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
@megbear

Orchid Bertelsen
Digital Innovation Lead, Nestlé USA
@OrchidBertelsen

Minela Bjelevac
Senior Manager People Success at Y Media Labs
@minelabje

Stacy Brown-Philpot
CEO at TaskRabbit
@sbp04

Anne Dwane
Co-founder and Partner, Village Global
@adwane

Katie Doherty
Co-founder, Female Founder School

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

Meagen Eisenberg
CMO at TripActions
@meisenber

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
@juliahartz

Caroline Huaranca
Principal, Kapor Capital
@carohuaranca

Claire Hughes Johnson
COO at Stripe
@chughesjohnson

Kim Jabal
CFO at Weebly
@kimjabal

Pam Kostka
CEO and Advisor
@PamKostka

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

Erica Lockheimer
VP of Engineering, LinkedIn
@EricaLockheimer

Jana Messerschmidt
Investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners
@janamal

Michelle E. Messina
CEO and Founder, Explora International LLC

JeanAnn Nichols
Executive Coach
@JeanAnn_Nichols

Bhargavi Nuvvula
Head of Corporate Technology, BNY Melon
@BHARNUVV

Katie O’Brien Penn
Director of Platform Marketing, Twitch
@ktopenn

Lexi Reese
COO at Gusto
@lexir

Camille Ricketts
Notion HQ
@CamilleRicketts

Diana Rothschild
Head of Strategic Partnerships, TaskRabbit
@DianaRothschild

Sarah Shewey
Founder and CEO, Happily
@pinkcloud

Sally Thornton
CEO and Founder, Forshay
@SallyThornton

Yasmeen Turayhi
Author: Product Marketing Debunked

Jill Wetzler
Director of Engineering at Lyft
@JillWetzler

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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