Elizabeth Babcock, Chief Public Engagement Officer of the California Academy of Sciences, discusses the unique elements of one of the largest cultural attractions on the West Coast, including initiatives to improve access to STEM education, unique conservation efforts of endangered species, and its fascinating exhibits that are key to inspiring learning through discovery.
Diana Campoamor, President of Hispanics in Philanthropy, discusses the importance of ‘giving’ and the role of philanthropy in leveraging resources to connect Latino communities and organizations with foundations that will help them achieve their goals.
Telle Whitney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Anita Borg Institute, discusses how women have played a crucial role in the advancement of technology in America, and the need for organizations to not only recognize their incredible contributions, but also to open up more leadership opportunities for the overlooked pool of talent.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses how the institution nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community.
Telle Whitney, President & CEO of Anita Borg Institute, explains the importance of focusing on retention and representation of women in leadership roles in technology, and the impact that it has on encouraging younger generations of women at entry-level careers in engineering.
Susan Medak, Managing Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, discusses the diverse, passionate team of artists, staff and board members that has shaped the 48-year-old theatre into the successful organization that it is today.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses the importance for actors in training to interact with communities to develop empathy and a greater capacity to appreciate humanity.
Reverend Doctor Mark Richardson, President and Dean of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, discusses the current role of theology within secular society and how students of a practical and theological education can lead an integrated life of faith.