Director, Financial Empowerment Initiative, City of Los Angeles
Olivia Calderon has a distinguished career advancing policies to bring economic and social justice to disenfranchised and low-income communities.
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Attorney and Social Justice Advocate
Although best known for her advocacy for gender equality and reproductive justice, for the last decade, Sandra Fluke has devoted her career to public interest advocacy for numerous social justice concerns, such as LGBTQ rights, worker rights, economic justice, immigrant rights, and international human rights, including focusing on the impact to communities of color.
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Chief Political Consultant, California State Senate, President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
Lisa Gasperoni is the Chief political consultant to California State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, is proud to announce the launch of her political consulting firm LG Campaigns.
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Manager, Strategic Planning, City and County of San Francisco
Hala K. Hijazi has over 15 years of management experience with the City and County of San Francisco, specializing in economic public policies and programs development and implementation.
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Courtney La Bau
Senior Investment Advisor, Borak Capital Holding
Courtney La Bau has most recently worked and lived between Cairo, Egypt and Los Angeles as a Senior Investment Advisor for Borak Capital Holding, an investment company specializing in packaged investment opportunities within the finance, real estate and entertainment industries across the Middle East, specifically in Egypt through Borak and its subsidiary companies.
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Political Attorney, Nossaman
Amber Maltbie is a political attorney with Nossaman, LLP, specializing in campaign finance compliance and disclosure, election administration, and governmental ethics. Amber also specializes in the intersection between U.S. and international election law, gender issues, and women's political participation.
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Independent Consultant, Strategy and Impact Investing
Deb Parsons has over 10 years in the social enterprise and financial sector working in business development, operations and leadersip roles. She currently works with investors designing and implementing investment strategies. She led the global fundraising efforts at WomanCare Global, a UK based charity that provides women access to safe affordable reproductive healthcare products.
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Partner, DLA Piper
Linda Pfatteicher is a partner based in DLA Piper's International Tax group in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices. Ms. Pfatteicher concentrates her practice in international tax and operational structuring, cross-border mergers, acquisitions and post-acquisition integration and international tax controversies.
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Hon. Susan Rose
Former Santa Barbara County Board Supervisor
During her more than 30 years experience in public administration, education and community activism, Susan Rose has been committed to the advancement of women, workplace issues and civil rights. She served two 4-year terms on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors during which she led efforts to create initiatives for affordable housing and homelessness, to improve the quality of life for women and families, and to ensure the environmental health of her community.
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CEO, 360 Total Concept, LLC
In 2006 Shonda Scott, CEO, founded 360 Total Concept, LLC, a management consulting firm based in San Francisco/Bay Area, to be a part of the solution.
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President, Seligman Consulting
Naomi Seligman, President of Seligman Consulting, has built her career on transforming talented people and organizations into powerhouses of influence. Her hard-hitting strategies have consistently put her clients on the map over the past 20 years, in a career spanning both Coasts and the very different worlds of Washington D.C. and Hollywood.
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Thuy Thi Nguyen
General Counsel, Peralta Community College District
Since October 2003, Thuy Thi Nguyen has served as General Counsel for the Peralta Community College District, which comprises of Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda, and Berkeley City College. At different points during her tenure as General Counsel, Thuy had served in additional roles as Acting Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and District-wide Strategic Planning Manager. She has also taught education law at California State University, East Bay.
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