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.