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Women on the Rise

Women on the Rise alumni events recognize successful Pioneer alumnae and provide opportunities for Pioneer women to share their inspirational career stories, discuss the unique benefits and challenges of being a woman in the workforce and to connect with each other for support and networking.

Women on the Rise: Pioneers in STEM

April 7, 2018
10 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
McGrail Vineyards and Winery
5600 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550

Find Inspiration from Cal State East Bay’s leading women in STEM fields to support your own career and connect with fellow pioneers to build your network.

Past Events 

Women on the Rise: Secrets to Success

October 21, 2017
11 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Music Recital Room 1055
Cal State East Bay, Hayward Campus

Panelists from a wide range of professions shared their unique stories of success, including opportunities, challenges and risks taken along the way. 

Gina Centoni
Gina Centoni
Gina Centoni
Gina Centoni

BS '87, Business Admin. CEO, Centoni Restoration & Development

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Wenli Wang
Wenli Wang
Wenli Wang
Wenli Wang

MBA '95; Moss Adams, Partner In Charge, San Francisco & Walnut Creek

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Sara Lamnin
Sara Lamnin
Sara Lamnin
Sara Lamnin

MS '06, Health Care Admin.; Hayward City Councilmember

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Jan Glenn-Davis
Jan Glenn-Davis
Jan Glenn-Davis
Jan Glenn-Davis

BS '84, Criminal Justice Admin./MPA '11; Deputy Chief, BART

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Asha Rao
Moderator– Asha Rao
Asha Rao
Moderator– Asha Rao

CSUEB Department of Management, College of Business & Economics

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Women on the Rise: Breaking the Glass Celing

April 29, 2017
10 a.m.– 1p.m.
McGrail Vineyards and Winery
5600 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550

Inspirational panel discussion from Pioneer alumnae with great tips on how to support your own career, break the glass ceiling and use networking in business.

Tammy Cameron
Tammy Cameron
Tammy Cameron
Tammy Cameron

(B.S. ’88 Accounting), Senior VP, finance, and CFO, Labcyte Inc.

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Karen Colonias
Karen Colonias
Karen Colonias
Karen Colonias

(MBA ’88), president and CEO, Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc.

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Elana Hobson
Elana Hobson
Elana Hobson
Elana Hobson

(B.S. ’95, Business Admin., MBA ’97), chair, California Diversity Council; former senior VP, operations, Jack in the Box

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Naymisha Patel
Naymisha Patel
Naymisha Patel
Naymisha Patel

(B.A. ’95 Chemistry-Biochemistry), head of quality, global, Prothena Biosciences, Inc.

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Leona Tang
Leona Tang
Leona Tang
Leona Tang

(B.S. ’91 Business Admin.), management consultant; former EVP, internal audit, Charles Schwab Corp.

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Dr. Evelyn Dilsaver
Moderator– Dr. Evelyn Dilsaver
Dr. Evelyn Dilsaver
Moderator– Dr. Evelyn Dilsaver

Dr. Evelyn Dilsaver (B.S. ‘77, Business Admin.), former president and CEO, Charles Schwab Investment Management

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