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Network 2011

Network 2011 presents women of Style & Substance – PAAWBAC invites you to meet and learn how successful women have made their journey to their current positions. Hear how perseverance, resilience and making the most of opportunities can lead to personal success.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Plant café organic
Pier 3, Embarcadero,
San Francisco

Hon. JEAN QUAN, Mayor, Oakland

California Mayor Quan holds the distinctions of being the first Asian American woman mayor of a major U.S. city, and the first Asian American and first woman elected mayor of Oakland. A longtime community activist, her career as an elected official began as an Oakland school board member in 1989.

JENNY MING President & CEO, Charlotte Russe

Ms. Ming was part of the executive team that founded Old Navy in 1994, and has twice appeared on the Forbes list of 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She is a member of Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of accomplished Chinese Americans from business leaders to the arts.

VALERIE NARA Proprietor, Japonica

Ms. Nara operates a floral+gift boutique and espresso bar+cafe in San Francisco’s Richmond district. This second generation floral designer’s vocation is a culmination of her diverse experience in fashion, software fulfillment and the internet streaming industry. She has been a member of PAAWBAC’s Board of Directors since 2000.