Q: What made you decide to go in the field of telling the weather?BS: In small TV markets, you try a lot of different positions. I was a producer, anchor, breaking news reporter and features reporter. One day my news director asks me to deliver the weather. It was a great fit! I always loved math and science, I never really knew it was an option-I never met a TV meteorologist and that became the motivation for me to write my children’s book The Meteorologi..
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..
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..
Meet Jamie R. Kern, ASID Design Theory Interiors of California Inc.
Q: Can you describe to our readers a description of your business?JK: I am an interior designer specializing in Residential Interiors. I enjoy working on new construction, renovation and interior décor projects. I have a passion for kitchen and bath design as well as design of various types of custom cabinetry and furniture. When engaged in new construction or renovation projects I am typically hands-on in all facets of the design, guiding clients througho..
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 ..
Q: What was your first experience in Real Estate like? RS: My first exposure to Real Estate occurred 19 years ago when I purchased my first home. It was an exciting time and I have to say, that to this day Real Estate is still exciting to me.
Q: Why Real Estate?RS: Practicing Real Estate is like slipping into the perfect shoe, it’s the feeling of knowing it’s the right fit. I consider myself beyond blessed for discovering what brings me joy and I must ..
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..
Meet Randi Ross, Entrepreneur & Business Owner, Silicon Valley Tracker
Q: What does being a member of NAWBO Silicon Valley mean to you?RR: It is an opportunity to propel myself to the next level of growing my business by connecting with high caliber, accomplished women business owners. It is an incredible opportunity to learn from their experience and realize I am not alone.
Q: How has NAWBO Silicon Valley helped you as a business owner?RR: It has given me an opportunity to create awareness of my product and services with a ..
Meet Marina Shiferman, Real Estate Agent for Zephyr Real Estate
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?MS: 6 yearsQ: Can you share with us how your career started in Real Estate?MS: The first thing that attracted me towards the real estate business was the flexibility of the schedule and the opportunity to be my own boss. After I got into the business my career really started after a few months of really hustling and working, I had to build my client base out of nothing, so I had my work cut out for me. ..
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..
Meet Amy Levins, Broker – Associate at Compass, San Francisco
Q: You spent the early part of your career working in New York … tell us a little bit about your experience living and working in the Big Apple?AL: Working and living in New York City was a great experience for me. Being a San Francisco native and a graduate of UCLA, I adjusted easily to the east coast city life. Soon into my Public Relations career, I became aware of my entrepreneurial drive. I realized one way to be successful at an agency was to develop..
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 Lynn Reid, Real Estate Professional at Compass Real Estate, San Francisco
Q: How many years did you live in Cape Town South Africa? What was it like?LR: I was born in Cape Town and lived there until I was 32 years old when I immigrated to the USA and was lucky enough to land in Marin County. As a child, Cape Town was a fantastic place to live. It was very beautiful and easy to get around with good schools and lazy days on the beach. As I grew older and began my career as a social worker, I became more aware of the gross racial ..
Meet Barbara Lymberis, Real Estate Professional, Coldwell Banker, Silicon Valley
Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?BL: I was licensed in 2002, and have been working full-time, consistently, in Real Estate since then.
Q: Tell us about your career in Real Estate?BL: Real Estate is a 24/7/365 profession, and I’ve been lucky enough to work as a team the entire time with my husband Nick, who was licensed in 2001 after 29 years in his former profession as an Attorney. We are both Realtors, belonging to the National Assoc..
By Carole Pertofsky, M.Ed. Director, Wellness and Health Promotion Services at Stanford University
I was meeting up with friends in the latest hot restaurant in Palo Alto. As I walked towards my group, a very cool looking guy wearing a classy expensive black T-shirt leaned back in his chair and almost crashed into me as I squeezed between tables. He glared at me. And there, nestled just below his sculpted pecks, was the message, in bold Elephant Font: “Y..
Meet Mohua Dey, Real Estate Agent Coldwell Banker Fremont, CA
First, I love what I do. I love every aspect of my job and I believe that it makes Buying or selling a home is the most important and probably largest transaction you will ever make. Now, the question is: why should I represent you in this major transaction? I am just like any other Realtor with access to the MLS service, right? Yes, in that respect, I am not at all different from other Realtors, but there are many differences that will make you see that w..