Julie Castro Abrams
Founder and CEO — How Women Lead
CEO and Founder — Hearsay Systems
Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Systems, a leading enterprise SaaS insurtech based in San Francisco. Hearsay's agent and advisor actions platform enables every rep to behave like the top producer. Over 170,000 advisors and agents across insurance, banks, and wealth management firms in 22 countries rely on Hearsay to modernize the human client experience. A pioneer in the industry, Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Clara is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and previously held various roles at Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com. She graduated top of her class in computer science at Stanford University, where she also received an M.S. in computer science.
Corporate Boards: Starbucks
Vice President, Finance — Facebook
Susan Li is a VP of Finance at Facebook where she leads teams focused on Finance & Business Planning and Treasury. She joined Facebook in 2008. Prior to Facebook she was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. She holds a B.A. and B.S. from Stanford University. Susan serves on the Board of Alaska Airlines.
Corporate Boards: Alaska Airlines
CEO — DocuSign
Daniel Springer serves as CEO of DocuSign where he leads more than 5,000 employees worldwide to empower organizations of every size and industry to modernize their systems of agreement with the DocuSign Agreement Cloud. Springer has 30 years of executive leadership and experience in driving innovation and hyper growth across technology and, specifically, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry.
Prior to DocuSign, Dan served as Chairman and CEO of Responsys (MKTG), where he transformed and scaled the business from private start up to a publicly traded company, and then led the sale of the company to Oracle in 2013 for $1.6 billion. Previously, he was Managing Director of Modem Media and also served as CEO at Telleo, CMO at NextCard, and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Dan holds an MBA from Harvard University and an AB in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College.
Corporate Boards: YearUp
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
Founder & Principal — Elmira Street Associates, LLC
French American International School
Founder and Lead Innovator — Future School Lab
Friends of the Children; Construct Foundation; Oregon Community Foundation; Raido
Columbia Banking System; State Auto Mutual Insurance Company; Grand Central Bakery; Women’s Venture Fund
Chair & Co-CEO — Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)
The Greenbrier Companies; Grasshopper Bank
Vice President — People and Culture, Oregon Community Foundation
University of Western States
Commercial Banking Leader, Senior Vice President — Wells Fargo
Market Development Manager — K&L Gates LLP
Chief Community Engagement Officer and Chief of Staff — Technology Association of Oregon
Carrie A. Perez
Relationship Manager, Greater Portland Commercial Banking — Wells Fargo Bank
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — Portland General Electric
Co-Founder — Office of General Counsel Network LLC
Founder — CEOX
Partner — Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis
Managing Partner, Portland Office — K&L Gates LLP
Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff — Zapproved
Senior Vice President — Lee Hecht Harrison
Owner and Founder — Illumination Coaching LLC