Applying the Principles of Biomimicry to Business

Congratulations to SF AWE Member, Wiebke Liu’s on her impressive TEDx talk Applying the Principles of Biomimicry to Business. By using the principles of nature, Wiebke believes we can develop businesses with sustainable growth, zero waste, and an interconnected efficient network of customers, partners and suppliers. Learn more…

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Jennifer Sprague, Vice President, Global Marketing, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

Jennifer Sprague serves as Vice President of Global Marketing at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP. With critically acclaimed collections, a loyal elite following and a strong worldwide presence, this fashion powerhouse has evolved into one of the hottest names in the fashion industry today. BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP has a presence on 5 continents with 13,500…

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Chisoo Lyons, Vice President, Analytics, FICO

The focus of Chisoo’s career is driving innovation that establishes FICO as the leader in analytic and decision technology.  Chisoo has had leadership roles in research as well as in business management.  As a leader in the research & development department, she led the commercialization of numerous products and services…

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Kaaren Hanson, Vice President of Design Innovation, Intuit

As Intuit’s Vice President of Design Innovation, Kaaren Hanson is responsible for deepening and expanding Intuit’s design innovation capabilities. Her team strategically oversees and executes Intuit’s Design Leadership and Design for Delight initiatives as well as projects to create visions for strategically important new opportunities.Kaaren’s contributions to the…

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Barbara Serby, Vice President, Recruitment, Warner Brothers Entertainment

Barbara Serby serves as Vice President, Recruitment, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  Warner Bros. is a leader in every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, product and brand licensing and broadcasting.In…

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AWE Volunteer Day

On January 27th,  AWE partnered with the non-profit EnrichLA for a day of community service at Thomas Starr King Middle School in Los Feliz, California. We spent the day with a group of 50 middle schoolers mulching, weeding, harvesting and planting fruit trees, flowers and vegetables in their school…

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Alexie Lee, Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Alexie H. Lee is Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. In her role as Chief Legal Officer, Alexie is responsible for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. The company’s corporate communications, government relations, risk management and sustainability,…

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Ruth Ann Keene, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Autodesk

Ruth Ann Keene is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Autodesk, Inc., a global leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services. In this role, Ruth Ann is responsible for the legal function for all Autodesk product, marketing, strategy, operations, business and technology divisions,…

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Cindy Elkins, Vice President and Head of IT Americas, Genentech

Cindy Elkins, Advancing Women Executives Leader Cindy Elkins joined Genentech in late 2007 as the Senior Director of IT Enterprise Applications and in March 2011 was promoted to Vice President and Head of IT Americas. At Genentech her team delivered at 100% transformation of…

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Cindy Elkins, Vice President and Head of IT Americas, Genentech

Cindy Elkins joined Genentech in late 2007 as the Senior Director of IT Enterprise Applications and in March 2011 was promoted to Vice President and Head of IT Americas. At Genentech her team delivered at 100% transformation of all US Commercial Operations systems including 110 projects, $85m…

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Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President, Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Stuidos

As Executive Vice President, Home Entertainment, for The Walt Disney Studios, Lori MacPherson leads the team responsible for the creation of consumer-facing products and programs that drive content ownership and expand the studio’s portfolio of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Dreamworks brands, franchises and characters across physical product and…

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Tracy Ward, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Prologis

Tracy Ward, Advancing Women Executives Leader Tracy Ward is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications for Prologis. She is responsible for developing the company’s overall communication strategy, as well as investor relations, public/media relations, and corporate brand management. Tracy joined the company in 2006 as…

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