2023 C-Suite Virtual Camp
2023 C-Suite Virtual Camp
The Career Girls 2023 C-Suite Virtual Camp gave girls the opportunity to learn what it means to be a C-Suite executive. The camp featured women role models from various leadership positions to help guide girls on how they pave their own way into the C-Suite. Girls explored the roles and responsibilities in the C-Suite, the impact the roles have on a company, and the skills needed to succeed in the C-Suite. They participated in a mock coaching session focused on how to lead a business and learned how to identify the needs of a company, how to fund a business, and build a successful team.
President, CFO, and Principal
Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Alyce has been President of Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, Inc. since 2014 and has been with the firm since 2004. Alyce has a background in finance and serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. During her twenty-five years in the industry, she has held executive positions with some of the country’s leading commercial real estate firms, Grubb & Ellis and CB Richard Ellis.
Under her leadership, the firm has continued to represent the US Department of Veterans Affairs nationally and the General Services Administration in 18 Western States, as well as a select array of local government and corporate entities in California. During her tenure, Alyce has been part of the strategic planning team shaping Carpenter/Robbins’ unique approach to centralized service delivery.
Alyce is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
SVP of News and Editor In Chief
WNYC/New York Public Radio
Audrey Cooper is the senior vice president of news and editor in chief of WNYC at New York Public Radio, where she oversees one of the nation’s most influential news operations. The WNYC newsroom powers a variety of platforms, including the country’s biggest public radio station and its local news website, Gothamist.
Audrey is nationally recognized as a news industry innovator and change agent. Editor & Publisher magazine named her one of the world’s “Top 10 Women to Watch” and Advertising Age has named her one of their “Top 40 under 40.” She serves on the board of the News Leaders Association and the advisory board of the Global Mentor Network.
Since joining WNYC, she has spearheaded a wholesale reorganization of the traditional radio newsroom, positioning it to become New York City’s newsroom of record by distributing local news on multiple platforms. Most recently, her newsroom has launched a new website design, news podcasts, newsletters and a pop-up radio show, The People’s Guide to Power.
Prior to joining WNYC, Audrey was the youngest woman to ever be named as editor in chief of a major U.S. newspaper. She transformed the San Francisco Chronicle into a digital juggernaut, and the organization was named California’s best newspaper every year of her tenure. Under her leadership the Chronicle won nearly every national reporting award, and Audrey became known for pioneering new types of journalism. That included the SF Homeless Project, a first-of-its-kind collaboration of more than 100 news outlets dedicated to reporting on solutions to end homelessness. This type of media collaboration has now been emulated around the world.
A native Kansan, Audrey graduated from Boston University, which has honored her as a distinguished alumna. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their 10-year-old son. She is also a wicked tap dancer.
Public and Private Board Member, Audit Committee
Chair, Financial Expert, and Former CFO
CalAmp and Plume Design, Inc.
Roxanne Oulman leads companies through initial public offerings, successful transitions and empowers them to scale through acquisitions/divestitures and raising capital. Roxanne is a financial expert and board member with 30 years of experience who has led businesses in the software, and life science industries. Her ability to lead and articulate the company’s strategy to all stakeholders makes Roxanne a compelling board member. Roxanne is also a great team leader and mentor.
Roxanne is the Audit Committee Chair of CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) a Telematics company and has served on the board since July 2018. She is also on the board of Plume Design, Inc. a privately held personalized communications services pioneer, and serves as the Audit Committee Chair. In addition, Roxanne serves as the Audit Committee Chair of AuditBoard a cloud based audit, risk, ESG and compliance platform. Roxanne was the Executive Vice President and CFO of Medallia from 2018 to June 2022, an Experience Management SaaS company with $650M in ARR. Medallia was publicly traded (NYSE: MDLA) until the purchase by Thoma Bravo for $6.4B in October of 2021. Roxanne led the IPO in 2019 and the acquisition diligence in 2021. As CFO, she divided her time between the company’s growth strategy, operational execution, and investor relations. During her tenure Medallia’s market cap increased from ~$1.0B to $6.4B, while ARR more than doubled. In addition, the company acquired nine companies and raised $575M in a convertible debt offering.
Prior to Medallia she was CFO and Executive Vice President at CallidusCloud (Nasdaq: CALD), a publicly traded $2.4B market cap SaaS company. Roxanne led the diligence for the sale of CallidusCloud to SAP in 2018. Under her leadership CallidusCloud’s market capitalization increased 90%. As CFO she oversaw the Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations, Deal Desk, Sales Operations, and IT. Prior to her CFO role, Roxanne was the Senior Vice President of Finance, where she led numerous acquisitions, two follow-on offerings raising $175M combined, and supported an on-premise software to SaaS transition. Previously, Roxanne led as the interim Chief Financial Officer at Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR), a medical device company, where she held multiple financial leadership roles from 2004 to 2013. She built an organization that supported revenue growth of 350% to ~$500M over a six-year period.
Prior to Thoratec, Roxanne served in a variety of financial and operational leadership roles in Software Outsourced Services, Consumer Goods, Automotive and Semi-Conductor manufacturing.
Roxanne holds a Master of Business Administration from University of the Pacific-Eberhardt School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Adrienne Holloway, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
AMNY Consulting Group
Adrienne Holloway, an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience in the housing and community development industries and 10 years of experience in academia teaching undergraduate and graduate students, received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University. She is currently the Founder and CEO of the AMNY Consulting Group where she works with nonprofits to develop community programs that address critical needs and drive positive change. AMNY also works with private corporations to create community giving programs that align corporate values with social impact initiatives. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Harris County Community Services Department where she led community development, disaster relief and housing investments through myriad programs and an annual $1B budget. She also served as the first Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Aurora where she led the development and execution of new initiatives for the city. Areas of focus include improving citizen engagement, building efficiency and effectiveness within government, and stimulating the success capacity of the city’s nonprofit, social entrepreneur, and resident populations. She also supervised the City of Aurora’s Community Services and Information Technology divisions. Dr. Holloway’s most recent academic experience was as an assistant professor at the DePaul University Graduate School of Public Service where she taught government, community development and research method courses.
Shawnte M. Mitchell
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Shawnte Mitchell joined Geno as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel in June 2022. An accomplished attorney, Shawnte has nearly 20 years of experience advising publicly traded and privately held companies in the health care and life sciences industries. She joins Geno from Zogenix Inc., where she was most recently Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, contributing to the development and execution of the company’s strategic and operational plans and overseeing compliance, governance, SEC, intellectual property, data privacy, and contractual matters. Prior to joining Zogenix, Shawnte served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer, at Aptevo Therapeutics Inc., a publicly traded clinical stage biotech company focused on developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. While there, she led the legal affairs and human resources activities of the company. In addition to the corporate governance, legal, IP and compliance functions, she oversaw compensation, benefits, payroll, recruitment, retention and talent management activities, including the implementation of leadership training, culture development and professional development activities for employees.
Shawnte received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer her time with a number of organizations, including serving on the board of Life Sciences Cares Bay Area. She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two daughters.
Founder and CEO
Tuiris Media Network
Fabiola Kramsky is the Founder and CEO of Tuiris Media Network (TMN), a digital marketing agency that uses a unique approach to achieve highly successful campaigns. With a focus on Behavioral Sciences, Data Analysis, and Innovative Strategies, TMN creates authentic connections between brands and their target audience, resulting in an exceptional return on investments (ROIs).
Fabiola’s impressive career as a 3-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and news anchor for over 20 years in Mexico and the U.S. inspired her to help others become effective communicators and valuable assets to brands. At TMN, she and her team prioritize client values, vision, needs, and objectives, making sure to provide personalized solutions that align with each client’s specific goals.
TMN is not your traditional agency. Instead, it values the unique voices of its influencers and helps them elevate their professional skillset and performance to achieve success for all parties involved in each campaign. In addition to her professional achievements, Fabiola is dedicated to increasing access to positive media for underserved communities. In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with her family and supporting non-profit organizations and social justice endeavors that aim to help at-risk youth and raise awareness of domestic violence.
Nina A. Tran
Board Director, AIR and AAT
Former Chief Financial Officer
Pacaso Inc./Veritas Investments/Starwood Waypoint
Nina Tran was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Pacaso Inc, a tech-enabled marketplace for luxury second home co-ownership. She oversaw finance & accounting, capital markets, people & talent, and business process improvement activities. Ms. Tran has more than 25 years of real estate and financial management experience with start-ups, privately held companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts. Prior to joining Pacaso, Nina served as Chief Financial Officer for Veritas Investments in San Francisco. Previously, she was also the Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and spent 18 years at Prologis, Inc., where she served as Chief Global Process Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, she was Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Nina is a Board Director of Apartment Income REIT (AIR) and serves as the Audit CommitteeChairwoman. She also serves as a Board Director of American Asset Trust (AAT). In addition, Nina serves on the Advisory Council of the Asian Pacific Fund. Nina was selected as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business for 2017 by the San Francisco Business Times and was also recognized by BisNow as one of the top 40 Power Women in Real Estate in 2016 and 2017.
Nina graduated from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting & Information Systems. She is also a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program for Women Leaders.
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Mary Stutts is the Chief Executive Officer of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) where she leads the global mission to accelerate the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare and health equity.
Mary brings to the HBA 30 years of experience leading the strategic integration of corporate branding, marketing, health equity, inclusion, and digital innovation for biopharma, healthcare, and media companies. Her expertise and cross functional acumen have provided global leadership to organizations and Fortune 500 companies including Genentech, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sumitovant, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Care, and Comcast NBCUniversal.
Previously, Stutts was the Global Chief Inclusion and Health Equity Officer at Real Chemistry where she drove inclusion and equitable care for clients by integrating customized digital analytics and data intelligence to increase market penetration and clinical trial diversity.
Among her many accomplishments, as the former Chief Inclusion and Health Equity Officer at Stanford Health Care, Stutts worked directly with the board to curate the Inclusive Leadership Workshop which was designed to develop executives capable of leading, growing, and transforming organizations while addressing racial and social injustice and inequity amongst all stakeholders. Additionally, Stutts led Genentech’s $5 million Diversity in Clinical Trials initiative to increase the representation of people of color and women; enhanced a culture of workplace inclusion and health equity during Bristol Myers Squibb’s business model transformation; and oversaw fulfillment of the FCC’s digital equity conditions in Comcast’s California Region required for the acquisition of NBCUniversal.
Stutts is a recognized advocate of women in leadership and has been at the forefront of board readiness programs to increase the representation of women and people of color on public and private corporate boards.
As an accomplished author, Mary’s new book, Recurring Themes of Exclusion in the Workplace, provides an in-depth analysis of ongoing exclusionary practices in the workplace and details the path needed to achieve true “inclusive diversity.” Her book The Missing Mentor: Women Advising Women on Power, Progress and Priorities has been dubbed a surrogate mentor for women focused on career advancement.
Stutts earned a Master of Health Administration degree at the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the Executive Program on Strategy and Organization at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.