The Ageno School of Business will host the 4th Annual Women in Leadership event on October 27, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m.


To stream the event LIVE (6:30 - 7:30 p.m. PST) :



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Givelle lAMANO (JD 10)

Attorney, Lamano Law Offices

Givelle Lamano is a criminal defense attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life ranging from gang members appealing their life sentences to young adults and senior citizens in misdemeanor cases. Lamano also serves as a court appointed attorney for Alameda County, taking on cases when the Public Defender’s Office is unable to do so, and is licensed in both state and federal courts.

Lamano is the co-founder of the Three Strikes Justice Center, a non-profit organization focused on alleviating the overcrowding of prisons. In addition, she serves as a Board Member for Insight Prison Project, an organization providing services to prisoners and parolees in 12 California prisons, 3 county jail facilities, and several re-entry programs. Lamano is an advocate for prisoner reform and ending mass incarceration.

Lamano holds a JD (’10) from Golden Gate University and a bachelor of science in communications from Woodbury University.

Susan Lovegren

Susan Lovegren (MS 86)

Chief People Officer, AppDynamics

Susan Lovegren is the chief people officer of AppDynamics and leads the company’s vision, strategy, and programs around its people. With more than 25 years in leadership roles at public technology companies, Lovegren has a proven track record for creating working environments in which employees thrive. She joined AppDynamics from Juniper Networks where she served as the senior vice president of human resources and the Juniper Foundation. At Juniper Networks, Lovegren was responsible for setting the strategic direction for its nearly 10,000 employees and overall culture of innovation.

Over her career, Lovegren has campaigned for women in technology through partnerships with the Anita Borg Institute, Grace Hopper Women in Computing, and Watermark. She is a frequent panelist addressing the needs of the contemporary workforce and currently co-leads Watermark’s C-Suite CHRO Network of human resources leaders and is on the advisory board of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.

Lovegren has held senior leadership roles in human resources at Plantronics, Juniper Networks, and Agilent Technologies. She started her career at Hewlett-Packard where she spent 16 years in various HR roles learning how to build employee systems and programs for scale.

Lovegren earned a master's degree in human resources management from Golden Gate University (’86) and a bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcasting from San Jose State University. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County and currently supports a variety of educational and social causes. Lovegren is the recipient of the 2016 Mark Your Mark Award for Advocacy from Watermark.

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Sofia Tulchinsky (MBA 96)

Senior Director of Global Business Planning & Strategy, Salesforce

Sofia Tulchinsky is a Senior Director at Salesforce in the Global Business Planning and Strategy team focused on Alliances and Channels. She is responsible for developing and launching Go-To Market Strategies to help Salesforce increase its reach through strong partnerships. She works closely with Alliances Leadership driving operational efficiencies and long term business planning. Tulchinsky has been with Salesforce for 5 years moving through the ranks in various Strategy roles. Recently, she was recognized as a High Potential Female Leader at Salesforce and is helping build a program focused on attracting, developing and retaining talented women. Prior to joining Salesforce, Sofia spent 9 years at Exigen Group. She joined Exigen when it was an early stage startup working on the launch, M&A Integration and managing the Sales Operations/Productivity teams.

Born in the Ukraine, Tulchinsky immigrated to San Francisco with her family at the age of four. After receiving both her BS (’95) and MBA (’96) from Golden Gate University, she moved to New York and LA, and then returned to the best place to live. Tulchinsky lives in San Francisco with her husband and 4 children.


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Marianne koch

Associate Dean, Ageno School of Business

Dr. Marianne Koch is an educator, human resources manager and consultant with experience in designing and delivering educational programs, and managing and consulting in the fields of human resource management and labor relations. She has worked in a variety of venues to: help managers improve how they manage people at work, help organizations understand, clarify and improve practices for the management of people at work, and research and write about such issues as collaboration, work / family practices, and the relationship of human resource management practices to productivity. Dr. Koch is the Associate Dean of the Ageno School of Business, HR Program Director and also a Professor of Management.

Dr. Koch earned a Phd in Business Administration and a Master's in Philosophy at Columbia University as well as a bachelor's in history from the University of Michigan. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband with whom she loves to talk and walk. They have two children who are their pride and joy.

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