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2020 Women on Boards Bay Area

Throughout 2018, How Women Lead will host activities, trainings, and intimate gatherings, and share board opportunities, culminating in a year-end celebration highlighting progress in the Bay Area and nationally. We encourage you to join in early and help build momentum for this movement with your support!

2020 Women on Boards is a national effort to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by 2020. This goal was exceeded three years early when we reached 20.8% for the first time in 2017. There is still a long way to go until parity and we are committed to keeping the pressure up.

How Women Lead is proud to host the 2020 Women on Boards Bay Area conversation for the second year in a row. How Women Lead champions diverse women’s voices, propelling women leaders forward. They steward a supportive community of influential women across all sectors, creating a platform for thought leadership, collaboration, and solutions.


2018 Bay Area Leadership Committee Chairs



  • Julie Abrams, CEO & Chair, How Women Lead; Advisory Board, LENDonate; Governance Chair, Women's Funding Network

  • Christina Bui, Chief Revenue Officer/SVP Business Development, Kranz & Associates 

  • Mary Jo Potter, Founder & CEO, Healthcare Angels; Board Member, NACD

  • Vicki Tisdale, Enterprise Research Services, Qualtrics


  • Cindy Worthington, Senior Vice President Business Development, Wells Fargo Bank




2018 Bay Area Leadership Committee





  • Michelle Barker, PMP, Director of Applications, Marin General Hospital


  • Amii Barnard-Bahn, Principal, Barnard-Bahn Consulting & Coaching


  • Carol Benz, Managing Principal & COO, B|O|S


  • Laura Bushnell, Partner, King & Spalding LLP


  • Michelle Chao, Vice President, Bertram Capital


  • Lillian Chen, Partner, Moss Adams


  • Petra Chequer, VP, People Solutions at IMPACT Group & Director Alliance of Chief Executives & Partner in YOUR Leadership Journey


  • Christy Consler, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Leadership Advisors, Inc.


  • Alison Davis, Board Director, Fiserv, Ooma, Royal Bank of Scotland, Unisys


  • Elizabeth Fastiggi, VP Business Development, Farmers Business Network, Inc.


  • Randi Feigin, President and CFO, Arx Pax, Inc.


  • Jenny Flores, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Bank of the West


  • Marina Gracias, General Counsel, Varo Money

  • Cecilia Herbert


  • Jeff Hodge, Partner, Bialla Partners


  • Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital, LLC


  • Elizabeth Hutt Pollard, Executive Chair, Applied Silver


  • Summer Ireland, Director, CrossCountry Consulting


  • Sandeep Johri, CEO, Tricentis


  • Courtney Jones, VP - Investments, UBS


  • Elli Kaplan, CEO, Neurotrack


  • Courteney Keatinge, Director, Environmental, Social & Governance Research, Glass Lewis


  • Jennifer Kenny,CEO, jenniferkenny.com; Speaker, Mentor, Trainer, Strategic Facilitator


  • Joan Kiekhaefer, Senior Vice President, US Bank


  • Rene Kim, SVP, Charles Schwab


  • Nicole Kontrabecki, Deputy General Counsel, Prosper


  • Reena Krishnan, Vice President - Global Sales, TMF Group


  • Jing Liao, Chief Human Resources Officer, SoFi


  • Jamie Lin, PMO Manager, VP, Bank of the West


  • Jen McClure, Steering Committee, Stanford Women on Boards


  • Katera Mujadidi, Investor Relations Manager, Northgate Capital


  • Wendi Norris, Owner, Gallery Wendi Norris


  • Laura Provenzale, North Point Advisors


  • Kimberly Pugh, Managing Director, YurPath Solutions; Founder, Leaders in Customer Experience


  • Delia Sabau, Senior Portfolio Manager, Menta Capital LLC


  • Tet Salva, Founder, MomWarrior™


  • Amy Schioldager, Finance Executive, Board Member & Strategic Advisor


  • Hitesh Shah, Relationship Manager, Director of Business Development, BDO


  • Nancy Sheppard, Founder & CEO, Women2Boards; Strategic Advisor, The Athena Alliance


  • Steven Singer, CPA, Partner, GREENSTEIN, ROGOFF, OLSEN & CO., LLP Landon Steele, President and Co-Founder, SNPitty


  • Ron Storn, Chief People Officer, Zume, Inc.


  • Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner of Venture Valkyrie, LLC


  • Michelle Waite, Chief Marketing Officer, Verbhouse


  • Leigh Wasson, Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management


  • Gwen Wong, EVP & Chief Credit Officer, Trans Pacific National Bank


  • Amy Yang, Director, Citi


  • Shelley Yim, Senior Vice President, Aon