your community. You can also determine the value your candidacy can offer to the community.
Q: What is one skill you believe that women should have..
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..
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 ..
Photo made by Avishai Finkelstein
Let’s start with a few personal questions …
Q: What’s your favorite movie?KK: A lot of people think it’s “The Devil wears Prada”, but actually my favorite movie is “City of Angels”. It’s a movie about pure love and real life and it touched me on so many levels. I am a very romantic and sensitive person and this movie spoke to me. When you dress people up, you have to be sensitive to who they are, so you can make them fee..
There are cities that have gone through big transformations when it was said it could never be done. Oakland is one of those cities on that cusp and Mayor Libby Schaaf is a great leader and inspiring Mayor who is determined to see that happen. She is dedicated to public service, community work and is devoted to restoring people’s faith and belief in government and how it can work for them while, energizing and engaging a proud community.
After the Warriors..
Two Time Cancer Survivor & Book Author of “Been There, Done That”. An Exclusive Interview with Amor Traceski
Q: What advice would you give to women battling cancer?AT: When you’re given a cancer diagnosis, it may feel like you don’t have a choice. But, the fact of the matter is, you do! While your medical team uses surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, medications and other therapies to cure, shrink or stop the progression of cancer in your body, you play a vital role in the elimination of cancer from your system. Now is the time to actively participate in your ow..
Q: Where were you born and raised … what led you to Silicon Valley?DF: I was born and raised in Minnesota. I came to Silicon Valley to attend Stanford, then spent time in Chicago and Boston for work and graduate school, and returned when I got married in 1988.
Q: Tell us about some of your past positions you’ve held.DF: I was an associate consultant at BCG (The Boston Consulting Group) before attending Harvard Business School. After getting my MBA, I join..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
On November 3rd, 2015, Vicki Hennessy was elected by a large 61% of the vote and on January 8th, 2016, she was sworn in to become San Francisco’s first-ever elected woman sheriff. Since joining the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department in 1975, Sheriff Hennessy has had a truly distinguished, storied career. In 1983, in what was just seven years, she reached the rank of Captain, becoming the youngest in California to do so. Then, in 1997, she became the Chief ..
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..
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..
Meet Jenny Dearborn, Senior Vice Present, Chief Learning Officer, SAP
When you talk about Leadership, Management, Human Relations, Sales, and Excellence and someone who is one of the most inspiring, leading positive role models in Silicon Valley - Jenny Dearborn’s name will come up.
Jenny is Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer of SAP, the world’s largest business-to-business software company, and is accountable for the learning and development of the 75,000 SAP employees worldwide. She has won many top industry ..
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..