SF State of Women; 2018 Summit

"Stronger Together"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


The SF State of Women; 2018 Summit will build bridges across campus by encouraging women’s professional success in leadership and empowering them to inspire change at San Francisco State University.  As women, we are “Stronger Together” as we learn from one another. At this event, an array of topics presented on a peer-to-peer platform will benefit staff, faculty and student leaders.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE:                Tuesday, April 10, 2018


8:15 AM – 9:00 AM


Workforce Career & Care Workshop

(this class is tailored for individuals in Facilities and Housing)

Ann M. Sherman, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (Interim), Administration & Finance

Yolanda Gamboa, Ph.D. Peggy H. Smith Clinic Counseling Coordinator, Counseling & Psychological Services


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

SESSION 2: Keynote

Welcome & Introduction:

Ann M. Sherman, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (Interim), Administration & Finance

Keynote Speaker:

LuoLuo Hong, Ph.D., MPH, Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management


10:15 AM – 11:00 AM


Working Together: Conflict Management & Finding Your Voice

Christina Sabee, Ph.D., Dean of Equity Initiatives & Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator

Theresa A. Pollard, J.D., Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Human Resources


11:15 AM – 12:00 PM


Advance Your Career: How, Why & the ROI of Higher Ed

LaCora Ayala, Associate, Director of Operations & Compliance (Interim), Human Resources

Jeannette M. Peralta, Ph.D., Associate Vice President (Interim), Human Resources

Lavette Spencer, Lead Disability Specialist, Disability Programs & Resource Center


12:15 PM – 1:45 PM


Pathways to Leadership & Lessons Learned

Jennifer Summit, Ph.D., Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ann M. Sherman, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (Interim), Administration & Finance

Linda Oubré, Ed.D., MBA, Dean, College of Business

Carmen Domingo, Ph.D., Dean (Interim), College of Science and Engineering

Nancy Robinson, Ph.D., Dean (Interim), College of Education

Amy Sueyoshi, Ph.D., Dean (Interim), College of Ethnic Studies


LuoLuo Hong, Ph.D., MPH, Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM


Building Diversity, Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias

Audrey Parangan-Smith, Ph.D., SF BUILD Assistant Director, College of Science & Engineering

Sue V. Rosser, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Office Special Advisor on Research Development and External Partnerships


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM


Strategizing For Your Financial Health

Yesenia Luna, Branch Manager, US Bank at SF State

Marina Shevyakova, Associate Director of Financial Services, Housing, Dining & Conference Services


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM


Self Care as Resistance and Emotional Wellness during Stressful Times

Jul Custodio, Mental Health Educator, Health Promotion & Wellness

Laurene Dominguez, LCSW, Clinical Counselor/Coordinator of The SAFE Place 


3:15PM – 4:00PM


First Gen Womxn of Color Experiences/The Connection of SF State Womxn to the #Metoo Campaign

Aimee Zenzele Barnes, MA Ed., Director of Diversity & Student Equity (Interim)

Norma Salcedo, AB 540 and Dream Resource Center Coordinator


3:15PM – 4:00PM


Things Change: How to Become your Own Personal Change Manager

Solinna Kim, Risk Analyst, Enterprise Risk Management

Melissa Beckford, President, Providing Opportunity for Women (“POW”)

Cassandra Appleby, Head of Speaker Series, Providing Opportunity for Women (“POW”)


3:15PM – 4:00PM


Emotional Intelligence; Why It Matters

Renée Stephens, MA, Educational Opportunity Program, Admissions & Outreach Coordinator

Gabriela Segovia-McGahan, American Indian & Latina/o Studies, College of Ethnic Studies 


4:15PM – 5:30PM 

Closing Panel: Putting your Passion into Action


Kathy Kwan: https://news.sfsu.edu/news-story/sf-state-announces-13-million-gift-enhance-student-leadership-skills-job-readiness

Mary Beth Love: https://news.sfsu.edu/news-story/founder-metro-success-program-receives-csus-wang-family-excellence-award

Neda Nobari: http://news.sfsu.edu/news-story/philanthropist-and-executive-neda-nobari-%E2%80%9984-be-2017-commencement-speaker




Registration is free for campus Staff, Faculty and Student Org Leadership. Register here: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_abcxQUvHpAIvAoZ.

This event is inclusive and welcomes ALL campus employees.


Event Contact:


Nancy Ganner                                      ganner@sfsu.edu

Darleen Franklin                                darleen@sfsu.edu


SF State Women's Coalition - Mission Statement:


The SF State Women’s Coalition was formed to celebrate community among staff, faculty and student group leaders with forums such as the 2018 Summit, in order to foster engagement, develop collaboration and culture through this cross-campus coalition. It meets the Mission of our university by supporting the Courage to nurture growth both professionally and personally, promotes continued learning and the Life of the Mind, assures Equity by celebrating the diversity of our campus, builds Community in our common sense of purpose, and insures the Resilience needed to affect positive change within and beyond our campus perimeter.

SF State Women's Coalition           women@sfsu.edu