Thank you to our Festival team

Many thanks to our wonderful Leadership Council for their passion and hard work to bring our first annual WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival to life!

Our Leadership Council

Founder and CEO
Julie Castro Abrams
Bay Area Women Leaders Network
Executive Director
Christy Duncan Anderson
The Safeway Foundation
Creative Director
Cari Borja
The Art of Gathering
Founder and President
Barbara Bylenga
SHE-CAN
Senior Advisor of External Affairs
Nancy Deyo
Rise Up
Marketing Director
Jann Dudley
Archer Norris
Director of Strategy & Development
Kerry Fliss
SquashDrive
California State Director
Sara Guillermo
Ignite
California Director Community Investment & Communications
Lorena Hernandez
Comcast NBCUniversal
Vice President and General Manager for Business Development and Strategy, New Devices Group
Aysegul Ildeniz
Intel Corporation
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Tolu Lawrence
The Representation Project
Executive Director
Emma Mayerson
Alliance for Girls
VP & Executive Director
Joanne Pasternack
Community Relations & 49ers Foundation at San Francisco 49ers
Founding Director
Brianna Russell
Girls Leading Girls
Vice President External Affairs
Mary Stutts
Comcast NBCUniversal
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Rachel Williams
Yelp
Private Wealth Advisor
Michelle Alberda
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
VP Corporate Controller
Dara Bazzano
Gap, Inc.
Program Director
Amanda Brock
Spark
Executive Producer
Linda Calhoun
Career Girls
Senior Director Social Innovation
Breanna DiGiammarino
Indiegogo
Director, North America Leadership and Learning
Adrienne Edgar
rogenSi
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
Dania Frink
CooperVision
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Barbara Williams Hardy
Oracle
Executive Director
Taara Hoffman
GirlVentures
Director, Client Services
Aliya Janjua
Advent Software
Executive Director
Simone Marean
Girls Leadership
Director of Operations
Ashlee Miller
Girls for a Change
CEO
Thais Rezende
BizWorld.org
CEO
Jennifer Smith
Bay Area Women's Sports Inititative
Director, Development & Implementation
Charity Tooze
Students Stand With Malala
Vice President Business Banking
Gwen Wong
Meriwest Credit Union
Vice President and Senior Fellow
Noni Allwood
Center for Talent Innovation
Principal
Shefali Bhasin Billon
Lumina Consulting Ltd.
Founder & CEO
Maureen Broderick
WorldWideWomen
Chief Strategist, Philanthropic Initiatives
Nikole Collins-Puri
The Women's Foundation of California
Research Fellow
Natasha Dolby
Stanford University
Marketing & Development Director
Cornelia Flannery
Marketing & Development Consultant
Client Relationship Director
Jessie Gertz
PwC
Community Relations Manager
Marla Hedlund
Center for Domestic Peace
Executive Director
Dixie Horning
UCSF National Center of Excellence In Women’s Health
Senior Vice President
Rene Kim
Charles Schwab
Talent Development Executive Coach
Mercedes Martin
Ernst & Young
Tech Marketing
Carrie Motamedi
Executive
CEO
Renee Richard
CinnamonGirl Inc.
CEO and Founder
Lisen Stromberg
PrismWork
Sr. Manager, Global Advertising, Media and Sponsorships
Kathleen Watson
Cisco
Google Access, San Francisco
Breanna Zwart
Commission on the Status of Women

Thank you to our Festival team

Many thanks to our wonderful Leadership Council for their passion and hard work to bring our first annual WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival to life!

Our Leadership Council

Julie Castro Abrams
Founder and CEO
Bay Area Women Leaders Network
Michelle Alberda
Private Wealth Advisor
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Noni Allwood
Vice President and Senior Fellow
Center for Talent Innovation
Christy Duncan Anderson
Executive Director
The Safeway Foundation
Dara Bazzano
VP Corporate Controller
Gap, Inc.
Shefali Bhasin Billon
Principal
Lumina Consulting Ltd.
Cari Borja
Creative Director
The Art of Gathering
Amanda Brock
Program Director
Spark
Maureen Broderick
Founder & CEO
WorldWideWomen
Barbara Bylenga
Founder and President
SHE-CAN
Linda Calhoun
Executive Producer
Career Girls
Nikole Collins-Puri
Chief Strategist, Philanthropic Initiatives
The Women's Foundation of California
Nancy Deyo
Senior Advisor of External Affairs
Rise Up
Breanna DiGiammarino
Senior Director Social Innovation
Indiegogo
Natasha Dolby
Research Fellow
Stanford University
Jann Dudley
Marketing Director
Archer Norris
Adrienne Edgar
Director, North America Leadership and Learning
rogenSi
Cornelia Flannery
Marketing & Development Director
Marketing & Development Consultant
Kerry Fliss
Director of Strategy & Development
SquashDrive
Dania Frink
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
CooperVision
Jessie Gertz
Client Relationship Director
PwC
Sara Guillermo
California State Director
Ignite
Barbara Williams Hardy
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Oracle
Marla Hedlund
Community Relations Manager
Center for Domestic Peace
Lorena Hernandez
California Director Community Investment & Communications
Comcast NBCUniversal
Taara Hoffman
Executive Director
GirlVentures
Dixie Horning
Executive Director
UCSF National Center of Excellence In Women’s Health
Aysegul Ildeniz
Vice President and General Manager for Business Development and Strategy, New Devices Group
Intel Corporation
Aliya Janjua
Director, Client Services
Advent Software
Rene Kim
Senior Vice President
Charles Schwab
Tolu Lawrence
Director of Strategic Partnerships
The Representation Project
Simone Marean
Executive Director
Girls Leadership
Mercedes Martin
Talent Development Executive Coach
Ernst & Young
Emma Mayerson
Executive Director
Alliance for Girls
Ashlee Miller
Director of Operations
Girls for a Change
Carrie Motamedi
Tech Marketing
Executive
Joanne Pasternack
VP & Executive Director
Community Relations & 49ers Foundation at San Francisco 49ers
Thais Rezende
CEO
BizWorld.org
Renee Richard
CEO
CinnamonGirl Inc.
Brianna Russell
Founding Director
Girls Leading Girls
Jennifer Smith
CEO
Bay Area Women's Sports Inititative
Lisen Stromberg
CEO and Founder
PrismWork
Mary Stutts
Vice President External Affairs
Comcast NBCUniversal
Charity Tooze
Director, Development & Implementation
Students Stand With Malala
Kathleen Watson
Sr. Manager, Global Advertising, Media and Sponsorships
Cisco
Rachel Williams
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Yelp
Gwen Wong
Vice President Business Banking
Meriwest Credit Union
Breanna Zwart
Google Access, San Francisco
Commission on the Status of Women
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