Mobilizing Our Power: SVLG Convenes Inspiring and Insightful Women’s Leadership Summit

Building on our most popular continuing series (The Women’s Leadership Roundtables), SVLG recently convened a new dynamic event – Mobilizing Our Power, SVLG’s Women’s Leadership Summit. In our inaugural event, we brought together top women leaders from business, government and civic life; startup founders; wellness experts and others for an afternoon of insightful and inspiring conversations around where women in the innovation economy are today, whether in their personal or professional lives. 

The full event rebroadcast is available here. Below you can find additional information about our highlighted keynote and panel discussions. 

Keynote Conversation: Leadership Philosophy

Blue Shield of California’s SVP & Chief Information Officer, Lisa Davis, sits down for a deep into a one-on-one discussion around leadership moderated by Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, Director of Digital Member Experience at Blue Shield of California.

Modern Work HERdles: Today’s Office Obstacles

Panelists Patty Hatter, Chief Customer Officer of Global Customer Services at Palo Alto Networks; Assemblymember Buffy Wicks; Clothide “Cloey” Hewlett, Commissioner at California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation; and Erica Padilla Chavez, CEO at Second Harvest Food Bank, Santa Cruz County, unpack some of these very recognizable obstacles women are facing and explore the responses and resources available. AT&T’s President of California, Rhonda Johnson, moderated this impactful conversation. 

Advancing Authentically: Owning and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

In a moderated conversation led by SVLG’s Director of Local & Regional Government Relations & Lead of Women’s Leadership Series, Kristen Brown, Malia Cohen, Chair of the California State Board of Equalization; Hannah Gordon, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer at The San Francisco 49ers; Shari Mager, US National Capital Market Readiness Partner at KPMG; and Safiya Miller, Software & Digital Platforms Account Teams Director at Microsoft, all joined in on a discussion about how women get past imposter syndrome and how to confidently step into the leadership roles we deserve. 

Funding, Founding, Female

Aimee Allison, Founder & President at She the People; Julian Guthrie, Founder & CEO at Alphy; and Jessica Chen, Co-Founder at DefiPay Networks, touch on their unique stories including what they had to do differently than their male counterparts to secure funding, what this process looked like for them, as well as tips they share for our members traveling the same path. This conversation was moderated by SVLG’s SVP and Head of Communications, Laura Wilkinson