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The 2023 Conference Center

Leading Together

The 3rd annual California Conference for Women was a two-day hybrid event held in-person AND on-line on March 1-2, 2023. Below is a recap.

Join Misty Copeland, Kelly Corrigan, Gail Devers, Naomi Osaka, Ginni Rometty and Constance Wu at the 2023 Conference for Women!

Conference In-Person


Shawn Achor
Gail Devers
Constance Wu
Gabby Rivera
DJ Umami
Kelly Corrigan
  • Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling Author, The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential
  • Gail Devers, Olympic Gold Medalist and Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) Patient Advocate
  • Constance Wu,  Actress & Author, Making a Scene
  • Gabby Rivera, first Latina to write for Marvel comics, LGBTQ+ advocate & Creator, Joy Uprising Podcast
  • DJ Umami, resident DJ, San Francisco Giants
  • Kelly Corrigan, bestselling Author & Host, PBS’s Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan

Conference Anywhere


Misty Copeland
Naomi Osaka
Ginni Rometty
Laysha Ward
Taylor Rooks
Ellen McGirt
  • Misty Copeland, First African American Female Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre, and Author, The Wind at My Back
  • Naomi Osaka, Tennis Icon, Founder, serial Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
  • Ginni Rometty, former Chairman, President, & CEO of IBM, and Author, Good Power
  • Laysha Ward, EVP, Chief External Engagement Officer, Target
  • Taylor Rooks, Sports Journalist, Anchor & Interviewer
  • Ellen McGirt, Founder, Sweet Equity Media, Fortune Senior Editor, raceAhead & co-host, Fortune’s Leadership Next podcast

Leadership Breakout Speakers

Stephanie Mehta
Rachana Bhide
Ruchika Tulshyan
Celeste Headlee
Dr. Swati Mohan
  • Stephanie Mehta, CEO, Mansueto Ventures & former Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company
  • Rachana Bhide, Leadership Psychologist, Broadcaster & Founder, The Corner of the Court Project
  • Ruchika Tulshyan, Author, Inclusion on Purpose, and Co-Author, “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome” (Harvard Business Review)
  • Celeste Headlee, Host, Women Amplified podcast, award-winning Journalist & Author, Speaking of Race
  • Dr. Swati Mohan, Psyche Guidance, Navigation, & Control Lead, NASA/JPL

Career Advancement Breakout Speakers

Kate Murphy
Lauren McGoodwin
Dr. Tina Opie
Daniela Pierre-Bravo

Personal Development Breakout Speakers

Farnoosh Torabi
Marisa Renee Lee
Cassie Holmes

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