Hispanic Leadership Summit: San Francisco

Thursday, October 17th, 2019


VENUE: Salesforce Tower
TIME: 12:00PM – 6:00PM

The Hispanic Leadership Summit: San Francisco will convene regional experts and influencers mainly from tech and business at the end of Hispanic Heritage Month to discuss the role of the tech industry in advancing Hispanics as customers, employees and citizens.

The Summit aims to gather decision makers from the tech industry and their ecosystems including supply chain, HR and marketing to discuss and further understand the market opportunity and trends, and also Hispanic leaders, either champions within corporations as part of ERGs, senior Hispanic talent or leading Hispanic organizations across the country, who want to create collective action to generate change.

Learn more about the outcomes of our 2018 Hispanic Leadership Summit 2018 (PDF)

Take a look at our last Hispanic Leadership Summit: Dallas

For inquiries, please contact michelle@weareallhuman.org


Margo Georgiadis

CEO, Ancestry

Margo Georgiadis joined Ancestry as President and CEO in May 2018 and also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Bringing together science, technology and self-discovery, Ancestry's market-leading products and services leverage data and distinct content across family history and consumer genomics to provide consumers with valuable insights into who they are and where they are from to inspire their future. At Ancestry, Margo is dedicated to building meaningful personal discovery experiences that connect the world and empower of customers to live better lives.
In 2017, Ancestry generated more than $1 billion in revenue, an annual increase of more than 30 percent. Ancestry has more than three million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites with an extensive collection of over 10 billion digitized historical records and has engaged over 10 million consumers to understand their AncestryDNA. Since 1996, users have created over 100 million family trees and 11 billion ancestor profiles on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. Ancestry offers a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA, Archives.com, AncestryProGenealogists, Newspapers.com and Fold3.
Prior to joining Ancestry, Margo served as CEO of Mattel, the global leader in play, learning and development where she led a transformation of the strategy, organization and operations to reset the company for profitable growth. Previously she was the President of Americas at Google, overseeing the company’s commercial operations and advertising sales in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, and before that was Google’s Vice President of Global Sales Operations, leading the teams that enabled the successful commercialization of Google’s products and the development of new businesses in local and commerce. She also has held leadership roles as COO of Groupon and CMO of Discover Financial Services and was a partner at McKinsey in London and Chicago.
Margo is passionate about STEM education and has championed multiple organizations that focus on inspiring girls to pursue these fields, including Made with Code, Girls4Science, and Girls Who Code. She also co-led Women@Google, a global organization of over 10,000 women across 45 countries that focused on advancing women leaders and empowering girls to pursue careers in science and technology.
Margo earned a BA in Economics Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar. She serves on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s and the Ad Council. An internationally recognized leader in technology and innovation, Margo is a recipient of the Forbes “Excellence Award in Innovation,” the POW! Womenetics “Purposeful Women Award,” and was named to Crain’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” lists.

James Gutierrez

CEO & Co-Founder, Aura

Aura is a mission-driven, technology company that provides affordable, credit-building loans to working families in America. James founded Aura in 2012 and has raised $135 million in venture capital and $700 million in debt capital from leading investors to scale Aura’s business.

Prior to Aura, James founded Oportun (NASDAQ: OPRT), which recently completed its IPO and was named a Top 50 Most Genius Companies by Time Magazine. As CEO from 2005-2012, he led Oportun from its development as a nascent start-up to a market leader in the alternative lending industry and raised over $250 million of venture capital and debt to fund its growth. James has served on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and its Centennial Advisory Committee and helped pass legislation in California and the US Senate (Title XII of Dodd-Frank) to promote safe and affordable alternatives to payday loans. In 2013, he was awarded the Jerry Porras Latino Leadership Award by Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for his work as an entrepreneur helping Latino families build credit in America.

James also serves as Vice-Chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), a 501(c)(3) association of 300+ technology companies in Silicon Valley, as a trustee of the Katherine Delmar Burke’s School, and as director of SEO San Francisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the achievement gap in San Francisco. Previously, Mr. Gutierrez was a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the largest trade association for non-profit micro-business lenders.
James is a partner of Insikt Ventures, an early stage financial technology fund with investments in OnDeck Capital, Listo!, and Blend Labs. He is also an early investor in over twenty startup companies, including Trulia (merged with Zillow), OkCupid (acquired by Match.com), StubHub, and Talent Inc.

Mr. Gutierrez holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

Tony Prophet

Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Tony Prophet is the Chief Equality Officer at Salesforce. In his role, he works to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves and further Equality for all. He also leads the new Ethical Humane Use of Technology initiative to ensure our technology not only drives the success of our customers, but also drives positive social change and improves the lives of people around the world. He reports directly to the Co-CEO and Chairman Marc Benioff. Prophet is a board member of College Track.

Previously, Prophet held senior executive product marketing roles at Microsoft including corporate vice president of Windows and Search Marketing, where he was responsible for Windows, Bing, Cortana and MSN brands. He was also co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering Black marketers at Microsoft.

Prior to Microsoft, he led worldwide operations for what is now HP Inc.; and before that, he lead worldwide operations for Carrier Corporation (a United Technologies Business). Before that, he was a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Throughout his career, Prophet has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating female workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low-income teens get college educations, as well as improving healthcare for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His work has been widely recognized - by appointment to the National Academies of Sciences Board on Energy and the Environment; recipient of China’s 3 Gorges Award and Shanghai China’s Magnolia Silver Award. He also received Booz Allen highest distinction for Client work - their Professional Excellence Award.

Prophet holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Claudia Romo Edelman

Founder, We Are All Human Foundation

Claudia Romo Edelman is the founder of the We Are All Human Foundation and the Co-Host of ‘Global GoalsCast’, a podcast distributed by CBSi.
For 20 years, the Mexican-Swiss diplomat lead public relations and marketing for global organizations, including the World Economic Forum, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria.
Claudia moved from Europe to the US in 2014 to be the Chief of Advocacy for UNICEF and was seconded to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the UN to lead communications and advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goals. She was also a Special Adviser for the SG on international migration.
Claudia speaks 6 languages, has two children and enjoys sports and travel.

Martin Varsavsky

CEO, Overture Life

Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur, founder of ten companies over the course of his career.

In 1984, while still in college, Martin started his first business, Urban Capital Corporation, one of the early leaders of the loft movement in downtown Manhattan.

This was soon followed in 1986 by Medicorp Services, a Canadian biotechnology company, a pioneer in AIDS and PSA testing.

Martin's third business, Viatel Ltd., Martin’s first venture into the world of telecom, was founded in 1990. This company is best known for inventing call back and building the first pan European fiber optic network ahead of liberalization.

Martin’s best-known ventures were founded during the last decade. In 1998, Martin started Jazz Telecomunicaciones (Jazztel), Spain’s second largest publicly traded telecom operator.

In 1999 Martin founded Ya.com, Spain’s third largest internet web site/DSL provider that includes the second largest Spanish language web agency www.viajar.com. But not all of Martin’s companies were successful.

In 2000, Martin started Germany’s leading cloud computing company, Einsteinet, and the company was sold in 2003 at no return to him or investors.

In 2005, Martin founded Fon. With over 23 million hotspots, Fon is the largest WiFi network in the world. The company is headquartered in Madrid, Spain but its customers are worldwide. Its investors include Atomico, British Telecom, Coral Group, Skype, Google, and Index Ventures.

In 2014 Martin joined the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer, the largest media company in Germany.

In 2015, Martin founded Prelude Fertility, which raised $200M in financing and is now one of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States. Prelude Fertility offers egg freezing, IVF, and egg donation.

In 2017, Martin started VAS Ventures in partnership with Axel Springer to invest in early stage ventures across Europe and the USA.

In 2019, Martin launched the MVB fund, a $200M fund of funds based in Spain. MVB invests in top performing venture capital funds and pre-IPO technology companies.

Martin also manages the Varsavsky Foundation and is best known as the founder of two large educational projects in Latin America – Educ.ar (Argentina) and EducarChile (Chile) and the Safe Democracy Foundation.

Martin was Ambassador at Large of Argentina from 2001 to 2005. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, and is a Member of the Board of Directors at Instituto de Empresa, Spain’s leading business school, where he taught entrepreneurship for eight years. Since 2012 he teaches entrepreneurship at Columbia University and New York University.

Martin has written numerous articles on business and international relations that have been published in several international publications including El Pais and Newsweek. Martin is also a frequent speaker at conferences around the world and an active blogger. He is the recipient of various honors and rewards.

Martin received his BA, from New York University, and holds a MA, in International Affairs and an MBA from Columbia University. In his spare time, Martin enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, piloting, photography and sailing.

Martin is married to Nina Varsavsky and has seven children.


Getting Started


Registration Open & Networking

Welcome Remarks

12:00 - 12:10PM

Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce
Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human

Fireside Chat

12:10 - 12:25 PM

Margo Georgiadis, CEO, Ancestry & Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human

Panel: The Hispanic Promise

12:30 - 1:10 PM

An executive level discussion about the relevance of inclusion and diversity in the workplace-- from challenges to best practices and lessons learned. The panel will share why visionary companies are making D+I a key priority in their organizations for themselves and their clients. The panel will lead into a ceremonial signing of The Hispanic Promise - a call to the business community to advance and empower Hispanics through qualified workforce development and the celebration of Hispanics as employees, customers and citizens.

James Gutierrez, CEO & Co-Founder, Aura
Dalana Brand, VP, People Experience and Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Twitter
Judith Williams, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer | Head of People Sustainability, SAP
Raquel Tamez, CEO, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Moderator: Robert Rodriguez, Founder & President, DRR Advisors, LLC

Ceremonial Hispanic Promise Signing

1:10 - 1:20 PM

Hispanic Heritage Month Call-To-Action Recap and Ceremonial Hispanic Promise Signing Opportunity

Coffee Break

1:20 - 1:45PM

Set the Stage: Overview of Hispanics in America

1:45 - 2:05 PM

Presentation of key facts and figures about the US Hispanic population today, including data on demographics, behavioral trends and sentiment of the Hispanic community.

Stacie de Armas, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Hispanic Market Thoughtleader, Nielsen
Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, We Are All Human

Latino Leadership in Corporate America

2:05 - 2:10 PM

Robert Rodriguez, President, DRR Advisors

Latinas in Tech

2:15 - 2:40 PM

An exploration of how we can elevate Latinas. What cultural, societal and economic paths have brought successful Latinas to the top? This session will be a conversation among Latinas in leadership positions, particularly in tech, to share their career journey and experiences as a Latina and discussing best practices for supporting the advancement of Latinas in the workplace and beyond.

Paola Santana, Founder & CEO, Social Glass
Frances Coronel, Co-Director, Techqueria
Anna Dapelo Garcia, Founder, Lean In Latinas and Inclusion; Diversity & Health Equity Leader, Stanford Health Care
Moderator: Larissa Prairie, Board Member - Partnerships, Latinas in Tech

Panel: Education

2:45 - 3:25 PM

This session explores how the Hispanic community can advance improvements in education and career development, particularly related to skilling and access to the digital economy. This conversation will touch on gaps and barriers to access and explore solutions to solve for those gaps.

Hector Mujica, Regional Manager, Google.org
Josue Estrada, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Salesforce.org
Giovanni Dubois, Director, University Partnerships, Latin America and Spain, Coursera
Frankie Miranda, Executive Vice President, Hispanic Federation
Lili Gangas, Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center (pending)
Moderator: Frank Carbajal, Founder and President, Es Tiempo, LLC.

Latino Donor Collaborative US Latino GDP Report: Quantifying the new American Economy

3:25 - 3:35 PM

Ana Valdez, Executive President, Latino Donor Collaborative

Panel: Financial Empowerment

3:35 - 4:15 PM

Working harder is not the answer. We’re entrepreneurs by definition. We also need resources and support to (i) build the right networks for the Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurs and ensure adequate access to capital and (ii) increase the long-term financial security and financial literacy of the US Hispanic population. What is the role of technology in empowering financially what promises to be the muscle for the middle class of America - the Hispanic community?

Eduardo Laiter, Sr. Investment Analyst, Kapor Capital
Guillermo Diaz, Senior Vice President of Customer Transformation, Cisco
Ron Gonzales, President & CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Tanya Olmedo, VP, Consumer & Commercial Banking, Goldman Sachs
Danelis Pardon, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Moderator: Mark Madrid, CEO, Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)

Coffee Break

4:15 - 4:35 PM

Panel: Changing Perception

4:35 - 5:10 PM

Leaders in media and marketing convene for a discussion on the visibility, perceptions, branding and communications related to how the Hispanic/Latino narrative is framed today within and outside the community. The discussion will answer questions on what is the US Hispanic communities shared voice? How do we change the narrative of Hispanics in the US?

Jesse Martinez, Founder, Latino Startup Alliance
Hugo Balta, President, National Association Of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Steven Wolfe Pereira, CEO, Encantos Media
Maria Cuba, Diversity Experiences Lead, Airbnb
Moderator: Andre Arbelaez, President & CEO, Hispanic C-Suite Corporate Council

Panel: Venture Capital & Entrepreneurs

5:15 - 5:45 PM

A conversation with Hispanic entrepreneurs and venture capitalists about survival, challenges, opportunities, and best practices in the world of business creation and investment.

Agustina Sartori, Director of Augmented Reality Innovation, Ulta Beauty
Abril Estrada, Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Wild Earth
Betsabe Botaitis, Co-Founder & COO, AIKON
Moderator: Mayra Ceja, Partner, Venture Unplugged

Conclusion & Call-to-Action

5:45 - 6:00 PM

Led by the Strategic Committee of HLS: SF, attendees will have an open forum opportunity to share their key takeaways, next steps unanswered questions to inspire the action plan for the common agenda of the Hispanic community.

Cocktail Reception @ Natoma Cabana

6:30 - 8:30 PM

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