Four powerful executive women give the nuts and bolts of cross-mapping your skills to current-day issues that have the greatest need - climate, culture, water, housing, education and beyond.
Learn how to generate passion in your organization, your community and in the world, and how to repackage and reconfigure your own skill set to become a successful agent for change, no matter where you are.
Christie Dames is a cofounder and partner at TechTalk/Studio. Ms. Dames’ specialty is helping executives to unearth the "invisible" blocks to personal and professional accomplishment, discover their own authentic "personal capital" and tailor their messages to the audiences that matter. She also utilizes her unique approach to professional "matchmaking", bringing together people and ideas and creating unexpected connections, mutually beneficial relationships and revealing new hybrid insights which create unforeseen potentialities.
In 1996 Ms. Dames created the first technology speakers bureau for the Niehaus Ryan Group, which was dedicated to strategically placing leaders and visionaries before rapidly growing audiences in the evolving technology arena. Her clients included then start-ups Yahoo! and MapQuest, as well as Apple Computer for the iMac launch.
Earlier in her career Ms. Dames developed public/private partnerships, including creating the pilot program for the San Francisco Business Improvement District featured on CNN and C-SPAN.
Ms. Dames sits on the board of the Business and Leadership Forum for the Commonwealth Club of California.
As CEO, co-founder and chairman of Ofoto, Lisa Gansky drew on her entrepreneurial spirit and experience developing global web services. Gansky and the team worked to develop Ofoto into a world-class consumer services offering which she left once Kodak Gallery reached over 45M customers in 2005.
In addition to her roles at Ofoto and Eastman Kodak, she was a Co-founder and CEO of GNN, the first commercial website, acquired by AOL in 1995. Gansky has been an investor and board member of more than twenty internet and mobile services companies.
Maria Giudice is the CEO of Hot Design Studio. She is the co-author and designer of several award-winning books including Elements of Web Design, a guide for print designers crossing over into the web, and Web Design Essentials.
She holds a BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and was included in the book Who's Really Who: The Most Creative Individuals in the USA.
Lisa Nash is the CEO of Blue Planet Run. She brings 25+ years of senior consumer marketing roles with companies like American Express, Yahoo!, and Internet start-ups beginning with 9 years living in Asia, studying Mandarin Chinese & seeing the economic & environmental inequities that held back natural human potential.
Nash came to Blue Planet Run in early 2008 to use her skills & experience to change people's lives for the good on a daily basis, help BPR build its organizational effectiveness & consumer reach, & share the possibilities with her two daughters.
Blair Shane is Chief Marketing Officer of California Academy of Sciences.