What She Said - Women in AI

Thu Jun 13 2024 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC-07:00

W San Francisco | San Francisco

W San Francisco
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What She Said - Women in AI
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W San Francisco proudly presents the annual What She Said event on Thursday, June 13th celebrating strong female leaders in the AI industry.
About this Event

Join on Thursday, June 13th, for What She Said, Women in AI – an evening for cocktails and conversation to inspire, connect, and learn from fearless leaders in the AI industry.

Originating at W San Francisco with its launch in 2016, What She Said is a W Hotels & Resorts branded series featuring conversations among women that celebrate individuality, inclusivity, and honesty, tackling the issues of today from work, love, play and everything in between. The platform, which has since been adopted by W hotels worldwide, offers a safe space to drive progress in the gender equality movement and cultivate community with open conversations that inspire, educate, and enlighten.

Your ticket includes entry to the panel discussion, a complimentary beverage, light bites and an experience to connect and network.

Providing opportunities for each panelist to share their work and personal struggles and successes in a supportive environment, W San Francisco Director of Sales and Marketing Christina Rea will moderate a conversation exploring the panelists’ personal and professional journeys, debunking myths about AI career opportunities, exploring issues of motherhood, mentorship, and career advancement, and underscoring the importance of greater involvement and advancement of women in the AI industry.

The Women in AI event will showcase an inspiring and educational conversation among panelists Yuraimi Abreu, a business strategist for artificial intelligence at Google, Jasmine Collins, a research scientist at Databricks, Amy Yin, a venture partner at defy, Vivienne Wei, COO for Salesforce Data360 Engineering, and Xiuzhu Lin, director of Global Business Advisory, AI at Marriott International.


Meet Your Moderator


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is the Director of Sales & Marketing for 4 Star, LEED-Platinum-EB certified W San Francisco. Christina has spent nearly 20 years in the hospitality, beginning her sales career at iconic San Francisco hotels The Westin St. Francis, The Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and The St. Regis San Francisco, before moving to W San Francisco in 2014. Post Marriott acquisition, Christina represented W Hotels from a brand level across the United States, followed by driving corporate account sales for Marriott International’s global portfolio of over 9,000 properties before rejoining W San Francisco last year. The ingenuity and authenticity of the W Brand has always inspired Christina, and she has been a key contributor in driving the property’s DEI and sustainability initiatives.


Meet Your Panelists


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is a business strategist for artificial intelligence at Google, with deep expertise in growth marketing and digital transformation. In her current role, she focuses on simplifying complexity and driving growth for leading global brands through AI innovation. She has a proven track record of managing billion-dollar marketing and consulting projects at some of the largest organizations in the world, including Meta, HBO, and Deloitte. As a Latina leader and first-generation graduate, Yuraimi champions diversity in tech.


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is a Research Scientist at Databricks, where she focuses on developing cutting-edge multimodal models, including text-to-image generation technologies. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, specializing in Computer Vision, and conducted research in the Berkeley AI Research lab. She has been publishing in the field of AI for over eight years, and has interned at Google, Meta and Amazon.


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is a Venture Partner at defy.vc, an early stage fund based in Woodside, CA. Her connection to defy runs deep - defy backed Amy as the solo founder of OfficeTogether, which was successfully acquired in 2022 by Envoy, a billion-dollar workplace management company. Her technical journey spans a decade, with engineering roles at Facebook’s Internet.org and at Coinbase, where she served as an Engineering Manager for Coinbase.com during the company’s hypergrowth. Amy holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard and is passionate about supporting female tech entrepreneurs, having co-founded the Harvard Women in Computer Science and instructing multiple Girls Who Code classes.


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is the Director of Global Business Advisory, AI at Marriott International. In her role, she applies her expertise in technology and business to guide Marriott's responsible adoption of AI. Working closely with teams across business and technology disciplines, Xiuzhu is dedicated to uncovering challenges and delivering AI solutions that significantly enhance the experiences of Marriott’s guests and associates. Prior to her time at Marriott, Xiuzhu was the Conversational AI product lead in Capital One's HR Organization. Outside of work, Xiuzhu volunteers as a career coach, supporting stay-at-home moms in their transition back into the workforce.


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is the COO for Salesforce Data360 Engineering and spearheads business, operations and strategic partnerships to unlock new growth opportunities in Data, AI and Analytics. Vivienne's knack for rapid innovation and scaling in Data and AI with cost-effectiveness strategies has made her an industry benchmark. A driving force behind the business success is her passion for fostering diverse teams and steering them towards impactful, purpose-driven outcomes. Recognized as a " Top 100 DEI Leader," Vivienne is a strong advocate, sponsoring Women in AI and advising Asiapacforce at Salesforce. Her book, Labor Force, provides actionable advice for excelling in the transition to working motherhood and accelerating their careers. As a speaker, she's shared her knowledge on prominent stages, including the United Nations, focusing on inclusive cultures and impactful partnerships.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

W San Francisco, 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, United States

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