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All Our Talent State Symposium

June 18, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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This event is available for viewing via live stream at You do not need to register to view the program. Simply visit that link in your browser, or click the button above to join us and take part in this important conversation.

Immediately following the second panel, at 10:30 a.m., we will transition to interactive breakout sessions on Zoom. The Zoom link will be shared in the live stream. Please be sure to be on a device that has access to Zoom’s camera and microphone functions so you can participate and interact with others in your group.


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.

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Agenda Overview

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
Morgan Carvajal, Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

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

Event Details

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: Alison Phillips,

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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