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2020 Women on Boards’ National Conversation on Board Diversity: San Diego

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On November 15th business leaders across the country will meet to discuss the importance of diversity in the corporate boardroom and part of the annual Women on Boards 2020 National Conversation on Board Diversity. This year’s theme is Building the pipeline: How do we prepare ourselves and find director opportunities?

Please join us at WD-40 Company’s beautiful new headquarters for an evening of networking and discussion.  You will learn about the current state of corporate board diversity at San Diego companies and hear from leading San Diego directors and executives about how their boards achieve high levels of diversity.  You will also walk away with actionable ideas for enhancing your candidacy for corporate board seats.


This event is made possible by generous support from our Lead Sponsor WD-40 Company and Event Sponsors Sempra Energy and the University of San Diego School of Business.

San Diego Event Schedule:

6pm – 7pm:  Networking and hors d’oeuvres

7pm – 9pm:  Welcome Remarks by California Senator Toni G. Atkins, Presentation on the Current State of Gender Diversity on San Diego Company Boards, Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Speakers and Panelists include Annalisa Barrett, University of San Diego School of Business; Julia Brown, Director, Albireo Pharma, Inc. and American Gene Technologies; Christina deVaca, CEO of Corporate Directors Forum; William Jones, Director of Sempra Energy and certain funds under management at Capital Research and Management Group; Susan Major, Founder & CEO of Major Executive Search; Susan Snow, Principal at Transitional Finance Partners; Susan Swenson, Director of Wells Fargo and Harmonic Inc.; and Martha Wyrsch, EVP & General Counsel of Sempra Energy and Spectris plc.

Ticket Prices:

General Admission:  $75

Student/Non-profit Admission: $20

Diversity Champion:  $220 (includes 2 tickets to the event and recognition in all event promotions and at the event)

For additional information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Event Chair, Annalisa Barrett, at abarrett@sandiego.edu

2020 Women on Boards is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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WD-40 Company Headquarters Building
9715 Businesspark Ave.
San Diego, CA 92131
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