Melinda Epler, CEO/founder of Change Catalyst  writes, mentors, and hosts conferences about diversity and inclusion in tech, social entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs and investing. Award-winning documentary filmmaker – exposing the AIDS crisis in SA, women’s rights in Turkey, and climate change effects.

 

Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO: An entrepreneur committed to building businesses that have a positive impact on the world. She has co-founded and run several companies; 2 in Europe, 2 in Canada (one of which went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and 1 in Silicon Valley

 

Andrea Barrica, Venture Partner @500Startups & co-founder @inDinero venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, one of the world's most active, global, and diverse micro-VCs. She helps entrepreneurs work with startups, sales, pitching, social impact investing, inclusiveness and diversity in tech.
 

Christine Herron, Director at Intel Capital and Co-Lead, Intel Capital Diversity Fund responsible for diversity investing across Intel Capital sectors, to support technology companies founded or run by women, underrepresented minorities, LGBT, or veterans. 

Kat Mañalac, Partner, Y Combinator  Chief of staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joiningYC as its Director of Outreach. Previous brand & strategy manager at Wired Magazine.  .

 

Yuan Yuan Tan, Ballerina 20 year accomplished ballerina and principle dancer in the San Francisco Ballet. Bringing the arts perspective and challenges women face in her discipline.

 

Claire Lee, Head of Early Stage Banking at Silicon Valley Bank   works with talented founders and investors. She's interested in Startups, Venture Capital, Sales, Marketing, Inclusion, Policy, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Markets, Trade and International Development, Emerging Technology, Corporate Venture Investment, Cloud Computing, Partnerships,

Dr. Cheryl Bryant Bruce M.D.  Physician entrepreneur, Briadcast Media Exec, Public Speaker, Health and Life Transformation Coach, Published Writer.  Awarded: TIME MAGAZINE Alt 100 list of 100 most influential people in the world for "bringing back the housecall" 

 

Catherine Calarco, SVP of Muse wearable wellness Marketing maven and  expert speaker, she presented papers at CES, Digital Health Summit, ASA and universities around the world.  MIT Sloan School of Management lecturer and the MIT Entrepreneurship Center. 

Greg Ferenstein, Editor at Ferenstein Wire.  Previous writer for TechCrunch, Mashable, and Fast Company. He is a writer investigating on how technology is shaping education, politics, Generation Y, social good, and the media industry. He also designs communication curricula for college students.

 

Sarah Guo, Investor at Greylock Partners  an early stage VC, partnering with entrepreneurs to build great technology companies that improve the way we work, connect and communicate. She backs teams with authentic missions.

 

Christina Bechhold, Early Stage Investor   Cofounder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, Principle strategic investments for Samsung, Regular contributor to Wall Street Journal, TEDxRVA speaker 2016   

 

Adriana Gasgoine, CEO/Founder of Girls in Tech a San Francisco-based non-profit devoted to empowering, educating and mentoring women in the tech industry across over 60 chapters internationally. She is also a partner at Founders Den.

 

Dr. Stephanie Daniel, Founder/CEO at Functional Medicine SF  a leader in fertility, hormone balance, and the functional medicine revolution. She launched a successful private practice while creating practice software & mentoring other doctors. She consults for leading biotech companies on gut microbiome biohacking. 

 

Christine Marie Mason, Author & Activist in violence reduction. She develops and supports programs, processes, research projects and technologies that can heal anger, transform violence, build community and expand human interconnection. 

 

Sarah Austin, CEO Broad Listening,  is a product management and Media Professional. Her company Broad Listening is the world's leading Artificial Emotional Intelligence engine. The startup hones in on many different verticals of social data online to gather psychographic insights.

 

Jillian Manus, Managing Partner at Structure Capital, a Silicon Valley early-stage venture capital firm focused on tech companies. She's on the board for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Duke Engage National, Hyp3r, Iggbo, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Communities in Schools, Stanford University Digital Health Advisory Board, College Track, and is a Stanford University School of Medicine Board Fellow.

 

Valentina Glaviano, CIMA, Investment Management Executive expertise in: Private Placements, ETFs, Interval Funds, Structured Products, Mutual Funds, Collective Trusts, Variable Insurance Trusts and Separate Accounts. She is at the forefront of the current evolutions in alternative investments and exchange traded products.

 

Ben Parr, Co-founder of Octane AI; Author of Captivology The Science of Capturing People’s Attention" He's also a technologist, investor, journalist, entrepreneur, and expert on growth and attention. He started an early-stage venture fund called DominateFund.

Anna Mok, Managing Partner, Deloitte for 25+ years and has led some of its largest and most prestigious clients in the payments, financial services, high technology and life-science sectors. Member of Deloitte’s Board Council and the CEO Advisory Partner Council. She was the first Chinese American women admitted to partnership at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

 

Dr. Jen Welter, First Female to Coach in the NFL, Football Analyst, & Ph.D. Psychology First Female Coach in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals and being the first women to play running back in a men's professional football season. 2 Gold Medals with Team USA, 4 World Championships (Super Bowl for Women), and 8 All-Star selections.

 

Jessica Lachs, Head of Business Operations & Analytics at DoorDash  leads the Business Operations and Analytics team at DoorDash. Previously a General Manager launching several of DoorDash’s earliest markets, including Boston and LA. Prior to that she was founder and CEO of a social gifting app GiftSimple and a former investment banker.

 

Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with 20+ years in founding, building, and funding technology. Former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, 2010 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Ernst & Young for Northern California.

 

 

Kym McNicholas, TV Host, Tech Jounalist, KDOW Radio Show Host, Boomtown Accelerator & Virgin TechStars Mentor - EMMY AWARD-WINNING Anchor/Reporter/Producer and Entrepreneur with 17 years of on-camera experience on national television and online. She helped revolutionize the world of online video journalism.

Kirsten Wolberg, Technology & Operations Executive & Board Member, Paypal is a senior leader with a successful track record of leading major Technology, Operations and HR transformation at scale. Over 20 years experience as a manager and management consultant with broad capabilities in Technology Management, Strategy, Product, and Operations

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