How To Break The Glass Ceiling for Women & People of Color

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is pleased to be hosting a special fireside conversation with Garine Ferejian-Mayo, Chief Commercial Officer of Sonesta – a worldwide hospitality company! Garine will share her wisdom on the challenges she went through to climb up the corporate ladder in addition to Sonesta’s growth in California despite the pandemic. Most importantly, she will share her thoughts on how we can get more women and people of color to c-suite executive positions.

This fireside chat will be a moderated conversation with Garine Ferejian-Mayo and Pedro David Espinoza (Vice President of Business Development, SVLG).

We hope you can join us!


Garine Ferejian-Mayo was appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Sonesta International Hotels Corporation in April, 2021. In this newly created position, Ms. Ferejian-Mayo leverages more than 25 years of industry experience to drive the execution of Sonesta’s commercial operations while leading the company’s Sales, Revenue, Distribution, Call Center, and Field-Marketing teams. Ms. Ferejian-Mayo works closely with Chief Operating Officer, Vera Manoukian to craft the company’s commercial strategy aimed at positioning Sonesta as an industry leader known for exceptional financial results and outstanding guest satisfaction.

Ms. Ferejian-Mayo joined Sonesta most recently from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where she served as IHG’s Head of Commercial for their Core-Managed Hotels & Luxury division. She began her career at Interstate Hotels & Resorts and has held several leadership roles at Fairmont, Loews, and Starwood Hotels.

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Oct 12 2021


10:00 am - 11:00 am