2021-2022 Speaker Series

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The Women in Leadership Program invites you to attend this year's series of speaker events. In these thought-provoking sessions, senior executives will share their leadership experience, offer advice for aspiring young leaders and discuss issues around gender equity at work.

These events are open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Cal State East Bay and the College of Business & Economics.

Register using the links below. All events are held on Zoom in Pacific time.

Interested in speaking to a class or connecting with WIL? Contact us.

Sruthi Ramaswami

Sruthi Ramaswami

Principal - ICONIQ Growth;
Co-Founder - Neythri.org
Tuesday, March 15, 7pm
Lisa Im

Lisa Im (MBA '91)

CEO, Performant Financial
Saturday, March 19, 3 pm
Kim Kaselionis

Kim Kaselionis (BS '85)

Managing Director, Destined
Tuesday, March 22, 7 pm
Karen Colonias

Karen Colonias (MBA '88)

President & CEO, Simpson Manufacturing Co.
Saturday, March 26, 3 pm
Patricia Viado

Patricia Viado (BA '99, MS '03)

Sr. Dir., Global Strategy
& Planning, Workday
Tuesday, April 5, 7 pm

Past Speakers

Dr. Lynn Bowes-Sperry

Dr. Lynn Bowes-Sperry

Acosta Chair and Associate Professor of Management at Cal State East Bay

Jana Hunt BA '84

Jana Hunt BA '84

Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant

Riza Hernandez '06

Riza Khalil Hernandez (‘06 B.S. Finance)

Founder/Chief Financial Advisor, EntreFolio Wealth Management
Mindy Wegner

Mindy Wegner

Founder of MindyMeets, Program Leader at Decker Communications
Secil Watson

Secil Watson

Former EVP, Wells Fargo,
Board Member
Sherri Madison

Sherri Madison

VP, Intel
Leona Tang

Leona Tang (BSBA ’91)

Management Consultant; former Executive Vice President, Internal Audit, Charles Schwab Corp.

Makinya Ward

Makinya Ward (BSBA '02)

Founder & CEO, Kids Konnect Infant Centers & Preschools

Nina Tran

Nina Tran (BSBA '91)

CFO Pacaso
Tammy Cameron

Tammy Cameron (BSBA ’88)

CFO & SVP, Finance & HR, Intuity Medical
Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Former President, Microsoft US
A. Charles Thomas

A. Charles Thomas

VP Data Science, Strategy and Operations @ Meta Platforms, Inc.
Manju Abraham

Manju Abraham

VP of Engineering, Primary Storage at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Maureen Goode

Maureen Goode (BSBA '90)

Sr. Director,

Are you interested in joining us on our journey? As a mentor, sponsor or speaker?
Please contact the WIL Program Director Asha Rao 

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