AWE Members to Receive the 2013 Most Influential Women in Business Award

Congratulations to Elaine Lindenmayer, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Union Bank, and Michele Hermann, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Logitech, for receiving the SF 2013 Most Influential Women in Business Award! Elaine and Michele, along with AWE members Amy Bunszel and Dawn Willoughby,…

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Christie Fleming Senior Vice President of Marketing, Central Garden & Pet

Christie Fleming is the Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Central Garden & Pet, a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. She leads the Pet Nutrition and Equine divisions. Christie joined the Company in August 2011.

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AWE Member Manjula Talreja Receives Top 10 Women in Cloud Award

Congratulations to Manjula Talreja, recipient of the Top 10 Women in Cloud Award at CloudNOW, an executive consortium of the leading women in cloud computing focused on using technology for the overall professional development of women. “Cloud computing is transforming business across virtually every industry, and it’s imperative…

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AWE Members Kelly Merryman and Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i Recognized at the LA Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference Award

Congratulations to AWE Member Kelly Merryman, Vice President, Content Acquisition at Netflix, for winning the Rising Star Award at the L.A. Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference Award. In addition, congratulations to Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Vice President of Diversity and Communications at CBS, for being named a Top 5 finalist…

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Kirsten Wolberg, Vice President of Technology Business Operations, PayPal

Kirsten Wolberg, Vice President of Technology Business Operations, joined PayPal in June 2012 to lead the Technology Business Operations organization. Her team is responsible for all of the business operations functions for Technology, including strategic planning and investment, as well as portfolio management and end-to-end program management for strategic…

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Noriko Gee, Senior Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS

Noriko Gee was promoted to Senior Vice President, Programming Planning & Scheduling in August 2012. She reports to Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime. In her position, Noriko is responsible for scheduling all CBS primetime series, specials and movies. She will also continue to contribute to…

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AWE Member Margret Schmidt Receives Two Major Silicon Valley Awards

Congratulations to AWE Member Margret Schmidt who was named recipient of the 29th Annual YWCA Tribute to Women Awards, the longest running Women Recognition event in Silicon Valley. The YWCA honors Top Executive women and recognizes companies that promote women leadership. Margret was also recently awarded the Silicon…

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Shohreh Abedi, Chief Information Officer, Farmers Insurance

Shohreh Abedi is Chief Information Officer at Farmers Insurance, a position she has held since 2010. In her current role, she manages a team of several thousand IT professionals and is responsible for delivering all IT services to Farmer’s business units. She also manages sourcing partners who deliver all…

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Carol C. Reber, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Duckhorn Wine Company

Carol Reber is the Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer for Duckhorn Wine Company, which carries one of the finest portfolios of American super-luxury wine brands in the world today, including Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye Anderson Valley, Paraduxx Napa Valley, Migration and Decoy by Duckhorn. Carol is responsible for Duckhorn…

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Leading Information Security at Levi Strauss & Co: A Truly Global Approach by Elizabeth Dinsel

Elizabeth Dinsel, VP Global IT Governance, Risk & Compliance for Levi Strauss & Co., spoke at IT & Cyber Security Exchange on Tuesday, March 12th about the challenges that globalization brings upon the CIO/CISO and how to measure the overall success of the global organization.  She also discussed…

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Manjula Talreja, Vice President of Global Cloud Business Development, Cisco

Manjula Talreja is a 25-year IT industry veteran who has spent the majority of her career at Cisco, where her extensive experience in general management, business strategy consulting and operations of large scale IT systems has helped guide Cisco business teams through many inflection points. Manjula is currently…

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Brandi Galvin Morandi, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Equinix

Brandi Galvin Morandi joined Equinix in January 2003 and has served as Equinix’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since that time. Before joining Equinix, Ms. Morandi practiced in the corporate securities group at the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP (Gunderson Dettmer) in Menlo…

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