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March 16, 2019


Share your stories. Help us all grow.

Join us for the 23rd annual Berkeley Haas Women In Leadership Conference.

 We invite you to join our diverse panelists and keynote speakers as we discuss topics related to biases and work towards creating a supportive environment for everyone.

We’re currently working hard to bring you the best lineup of speakers and other engaging content. Check back in early 2019 for more details about conference content.


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2019 AGENDA:

9:00: Registration & welcome breakfast

10:00 am: Dean’s welcome

10:15 am: Story Salon featuring:

  • Elena Gomez (CFO, Zendesk)

  • Brandi Pearce (Haas Faculty) + John Pearce (Global Provider Strategy, BlackRock)

  • Sandra Lopez (VP & GM, Intel)

  • Nora Poggi (Filmmaker, She Started It)

11:15 am: Coffee break

11:30 am: Women in the Workplace 2018 - Data discussion and fireside chat featuring:

  • Jillesa Gebhardt (Research Scientist, Survey Monkey)

  • Rhisa Muse (Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Survey Monkey)

12:00 pm: Keynote featuring Celine Parsoud (President, WoMen'Up | Founder, Gender Busters)

12:15 pm: Networking lunch

1:15 pm: Keynote Speaker featuring Tyi McCray (Director Diversity and Belonging at Airbnb)

2:45 pm: Corporate Best Practices panel featuring:

  • Florencia Resnik (Director of Business Operations, Earnin)

  • Marta Ventura (VP of Engineering & Operations, T-Mobile)

  • Nicole Sanchez (Managing Partner & Founder, Vaya Consulting)

  • Virginia Martin (Senior Recruiting Lead, IDEO)

  • Caroline Winnett (Executive Director, Berkeley SkyDeck)

2:45 pm: Coffee break

3:00 pm: Individual Best Practices breakout sessions

3:45 pm: Keynote featuring Teri List-Stoll (CFO, GAP)

4:15 pm: Conference Summary and Wrap Up

4:30 pm: Wine Reception sponsored by SoFi

2019 Sponsors

Collaborative Partner

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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.

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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


2019 Co-Chairs


Jordan Baxter & Kate Hancock
Mila Pires & Marion Orard
Sandra Tamer
Kathy Valentino Amado & Erin Casale