Women's Emerging Leadership Forum

Professional woman standing, Women's Emerging Leadership Forum, Nov. 2 & 3, 2017, “I really enjoyed meeting other female professionals who openly gave support and advice…”

Join Keynote Speaker Sheila Stanziale at the Fourth Annual Women's Emerging Leadership Forum

Why is Equity Still So Elusive?

This two-day forum provides an engaging environment for participants to come together, share knowledge, enhance their leadership skills and expand their professional network. Joined by other aspiring and emerging women executives and leaders, participants learn how to capture new opportunities for career and personal growth, develop mentor-mentee relationships, and become a key contributor and leader in their respective organizations.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your female peers in the business world and walk away inspired and empowered.

Date and Time

November 2 & 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location

San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Suite 600

Fees*

Early Bird

$145 (ends October 6, 2017)

General Admission

$195

SFSU Alumni

$145

Current SF State students, faculty and staff

$50

* Fees include breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks will be included throughout both days.

Who Should Attend

This two-day forum is designed specifically for today’s high-potential women executives and those who aspire to take on leadership roles. Whether you are a senior manager or director at a small to large corporation, business owner or entrepreneur, business unit leader, or in nonprofit management, you will benefit tremendously from the practical strategies and guidance you will gain from other women executives.

Program Objectives

  • Identify and align yourself with the right mentors
  • Develop a meaningful and supportive professional network
  • Project confidence and competence
  • Identify and understand your unique leadership style
  • Be savvy in how you navigate workplace challenges
  • Strengthen your negotiation skills
  • Understand and gain emotional intelligence
  • Gain access to other highly motivated and successful women leaders
  • Participate in lively discussions that will empower you professionally and personally

Agenda

Thursday, November 2

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

  • Check-in and breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Welcome by Dean Linda Oubré, Dean, San Francisco State University, College of Business
  • Welcome by moderator Jessica Weatherford, Director of Organizational Development, Girl Scouts of Northern California

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Break and networking

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Panel Discussion
    • Jessica Weatherford to introduce panelists and moderator
    • Moderator: Janet Reilly, Co-Founder, Clinic by the Bay
    • Nanette Lee Miller, Partner, Marcum LLP, SFSU Alumni
    • Alice Katwan, Sr. Vice President, Genesys
    • Eileen Rinaldo, Chief Executive Officer, Ritual Roasters
    • Gretchen Pearson, President, Berkshire Hathaway, Drysdale Properties

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

  • Q&A with panelists and attendees – Moderator, Jessica Weatherford

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Break and lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Q&A with Rachel Haurwitz, Chief Executive Officer, Caribou Biosciences

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Makeup touch-up by MAC Nordstrom (FREE). Headshots by a professional photographer for $35.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Group discussion and wrap-up

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Dessert, refreshments and networking

Friday, November 3

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

  • Check-in and breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

  • Welcome by Jessica Weatherford, introduction of breakout speakers
  • Breakout - Group Discussions (Strategic/Transformational)
    • Facilitator: Jennifer Cabalquinto, Chief Financial Officer, Golden State Warriors
      • Topic: “Engaging Men to Advocate Women Leaders”
    • Facilitator: Christina Bui, Vice President, Robert Half
      • Topic: “Topic: “Immigrant Women and the Path to Leadership”

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

  • Break and networking

10:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Jessica Weatherford to announce rest of the afternoon activities on the agenda

  • Breakout – Skill Building Workshops
    • 10:15 – 11:15am - Career Coaching Workshop with Susan Halstead and Lindsey Brown, Co-Founders of Job Tango
    • 11:15 – 12:15 – LinkedIn Workshop to Improve Online Presence – Sandra Clark, Founder of LinkedIn Profiles for Results

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Break and lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Q&A with Terri Kallsen, Executive Vice President, Charles Schwab

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Makeup touch-up by MAC Nordstrom (FREE). Headshots by a professional photographer for $35.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Group discussion and wrap-up

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Dessert, refreshments and networking