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Join us in observing International Women’s Day with a dynamic in-person event in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 2nd, celebrating the power of women in business.

Featuring an impressive line-up of leading voices in finance, media, diversity and inclusion, and philanthropy, the evening at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts promises to both engage and inspire as we work to #BreakTheBias.

In addition to insightful moderated discussions, you’ll have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of like-minded professionals from across industries, and to learn about how you can take advantage of Bloomberg initiatives such as the Bloomberg Women’s Buy-Side Network: California, the New Voices Media Training Program, the Gender-Equality Index (GEI), and more.

Pay it forward: Bloomberg is a proud partner of Dress for Success, a non-profit organization empowering women to achieve economic independence through professional attire and career development tools. We invite you to bring donations of gently-used ‘interview-ready’ professional attire to our International Women’s Day Celebration. Your donations can provide another woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workforce and land the job that will change her life.

Health and Safety

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the International Women’s Day Celebration. Please have your physical or digital vaccination card out for check-in. Self-attestation of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test cannot be used. At the present time, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts continues to require that guests wear masks while not actively eating or drinking. Bloomberg closely monitors the health and safety guidelines at our philanthropic partners and at the state and local level, and will update health and safety protocols as necessary. Please refrain from attending the event if you feel unwell, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive.

Speakers

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Jerilyn Castillo McAniff

Managing Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Oaktree Capital Management
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Emily Chang

Anchor & Bloomberg Technology Host
Bloomberg News
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Pooja Malik

Founding Partner, CEO
Nipun Capital LP
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Sabina Mehmood

Product Manager GEI
Bloomberg L.P.
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Stacey Olivares

C-Suite Executive and Board Member
KBRA, the Mission Advancement Corporation, and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
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Rachel Robasciotti

Founder & CEO
Adasina Social Capital
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Deena Shakir

Partner
Lux Capital
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Fatima Shama

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Americas
Bloomberg L.P.

Fatima Shama is responsible for driving Bloomberg’s diversity and inclusion strategy across the Americas, leveraging her knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop the organization’s strategic response to racial and social justice moments in the U.S. and throughout the region.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Fatima since 2015 Fatima served in the Bloomberg Administration from 2006-2014. She initially joined as a public health policy advisor, then served as the education policy advisor and was subsequently promoted to Senior Policy Advisor on Education to Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. In 2009, Mayor Bloomberg appointed Fatima to serve as NYC’s Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs.

After the Bloomberg Administration, Fatima served as Vice President, Strategic Development & External Affairs at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and most recently served as Executive Director of The Fresh Air Fund.

Fatima serves on the Boards of the New York Foundation, Coro Leadership New York, and the New York Immigration Coalition, and serves as a Trustee for the Pinkerton Foundation.

Fatima proudly identifies as a “hyphenated American,” and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic, and has working knowledge of French. She lives in Westchester County with her husband and three sons.

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Bonnie Wongtrakool

Global Head of ESG Investments, Portfolio Manager
Western Asset Management Company
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Laura Zelenko

Senior Executive Editor
Bloomberg News

When & Where

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

4:00 pm Doors open
4:30 pm Welcome and panel discussions
6:00 pm Cocktail reception and networking

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St
San Francisco, CA
94103