conversation ON BOARD DIVERSITy


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Chair & Co-chairs

Lindsey Nitta

Executive Director — California Women LEAD

Jenine Smith

CEO — J. Smith & Co.


Mona Pasqual

Chair of Board — California Women LEAD

Bio to come!

Vip keynote panelists

Jennifer Newsom

First Partner 

Bio to come!

Simiso Nzima

Head of Investments — CalPERS

Bio to come!

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Board Member — Sempra

Bio to come!

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado

Head of Strategy, VP & GM — Macy’s

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado is committed to enhancing the quality of lives and businesses through her work with next generation consumer brands – overseeing acquisitions, new brand and business developments, and critical business transformations. Anddria is the youngest Black public board director in the country, serving on the board of Umpqua Bank, where she is a member of the Finance and Capital Committee and Compensation Committee.

Anddria received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark Atlanta University. Her professional work and development insights have earned recognition in several publications, including Forbes, Architectural Digest, Black Enterprise, and The Everygirl.

Corporate Boards: Umpqua Bank, Diligent Corporation

Director coaches

Scott Sifax

Kim Box

Donna Miller

Connie Collingsworth

Billie Greer

Cristina Rose

Mona Pasqual

Mariann Hyland

Vice President — People and Culture, Oregon Community Foundation

Corporate Boards

University of Western States

Natalie Hocken

Katherine Durham

leadership committee members

Vikita Poindexter

President — Poindexter Consulting Group, LLC

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