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Chair & Co-chairs

Nicole Stiles

Head of Operations — How Women Lead

Julie Castro Abrams

Founder and CEO — How Women Lead

Vip keynote panelists

Clara Shih

CEO and Founder — Hearsay Systems

Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Systems, a leading enterprise SaaS insurtech based in San Francisco. Hearsay's agent and advisor actions platform enables every rep to behave like the top producer. Over 170,000 advisors and agents across insurance, banks, and wealth management firms in 22 countries rely on Hearsay to modernize the human client experience. A pioneer in the industry, Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Clara is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and previously held various roles at Google, Microsoft, and She graduated top of her class in computer science at Stanford University, where she also received an M.S. in computer science. 

Corporate Boards: Starbucks

Susan Li

Vice President, Finance — Facebook

Susan Li is a VP of Finance at Facebook where she leads teams focused on Finance & Business Planning and Treasury. She joined Facebook in 2008. Prior to Facebook she was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. She holds a B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University. Susan serves on the Board of Alaska Airlines.

Corporate Boards: Alaska Airlines

Dan Springer

CEO — DocuSign

Daniel Springer serves as CEO of DocuSign where he leads more than 5,000 employees worldwide to empower organizations of every size and industry to modernize their systems of agreement with the DocuSign Agreement Cloud. Springer has 30 years of executive leadership and experience in driving innovation and hyper growth across technology and, specifically, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry.

Prior to DocuSign, Dan served as Chairman and CEO of Responsys (MKTG), where he transformed and scaled the business from private start up to a publicly traded company, and then led the sale of the company to Oracle in 2013 for $1.6 billion. Previously, he was Managing Director of Modem Media and also served as CEO at Telleo, CMO at NextCard, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Dan holds an MBA from Harvard University and an AB in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College.

Corporate Boards: YearUp

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado

Head of Strategy, VP & GM — Macy’s

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado is committed to enhancing the quality of lives and businesses through her work with next generation consumer brands – overseeing acquisitions, new brand and business developments, and critical business transformations. Anddria is the youngest Black public board director in the country, serving on the board of Umpqua Bank, where she is a member of the Finance and Capital Committee and Compensation Committee. Anddria received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark Atlanta University. Her professional work and development insights have earned recognition in several publications, including Forbes, Architectural Digest, Black Enterprise, and The Everygirl.

Corporate Boards: Umpqua Bank, Diligent Corporation

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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