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Leadership Dinner: Howard Wollner

Dine with inspiring leaders from various industries and organizations. At Leadership Dinners, you will interact with proven leaders and a small group of graduate students over dinner at the Faculty Club.  

Howard Wollner, former senior vice president, Starbucks Coffee Company

Howard is a retired Senior Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Company. He held a number of management positions during his tenure at the company, helping to build the company from its early stage of operations to an iconic global brand and business when he retired.

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan

Gender inequality in the workplace is still a reality and an issue that must be tackled head-on in Silicon Valley and Japan. In 2017, the World Economic Forum reported for the first time in 10 years, a widening of the global gender gap. Numerous efforts to break this cycle have been announced and implemented to varying degrees of success in both countries making it clear that we must do more, together.

"Here and Now - Moving Toward Justice" The 2018 Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection

The Third Annual Sally Dickson Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Reflection will feature Lateefah Simon, a nationally acclaimed civil rights and social justice activist and community organizer. Simon is currently president of the Akonadi Foundation, an Oakland-based organization dedicated to racial justice, leadership, intersectionality and cultural expression.

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