Raquel González is Bank of America’s President for the Silicon Valley Market. In addition, González, serves as the Bank’s Executive for the Western States Region. In her role as Market President, González is the company’s senior executive, responsible for coordinating operations of all the bank’s lines of business, serving area customers, and overseeing community development and philanthropic initiatives. A very active member in the community, González serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. She has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 100 Women of Influence and by the Mexican American Community Services Agency (MACSA) as one of the Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley.
Anna Dapelo-Garcia has over twenty-five years of management experience in the healthcare industry and is currently an administrator at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. In 2004, she was selected as the Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) Employee of the Year and was then selected as an SHC Fellow in the first class of the SHC Leadership Academy in 2009. In 2012, Anna received the Health Care Financial Management Association Future Financial Leaders Award and in 2013 a Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She serves on the board for the University of San Francisco Master of Public Administration program and was appointed as a California State Commissioner for the Senate Advisory Commission on Cost Control in State Government. Most recently, she was named as the 2017 Woman of the Year by the Women’s Health Care Executives. As Founder of Lean In Latinas, she was appointed as a Regional Program Leader by the Lean In Organization. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California and a Master’s in Public Administration, with a concentration in health services administration from the University of San Francisco.
Karina is the Founder and CEO of the Reach Mama Network which connects moms of color to opportunity. She is also the host of the Reach Mama podcast which showcases high-powered moms of color.
A relentless champion for women and girls, Karina has over 15 years working at all levels of political campaigns and government. Most recently, she worked in the Obama White House as Director of Congressional Affairs and Director of Outreach and Recruitment. In these roles, she maintained a relationship with Congress and helped attract and retain diverse talent to join President Obama’s political team. Karina also worked at the Department of Energy, as Senior Advisor, providing strategic advice to the Secretary of Energy on how to advance President Obama’s energy priorities with Governors and Mayors and advocacy organizations. Karina honed her policy chops in the U.S. Senate as Senior Policy Advisor for New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and for the New York City Comptroller's Office. Karina has also worked on numerous political campaigns including two presidential campaigns (Obama 08' and Kerry 04'). Karina serves as a board member of the Latino Foundation of Silicon Valley and as a member of the Latino for a Fair Judiciary. She holds a Master’s of Science in Urban Policy from New School University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Business and Public Relations, from Mount St. Mary College. She is also a Coro alumni. Karina resides in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
Oriana Branon has over a decade of communications experience across public policy, technology and airline industry sectors. In her role as the Director of Community and Public Relations for Alaska Airlines in the Bay Area, she is responsible for the company’s local community relations programs, focusing on education, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. Oriana also drives Alaska Airlines’ communications strategy and media visibility, working to increase the positive public perception and brand awareness of the company among customers and influencers in the Bay Area. Passionate about telling stories and building brands, Oriana writes personal pieces on the side for women and parenthood publications, and her work being picked up in The Los Angeles Times. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Communications and Sociology, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.
Isaura S. Gaeta is vice president and general manager of systems engineering in the Platform Engineering Group (PEG) at Intel Corporation. She leads the team responsible for optimizing overall workflow to improve engineering efficiency and effectiveness, with a focus on improvements in execution capacity, quality management systems, risk and controls, and operational excellence. A 30-year veteran of Intel, Gaeta has managed product development engineering and operations teams in the global engineering organization since 2013. Gaeta spent the first two decades of her Intel career managing the development of various semiconductor processing technologies. Earlier roles also include managing education and employee volunteer programs in Intel’s corporate affairs organization. She joined Intel in 1984 after starting her career at Fairchild Semiconductor. Gaeta holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She is a founding board member of Intel’s Network of Executive Women for the Latin America region and a former chair of Intel’s Hispanic Leadership Council. Outside of Intel, she previously served on the board of Women in Engineering Proactive Network and the advisory board for El Centro Chicano at Stanford. The Hispanic IT Executive Council has recognized her three times on its annual list of the top 100 Hispanic professionals in the IT industry.
Ray Montalvo has nearly 25 years of experience in the corporate real estate and workplace services sector and is currently Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services at GoPro. In this role, Ray oversees GoPro’s global real estate portfolio and the workplace operations team, providing services and amenities to the company’s offices around the world. Ray’s passion in developing GoPro’s culture and manifesting the brand through the workplace environment has resulted in internationally-recognized innovative and inclusive company office locations around the world. Prior to GoPro, Ray served in Director roles in real estate and corporate services at numerous Silicon Valley companies, including Walmart eCommerce, Shutterfly and Electronic Arts from 2005 to 2015. Ray had an early start in Silicon Valley in 1991 – working for an electronic component distributor before starting with his family’s bakery & café business, Le Boulanger, in 1995. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Santa Clara University and is a San Francisco Bay Area native, currently living in Los Altos with his wife and two daughters.
Beatriz is a program lead in the Infrastructure business unit at Facebook. Ms. Pratt is responsible for driving diversity programs focused on increasing the number of women in technology roles within Facebook’s Infrastructure team which builds and maintains Facebook’s global physical and network infrastructure. Before joining Facebook, she held various roles in talent management, professional services and program management at Cisco Systems during her 15-year tenure. Prior to Cisco, she held sales and operations positions at Linksys Group and Kingston Technology. As Co-President of Conexión, Cisco’s Latino Employee Resource Organization (ERO), she managed the strategic direction of a global 1100-member team. Under her leadership, Conexión was recognized for developing programs aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Beatriz is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned her B.S. in Human Services from California State University Fullerton. A native of Southern California, she currently resides in the Bay Area.
Sergio Retamal is President and Founder of Global4PL, a company that offers legal services, software development, Customs Brokerage and International Trade Services. Sergio’s professional experience includes management in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Mr. Retamal holds a master’s degree in change management from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and an MBA from California State University, Northridge. He also holds a bachelor of science in international business from California State University.
Stuardo Robles re-joined Applied Materials Santa Clara as Strategic Marketing Senior Director for the Transistor and Interconnect Products Group in October 2016. Previously, he worked for Ilika Technologies (2010-2016) as the Americas Business Development Director focused on the sales and marketing of high-throughput materials discovery services for the energy, electronics, and aerospace sectors. Prior to Ilika, Mr. Robles had a twenty-one year career at Applied Materials. While at Applied Materials, he held various senior positions in marketing, business development, R&D, and engineering. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and is a graduate of the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program. Mr. Robles has presented and published papers on various types of semiconductor processes, edited manuscripts for respected industry journals, been granted 13 US patents, and collaborated and volunteered his time with the Licensing Executive Society (LES), AYSO, and local schools.
Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997.Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, Dreambox Learning, KIPP, and Pahara. Reed is also a board member of Facebook, and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007 to 2012. Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland. Reed is married with two children.
Ivonne began her career as a journalist and founded The Pinnacle Company in October 1991. Starting in 1999, she led the effort to join the Hispanic Charity Ball's committee members — who until then had been an independent group of volunteers — with the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The transition and integration into one entity took about two and a half years, and resulted in a successful fusion of the group's vision and mission. In 2008, Ivonne was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Silicon Valley Chapter as a Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser for her successful efforts on behalf of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Her community involvement includes serving as a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum (Class IX), past president and founding member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and as an active member of the Rotary Club of San José.