The Industry Leaders Series SIG presents…
- Companies that achieve diversity in their management and on their corporate boards attain better financial results, on average, than other companies.
- Companies with the most women board directors outperformed those with the least on return on sales by 16 percent and return on invested capital by 26 percent.
- Companies with sustained high representation of women—three or more women board directors in at least four of five years—significantly outperformed those with no women board directors.
Come and join us to find out how successful women in technology made an impact.
Director, Call Center Operation, Hewlett Packard
Dr. Ashley Van Zeeland
CEO, Cypher Genomics
Before starting Cypher, Dr. Van Zeeland was Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Scripps Translational Science Institute and the Julia R. Brown Fellow at the University of California at San Diego Rady School of Management. Dr. Van Zeeland provides the necessary critical link between basic science and industry, having led both cutting-edge research programs as well as the development and maintenance of a large portfolio of public-private partnerships aimed at the advancement of translational science. Scientifically, her work has focused on the neurobiology and genetics of developmental disorders as well as the contribution of rare genetic variants to various neuropsychiatric diseases. Her list of publications includes a key manuscript in Science Translational Medicine describing how genetic variants associated with autism spectrum disorders influence wiring patterns of the brain. Dr. Van Zeeland holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of California at San Diego Rady School of Management.
Chief Marketing Officer, QuickPlay
Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Labs
Head of Office, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada
Lisa Stockley is directly responsible for providing leadership on the planning and delivery of a high-profile, integrated program to advocate Canadian commercial, economic, and political interests and to develop innovative strategies for the identification and implementation of business opportunities in high technology sectors, in the San Diego area. Canada currently ranks as California’s third-largest trading partner and San Diego’s largest export market. Southern California offers enormous potential for Canadian hi-tech businesses. The Consulate provides expertise and assistance in a number of specialized technology-based sectors, including ICT (wireless, health IT, software, nanotechnology, etc.), life sciences (biotechnology, health IT, medical devices), aerospace & defense, and Clean Technology. From a public affairs point of view, the Consulate of Canada seeks to promote understanding of issues such as Canada’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and the importance of enhancing the close cooperation between Canada and the United States. Previous to her responsibilities as Consul, Lisa worked for the Consulate of Canada, San Francisco for 5+ years, covering the Digital Media, Gaming and Cleantech sectors. Lisa holds a BES from the University of Waterloo.
Andrea Giralt, Former HP Supply Chain and Operations Executive
Mario Diez, Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada
Wednesday, October 2nd 2013
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