Session: Collaborative Leadership: Leading With Our Whole Selves
Being the leader through collaboration, compassion and communication.
Today, women at work have the opportunity to lead in a new way. We will celebrate the strengths we innately bring to work—collaboration, compassion, and communication— as the traits most needed in leadership. How can we harness what comes naturally to us so that we can lead with our whole selves? How can we nurture those we lead as we support the next generation of leaders?
- As a leader your purpose is to create a diverse and inclusive environment
- Ensure everyone feels valued, included and has a voice
- Lead by example
Ingrid Gonzalez is a versatile executive and client advocate with 17+ years of leadership and international sales experience in established Fortune 500, startup, and on/offshore International organizations. Coming from a humble background, Ingrid has strived throughout her life to make diversity, equity and inclusion a norm and has worked for the biggest and most innovative tech companies in the world. Currently, Ingrid is the Head of Sales at Google Cloud New York. Ingrid Gonzalez was appointed in July 2020 as a President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Positive Planet in the US – a foundation, helping further the businesses of underprivileged entrepreneurs in US communities, as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Ingrid is a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Google and is very active in supporting younger women in their career in the U.S.
Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer and a leading woman on the frontlines of tech herself. By day, she is an accomplished Principal Software Engineer in apps and information security at a leading Silicon Valley payments company. Lauren founded DevelopHer to help fellow women in tech (and men, too!) get ahead, stand out, and advocate for themselves after starting over herself from ground zero just nine years ago. And, because she invested in professional development and learned how to build her value and advocate for herself, Lauren was able to transform from rock bottom into a top, high-profile professional and transform her career in less than two years. Now, she’s really moving the needle to bridge the gender gap in tech and inspiring thousands of women in tech to build their best careers and break their own glass ceilings, too.
Dr. Jen Welter is a groundbreaking, barrier-busting force of nature. She is a female trailblazer, a sports pioneer, PhD, passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur and source of inspiration around the globe. Her relentless pursuit of individual excellence and success in challenging the status quo time and time again, fuels her current drive to help others achieve their best—in sports, health and wellness, professional pursuits and in life. She is driven by the belief that “Greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness—big or small—it becomes a part of who you are.” In every realm she tackles, Dr. Jen is a game changer, bringing vision, power and purpose to her mission of breaking the chains of what has always been and redefining what is and will be. She tackled her football career with fearless tenacity and an unprecedented track record of pioneering firsts. Building on her remarkable career in women’s football, that included 2 Gold medals with Team USA, 4 World Championships and 8 All-Star selections, Dr. Jen busted into the men’s game, as the first female running back signed to a men’s professional team. Blending her passion for the game with a powerful, unique communication style, she broke through the biggest boys club of all, the NFL, as the first female coach in the league and the Madden NFL 20 video game. Crystallizing her journey into a playbook for overall success, she published “Play Big, Lessons in Living Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL.”
Stacy Devino recently joined Stitch Fix as a leader in their mobile division. As far as current accolades and involvement, she is a Women Techmakers North America Mentor, GDG Organizer, Intel Innovator, and WWC Evangelist. She is noted for her work in diversity advocacy, tech democracy, "real-talk" personal and technical development, and an international keynote speaker. Stacy has been developing for Android for over 10 years and worked on nearly every aspect, currently specializing in rich app user experiences.
Diana studied Law & Criminology in London, UK but climbed the corporate ladder working in project & business management. She has held varied jobs such as Head of PMO, COO, Chief of staff and more recently Global Head of Strategy for Marketing, Communications & People with Financial Services I&D at Capgemini, an organization with annual revenue of $450M+ and 4500+ employees globally, where she owned the people agenda and built the Marketing & Communications portfolio, increasing brand and capability awareness.
Diana currently manages Curain Healthcare Services, an emerging Healthcare company where she and her team focus on Healthcare Solutions, Advocacy and bringing Therapeutic services to those in need especially children with special needs with compassion, efficiency and support for families while practicing the simple art of listening. Diana is very passionate about her volunteer work, she is an active member in Church, supports 2 non profit start ups and is on the board of the iREAD program from Agape House of Worship that is part of the Adopt a school program.
Diana recently designed and manages the Acclerator Hub program for Positive Planet US, (US Non profit) a key program focused on empowering minority women entrepreneurs to start new businesses. Diana also founded the Women Leaders Roundtable (WLR), a women led diversity group while at Capgemini. She has curated many programs for women, young people and for professionals to grow their career in the market place. Diana has also successfully launched many initiatives that helped improve gender diversity and employee engagement. Diana is a diversity champion, a speaker, a change maker and more importantly a mother of two who intends to revolutionize leadership by pushing the art of listening as a major resource leaders need to solve problems effectively and compassionately.