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Tina Tchen: Make Your Mark Award Winner Spotlight

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 24, 2020
Congratulations Tina Tchen, the winner of our 2020 Advocate Award. We will be honoring Tina (and our other winners) at our annual Make Your Mark Awards on Wednesday, January 29 at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto.
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THE ADVOCATE
Tina TchenPresident and Chief Executive Officer, TIME’S UP. Tina Tchen serves as president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, overseeing the organizations’ efforts to change culture, companies, and laws in order to make work safe, fair, and dignified for women of all kinds. In 2017, Tina co-founded the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund with Robbie Kaplan, Fatima Goss Graves, and Hilary Rosen; since then, the Fund has connected nearly 4,000 people to legal or PR support for sexual harassment across dozens of different industries. Tina served all eight years in the Obama White House, including as an Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. While at the White House, Tina spearheaded the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families and helped form the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Prior to taking the helm at TIME’S UP, Tina was a lawyer specializing in workplace culture, advising companies on gender inequity, sexual harassment, and diversity. She has served on numerous strategic advisory boards for organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, including the United State of Women, which she continues to co-chair.

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THE FOOTNOTE
“Change is not inevitable - it happens only when each of us does what we can.” - Tina Tchen

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Charles Meyers: Make Your Mark Award Winner Spotlight

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 23, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Congratulations Charles Meyers, the winner of our 2020 Bill Campbell Award. We will be honoring Charles (and our other winners) at our annual Make Your Mark Awards on Wednesday, January 29 at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto.
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THE SUPPORTER
Charles J. Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Equinix Americas, leading the company’s largest P&L through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. Mr. Meyers then served as the Chief Operating Officer at Equinix, where he led the Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Success teams. For the past year, he was President, Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI) leading Equinix’s strategic business teams including Corporate Strategy, Technology Innovation, and Product Management and Engineering. Under Mr. Meyers’ leadership, SSI worked to optimize the company’s position as a cloud enabler, identify key growth areas, and evolve our services portfolio in response to market, competitive and technology trends.

Mr. Meyers has built a distinguished 25‐year career in the high‐tech industry. Before joining Equinix, Mr. Meyers served as Group President at Verisign where he led a P&L portfolio including the company’s Security, Communications and Mobile Messaging businesses. Prior to Verisign, Mr. Meyers held various executive positions at Level 3 Communications, including Group Vice President of Global Marketing, President of IP and Data Services, and Senior Vice President, Softswitch Services. During his tenure, Mr. Meyers helped Level 3 emerge as a premier global provider of Internet and VoIP services. Mr. Meyers also held senior operating roles at BellSouth, was a member of the pre‐IPO executive team at Internet Security Systems and served as a Senior Associate with Booz‐Allen & Hamilton Consulting. Mr. Meyers earned dual master’s degrees from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and McCormick Graduate School of Engineering. He also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

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THE FOOTNOTE
Upon his appointment, Charles made a commitment to making Equinix a place where every employee can confidently say, “I’m safe, I belong, I matter”, and has embedded diversity, inclusion and belonging as a critical component of Equinix’s strategy and identity. 

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Dr. Shelia Robinson: Make Your Mark Award Winner Spotlight

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Congratulations Dr. Sheila Robinson, the winner of our 2020 Develop Award. We will be honoring Sheila (and our other winners) at our annual Make Your Mark Awards on Wednesday, January 29 at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto.
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THE DEVELOPER
Sheila Robinson is Owner and Publisher of Diversity Woman Media, a professional business magazine for women leaders, executives and entrepreneurs of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Due to the overwhelming national response to her first magazine, North Carolina Career Network, the publication expanded nationally in April of 2008 becoming Diversity Woman. Ms. Robinson is a former Marketing Director with the textiles division of global chemical giant DuPont, where she traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad tracking apparel trends displayed at industry events including Essence magazine’s annual “Essence Award Show”, GQ magazine’s “Men of the Year Award”, and New York’s “7th on Sixth” fashion shows. 

Sheila achieved early career success at DuPont but after she had been with the organization for 14 years, her division was sold. Faced with relocation, she resigned from the company to pursue a long awaited dream - to launch a professional magazine for women seeking career advancement opportunities. As an African-American woman Sheila was no stranger to adversity, and she was strongly committed to providing what she thought to be a much needed resource for women. Sheila is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law.

In 2011, Sheila graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Masters Program at Western Carolina University, and was selected as the “Most Outstanding Student” by the College of Business faculty. Sheila is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro (2006), and Leadership North Carolina (2007) and holds certificates from Stanford University’s Professional Publishing Program (2007) and Wharton’s School of Business Chief Learning Officer Program (2013). In 2009 she was honored with the MEAC Image Award for her career achievements and as a positive role model for young women. Other honors include the 2011 Minority Business Person of the Year by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, one of the 2012 Diversity MBA Top 100 Leaders by Diversity MBA Magazine and most recently during the 50th March on Capital celebration she received Kingonomics’s Corporate Diversity Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Sheila has been featured on the cover of Publishing Executive Magazine and named as one of 50 Top Women in Magazine Publishing for the significant contribution she has made in her industry. She has received a Doctor of Education in Talent Management from University of Pennsylvania.

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THE FOOTNOTE
"What someone else says or does is a reflection of who they are and what I say and do is a reflection of who I am." - Dr. Sheila Robinson

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Anne Devereux-Mills: Make Your Mark Award Winner Spotlight

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Updated: Monday, January 20, 2020

Congratulations Anne Devereux-Mills, the winner of our 2020 Connect Award. We will be honoring Anne (and our other winners) at our annual Make Your Mark Awards on Wednesday, January 29 at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto.
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THE CONNECTOR

Anne Devereux-Mills is the Founder and CEO of Parlay House, a global modern "salon" series designed to spark authentic conversations and build meaningful, supportive relationships across a diverse range of women. With over 5,000 members in San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, London, Paris, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Amman and Seattle, Parlay House provides space for the conversations that aren’t held in other places. Anne’s story and journey are chronicled in her recently released best-selling book, The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World. Anne is a mentor for SHE-CAN, and organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaders coming from post-genocide countries. An activist on issues related to social justice, she was a key member of the team that helped pass California's Proposition 36, which brought fair sentencing to thousands of non-violent inmates as part of California's Three Strikes reform. Following that victory, she was the Executive Director for the Emmy-nominated documentary film entitled, The Return.

Anne supported Stanford University by serving as the Executive Director of Healthy Body Image Programs, which then grew into the digital mental health company called Lantern. Before taking on these roles in more philanthropic ventures, Anne raised two daughters in the New York area, with a significant career that specialized in the healthcare marketing. Specifically, she was the Chairman and CEO of LLNS and TBWA/WorldHealth (and their worldwide marketing network) after her successful roles as Chief Integration Officer at BBDO and Managing Director of their highly successful healthcare unit. She also served as CEO of Consumer Healthworks, a division of Merkley and Partners, as well as President of Harrison& Star.

She is the former Chairman of the Board of Marchex, a public company in the mobile technology space. Anne recently completed a successful sale of a home healthcare company as a board member for Angelo Gordon, and was a founding board member of of Braven, a non-profit organization which focuses on identifying and empowering our nation’s high-performing yet underserved youth. Anne also helped launch the iHUG Foundation, a not-for-profit school in Uganda supporting some of that nation's most needy children. She continues to participate in many activities that mentor and nurture underserved women.

Anne is a Wellesley College graduate, a 2003 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has been honored by a range of organizations including SHE-CAN, Advertising Women of New York, The All-Stars Foundation, and Project Kesher.

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THE FOOTNOTE
In her spare time, Anne can be found doing motivational speaking, working out in a pilates studio, skimming waves on a paddle board, sitting at the kitchen counter making jewelry or traveling the world.

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