Producer/director Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 doc, Dig!, explores the star-crossed rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, while her 2009 top prize-winner, We Live in Public, examines privacy in the virtual age through Internet visionary Josh Harris’ social experiments. Her company A Total Disruption releases weekly short docs about thought leaders and doers who are transforming our lives through technology.
WeTalk is a live-streamed web series and talk show about the women currently shaping our culture. This show features female luminaries across film, media business and tech discussing the biggest issues of our day.
Created and hosted by award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur Ondi Timoner, this series brings together the brightest women change-makers blazing new paths with the objective of turning #metoo into #wedo!
WeTalk San Francisco Schedule:
PANEL #1: WHAT’S AT STAKE ON ELECTION DAY
Margaret Richardson (Director, Global Policy Airbnb)
Director of Global Policy for Airbnb, Richardson manages Airbnb’s 300+ global policy team that advises every level of Airbnb’s business operations to develop and implement innovative, forward-thinking solutions to complex policy challenges and engages with communities and governments around the world.
Heather King (Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP Company)
Heather King is a partner at top global law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, based in its Palo Alto, California office. Heather cofounded the firm’s crisis management and government response practice where she counsels start-ups, advanced companies and individuals facing complex legal disputes.
Renée DiResta (Director of Research, New Knowledge)
Renée DiResta is the Director of Research at New Knowledge, and Head of Policy at nonprofit Data for Democracy. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem.
PANEL #2: HOW TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
Radha Mistry (Strategy & Research, Office of the CTO, Autodesk)
Radha Mistry has a background in architecture, narrative environments, and strategic foresight. In the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Autodesk, Radha explores the impact of emerging technologies and how it will change the way we design and make things in the future. Prior to Autodesk, Radha focused on the Future of Work with the Steelcase Applied Research group.
Heather Huestis (Executive Managing Director, Impossible Foods)
Heather Huestis is the Executive Managing Director of the Creative team at Impossible Foods, a planet company with a mission to eliminate animals from the food chain by 2035 by making the most delicious meat from plants.
Before Impossible Foods, Heather was an Executive Producer at cult creative advertising agency, Mother, for over six years.
Jill Tidman (Executive Director, Redford Center)
As executive director of the Redford Center, Jill Tidman oversees everything from daily operations to shaping the center’s vision to producing documentary films and action campaigns. “Often the most important content is the least viewed, so shifting that and creating a different dynamic for the industry is what we’re helping push forward,” she says.
PANEL #3: WOMEN LEADERS IN TECH: WHAT IS CHANGING?
Adriana Gascoigne (Founder/CEO, Girls in Tech)
Adriana is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to empowering, educating and engaging women in the tech industry across 60 chapters in 36 countries. No stranger to growing brands and building amazing companies, Adriana has worked with tech companies like Indiegogo, Oracle’s Involver, and Change.org.
Sheila Warren (Head of Blockchain at World Economic Forum)
Sheila Warren began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and nonprofit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists, and progressive nonprofits, and she most recently served as the VP of Strategic Alliances and General Counsel of TechSoup, the global social enterprise that has connected civil society organizations around the world with over $9B in donated tech-based resources.
Tyi McCray (Interim Director of Diversity and Belonging at Airbnb)
Tyi McCray, PhD is the Interim Director of Diversity and Belonging at Airbnb. In this role she leads company-wide initiatives to ensure that Airbnb becomes an authentically diverse and inclusive company and community.
[Editor’s note: This event was originally live-streamed on Friday, November 2nd.]