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Ashley Judd Humanitarian, Author, Actor

OCTOBER 20, 2016

WELCOME Thank you for joining us!

Tanis Crosby

For over 110 years, YWCA Silicon Valley has identified the unique needs of the Santa Clara County community and in response delivers innovative programs to meet those needs. We are a movement. As the largest women’s organization in the world, YWCA empowers women, children and families while taking on the audacious mission of eliminating racism, hatred and prejudice. To enable a better future for all in Silicon Valley, we’re working at the intersection of race, gender, and violence each and every day. YWCA Silicon Valley is one door to many solutions. We are here to support those who have been impacted by violence. We are here to provide safe, supportive and affordable housing, trauma informed counseling and client-centered support services, quality early childhood education, and education and prevention programming. This year alone, our doors will open over 20,000 times to provide these critical services. We couldn’t do this without you.

Barbara Wakefield

YWCA Silicon Valley is on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence; to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness; and to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap. With your help we will succeed!

Barbara Wakefield, Board President YWCA Silicon Valley

Tanis Crosby, CEO YWCA Silicon Valley

YWCA Inspire Luncheon Keynote Speakers 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Helen Hunt Geena Davis Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE Jackie Joyner-Kersee Dee Dee Myers Doris Kearns Goodwin Sonia Manzano Alfre Woodard Billie Jean King Mavis Leno Gloria Steinem Sally Ride Benazir Bhutto

2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Patty Duke Janet Reno Linda Ellerbee Mary Lou Retton Susan Estrich Isabel Allende Dr. Joycelyn Elders Dr. Mae Jemison J. Frances Lear Ellen Goodman Anna Quindlen Wendy Wasserstein


Welcome and Acknowledgements Barbara Wakefield Board President, YWCA Silicon Valley

LUNCH Inspire Video YWCA Is On A Mission Tanis Crosby CEO, YWCA Silicon Valley

Presentation of YWCA Empowerment Awards Tanis Crosby and Barbara Wakefield

YWCA Empowerment Award Recipients Maria De Lourdes Cordova Diaz Survivor and Advocate Deborah Pembrook Chair of the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, Outreach Advocate for Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Call to Action Gea Carr Realtor, International President’s Elite, Coldwell Banker Board Member, YWCA Silicon Valley

Keynote Speaker Introduction Lesley Slaton Brown Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett Packard, Inc.

Keynote Speaker Ashley Judd Humanitarian, Author, Actor

Thank you and Closing Video

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Ashley Judd Humanitarian, Author, Actor Ashley Judd is well known for dexterously starring in both box office hits and for turning in unforgettable performances in fine independent films. From her debut in Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize winner, Ruby In Paradise, to Where the Heart Is, Simon Burch, Helen, De-Lovely, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, her films tell very personal stories-- which is exactly what Judd does when she is not making movies. But the stories she tells are not about being a Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress or about making People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list three times. As a board member for Population Services International (PSI) and as Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS, Judd speaks on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Judd has traveled the world to do international public health work on all fronts– maternal health, child survival, human rights, family planning, STD and HIV prevention, and malaria prevention and treatment. She has experienced firsthand the connection between poverty, illness, and gender inequality, and how that sets up the pain and degradation that is sex and labor slavery (on which she testified before the General Assembly of the United Nations). Judd says, “The more we hear their stories, the more motivated we are to heal them and the social systems that victimized them in the first place. I believe with all my soul that the art of compassionate witnessing is at the core of global change and peace building.” She is also passionate about the environment. An eighth generation Kentuckian, she is an outspoken critic of mountaintop removal coal mining. A proponent of a “green collar” economy, Judd is committed to helping find innovative renewable energy solutions. In May 2010, Judd received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has spoken at many prestigious conferences around the world, including the London School of Economics’ Family Planning Summit, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also hosted a talk with President Clinton on the work of the Clinton Foundation for the London School of Economics. In 2012, she spoke on the floor of the Democratic National Convention as the delegate from Tennessee asked to cast the ballots for the party’s nominee for president and vice president. Whether it’s on behalf of a patient dying from a preventable illness a world away or on behalf a family struggling to find clean drinking water in Appalachia, Judd is telling the stories of the vulnerable and the at-risk. Judd says, “I don’t do it because I’m an actor. I do it because I’m a human being.”

YWCA EMPOWERMENT AWARD WINNERS MARIA DE LOURDES CORDOVA DIAZ Survivor, Advocate & Recipient of YWCA Empowerment Award Maria De Lourdes Cordova Diaz is an extraordinary and resilient Mother of two raising her two-and-ahalf- year-old daughter Penelope on her own, and son Adrian who lives in Mexico City. Based on her life experiences she has learned to make opportunities from that which has tried to break her down. She is a spiritual healer who studied Meta Physics in Mexico City at CEDEK from 20092012. Maria is an entrepreneur who is working hard towards her dream of being her own boss and creating a business in Life Coaching. One of her life beliefs is that the key to abundance is knowledge, so never stop learning!

DEBORAH PEMBROOK Chair of the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, Outreach Advocate for Monterey County Rape Crisis Center & Recipient of YWCA Empowerment Award Deborah Pembrook has many years’ experience in the anti-human trafficking and anti-violence movement. As Outreach Advocate for the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, Deborah conducts outreach in our community on human trafficking and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). She is Chair of the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey County, a regional collaboration of government agencies, nonprofit direct service organizations and businesses working to end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery. She serves on the California Department of Social Services Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Action Team Advisory Panel.

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TABLE CAPTAINS YWCA Inspire Luncheon Table Captains play an invaluable role to the success of the luncheon. We are deeply grateful for your continued dedication and support! THANK YOU!

2016 YWCA Inspire Luncheon Table Captains Alexandra Lopez, Cisco Systems, Inc. Andrea Elliott, The Health Trust Angelina Hendraka, Franklin Templeton Investments Ann Hosein, IBM Anna Quinones, St. Catherine’s Church Barbara Wakefield Bhumi Bhutani,, Inc. Brian Adams, Bellarmine College Preparatory Brian Welch, SCC Office of the DA Catherine Bechtel, Oleander Law Partners LLP Chris Di Salvo, Professional Effects Claudia Hevel Danielle Naftulin, Cooley LLP Dawn Goeringer, O’Connor Hospital Debbie Sanders, Alain Pinel Deborah Blackwell, Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme Dianne Lynch, Merrill Lynch Doreen Rovetti, Morrison & Foerster LLP Elaine Baldwin, Ad Dimensions Promotional Products Eve Orton Gea Carr, Coldwell Banker Gloria Ferguson, Bridge Bank Helen Hayashi, San Jose Downtown Association Jackie Mayer, Mayer & Associates Advisory Jamie Arreola, Organica Fresh Janice Berthold, Heffernan Insurance Brokers Juanita Dion, IBM Corporation Karen Burns, Sensiba San Filippo LLP Kate Schuelke Katie Beers

Kay Jackson, Charles W. Davidson Co. Kelly Berschauer, Marketing Communications Consultant Kristine Borrison, Los Olivos Women’s Medical Group LaDonna Silva, LMFT Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office Leslie Orta Linda LeZotte, Law Offices of Linda LeZotte Mani Farhadi, Steinberg Architects Marcia Obsniuk, IDZyne Marshall Anstandig, Bay Area News Group Mary Morris, HMC Architects Marybeth MacLean Matt D’Ambra, Facebook Molly Joy, Hewlett Packard Nora Denzel Pallie Zambrano, McManis Faulkner Patricia Ferrari, South Bascom Pediatrics, Inc. Pierluigi Oliverio, City of San Jose Robin Maniglia Sandra Moll, The Giordano Wealth Management Group Sarah Janigian, Community Volunteer Shannon Eagan, Cooley LLP Sharada Bose,, Inc. Sue Hickman, Petite Gardens by Sue Susan Walsh, City of San Jose Susanne Wilson, Solutions by Wilson Toby Fernald Tracy Wingrove, Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends Vanita Wells

At Cisco, we empower people to make a difference. How? Through diversity, inclusion and collaboration. We embrace these words which are fundamental to who we are. We live and work by them every day, and they’re how we are making the unimaginable a reality.

Š2016 Cisco Systems Inc.

Diverse backgrounds with different perspectives.



Barbara Wakefield Hewlett Packard (Retired), Community Volunteer

Ann Hosein Manager, IBM Corp

1st Vice President


Catherine Bechtel Oleander Law Partners LLP

Mary E. Morris, AIA, REFP, LEED AP Vice President / Pre-K – 12 Market Leader, HMC Architects

1st Vice President


Alexandra Lopez Chief Procurement Officer, Cisco Systems

Abe Darwish VP Real Estate & Site Services (Retired), 3Com

DIRECTORS Angelina Hendraka Controller – Americas, Franklin Templeton Investments

Susan Franzella Executive Human Resources Leader, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose Medical Center

Elba Linscott Diversity & Employee Engagement, Intuit

Susan Walsh, AICP Senior Planner, City of San Jose, Planning Division

Gea Carr Realtor, Coldwell Banker Kelly Berschauer Marketing Communications Consultant LaDonna M. Silva LMFT Self-employed, Psychotherapist Sapna Kapur Finance Director, Ads Product, Google   Sharada Bose COO, Hewlett Packard (Retired), Chair of Board, Abhinaya Dance Company

Susheel Chandra Managing Director, Accenture, LLP Tracy Wingrove Executive Director, Santa Clara Library Foundation & Friends


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185,676 hours of empowerment & tech inspired programming provided for girls


in childcare scholarships as discounted tuition provided to families


YWCA Silicon Valley would like to thank the following volunteers who play a critical role in ensuring the success of our annual signature events and fundraising efforts.

Fund Development Committee Members Alexandra Lopez Anna Quinones Elba Linscott Gea Carr Kelly Berschauer LaDonna Silva, Chair Marybeth MacLean Susan Swanson

Event Implementation Committee Members Anne Kiernan Cheemin Bo-Linn Emily Kelley Juanita Dion Katey Koehn Mary Morris Marybeth MacLean Sabina Burns Sarah Mosso Sue Hickman Susan Swanson Uni Buckley

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