Bibiana Gutiérrez, President
Bibiana Gutiérrez works as a member of the development department for a national non-profit organization that provides hands-on environmental science programs for children and teens and was a member of the organization’s Equity, Inclusion and Diversity committee. Skilled in coaching, communication, diversity training, multicultural education and also as consulting professional, with a Bachelor’s degree focused in organizational communication, Bibiana is passionately driven and committed to contribute and work for improving and empowering women.
Since 2015, she is an active member of the chapter and has served at different levels of management accross the organization. She has worked implementing strategies that strengthen Global Voices Film Festival since its premiere –providing support as Project Manager for marketing and communications, website content and social media management. Served as the film festival’s Digital Communications Director and Board of Strategic Communications. Currently Bibiana also chairs our film festival.
Laetitia Lee, Vice President
Laetitia Lee is a data analyst with strong focus on Artificial Intelligence. She was working as marketing professional across three continents over 5 countries in the past few years. However, she envisioned herself to apply innovation and science towards humanitarian problems and moved to San Francisco, establishing an organization to empower women in STEM to reach the gender equality in tech industry. She participated an open source project with Chicago Police Department to create propagation model to ensure the transparency and accountability of police conduct towards minority. She is also the active member for Women Who Code, encouraging women to provide mentorship to next generation. She is passionate to harness data analytics to accelerate the process of making the world more diverse and inclusive. She is currently working on the analytic team at Cisco.
Shaun Chaudhuri, Treasurer
Shaun Chaudhuri has been a passionate advocate for gender equality through his academic and work experiences. He graduated from Harvard University in 2015, majoring in gender studies and economics. In college, he competed for the varsity tennis team, wrote a student blog for the Harvard Admissions Office, and held a position at the Women's Tennis Association. Currently, he works on the finance team at a large tech company. Shaun chairs our Global Voices Film Festival (2017 & 2019) and our Safe Cities & Public Spaces event (2018).
Priya Kumar, VP of Events and Programs
Priya Kumar has been passionate about health equity, women’s rights, and racial justice throughout her life. Her passion for healthcare and energy to advocate for women in tech brought her to San Francisco where she currently works on the Commercial Strategy and Marketing team at Evidation Health, a women-founded health technology company that enables and empowers everyone to participate in better health outcomes. Priya graduated from the George Washington University in 2017 with a BA in Psychology, and a minor in Economics and Public Health. In college, she served as an Awareness and Advocacy Coordinator for GW Globemed, a chapter that equips vulnerable girls and women with knowledge and skills to break through the cycle of poverty in Uganda. She was also the Program Director of GW South Asian Society, an advocate in spreading awareness about South Asian culture.
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Jessica Yan, Membership Communications Director
Jessica is a life-long health equity, racial justice, and women’s equality advocate. She currently works as a social sector consultant at Redstone Strategy Group, providing strategic guidance to leading philanthropies and nonprofits in the health and education sectors. She served in Governor Hickenlooper’s administration and supported the implementation of the Colorado Health IT Roadmap to improve health care access across Colorado. In previous roles, Jessica has served as a reproductive health advocate, assisted in the development of the HardCall Podcast, and led and facilitated speaking events with prominent thought leaders, including Brené Brown, Anderson Cooper, Viola Davis, and Scott Kelly.
Jessica studied information analytics, organizational leadership, and biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated first in her class, was named Outstanding Graduate of the Year, and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.
Advisory Board –– Kate Byrne, President Emeritus
Kate is President of Intentional Media dedicated to shaping the impact economy by delivering media that drives movements. A leader in digital media and social impact for over 25 years she has married her interest in technology and its ability to advance publishing and social good. As Chief Growth Officer of Watermark, Byrne helped reinvigorate the Bay Area's largest and oldest women's leadership membership network global, giving women around the world access leadership and board positions via education, events and advocacy.
Kate served as Chief Revenue Officer of NewCo. She helped scale the 10-year-old global digital media platform as Interim COO and Chief Growth Officer at World Pulse using digital media to empower and train grassroots women leaders worldwide. She led the digital efforts for both the website and the digital magazine edition for Edutopia, the publication and website for the George Lucas Education Foundation. She is a is a Commissioner on the Marin Commission for Women and Girls and is an active member of the Opportunity Collaboration collective and The Feast. In 2011, she was named to the Folio: 40, a media industry top honor, and recognized as one of the 40 most influential top industry performers. Kate graduated from Stanford with a BA in Psychology.
Sydney Coleman began her diversity and inclusion advocacy when she studied social identity, inequality, and intergroup relations at Occidental College. She designed and conducted research on the relationship between internalized racism and colorism with undergraduate Women of Color. Sydney’s passion for social justice activism led to creating and driving more diverse and inclusive programming and policies in tech startups (both at Yelp and Nextdoor). She has taken on leadership roles in both corporate Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Steering Committees. Sydney has also designed employee inclusion surveys and held intergroup dialogues on social justice issues in the workplace. She works on equity, diversity, inclusion and integrity programs at Google in San Francisco & served as the VP of the chapter from 2018-2020.
An award-winning women’s empowerment leader, Amy was President of the Board of UN Women USA San Francisco Bay Area 2015 to 2019 where she led a turnaround of the organization, founding several of the organization’s most successful events, including the Global Voices Film Festival and the HeForShe Champions for Change Celebration. She served as a delegate and speaker at the UN Commission on the Status of Women during her board service.
Amy is currently the Founder & CEO of Inclusion Innovation, which trains teams to cultivate inclusive climates for innovation through engaging workshops using design sprints and virtual reality. She wrote and produced “Belonging”, a VR film she premiered at the UN that gives the viewer the experience of unconscious gender bias at work. She is also a critically acclaimed novelist, award-winning documentary filmmaker and expert speaker on call for the US State Department. She gave her TED talk, “It Hasn’t Always Been a Man’s World” at TEDxSacramento in 2014.