SF State Women's Leadership Conference


Please join us for San Francisco State University's Women's Leadership Conference on Friday, October 21st, 2016. The Conference will include breakout sessions and feature speakers from across SF State departments and divisions. This is an excellent opportunity to network and connect with fellow women leaders on our campus. Staff, faculty and students are all welcome to attend. 

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Location: Seven Hills Conference Center on campus

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Registration: Free

Note: A light breakfast and lunch will be served.



Seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will automatically close when the enrollment limit is reached. A limited number of waitlist slots are available.

The San Francisco State Women’s Leadership Conference welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations, please complete the online registration (above) and contact adminfin@sfsu.edu


A special thank you to UCORP for providing our marketing and promotional materials. 






  • Check-In
  • Light breakfast

Seven Hills Conference Center

  • Workforce Empowerment (NOTE: This class is tailored for individuals with limited English speaking skills): Marlyn Murcia, M. Ed '03, Sr. Case Manager, Bayview YMCA & Angela Scott, Transitional Coach, Workforce Department, Bayview YMCA
Towers Conference Center - Presidio Room
  • Opening Remarks & Introduction: Ron Cortez, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Administration & Finance
  • Keynote Kick-Off: TBA
Seven Hills Conference Center



 Breakout to one of the following: 

  • Conscious Leadership: Jeannette Peralta, Director of Talent Management & Compensation Solutions, Human Resources
  • F.E.A.R.: Grace Crickette, Associate Vice President, Business Operations, Administration & Finance, Brenda Ibanescu, Founder, Providing Opportunity for Women & Alaysha Riley, President, Providing Opportunity for Women
  • FMLA: Dao VanQuate, Human Resources Leave Program Manager
  • Social Media Leverage: Shae Hancock, UCORP & Mary Bagazinski, Administration & Finance

Conscious Leadership: Seven Hills

F.E.A.R: Towers Conference Center - Presidio Room

FMLA: Towers Conference Center - Richmond Room

Social Media Leverage: Russian/Telegraph Hills Conf. Center


BREAK (Snacks provided)

  • Advice to Myself, SF State Women Leadership Panel: Moderated by Ann Sherman, Senior Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Seven Hills Conference Center
12:40pm-1:40pm LUNCH Seven Hills Conference Center

Breakout to one of the following

  • Career Development: Shimina Harris, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct
  • Managing Stress & Conflicting Priorities: Susan Chen, LMFT, Clinical Counselor & Liaison to International Programs
  • Work/Life Balance As a Parent: Corinne da Cunha, Director of Strategic Business Operations, Physical Planning & Development & Megan Dobbyn, Associate Procurement Officer, Business Operations
  • Writing for Results: Helen Storrs, Director, Audit & Advisory Services 

Career Dev.: Towers Conference Center - Richmond Room

Managing Stress & Conflicting Priorities: Russian/Telegraph Hills

Work/Life Balance: Mt. Davidson/Twin Peaks

Writing for Results: Towers Conference Center - Presidio Room

2:35pm-2:50pm  BREAK (Snacks provided)  
  • Mansplaining & Manspreading: Ann Sherman, Senior Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Seven Hills Conference Center
  • Closing Remarks: Ron Cortez, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Administration & Finance
Seven Hills Conference Center