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Women's Leadership Conference on March 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Mission College will host a free Women in Leadership Conference on Friday, March 1 starting at 9 a.m. in an event for the Santa Clara Community.

With a variety of two-hour academic lectures in the morning, Mission College will also honor four distinguished female business leaders at an awards luncheon following—Joy Mountford (Apple/Ford Motors), Nilmini Rubin (Tetra Tech/U.S. Foreign Affairs), Devora Davis (San Jose City Council) and Suzanne Tamang (Stanford Biomedical Data).

Mountford is a leader in computer-human interactions, serving as the former head of Apple’s Human Interface Group from 1986 to 1994 where she helped design Quicktime. She has also led teams at Yahoo!, Barnes and Noble and the Exploratorium. She has been with Ford Motors as the Global Head of Interaction Design since 2016. 

Rubin previously served as a senior advisor on the Committee for Foreign Affairs for nearly four years and on the staff for seven years for the Committee on Foreign Relations. She has also worked at the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has been a Vice President at Tetra Tech since 2016 

Davis represents District 6 in San Jose and previously was an education researcher at her alma mater, Stanford, for 12 years. She is the daughter of a school teacher and values education. Davis has a bachelor's degree in Economics and master's degrees in Public Policy and Education Policy, Organization & Leadership from Stanford University.

Tamang works for the Center of Population Health Services and is an instructor in Biomedical Data Science at Stanford. She received her Master's in Computer Science and Health Sciences and Bachelor's in Biology from CUNY-Brooklyn and Ph.D from CUNY in Computer Science.

More information about the day is available: tinyurl.com/y2r6cfgj.