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Rock Your Personal Brand!

November 2, 2016
5:30pm - 8:30pm
San Francisco, CA


Do you know how others perceive you?  Are you showing up as your most powerful self? Many women struggle with how to present themselves in a compelling way that still celebrates all the complex layers of identity that make each of us unique.  Join us for a deep dialogue on how to bring your amazing talents and authenticity front and center in telling your professional and personal story.  Then participate in an interactive workshop to learn how to craft a personal brand that will up your game and connect you to new opportunities and experiences.  


You don't have to be a woman to attend and get something valuable out of this workshop!  Space is limited to 100 attendees so register today!  

Agenda: (subject to change)

5:30pm Registration, Reception and Networking
6:00pm Welcome from Cindy Owyoung, CEO at Breaking Glass Forums
6:15pm Leadership Panel on the importance of personal branding, featuring:

- Laura Ziringer, VP of Business Development at Lee Hecht Harrison

- Vanessa George, Associate Director of Graduate Career Management at University of San Francisco

- Kira Vilanova, TV Host and Producer at Univision 

- Mai Ton, VP of Human Resources at OneLogin
7:00pm Personal Branding Workshop, led by Lauren Hipschman, Employee Success Manager at LinkedIn, where you will draft your personal brand statement and understand how your online presence can help bring it to life
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November 2, 2016

5:30pm - 8:30pm


LinkedIn SF

222 Second St.

San Francisco, CA


$40 per person

Space is limited to 100 people so register today before we sell out!



Employee Success Manager


Lauren is all about inspiring people to learn, develop and grow, helping them unlock their potential and achieve greatness at work. 

She believes in the power of relationships, the network, and genuine human connection. She does this every day at LinkedIn where she connects new employees to the information, people and tools they need to be productive and successful in their roles. Whether she's facilitating authentic learning and employee experiences, or designing interactive learning moments, Lauren is connecting individuals to the development opportunities that help them transform and succeed at LinkedIn!

Lauren started out in Silicon Valley as a Recruiting Specialist for Valerie Frederickson & Company, a recruiting and outplacement firm.  This is where she honed her abilities as a human connector. After that, Lauren landed at Yahoo! where she led elements of Yahoo!'s tech onboarding program and supported the employee experience in Products HR. 


Assoc Dir, Graduate Career Mgmt

University of San Francisco


VP Business Development

Lee Hecht Harrison

Laura has built her career by cultivating authentic professional relationships while creating innovative solutions that truly support her client’s mission and best meet their individualized needs. 

Driven by her passion to help people and to have a true impact in the community Laura joined Lee Hecht Harrison in September 2014 as a VP of Business Development, where she is a top sales driver bringing in new business.  Previously, she was an account executive at selling ERP software across various markets. Laura also has extensive software sales experience in the finance and HR industries with American Express and ADP.  


Laura first realized her passion for sales as an Account Executive with Clear Channel Airports selling advertising in Pittsburgh, PA where she was recognized as Rookie of the Year and then was promoted to a National Accounts role in Chicago.  Laura received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies & Social Work with a focus in Abnormal Child Development. 

Vanessa George is an Executive / Career Coach and Career Educator, and is the Associate Director of Graduate Career Management at University of San Francisco, where she leads career advising and career education programs for 600+ graduate students at USF's School of Management. Prior to her role in higher education, Vanessa spent 20+ years in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, including in high tech marketing, international development consulting and non-profit fundraising, at organizations including Oracle, Pacific Bell, Goodwill Industries, UCSF and PG&E. 


Vanessa has served on numerous boards and steering committees for organizations dedicated to the advancement of women and girls, and is the President of the Women of Color Action Network (WCAN), a professional development organization for women of color in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vanessa received an BA in English from Stanford, an MBA from Georgetown, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.


VP, Human Resources



TV Host and Producer


Mai Ton, VP of HR at OneLogin, is leading the charge to scale OneLogin’s long term growth with a focus on the people challenges of a fast paced, dynamic, technology organization.  She brings over 15 years of experience to her role and sets the people strategy to make organizations successful.  By instituting the programs and cultural framework for unleashing the full potential of employees, she drives long-term development, while working hard to make companies great places to work.  


Before OneLogin, Mai spent six years at rapidly growing technology companies.  She has built and developed the entire spectrum of HR programs, and teams.  She delivered 100 percent year-over-year headcount growth with less than 10% turnover at Trulia and similarly at RichRelevance.  She has international M&A experience, as well as IPO experience.  Previously, she held HR leadership positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Law Firm of Stein & Lubin LLP.


Mai received her BA in Sociology from the University of Texas, Austin.

Kira Vilanova is a two-time EMMY® award winner for best program host/moderator and has close to two decades of experience in communications and marketing in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a journalism degree and a successful

career in front of and behind the camera, Kira currently hosts Univision’s local morning news magazine, Al Despertar.


Kira is a role model for women and youth through her collaboration with various regional and national organizations such as United Way, Girl Scouts of Northern California, Latino Community Foundation, Napa County’s Bi-national Health Alliance, Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation and LISTAS (Latinas in STEM2 to Achieve Success), among others. She is a contributing member of the philanthropic Latina Giving Circle, raising grant money and

providing leadership and guidance to non-profit organizations.

Her participation as keynote speaker, mentor and guide for women and girls, have positioned her as a key voice in her community, always promoting individual, family and community-wide wellbeing for Spanish- and English speakers alike.


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