Women in Leadership

Thank you to The Bay Club Company for sponsoring our 3rd annual Women in Leadership Forum! This year's sold-out event welcomed 600 women and men in the hospitallity and business community to learn about "The Evolution of Leadership". Attendees heard from established leaders, young professionals, and mentor/mentee relationships as each panel shared stories and experiences from their pathways to leadership.


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Welcome Keynote: London Breed, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Panel 1:
 Young Professionals

  • Moderator: Annie Appel, Executive Vice President, The Bay Club Company
  • Brittney Beck, Owner and General Manager, Beck's Motor Lodge
  • Jennifer Hardy, Sales Manager, Fairmont San Francisco
  • Cicely Nash, Event Planner, San Francisco 49ers
  • Mara Saldana-Jones, Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, The Bay Club Company
  • Sally Smith, Director of Market Management, Expedia, Inc.

Presentation: Employer 411: What You Need to Know About New Workplace Policies in San Francisco

  • Emily Murase, Executive Director, Department on the Status of Women
  • Sharon Terman, Director of the Work & Family Program, Legal Aid at Work

Panel 2: The Power of Mentoring

  • Moderator: Cindy Hill, Director of Sales and Marketing, W San Francisco
  • Mentor: Roger Huldi, General Manager, W San Francisco
  • Mentee: Nicole Gorman, Director of Style and Sustainability, W San Francisco
  • Mentor: James Lim, General Manager, Omni San Francisco Hotel
  • Mentee: Isabelle Matter, General MAnager, Yotel San Francisco
  • Mentor: Lynda Clemmons, Vice President, NRG Energy
  • Mentee: Greg Kandankulam, Senior Sustainability Manager, NRG Energy

Panel 3: Established Leaders

  • Moderator: Melinda Franklin, Managing Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, United Airlines
  • Holly Egan Arnold, Vice President, HKS Architects
  • Shelley Doran, Senior Vice President, Webcor Builders
  • Caroline Shaw, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Jackson Family Wines
  • Dee Dee Workman, Vice President of Public Policy, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Closing Keynote: US Senator Barbara Boxer