Business & Economics

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A Toast to the 2014 Wine Harvest, Sustainable Practices and Pairings in California Wine

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Thu, Nov 20 2014 - 6:00pm

Steve Lohr, Chairman & CEO, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Karl Wente, Winemaker, Wente Vineyards
Allison Jordan, Executive Director, California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance
Janet Fletcher, Journalist; Author, Down to Earth, A Seasonable Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California – Moderator Read more »

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Are Professional Athletes Underpaid? Money and the Culture of Professional Sports

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Fri, Nov 14 2014 - 12:00pm

Leland Faust, Founder and Chairman, CSI Capital Management; Member, Sporting News Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports
Duane Kuiper, Emmy Award-winning Play-by-play Announcer, San Francisco Giants; Former Major League Baseball Player, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants
Vida Blue, Former Pitcher, Oakland A's, SF Giants; Cy Young Award, MVP, Six-Time All Star
Kevin O’Malley, President, Tech Talk/Studio – Moderator Read more »

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Leadership: The Power Behind the Throne

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Thu, Nov 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi; Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School; Author, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows Read more »

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San Francisco’s Prop E: Pros and Cons of the Soda Tax

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Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 12:00pm

Scott Wiener, San Francisco Supervisor; Proponent of Proposition E
Starchild, Outreach Director, Libertarian Party of San Francisco; Opponent of Proposition E
Robert Lustig, M.D., Pediatric Endocriniologist; Board President, Institute for Responsible Nutrition
Lisa Aliferis, Health Editor, KQED - Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

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The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril

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Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council; Author, The World We Create
Bob Deans, Director of Editorial Content, Natural Resources Defense Council; Former President, White House Correspondents' Association
Ralph Cavanagh,  Co-Director NRDC Energy Program – Moderator Read more »

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The Business Case for Gender Diversity

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Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Joe Keefe, CEO, Pax World Funds, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC

Research suggests that when women are at the table or in leadership positions, companies perform better. Where gender diversity reaches a critical mass of three or more women on a board, governance improves and so does financial performance. Yet, despite the powerful business case for women, gender inequality stubbornly persists. Joe Keefe will be discussing the business-side of gender diversity in the workplace. Keefe has written and spoken widely on the subject of women’s empowerment.

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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 7:00pm

Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Co-author, Innovating Women
Kim Polese, Chairwoman, ClearStreet Inc.
Alison van Diggelen, Host of “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC — moderator
Additional panelists TBA Read more »

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Latino/a Culture, Heritage and Conservation for the Environment

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 6:00pm

Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense Council
Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University
Anita Martinez, Retired College Educator; Environmentalist; Community Health and Safety Activist
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The Tech Boom: Good or Bad for San Francisco?

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 6:00pm

Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor
Art Agnos, Former Mayor, San Francisco
Mikkel Svane, CEO and Founder, Zendesk
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

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Ace the Interview: Critical Skills for Midlife Applicants

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 5:15pm

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC; Job Search Specialist; Career/Life Transition Counselor; Writer Read more »

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