All Our Talent State Symposium
June 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
A key component of the All Our Talent: Women on Boards and Commissions initiative is engaging women at all levels to make a positive difference in gender diversity, equity, and representation in organizations throughout the region. This includes our elected leaders and those influencing the policymaking who are helping drive the change we seek.
We invite you to join us for a statewide, virtual conversation focused on the dynamic challenge of increasing the number of women serving at the board level of public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, and government commissions throughout California.
We are hosting this event to bring together city chambers from around the state, business leaders, advocates, and experts to share what is working, where we can identify talented women from diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve, and develop next steps so that business is seen as a champion for board diversity and inclusion work. We will share what the San Diego Regional Chamber is doing to shape this conversation and take action in our region.
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.: Welcome & Latest Trends in California on Women on Boards and Commissions
Jerry Sanders, President & CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mayor of San Diego Todd Gloria
8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.: Panel Discussion #1: What innovations are happening at California businesses and organizations to advance women in the boardroom? Discuss specific tactics and approaches that are working.
Caroline Winn, CEO of SDG&E
Pamela Gabriel, Senior Vice President, San Diego Market Manager, Bank of America
Dr. Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UC San Diego
Ashley Wilson, Vice President of Congressional Affairs & Executive Director, Women Taking the Lead Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: California Treasurer Fiona Ma
9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.: Panel Discussion #2: How do we best source diverse talent for improved company outcomes? Discussion about matching supply and demand, and how diversity improves workplace culture and increases innovation.
Joanna Rees, Him for Her
Kaley Karaffa, Nasdaq, Driving Board Excellence
Maria Salinas, CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Jessica N. Grounds, Co-Founder, Mine The Gap
10:25 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Transition to Zoom for Breakouts
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Breakouts: Facilitated Discussion & Q&A
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Breakout Follow-up & Closing Remarks
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. – noon (PT)
Registration: This event is free and open to everyone. Zoom details will be sent to attendees the week of the event.
Event Contact: Katie Tran, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You Sponsors
Sponsorship opportunities for these programs are available. If you would like to explore how you can get involved and support the mission of All Our Talent to increase the pipeline of women in leadership roles, contact Sara Kamiab.
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