Women's Emerging Leadership Forum

Fifth Annual Women’s Emerging Leadership Forum

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Friday, September 21, 2018

The College of Business at San Francisco State University is proud to announce our fifth annual Women’s Emerging Leadership Forum!

This annual event brings together successful and aspiring leaders to engage, discuss and learn ways to enhance their leadership skills, share insights and make meaningful connections.

Please Join Our Keynote Speaker Caretha Coleman

This year, we are honored to have as our keynote speaker, Caretha Coleman, a Director on the Board of Dignity Health, a $16 billion healthcare system, where she also served as Chairwoman.

Caretha Coleman

Caretha Coleman

Human Resources Executive, Entrpreneur, Coach, Community Advocate, Volunteer

Getting her start at Hewlett Packard, Caretha has spent 40 years in the technology industry working with start-ups and early stage ventures in the areas of organizational strategy development; and executive coaching and effectiveness.

An advocate for women and minorities in business, Caretha demonstrates her commitment to mentoring young professionals and entrepreneurs across the country. Read her full bio.

We look forward to seeing you on September 21!


As we plan this special event, please save the date on your calendar—last year’s event sold out. You won’t want to miss this informative and transformational event!

8:30–9 a.m.  Check-in and breakfast

9–9:15 a.m.

9:15–10 a.m. Keynote Address by Caretha Coleman, principal of Coleman Consulting and former chairwoman of the board of Dignity Health

10–10:15 a.m.  Q&A facilitated by Dr. Denise Kleinrichert

10:15–10:30 a.m.  Break and Networking

10:30–11:15 a.m. Group Breakout Sessions

11:15–11:30 a.m.  Q&A facilitated by Dr. Denise Kleinrichert

11:30 a.m.–Noon  Lunch and Networking

12:30–1:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion – Topic TBD

2–2:15 p.m.  Break and Networking

2:15–3 p.m.  Wrap Up; Group Discussion on the day's topics

3–4 p.m.  Networking and Refreshments