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San Francisco/Bay Area Leadership Impact Forum

  • Monday, May 18, 2015
  • 6:30 PM
  • Serrano Hotel 405 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102


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Leadership Impact Forum


Monday, May 18, 2015

Serrano Hotel San Francisco, CA 94102

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Join Us for Powerful Women International Connections- San Francisco/Bay Area Leadership Forum

Leaders Impacting Change, Impacting Lives!

Leadership Forum Topic:

Getting Your projects funded!
*What is needed to get funding
*Where are the funding sources
            *How can You get the funding You need

Expert on Funding


Special Guest Brett Conner

Brett Conner serves as Grants Manager for the City and County of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. In that capacity he oversees the operational components of the department’s $55 million grantmaking program, including contracts, compliance, grantmaking policy, requests for proposal, and grantee fiscal and administrative oversight. Prior to his tenure at DCYF he was Administration and Communications Manager at the City’s Grants for the Arts program, funding hundreds of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in San Francisco. Before his time with the City, Brett spent 10 years in the theater as an award-winning producer and arts administrator. He holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

                            Lourdes Nicomedes

Lourdes is a business professional with over 25 years of government, consulting, public accounting and private industry experience.  Known for her passion and energy, she inspires others to make things happen.  She is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) with a Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).  She is an activist and advocate for women as a member of the Filipina Women’s Network and Powerful Women International Connections.

In her current position as Business Services Manager of San Francisco’s Department of Public Works (DPW), she is responsible for directing the financial and accounting operations of a department which has over 1,500 employees, an annual operations budget of $180 million and a capital program budget in excess of $1 billion.  She oversees the administrative and compliance activities; directs and coordinates audits; develops and implements financial systems and reporting; and crafts financial, accounting and administrative policies and procedures for the Department.  

Dr. Olivia Herriford

Dr. Herriford is a certified Gazelles International™ business coach with expertise in assisting social sector organizations in Northern California and high-growth businesses in Kenya, where with development and execution of growth strategies. Her certification is applied to work as a volunteer in the Center for Human Development’s conflict resolution programs, specializing in neighbor and small business disputes. She is a board member of East Bay Coaches, a chapter of the International Coaches Federation (ICF), the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, and the Attitudinal Healing Connection of Oakland. She is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, International Society for Performance Improvement, and International Association of Facilitators.

Also join us to

  • Connection with women movers and shakers
  • Expand your leadership to make a larger impact
  • Share ideas and information to make a difference
                        We are looking forward                to seeing you there!
Team & Legacy Members $45  
Members $48
Guest $55
  Dinner Included
Bring an opportunity gift  for our  drawings to make a difference to our community projects!

  For more information call  415-742-5239







POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS (PWIC) envisions women as catalysts for positive change in the world, who are women taking on greater leadership roles, and causing a peaceful, harmonious world for our children's future.  Our mission is to connect, collaborate with, and educate women leaders to use their innate gifts and talents to transform and make a bigger impact in undeserved communities causing positive changes throughout the world. Our highest values are authenticity, life balance, compassion, and courage.

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