Marily Mondejar            Marily MondejarChief Executive Officer
Filipina Women’s Network

Marily Mondejar is a senior business leader with wide-ranging global experience as an entrepreneur, strategist and advisor to leading organizations.

She advises executives on leadership and career derailment issues, and consults on corporate image strategies, merger implications, scenario planning, and how to maximize performance, through work with executive teams, alliance-building, and inter-cultural communications.  Select clients included Cemex, Siebel, and Webex.

IMarily, the Founder & CEO of the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), has dedicated the last decade to transforming how global Filipina women view themselves and how others perceive them. The transformed image is of women initiating influential activities. Her initiatives to bring about this transformation have included producing alternative and more positive search results on the Internet for the term “Filipina,” embracing Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to launch a campaign to end domestic violence, and facilitating the creation of a pipeline of Filipina leaders with the skills to compete at all levels in all economic sectors. As the sixth of 13 children, Marily learned early how to get her voice heard by her family and carried this over throughout her career in roles as a community and business leader, as a board member for organizations working on improving the status of women, and as commissioner on various commissions and task forces appointed by San Francisco Mayors Wille Brown, Gavin Newsom and Edwin Lee.

Marily also draws from her experience as a survivor of an abusive relationship, a single mother, and a U.S. immigrant who started from scratch to promote networks for advancing the status of Filipina women globally. Marily has helped shift the language of mentorship to “femtorship,” and the mindset of Filipina women from being a silent force in society to a catalyst in changing the face of power in America and worldwide. Her impact can be measured by the countless number of women she brought along with her and those they will in turn bring along with them to positions of leadership.

Marily serves (and has served) on nonprofit boards and commissions including Leadership California, the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Group, the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel, Image Industry Council International, the American Society for Training and Development, to name a few. 

In 2010, she was honored by the California Asian Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus (nominated by Speaker Pro Tem Fiona Ma) with the Award for Excellence in Civil Rights; in 2012, she was selected by KQED as Local (S)Hero to celebrate Women's History Month; in 2013, California Woman of the Year; for Kapit-Bisig Women's Human Rights Award by Westbay; for Community Service by Asian Pacific Labor Alliance (APALA); in 2014, the Circle of Courage Award by the Women's Intercultural Network.

Marily was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure (CCII), the successor agency for the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission. CCII exercises land use, development and design approval authority for development projects which include Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point and Transbay Terminal and manages the former Redevelopment Agency assets in Yerba Buena Center. These projects represent $20 billion in assets and will create jobs, affordable housing, commercial space, parks and open space areas.

In 2011, she served on the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force convened every 10 years after the Census results are released, that redrew the boundaries of San Francisco's 11 districts, laying the groundwork for the city's political future for the next decade.

Barbara Mark, Ph.D.Barbara Mark, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder
Full Circle Institute                (Vice President)

Barbara Mark, Ph.D. is a consulting psychologist, consultant and executive coach. She works with ambitious and high-achieving female executives and women business owners.

Dr. Mark has been brought into the confidence of thousands of professional women seeking to maintain inner balance while facing diverse external demands, personal ambition, and the desire to feel satisfied and fulfilled personally and professionally. She has been working with women in business for nearly three decades across all industries from micro-business to Fortune 100 companies and has supported their success in the constantly changing landscape for female executives.

She is passionate about supporting women in leadership. "Today's global environment requires that we work together for the betterment of all. Women naturally bring skills to the table that are invaluable on the current global playing field. Life serves up many changes, opportunities, and challenges. My goal is to help and inspire women to face them with courage, passion, grace, and wisdom."

She completed her masters in Humanistic Psychology with a focus in adult development and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in human potential and leadership. She is also certified in meditation instruction, stress management, and Interactive Guided Imagery, a process of creating change through visualization and focused attention.

Dr. Mark is recognized expert on adult development and is a sought-after coach by women who are looking to make appropriate and actionable personal and professional decisions at any stage of their lives and careers. Helping her clients find clarity around everything from how to deal with strategic career challenges to avoiding hot flashes in the boardroom makes her an invaluable asset to every woman in business.

She continues her professional training and personal development on a regular basis to stay current with local and global trends in leadership as well as staying at the top of her own game. As a result she remains a thought-leader in the areas of personal development, leadership, and cross-generational communication. She is the recipient of the “2010 History Maker – Most Power Women of the Bay” Award and is a frequent keynote speaker.
She lives in San Francisco with her husband.

Melissa SandgrenMelissa Sandgren

Melissa Sandgren is a strategy consultant who analyzes deeply held socio-cultural norms in countries, cultures and societies. By recognizing engrained values and norms, societies can begin to shift dialogue in ways that are constructive, productive and relevant to achieve more equitable outcomes. 

Melissa's background includes time with UN Women, the World Health Organization, the Global Fund for Women, the Women's Foundation of California and VDay. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School where she was heavily involved with the Women in Public Policy Program. She is passionate about using technology to bring innovative ideas to the public sector and to foster social change within societies. She has lived, traveled and worked in more than 70 countries.

In her spare time, she trains for marathons, enjoys the Bay Area and researches and writes on gender. Two recent articles published in the Harvard Kennedy School Review can be found cross-posted below:

Dr. Emily Moto MuraseDr. Emily Murase
Executive Director
San Francisco Department
on the Status of Women

After serving on the Commission on the Status of Women, Dr. Emily Moto Murase was appointed Executive Director by Mayor Gavin Newsom in July 2004. Dr. Murase  previously served as a director in the first Clinton White House.

A Founding Sister of the Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute, she currently co-chairs the Parent Teacher Community Council of her daughter's public elementary school, the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program West. She holds an AB from Bryn Mawr College, a master's from the Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, and a PhD in communication from Stanford.

Emily resides in San Francisco with her husband Neal Taniguchi, Chief Fiscal Officer at the San Francisco Trial Court, and her two daughters Junko Taniguchi (5), Chief Negotiator, and Erin Murase (2 1/2), Chief Curiosity Officer of the Murase/Taniguchi household.

Peg McAllisterPeg McAllister
Senior Vice President
Lee Hecht Harrison
(Nominating Committee Chair)

Peg McAllister is Senior Vice President in the San Francisco office of Lee Hecht Harrison.  In this position, Peg consults with corporate clients for Career Transition and Outplacement, Career Development and Leadership and Change Consulting and Executive Coaching, providing customized solutions.

Peg has more than 25 years of experience in the Northern California market in leading and creating human capital solutions.  Peg served as Vice President of Adecco Employment Services, where she successfully integrated the Western Division of Olsten Staffing Services ($770 MM). She has extensive experience in building national strategic business relationships with Fortune 500 companies and developing strong, high performance service teams.

Peg holds an MBA from California Lutheran University.  Her professional development includes coursework in leadership development, teamwork and change management.  She was awarded Olsten’s highest honor, The William Olsten Line Leadership Award for exceeding goals by 52%, building customer relationships that foster loyalty and her achievements in human capital development.  She has received multiple Lee Hecht Harrison Presidents’ Awards for Outstanding Performance and Team Excellence.  

Peg is an Executive Board Member of the Bay Area Council and is active with the Strategic Development Committee.  She also serves on the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on Status of Women, as a mentor for Bay Area Girl Scouts, and a ChristCare Leader at Trinity Lutheran Church. She is often called upon by media and the community to comment on employment, workforce regeneration, retention and leadership trends.

Patricia M. Bovan CampbellPatricia Bovan
Technology and Commercial Transactions Attorney

Patricia’s career has focused on negotiating and closing pivotal technology contracts, revenue generating deals and strategic corporate transactions for HDS, Sun, Symantec, Kellogg and Atomic Tangerine, an SRI technology start-up.

She is active in women’s and community issues. Recognizing the importance of gender equity (both from a business success and simple fairness perspective), she collaborated with the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women to implement the Gender Equality Principles initiative (GEP), and is a member of the GEP Advisory Council.

Patricia was selected as a Mentor to women in technology from the Middle East and Africa as part of the TechWomen program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and joined the State Department delegation to Morocco and Jordan. She is a member of the Board of Pocket Opera, which performs classical opera re-imagined in the English language.  She is a member of the Leadership California Class of 2011, and a past Co-Chair of the Women for Women International San Francisco Circle.

Patricia received the Queen’s Bench Bar Association Annual Merit Award.  She was appointed Queen’s Bench Officer and Director in 2007 and also served as Director of the Queen's Bench Foundation in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations granted an Annual Public Service Award to a Mentoring Program she led at Juvenile Hall for five years.

Patricia received her B.A. from Cornell University, and J.D. from Case Western Reserve.

Cathy CampbellCathy Campbell
Director of Diversity &
Inclusion Strategy
Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. 

Over the course of her twenty year career, she has led the development and implementation of corporate-wide initiatives in the financial services and software technology industries.  

In her current role, Ms. Campbell has integrated diversity and inclusion within the design of leadership and employee development, workforce planning, talent pipeline development, Employee Resource Group programs; as well as in financial fitness programs to further Schwab’s purpose - To Help Everyone Become Financially Fit.

Prior to Schwab, Ms. Campbell has served in a variety of roles responsible for Human Resources consulting, employee relations, business analysis and metrics, EEO investigations, and Affirmative Action compliance.  

Ms. Campbell currently serves as a founding Board Director for the California Diversity Council, Chairperson of the Northern California Industry Liaison Group Steering Committee and founding corporate sponsor of the “When She Speaks” Leadership Series in San Francisco produced by RAL & Associates.

Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.  She and her husband are both native San Franciscans and enjoy life in the Bay Area with their two children.

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