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Chair & Co-chairs

Anastasia Scott

Communications and Change Consultant — Independent Associate

Vip keynote panelists

Francesca Ecsery

Non-Executive Director

Francesca is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director with expertise in Marketing and 25+ years’ experience in directing in both blue chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG / Leisure Travel industries. Currently, Francesca is a Non-Executive Director on four boards: F&C Investment Trust plc., Marshall Motor Holdings plc., The AIC and Air France. She Chairs the ‘NED Talks’ workshop program for Senior Women at WACL ltd. Francesca is also an investor in several start-ups, acts as advisor in the leisure travel, retail and digital marketing sectors and works as a mentor to several digital entrepreneurs and executives

Corporate Boards: F&C Investment Trust plc., Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Dr. Heather Melville, OBE

Director, People Networks & Client Relationship Programmes — PwC

Dr Heather Melville, OBE, is Director & Head of Client Experience at PwC. She is also Chair of CMI Women, a NED of Enterprise Enfield, and Patron of WIBF. Heather is an accomplished and passionate sales leader with more than 20 years of experience covering global client relationships across FTSE 100-250 companies. Heather has a strong reputation for building dynamic teams, resulting in improved operational efficiency and increased performance. Her commitment to achieving excellence for customers, employees and businesses has resulted in outstanding financial results. Heather was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to Business and Gender Equality.

Corporate Boards: F&C Investment Trust plc., Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Patrick Dunne

Chair — Boardelta  

Patrick is the Chair of the EY Foundation, ESSA (Education Sub Saharan Africa), Boardelta and a Trustee of the Chartered Management Institute. He is the founder of Warwick in Africa, a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, a visiting Fellow at Warwick Business School as well as the author of award-winning book "Boards: A Practical Perspective". His previous executive career was with international investor 3i Group plc, latterly as Communications Director and a member of its Operating Committee.

Corporate Boards: EY Foundation and ESSA (Education Sub Saharan Africa)  

Denise Wilson, OBE

Chief Executive  — Hampton-Alexander Review

Denise is Chief Executive of the Hampton-Alexander Review. Denise has served as a Non-Executive Director of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Royal Academy of Arts Friends and member of the Royal Academy Audit Committee. Her previous appointments include Chief Executive of the Davies Review and various senior executive roles at National Grid, BG Group and British Gas. She is a business coach, mentor and passionate supporter of women in business.

Corporate Boards: Former:Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, Former Chair of the Royal Academy of Arts Friend's 

Director coaches

Pamela Neferkara

Founder & Principal — Elmira Street Associates, LLC

Corporate Boards

French American International School

Vanessa Wilkins

Founder and Lead Innovator — Future School Lab

Corporate Boards

Friends of the Children; Construct Foundation; Oregon Community Foundation; Raido

Michelle Lantow

Corporate Boards

Columbia Banking System; State Auto Mutual Insurance Company; Grand Central Bakery; Women’s Venture Fund

Kelly Williams

Chair & Co-CEO — Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)

Corporate Boards

The Greenbrier Companies; Grasshopper Bank

Mariann Hyland

Vice President — People and Culture, Oregon Community Foundation

Corporate Boards

University of Western States

Natalie Hocken

Katherine Durham

leadership committee members

Alisa Johnston

Commercial Banking Leader, Senior Vice President — Wells Fargo

Amy Prosenjak

President and CEO — A to Z Wineworks

Anna Arredondo

Market Development Manager — K&L Gates LLP

Audrey Iffert

Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, College of Business — Oregon State University

Cara Snow

Chief Community Engagement Officer and Chief of Staff — Technology Association of Oregon

Carrie A. Perez

Relationship Manager, Greater Portland Commercial Banking — Wells Fargo Bank

DeAngeloa Wells

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — Portland General Electric

Eva Kripalani

Co-Founder — Office of General Counsel Network LLC

Luann Abrams

Founder — CEOX

Naomi Haslitt

Partner — Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis

Managing Partner, Portland Office — K&L Gates LLP

Susy Dunn

Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff — Zapproved

Katie Kelley

Senior Vice President — Lee Hecht Harrison

Kirsten Meneghello

Owner and Founder — Illumination Coaching LLC

Alice Tang

Katherine Durham

Sherrill Corbett

Partner — Tonkon Torp

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