Senior Vice President
Lee Hecht Harrison
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 Campbell
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.
Esther is a Finance Principal in Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations Consulting practice. With more than 15 years of experience working within Finance, Esther’s experience spans Finance Transformation, Finance Controls and Governance, Finance Organization and shared services, as well as IFRS conversion. Esther has successfully led both domestic and global projects within several industry sectors including energy and resources, logistics and transportation, technology and the public sector.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Esther spent several years with Royal Dutch Shell in its global finance leadership development program studying for her CMA. She worked in the London, Houston, Rio de Janeiro, and Barbados offices covering several finance functions, including strategic planning, financial reporting, credit, controls, and energy trading risk management. Esther has a Masters degree from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
In addition to her professional activities, Esther is an accomplished mountaineer and public speaker having climbed the “seven summits”-the highest mountain on each of the seven continents-including a successful summit of Mt. Everest in 2005.
Director of Diversity &
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.
Social Good Project
Hyla Molander – author, social media maven, speaker, photographer, widow, wife, and mother of fourundefinedis the founder of Social Good Project and Co-Producer of Women Rock It events.
Her forthcoming memoir, Drop Dead Life: A Pregnant Widow’s Heartfelt and Often Comic Journey through Death, Birth, and Rebirth
had received interest from several literary agents, but all of them told Hyla that she needed to grow her readership to get a deal from a publishing house. She had never heard of Scribd.com, a social reading and publishing website, but hoped uploading short pieces there might help attract an audience for her writing. Less than a year after putting a short essay on Scribd, Molander accumulated 100k reads there. The first chapter of her memoir has been read 20k times on its own.
Hyla’s interviews and speaking engagements include the AllFacebook Expo, The Power of eMarketing Conference, Writer’s Digest, The Creative Penn, The Mama Monologues, Marketing The Muse, The National Association of Memoir Writers, HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show, National Widowhood Conference, Southern California Writer’s Conference, Litquake Festival, the Content, Creation, and Distribution Expo, and the Women’s Diversity keynote at Walmart Corporate Headquarters.
Her features include GalleyCat, The Good Men Project Magazine, Single Mom Seeking, Life360, Marin Magazine, Writing Mamas, and Scribd.com, where she has now been given the title of “Scribd Author Advocate.”
Hyla Molander is also the author of Finding Light, a collection of photography and words, which inspires others to find the light in their darkest times.
She will soon release Secrets of Scribd Success: A Step-By-Step Guide for Writers, Entrepreneurs, Non-Profits, and Corporations on Growing Their Audience with Scribd.com
Dr. Emily Moto Murase
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.