On March 7, 2017, the California Diversity Council held the San Francisco Women in Leadership Symposium hosted by Gap Corporate Headquarters. This half-day event brought together female business leaders from a variety of industries to share their personal success stories and strategies for career advancement.

“The topics discussed at this symposium get better every year,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chairman of the National Diversity Council. “Our speakers always deliver forward thinking messages that inspire all of us to continue striving for success.”

The symposium began with a welcome from the moderator, Emily Daniello. Afterwards, the featured panelists discussed topics regarding leadership and career advancement, such as “Leading with Authenticity”, “Switching Your Career: When Life Calls for a U Turn”, and “Transforming the Rules of Engagement”. Following the panel disucussion, audience members were given the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts with the speakers.

The California Diversity Council would like to thank all the sponsors, speakers and attendees for helping to make this event a success. The program booklet and photos can be viewed on the California Post Event Timeline.


Emily Daniello
Senior Project Manager of Global Consumer Payments


Chi Nguyen
Vice President, Marketing
McKesson Corporation
Hope Scott
Vice President, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Blue Shield of California
Mary Stutts
Vice President of External Affairs
Comcast NBCU California
Sandi Thomas
VP, Strategy and Product Management
SMB Solutions
Vivian Alhorn
Vice President of Digital
Banana Republic

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