Leveling the Playing Field:  Building Gender Equity Movements

Building sustainable, long-term change takes time, effort and commitment.  Building a gender equity movement takes this and more, relying on people to drive institutional, systemic and cultural change.
This panel will explore the diverse experiences of a broad array of speakers, united by their goal of equality in the workplace.  Whether through formal programs or informal, cultural influence, our panelists will share their achievements and challenges and a rough roadmap for building our own movements in our work and lives. This exciting hot-topic discussion features Deb Wetherby, Founder and CEO at Wetherby Asset Management, Kate Morris at Adobe, and is moderated by UC Berkeley Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Jo Mackness.

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Deb Wetherby

Founder and CEO at Wetherby Asset Management                            

Deb created Wetherby Asset Management in 1990. Through the years, Deb has been recognized for her success, being named one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth Management with the firm being listed in the Top 50 Fee-Only RIAs, and Top 50 Wealth Management RIAs. She loves to teach and has spoken on topics ranging from Impact Investing to the collective power of women helping women. Deb’s community and board work reflects her belief in philanthropy and charitable service. Her current or prior service includes the Marin Community Foundation; the Advisory Board for the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Haas School at the University of California, Berkeley; BRAC USA, which works to improve the well-being of the poorest people in Africa and Asia; the National Endowment for Financial Education; and the UC San Francisco Foundation.   

Kate Morris                            

Lead, People & Inclusion at Adobe

Kate Morris leads Adobe’s diversity and inclusion efforts, with a focus on building the industry pipeline, increasing workforce diversity, and fostering an inclusive employee experience. Impact in this role has included expanding Adobe’s family leave policy, analyzing and publishing pay equality data, establishing seven Employee Networks, and earning the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. Kate launched her career as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte where she guided clients’ large-scale business, process, and organizational transformations. In 2014 she graduated with her MBA from UC Berkeley-Haas, where she served as the Women in Leadership President. Kate lives in SF with her husband, Ben, and their fur-baby, Posie.  

Jo Mackness

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, University of California, Berkeley                  

Jo is currently the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at UC Berkeley. Prior to her central campus role, she served at the Haas School of Business as the school’s Chief Strategy & Operating Officer and Senior Assistant Dean, and previously as Executive Director of its Center for Responsible Business.  Before joining UC Berkeley, Jo’s roles ranged from working as a human capital consultant, to professional snowboard instructor to Corporate Responsibility Integration Leader at Ernst & Young. Jo serves on the Sustainability Advisory Board for Kimberly Clark Corporation. She is fortunate to call two UC schools her alma mater: UCLA and UC Berkeley.

Teuila Hanson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Teuila Hanson is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Ms. Hanson uses her passion for people to create an engaging workplace and drive the Bank’s strategic goals. Ms. Hanson sits on the Bank’s Executive Committee, leading its human resources strategy and integrating best practices in talent management, diversity and inclusion, organizational development and effectiveness, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, and corporate culture.

Frederic Wagner

Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company

Fred is a 2013 Berkeley-Haas graduate. Since then he has been at the McKinsey SF office, working as an Engagement Manager. Fred's industry focus is on Healthcare, specifically Provider operations. For the past 3 years he has co-led the 'Mostly Men' initiative in the San Francisco office. Mostly Men, a male allies group and part of the broader McKinsey Women's Initiative, provides a monthly forum and safe space for mostly men (and some women) to explore gender dynamics in the team room, and to examine (and change) our behavior.