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Empower Me, Invest in All

Saturday, March 14, 2015

 

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For women leaders actively looking to explore their potential and impact in today’s business environment, the Women in Leadership Conference is a conference that will connectempower, and inspire by bringing together diverse leaders from across different industries.

This year's theme - Empower Me, Invest in All - celebrates strides already made by women in leadership across industries and recognizes how empowering the next generation of women leaders is essential for investing in society at large.

Thank you to all of our partners, speakers, and attendees for helping us make this year's conference an overwhelming success.

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Connect with our App

This year, we partnered with Guidebook to offer an entirely mobile experience on the day of the conference. Download the conference app or check out the web version to view the contents of the day's agenda at http://guidebook.com/g/wilconference2015/


Conference Sessions & Speakers

opening Keynote

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ANN O'LEARY
Director, Children & Families Program, Next Generation

In conversation with

LAURA TYSON
Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
 

closing keynote

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DONNA MORRIS
Senior Vice President, Global People and Places, Adobe

Introduced by

KELLIE MCELHANEY
Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Leadership Stories

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TANYA HOLLAND
Executive Chef and Owner, Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ

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KAKUL SRIVASTAVA
Tech Entrepreneur, Tomfoolery, WeWork

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JOHN THOMPSON
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Intero Real Estate Services, Intero Foundation

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KELLY WRIGHT
Executive Vice President, Sales, Tableau Software

Moderated by CORT WORTHINGTON, Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

About the Conference


For 18 years, the Women in Leadership Conference at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has brought together more than 400 women and men annually to connect and learn from each other and develop the skills that can help women advance their paths to leadership.

For the 19th year of the conference, we celebrate the diversity in female leadership emerging across different industries, as we aim to bring together leaders in business, politics, education, non-profit, and the arts.

Our aim is to inspire through example, by connecting leaders to other leaders, and provide opportunities to gain the tangible leadership skills necessary to move forward as a leader in any industry.

Our goals are to:

  • Celebrate the example shown by women leaders in diverse industries even outside business;
  • Connect women across different backgrounds to continue building a strong community of leaders;
  • Challenge the ongoing and new issues that rising women leaders face today;
  • Empower women with real skills needed to become an effective leader in today’s increasingly diverse workplace. 

 

Our Partners

Over the past two decades, the Women in Leadership Conference has worked with countless partners to bring to life this annual gathering. Our partners have been instrumental in helping us provide a truly unforgettable  experience to the 500+ leaders who come to the conference to learn and connect with each other. We are grateful for the partners who are supporting the 2015 Women in Leadership Conference and invite you to join us in empowering the next generation of women leaders.

Platinum

Intero Real Estate Services

Gold

Adobe Systems
Chevron
Deloitte
Guidebook
Prologis
SoFi
SolarCity

 

Silver

Accenture
AT&T
Cisco
Intel
Lending Club
McKinsey
Microsoft Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Walmart

In-Kind

Annie's
Clif Bar
Clorox
Gallo
Ghirardelli
Hint Water
Lululemon
Maybrooks
Nature Box
Nestle Ice Cream
Sephora
Soul Cycle

 

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Previous Speakers

The Women in Leadership Conference has attracted a strong community of female leaders in the past. Previous keynote speakers include Heidi Roizen (Venture Partner at DFJ), Kamala Harris (California Attorney General), Carrie Dolan (CFO at Lending Club), Debra Martucci (CIO at Synopsys), Christine Paige (SVP Marketing at Kaiser Permanente), Sue Gardner (Executive Director at Wikimedia Foundation) and Joy Chen (CEO at Yes To, Inc.)

This year, we aim to bring together another strong group of leaders from diverse industries including business, politics, sports, entertainment, non-profit, and the arts.

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Berkeley-Haas Women in Leadership

The Berkeley-Haas Women in Leadership organization's mission is to serve the entire Haas community through a series of professional, educational, and social events designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of women's roles in business while equipping WIL members to achieve success.

Beyond hosting the annual WIL conference, WIL is actively involved in leading the Women's Workshop and Diversity Conference, and offers regular social events and an annual retreat for Haas students and partners to Napa Valley.

Visit the Women in Leadership website

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

For over 100 years, the Haas School of Business has offered exceptional management education to outstanding women and men from around the world. The school is one of the world's leading producers of new ideas and knowledge for all areas of business, and a launching point for many new businesses. The Haas School is widely known for its diverse and talented faculty, staff, students and alumni. Its programs benefit significantly from the university's practice of interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the school's strong connections to nearby Silicon Valley.

Visit the Haas School of Business website 

Conference CORE Team

2015 Co-Chairs
Experience

Content
Sponsorship
Marketing

Alumni
Finance
WIL Presidents

 

Carmela Aquino & Libby Hadzima
Morgana Davids & Sydney Thomas
Kate Lewis-LaMonica & Leigh Madeira
Megan Bradfield & Jana Beiswenger
Celine Nhung Tran
Connie Dea
Alexis Kastrenakes
Julie Barmeyer (2015), Libbey Davis & Lexi Sturdy (2016)

Venue

The Women in Leadership conference is held annually at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Haas is accessible via public transportation and car, and parking is available on the street or in private facilities.

University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business

2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720