Leadership – The Act of Influencing Others

Everyone is a leader regardless of their background, tenure, function or level. Hear the perspective from diverse leaders in their respective fields to talk about their journeys and leadership advice, and what lies ahead.

This event is open to men and women at all levels. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 Doors open for registration and networking




Close and networking

Program wrap up

Place: Visa Headquarters

900 Metro Center Boulevard

Foster City, CA 94404

-onsite free parking will be available-

To register, go to: www.pbwccommunityevent.eventbrite.com


Puja Jaspal is SVP, Global Technology HR at Visa Inc. overseeing the talent pipeline for the entire company.   Her global team is focused on attracting a diverse slate of top talent, on boarding new hires and developing a rich set of development programs a rich set of development programs at Visa University to engaged retain employees.

Puja earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Puja lives in San Mateo with her husband and daughter and enjoys cooking, soccer and tennis.

Layli Miller-Muro is the Founder and CEO of the Tahirih Justice Center, which provides free legal services and engages in advocacy on behalf of immigrant women and girls fleeing human rights   abuses.   Layli founded the organization in 1997 following her involvement as a law student in a high-profile case that set national precedent and revolutionized asylum law in the United States.

Prior to joining Tahirih,  Layli was an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter where she practiced international litigation and maintained a substantial pro bono practice. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Layli was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals. Layli was named Newsweek/Daily Beast’s 150 Most Fearless Women in the World, GoldmanSach’s Top 100 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs, and won the Washington Post Award for Management Excellence.  She lives in Virginia with her husband and three young children.

“The most important thing I have learned to do is to trust my inner voice,” says Kathy Kamei, designer and CEO of the line of jewelry that bears her name.  Kathy was born in Alberta, Canada and has 2 sisters. After graduating from school, Kamei modeled and co-hosted a morning show in Alberta called Day by Day.

Following her stint in television, she launched a business that specialized in events for the fashion industry.  She is the mother of three beautiful and strong daughters, Alexa, Sydney and Kenzi.


Kathleen (Katy) Brown is a PBWC Board member at large and the General Manager, Enterprise and Partner Group of Microsoft.   With over 25 years in the IT industry, leading the NorCal Sales team has been one of the most exciting roles for Katy in her 19 years at Microsoft.  Committed to sales excellence and customer loyalty, Katy has been recognized with a number of awards for her sales achievement, management and leadership. She is especially proud of her local team winning the FY14 and FY16 District of the Year. Katy is passionate about empowering women and supporting local community organizations ensuring food and housing security.  A San Francisco native, Katy is a mother of three who enjoys running and yoga in her free time.