Women in Leadership Across the Bay Area and Beyond

There may be no better use case for Twitter than the crowd-sourced list.

Yesterday morning, a speaker for an upcoming USV Women’s Leadership breakfast event had to cancel at the last minute. With less than 3 days’ notice, I took to Twitter to seek last-minute guests to join the ~30 women who had already RSVP’ed to attend.

The results were astounding. In the end, I had a dozen Retweets or comments and even more DMs nominating the names of incredible women leaders all over the Bay Area and beyond.

We only needed a few speakers for our session on Tuesday, but I thought this list was so compelling that it needed to be shared even more broadly.

On my flight to the West Coast today, I aggregated everyone’s responses and nominations — 30 in total — and I thought I’d share them all below.

Whether you’re looking for a speaker for your own event or a few new faces for your Twittter feed, I hope you’re all as inspired as I was in reading through what these women have accomplished.

And to the three women who agreed to join us on Tuesday morning for our event — I can’t wait to meet you in person. Thanks, Twitterverse.

Women in Leadership Across the Bay Area and Beyond:

Lucy (Keoni) Baird
Customer Success Operations & Programs, Censia

Meg Bear
SVP, Product & Engineering at Juvo

Orchid Bertelsen
Digital Innovation Lead, Nestlé USA

Minela Bjelevac
Senior Manager People Success at Y Media Labs

Stacy Brown-Philpot
CEO at TaskRabbit

Anne Dwane
Co-founder and Partner, Village Global

Katie Doherty
Co-founder, Female Founder School

Salma El Hariry
Founder and CEO, S[k]alUp Ventures

Meagen Eisenberg
CMO at TripActions

Carolyn Frey
Chief People Office at Philz Coffee

Amanda Weeks Geveden
SVP, Managing Director at US Bank

Julia Hartz
CEO and Co-Founder of Eventbrite

Caroline Huaranca
Principal, Kapor Capital

Claire Hughes Johnson
COO at Stripe

Kim Jabal
CFO at Weebly

Pam Kostka
CEO and Advisor

Sarah Leary
Co-founder and VP of Marketing & Operations at NextDoor

Erica Lockheimer
VP of Engineering, LinkedIn

Jana Messerschmidt
Investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners

Michelle E. Messina
CEO and Founder, Explora International LLC

JeanAnn Nichols
Executive Coach

Bhargavi Nuvvula
Head of Corporate Technology, BNY Melon

Katie O’Brien Penn
Director of Platform Marketing, Twitch

Lexi Reese
COO at Gusto

Camille Ricketts
Notion HQ

Diana Rothschild
Head of Strategic Partnerships, TaskRabbit

Sarah Shewey
Founder and CEO, Happily

Sally Thornton
CEO and Founder, Forshay

Yasmeen Turayhi
Author: Product Marketing Debunked

Jill Wetzler
Director of Engineering at Lyft

Originally published at Dry Erase.

GM @USV, alum of @StackOverflow and @NorthwesternU, board member at @CompSci_High and @NUalumni, co-founder of #BeyondCodingNYC

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