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The Power of Silicon Valley Mentoring: Realize it! Maximize it! - July 25, 2018 - Foster City, CA
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The Power of Silicon Valley Mentoring:

Realize it! Maximize it!



July 25, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT


Hosted by: Visa Inc.


Building M1 Auditorium, 900 Metro Center Blvd.

Foster City, CA 94404




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Join the new Wnet Bay Area Chapter as we partner with Visa to bring you: The Power of Silicon Valley Mentoring – Realize it! Maximize it! Mentoring isn’t always what you think it is, but it is always part of the power behind success.

Whether you are:

• A senior leader or emerging leader

• In a large corporation, or start up

• In fintech or financial services

Silicon Valley provides one of the greatest and most compelling environments for mentoring. You won’t want to miss this discussion about why, when, who and how mentoring relationships can transform your career.


We hope you can make it to this event and feel free to spread the word.

This event is FREE for Business Members.

Live Streaming FREE for Online Members.





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4:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
5:00 PM Panel discussion:
  Uzma Makhdumi, Head of Payments Partnerships at Google
  Lara Druyan, Managing Director at RBC
  Annelies Jansen, Global Director Marketplace Partnerships with Facebook
  Teri Llach, CMO at Krome Photos
  Panel moderated by:
  Robin Leidenthal, Vice President, Merchant Sales and Solutions at Visa
6:00 PM End of Session


Uzma Makhdumi

Head of Payments Partnerships at Google

Uzma Makhdumi is currently Head of Payments Partnerships at Google where she has helped take Google Pay international and now leads new business development initiatives for consumer payments globally working with banks, payment networks and fin tech companies. Prior to Google, Uzma was leading commercialization for Visa Digital and was also one of the early Product Managers for Mobile at Yahoo! where she managed their first revenue generating mobile product. She has also been a consultant at McKinsey advising high tech companies in the areas of strategy, growth and acquisition, and was an engineer at Bose Corporation working directly for the founder/CEO, Dr. Amar Bose. She double-majored in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Management Science from MIT and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Lara Druyan

Managing Director at RBC

Lara Druyan is a Managing Director at RBC where she is the Head of Innovation on the West Coast, responsible for the Bank’s transformation through the smart use of technology. She leads the evaluation of start-ups, partnerships and venture capital investments that drive the Bank’s technology, analytics, payments and infrastructure roadmaps. She has initiated and managed over a dozen proofs of concept across the Bank. Lara has also designed a partnership strategy to build out the Bank’s ecosystem with high growth companies.

Lara Druyan

Annelies Jansen

Global Director Marketplace Partnerships with Facebook

Her career has taken her to numerous countries, cultures and companies, throughout which digital growth and transformation was the key theme. Annelies was CEO of till September 2016 and from 2008 till 20113 she was CEO of, Russia’s leading digital publisher Annelies came to SUP from ITV, the UK’s #1 commercial broadcaster, where she was Managing Director of ITV Broadband. At ITV she oversaw the launch of in May 2007.

From 2000-2005 Annelies worked for News International as Director of Digital in charge of The Times online sites, followed by a position as director of New Media for The Telegraph group. Her previous roles before joining News International have included publisher of The Moscow Times, St Petersburg Times, Russia Business Review. Before joining the media industry she worked for Johnson and Johnson in Russia, managing two of their medical devices businesses (Livescan and Cordis).

Annelies Jansen

Teri Llach

CMO at Krome Photos

Teri Llach is a brand marketing executive with significant experience across a number of industries such as fin-tech, packaged goods, software and SAAS. She was co-founder and CMO of Blackhawk Network, where she helped grow Blackhawk to a $2B market cap public company that recently went private. At Blackhawk, Teri built brand and consumer marketing strategy, product marketing, research, corporate communications and media strategy. Currently, she is CMO of Krome Photos and is leading startups in their brand and marketing strategy. Teri grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, enjoys painting, skiing and wakeboarding.

Teri Llach


Robin Leidenthal

Vice President, Merchant Sales and Solutions at Visa

Robin Leidenthal is a leader in the payments industry with over 20 years of banking and financial technology experience. Robin has led large, dispersed teams of payment and compliance policy, operations, sales and service professionals. Robin has global expansion experience, having managed large international teams and building global partner relationships in the EU and UK. Robin's diverse experience from large banks to early, disruptive payments start-ups and established fintech companies such as PayPal and Intuit, provide for a unique approach to enabling new and traditional acceptance models. Robin is presently the Head of US Acquirer Processor Sales for Visa, managing a team of Senior Account Executives responsible for business development and relationship engagement. Robin has served as a Board Advisor to the Merchant Acquirer Committee (MAC), various ETA Committees and is a member of Visa’s Women’s Network (VWN), Watermark and

Robin Leidenthal





Location Visa Inc., 900 Metro Center Blvd Foster City, CA 94404

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Wednesday 25 July 2018, 04:00pm - 06:00pm
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