Women in Leadership

Thank you to The Bay Clubs for sponsoring our 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Seminar and Luncheon! Over 400 women and men in the hospitality and business community joined us to learn about leadership essentials and tips for stronger negotiation skills.

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Women in Leadership Seminar & Luncheon 2016

Thank you to our speakers!

Welcome Keynote: Christine Pelosi, Leadership Consultant

Panel 1:
 Leadership Essentials (video)

  • Moderator: Lisa Kershner, General Manger, Oakland Marriott City Center
  • Melinda Yee Franklin, Managing Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, Western Region, United Airlines
  • Sheila Martin, General Manager, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
  • Annie Appel, Executive Vice President, The Bay Club Company
  • Stephanie Lapsley, Director of Sales and Marketing, Palace Hotel
  • Suzie Yang, General Manager, Galleria Park Hotel
  • Gail D. Hunter, Vice President of Public Affairs, Community Relations, and Event Management, Golden State Warriors

Presentation: Policies to Advance Women in the Workplace (video)

  • Emily Murase, Executive Director, Department on the Status of Women
  • Elizabeth Newman, Workplace Policy and Legislative Director, Department on the Status of Women

Panel 2: How to Become A Stronger Negotiator (video)

  • Moderator: Lisa Sween, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis PC
  • Rachel Bird, Senior Director of Marketing Management, Expedia Inc.
  • Michelle Gilman Jasen, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Minna Tao, General Manager, Recology Golden Gate
  • Joselyne Simonson, Area Director of Human Resources, Omni Hotels
  • Mariann Costello, Vice President, Scoma's Restaurant
  • Monique Moyer. Senior Managing Director, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

Closing Keynote: Oakland Mayor, Libby Shaaf (video)