Past Women & Girls Summits

May 1st, 2013

Hosted by: Bessie Carmichael Middle School


San Francisco County Supervisor Jane Kim

Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris (Founder, Youth Wellness Center)

Julia Hartz (Co-founder and President, Eventbrite)

Victoria Bailey (Vice President, J.P. Morgan)

Ana Salvatore (Manager of Mobile Apps, First Tech Federal Credit Union)

October 21, 2011

Lee Mathson Middle School, 2050 Kammerer Avenue, San Jose

Keynote Speaker:

  • The Honorable Zoe Lofgren, U.S. House of Representatives


6th grade Panelists:

Darcie Green-Community and Relations Manager for Kaiser Permanente San Jose; Mona Pasquil-Appointment Secretary for the state of California; Terry Anderson- VP of Global Corporate Communications for Cisco; Tamara Neiman-Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI

7th grade Panelists:

Beach Pace- Executive Director of city Year San Jose/Silicon Valley; Courtney Macavinta- Co-Founder and President of The Respect Institute; Sara Sperling- leads Diversity and Inclusion Programs for Facebook

8th grade Panelists:

Weili Dai- Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; Bettina Koblick- VP of Global Talent at Symantec; Representative Zoe Lofgren- Congresswoman representing 16th District of California in the US House of Representatives

Social activity allowing executive women to interact with the girls 6th-8th graders of Lee Mathson Middle School

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson encouraging young women and entrepreneurs to do their best!

Carl Guardino-CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group reflecting on the great work young woman executives have already done and encouraging the young girls of Lee Mathson Middle School to be the leaders of tomorrow

6th graders posing in their new Turkey Trot shirts

May 26th, 2011

Cesar Chavez Academy, 2450 Ralmar Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Keynote Speakers:

  • The Honorable Kamala Harris, Attorney General of the State of California
  • Jessica Aguirre, evening anchor at NBC Bay Area News


Feb. 11, 2011

Shirakawa Elementary School, District Office Building, 645 Wool Creek Drive, San Jose, 95112

Keynote Speakers:

  • Joanne Maguire, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • The Honorable Nora Campos, California State Assembly
  • The Honorable Jacqueline Duong, Santa Clara Superior Court


May 10, 2010

Parkway Heights Middle School, 650 Sunset Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Keynote Speakers:

  • The Honorable Fiona Ma, California State Assembly
  • The Honorable Jackie Speier, U.S. House of Representatives


Feb.  12, 2010

Peter Burnett Academy, 2nd and West Hedding Street, San Jose

Keynote Speakers:

  • Laura Garcia-Cannon, NBC Bay Area
  • The Honorable Jackie Speier, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Carly Fiorina, former CEO of HP