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Workshop: Women in Leadership (San Francisco)



Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 9:00-3:00
Where: Jewish Community High School of the Bay (map)

Fee: $250 for members ($300 non-members)


Women in Leadership (San Francisco)

5th Annual Conference | 2015

Theme: Honoring Your Authentic Voice


Leading is a complicated challenge. We want to be respected and liked; visionary and detail-orientated; tough and compassionate. Yet the reality of our roles forces us to face complicated dilemmas and conflicting priorities that can challenge how genuinely we are able to lead. So the question we must ask ourselves is: How can I navigate the complexities of my role while leading with integrity?

During this one-day conference for independent school women, we will probe this question and  discover how our personal and professional journeys shape who we are. We will also explore how to harness the power of our stories and professional relationships in order to lead authentically.

Come be inspired again at our 5th annual gathering! This year’s agenda includes:

  •  Keynote by Erica Fox, Director of People Development at Google
  •  “In Conversation” Panel with Lucinda Lee Katz (Head of Marin Country Day School) and Virginia Paik (Head of Live Oak School)
  • Small group sessions, networking opportunities, and more!



Erica Fox

Erica Fox

Erica Fox is Director of People Development at Google. She and her global team strive to make Google the best place to learn - supporting Googlers so that they can thrive in the face of challenge, complexity, ambiguity and change. Erica’s work includes the use of analytics to enhance leadership feedback and a focus on developing professional skills for personal effectiveness and high performance. She also supports the development of women Googlers through an innovative program called Stretch that targets skills and strategies for effective leadership for women in management. Erica has a B.A. from Harvard University, and conducted post-graduate studies in political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Chile, focusing on human rights organizations and their political discourse.
Lucinda Lee Katz

Lucinda Lee Katz

Recognized as a leader in the field of education, Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz currently serves as the Head of Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, California. Prior to her work at MCDS she worked with Mayor Daley in Chicago as the Chief Education Officer, and served as Director and Principal of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools from 1986 to 2002. Lucinda obtained her B.A. in Creative Arts-Music and her M.A. in Elementary Education from San Francisco State, and her Ph.D. in Child Development and Early Childhood Education from University of Illinois-Urbana. Her two children, Shira and David, currently work in public service fields.
Virginia Paik

Virginia Paik

Virginia Paik is the Head of School at Live Oak in San Francisco. She  holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University Teachers College and a B.A. in English Literature from Pomona College. Virginia began her career as a preschool teacher in San Francisco, spent three years at Hillbrook School teaching kindergarten, and arrived at Live Oak to teach third grade. She became Live Oak’s Lower School Director in 2002 and accepted the position of Assistant Head in 2003. In 2010 she was appointed Head of School after a nationwide search. She is also a respected professional advisor and is a presenter for the Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative’s professional development workshops on differentiated instruction and independent school leadership.
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