The 2017 PBWC Industry Leader Awards

The Professional BusinessWomen of California is pleased to announce the 2017 PBWC Industry Leader Awards

PBWC Industry Leaders are recognized at our annual conference. This honor is given to both emerging leaders and established senior executives who have demonstrated excellence connecting, mentoring and advancing women; who have led groundbreaking and industry-changing innovation; or who have provided unique and unparalleled inspiration to their companies or their communities at large.

2017 Industry Leaders

Danielle Brown

Danielle is a tech industry influencer and leader who has advanced the conversation and drove real results for greater workforce diversity and inclusion at Intel and in high tech….

Michelle Di Gangi

Michelle co-founded Bank of the West’s first resource group committed to the personal and professional growth of women through coaching, education, mentoring and networking. She also helped to found…

Leslie Tabor

Leslie is highly passionate about Diversity & Inclusion at Schwab and across the financial services industry. She believes in the value that diversity brings to the workplace and is…

Inhi Suh

Inhi chairs IBM’s Women Executive Council, leading executives and champions worldwide to increase and support our executive representation as well as the pipeline for leadership roles. She and the…

Nailah Thompson, DO, MD

Dr. Thompson fully realizes the importance of not only establishing a medical diagnosis and treatment and teaching preventive healthcare, but also identifying and addressing barriers to health and health…

Pat Wadors

Under Pat’s leadership, LinkedIn is taking the next steps and leading efforts in creating a true culture of belonging. In 2016 , Pat was named one of the 50…

Kim Rivera

Kim leads on Diversity and Inclusion inside and outside HP. She advises on HP’s enterprise D&I strategy. Kim also recently announced HP’s “diversity holdback” program, which uses financial incentives…

Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter, founder/CEO of Silicon-Blitz, is a leading pioneer in the digital business revolution. She focuses on helping companies with innovation, technology, and cognitive diversity. Her fifth book, Extreme…

Gail Thomas

With over 20 years at Microsoft, Gail continues to drive for stronger teams through inclusive practices and diverse hiring. Gail is passionate about growing and developing talent as an…

Mary Francis

Mary established a pro-bono program and serves as diversity council executive sponsor helping promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession at Chevron. She secured VA disability benefits for…

Janet Loduca

Prior to her current role she was VP of Investor Relations, VP of Safety, Health and Environment, VP, Corporate Relations, and chief of staff to the former PG&E President….

Lori Friedman, PhD

Lori has been a tireless leader of women’s advancement in science. Lori serves on the AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, the WICR scholar awards committee, and chairs the…

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