07 Oct Nicole Soluri Named CEO of Professional BusinessWomen of California
The Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) today announced the appointment of Nicole Soluri as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Nicole will build upon PBWC’s momentum following its highly successful August 2020 virtual conference, #ForGood.
Soluri brings over 15 years combined experience in senior executive and legal roles, and nonprofit and government leadership, across industries. Soluri previously served as a member of PBWC’s board of directors, including three years as Board Chair and President. Most recently, Soluri served as an appointee of Governor Brown in key positions within the State of California, including Chief Deputy Director and Chief Counsel. At PBWC, Soluri will oversee business strategy, operations, programming, and sponsor relations.
Soluri reports, “Never has there been a more critical time to provide women with the tools to achieve professional success. As we collectively continue to respond to the challenging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on professional women, PBWC’s board and management team recognize the importance of providing our community with tangible solutions, support and inspiration for navigating a successful career. As a professional and mother of two elementary school children, I care deeply about mitigating the negative impacts of the pandemic. We have seen several positive steps forward in terms of gender equity, diverse and inclusive workplaces, and recognition that women and diverse perspectives belong in the corporate board room, and I’d like to keep moving in that right direction. PBWC is a leading voice in this crusade, and I have great optimism around what we can accomplish.”
Dominica C. Anderson, PBWC Board Chair and Partner at Duane Morris LLC said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled with Nicole Soluri filling our CEO chair. Not only does she have the professional background we have been looking for but she has actually served the organization for years, including as past Board Chair and President. We were looking for and found our best candidate right under our own noses. Our future looks bright!”
Soluri received her J.D. from the UC Davis School of Law, and her B.A. from Santa Clara University. She also serves on the board of the Sacramento Children’s Home and is a member of the Northern California chapter of the International Women’s Forum.