March 17, 2018           






Juliet de Baubigny

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Juliet de Baubigny joined KPCB in 2001 as one of Silicon Valley’s first venture capital partners focused on helping entrepreneurs recruit the best talent and build iconic companies.

Throughout her career, Juliet has contributed to building high-performance management teams at companies including Google, Amazon, DocuSign, Bloom Energy, Shazam, Chegg and One Kings Lane. At KPCB, Juliet has led the development of several key initiatives including Kleiner Perkins Women Leaders (KPWL), an initiative aimed at mentoring and developing the next generation of female entrepreneurs, and the KPCB Fellows Program, a program that brings the most talented engineering, design, and product management students into KPCB portfolio companies. Juliet is a frequent contributor to Fortune as a Fortune Most Powerful Women Insider. She also appears often on Bloomberg TV, where she is an expert on Silicon Valley’s “War for Talent” as well as on millennials in the workplace, women in technology, and developing cultures of innovation.

Laura Tyson

Professor of the Graduate School and Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees. From 2002-2006, she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of the Berkeley-Haas. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T, CBRE Group Inc. and Silver Spring Networks. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall

Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T

In her role as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Cynthia (Cynt) Marshall is responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, and employee engagement. She also leads AT&T’s efforts to leverage its longstanding leadership in diversity and inclusion to drive sustained innovation and growth – as well as the company’s EEO and affirmative action policies.

Widely recognized for her visionary leadership, Cynt was named to Ebony magazine’s 2016 “Power 100” list. In 2015 she was selected as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine – and in 2014, industry analysts and members of the press conferred on her the HR Executive of the Year - Best in Biz Award.

Cynt graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with degrees in business administration and human resources management. Additionally, she’s received honorary doctorates from Livingstone College and Bennett College for her many achievements and support of young people.

Josh Levs

United Nations Gender Champion, Former CNN and NPR journalist

Josh Levs is the leading global expert on fathers in the workplace, and author of All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses And How We Can Fix It Together.

The Financial Times has named Levs one of the top 10 male feminists. According to Forbes, Levs is getting corporations “to rethink an anti-dad culture.”   

Having launched legal action against one of the world’s largest corporations for fair parental leave, Levs shows that for women to “lean in” at work, men must have the opportunity to be “all in” at home. Josh explains why equal caregiving options are necessary for both men and women.



Leveling the Playing Field:  Building Gender Equity Movements

Building sustainable, long-term change takes time, effort and commitment.  Building a gender equity movement takes this and more, relying on people to drive institutional, systemic and cultural change.
This panel will explore the diverse experiences of a broad array of speakers, united by their goal of equality in the workplace.  Whether through formal programs or informal, cultural influence, our panelists will share their achievements and challenges and a rough roadmap for building our own movements in our work and lives. This exciting hot-topic discussion features Deb Wetherby, Founder and CEO at Wetherby Asset Management, Kate Morris at Adobe, and is moderated by UC Berkeley Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Jo Mackness.

Can We Have It All? Leadership and Work-Life Balance

It’s a timeless — and challenging — question: How can any of us make work-life balance a reality? Meet our panel of highly accomplished speakers who will address the challenges and rewards of finding a lasting work-life balance, despite demanding professional careers. Our panel consists of leaders from Ford, PwC and startups, including Michelle Young, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer; Georgina Miranda, Founder at Altitude Seven, Rani Radhakrishnan, Partner at PwC - Digital Health; and Lisa Sperling - Controller, Retail and Fleet Variable Marketing at Ford Motor Company.

Navigating a Career Crossroads

Have you reached a point in your career when you know something needs to change, but you’re not sure how to move forward? In this interactive workshop, professional career coach Michelle Florendo will share insights from helping clients successfully navigate pivots in their careers and will lead you through frameworks, exercises, and self-reflection tools to use when navigating and advancing your own career. 

Collaborate Across Difference Through Feedback...It Is Possible!

For many of us, even the mention of the word “feedback” evokes anxiety and dread. As leaders, how can we influence performance – both our own and the people and teams we work with – when we consciously and unconsciously avoid the difficult conversations that go along with constructive feedback? This experiential workshop session offers insights into how we get derailed in the feedback process before we even open our mouths. We’ll also spend time practicing a simple and powerful feedback framework that helps communicate negative impact and minimize the defensiveness and blame that feedback can devolve into.

Your Story Matters! Tell It! Learning from Your Life Stories

The journey to authentic leadership begins with understanding the stories of your life. Your life story provides the context for your experiences and can connect to the hearts and minds of your audience in order to collaborate, inspire and lead together with people from all walks of life. Arina Isaacson will coach you through crafting the Story Content, Structure and Delivery of one of your ‘Who Am I’ Leadership Journey stories. With help of four women leaders, Arina will lead workshop participants through three-stage rehearsal process. You will craft and tell a story around the topic: A turning point moment when you ‘believed in yourself’ and your self-esteem blossomed.

Boss vs Bossy: How to be Both Ambitious and Approachable

Women in the workplace, the classroom, and the world are often told that they are too aggressive. Even when doing the same task, women are considered pushy while men are considered persuasive. In this breakout, we invite several women and men to share their leadership experience of how this plays out in the workplace and impacts workplace dynamics. Simultaneously, our panel will discuss things that they have done and seen in their own companies to combat the reality that many women are considered bossy while men are considered to be the boss.


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



Parking on the UC Berkeley campus on the conference day can be very difficult and expensive ($20-25 for the duration of the event). To have the most enjoyable experience, consider taking public transit and/or rideshare.

  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

From either airport, San Francisco or other points west or south of Berkeley, take a Richmond-bound BART train to the Downtown Berkeley station. From the BART station, it's a 20-minute (uphill) walk to Haas; you can also take AC Transit buses or rideshare.


If taking rideshare to Haas, use the address 2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 for pick-up and drop-off.


Please note that Stadium Parking Structure may fill up quickly/earlier in the day.

1) Stadium Parking Structure
Address: 2175 Gayley Road - Adjacent to Memorial Stadium (though if you are using a GPS or Google Maps please enter 2203 Piedmont Avenue as this is approximately where the entry is located). The lot is across the street from the Haas School of Business. To learn more about rates and payment click here.

2) Underhill Garage
Address: 2616 Haste St
Entrances: Channing Way and Haste Street

To learn more about rates and payment click here.



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.

Visit the Women in Leadership website


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


2017 Co-Chairs


Shipra Agarwal & Chiaki Nakajima
Mike Matheson
Teena Liu
Tina Ying