Speaker Biographies

Linda OubreLinda Oubré

Dean, College of Business, San Francisco State University

Linda Oubré, EdD, MBA, was appointed dean of San Francisco State’s College of Business in July 2012. She brings a diverse business background having served as an executive leader in several corporate and startup organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, the Los Angeles Times and BriteSmile. Her vision is to find ways to connect the college’s unique mission of social justice, diversity, and innovation to the global business community. Dean Oubré received her BA in economics, cum laude, from UCLA, her MBA from the Harvard Business School, and her EdD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Caretha ColemanCaretha Coleman

Principal of Coleman Consulting and former chairwoman of the board at Dignity Health

As a principal of Coleman Consulting, Coleman’s practice focuses on working with start-ups and early stage ventures in the areas of strategy development, executive coaching and organizational effectiveness. Coleman was a founding member and advisory committee member of The Angels’ Forum. She has served as campaign chair of the East Palo Alto YMCA, member of the board emeriti of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, on the National board of Facing History and Ourselves, as well serves on its Bay Area advisory board. Coleman demonstrates her commitment to provide quality healthcare to the underserved by her work on the Dignity Health board, and an advisory board member of the Ravenswood Health Clinic. She is also a member of the National diversity and inclusion committee for the US Tennis Association, and is an American Leadership Forum Fellow. Coleman is a member of Black Corporate Directors, and was named an Outstanding Board Director by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2015, and one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times in 2015 and 2016. She is a recipient of the YMCA’s Red Triangle award, and received the Black Enterprise Trailblazer award, and was named as a Visionary Leader by the SF Chronicle..