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Breakout (Workshop) Sessions

Session 1


The Girls Club -- Leveraging your Feminine Strengths to Get Business Done

Ellen Eder

Lucas 206

How to Ask for the Order and Get What You Want

Amy Grossman

Lucas 207

Creating Habits for Women in Leadership

Kristin Kusanovich

Lucas 210

Power of Your Network

Leslie Osborne

Lucas 306

Fight or Flight

Tori Verber-Salazar

Lucas 307

Session 2


The 4-1-1 on 9-1-1

Joanne Hayes-White

Lucas 210

What Successful Women Want You To Know Before You Start Work

Kristi Faulkner

Lucas 207

How to Establish a Career Empowering Women

Sherri Bonner

Lucas 206

SOS: Strength out of Struggle

Candice Tubera

Lucas 307

Not All Competitive Girls have Sharp Elbows

Leigh Hudson

Lucas 306

Come join a panel of four Santa Clara University graduates who have different trajectories, diverse backgrounds and newfound perspectives to share. These women will speak to us about transitioning into the working world and their experiences leaving SCU.  They will share their stories and help to inspire YOUR path.



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Keynote Speakers




Dorothy is the CFO of Alpine Investors, a private equity investment firm based in San Francisco with $1.5 billion in assets under management. Prior to Alpine, Dorothy was a Finance Operations Manager at Apple, Inc. where she was the finance lead for the Marketing and Merchandising divisions of Apple's global retail business. Dorothy has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Art History and Economics from Vassar College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in San Francisco where her rooftop lettuce garden and yoga classes keep her busy on the weekends.





Latanya (LT) Hilton has been a champion for social good and underserved communities for more than 15 years. Born into a family of educators, creatives and activists, she is dedicated to ensuring that innovative change makers and mission-driven organizations have the culture forward resources they need to advance positive change in today’s society. Through her roles in fund development and executive leadership, she has raised over $22 million to support education and nonprofit organizations.