Sharon Meers is the Head of Enterprise Strategy at Magento, which is part of eBay Inc.. Prior to joining eBay, Sharon was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where she worked for 16 years. Sharon’s interest in getting men and women talking about 50/50 issues grew from her experience recruiting and retaining talented women - co-chairing the Women's Network in Goldman’s Investment Management Division, serving on the diversity committees of two of the firm's divisions and developing a mentorship program that linked high-potential women to senior male advisors.
Sharon lives in the Bay Area with her husband Steve, a real-estate developer, and their son, age 12, and daughter, age 9. Sharon and Steve funded the Partnership for Parity at the Stanford Graduate School of Business School and the Dual-Career Initiative at Harvard University to encourage more dialog about men and women sharing power – both at work and at home. Sharon holds a B.A. in History from Harvard College, an M.A. in Economics from New York University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Joanna Strober is the Founder and CEO of an online company developing a platform and tools to help fight and prevent childhood obesity. Previously, Joanna was a Managing Director at an investment management firm where she ran a private equity fund and a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners where she made consumer internet investments. Joanna has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for her work with many well-known and successful companies including Blue Nile and BabyCenter.
Joanna lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Jason Strober, a software entrepreneur, and their daughter, age 15, and two sons, ages 12 and 7. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from UCLA.