Northern California Mixer (Members Only)

When:  Feb 8, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Northern California

“Go for the Goal” Mixer & Learning Event Sponsored by Visa

Let’s kick off 2018 with an Olympic-sized session at Visa’s Innovation Center! Taking place one day before the Opening Ceremonies for the PeyongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ll spend time talking about setting and achieving goals. We’ll hear from two former Olympic athletes (now Visa employees!) to share their experiences in goal-setting and how they have transitioned that experience into the corporate world.

As a Worldwide Sponsor of the Olympic Games for over 30 years, Visa’s commitment to the Olympic Movement and individual athletes has been an important factor in ensuring the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a part of the fabric that makes up the company’s DNA.

Guest Speakers:
• Caitlin Leverenz Smith
Leverenz Smith is part of Visa’s Olympic Business Development Rotational Program. Her current rotation is with Visa’s US Client Marketing team focused on activating marketing campaigns and initiatives with Visa’s merchant marketing partners. A member of USA Swimming, she is a Bronze medalist in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and a Gold medalist in the 2015 Pan American Games. She is also a two -time World Championship finalist for USA. Originally from Arizona, Leverenz Smith attended the University of California Berkeley and currently lives in the East Bay with her husband.

• Margie Pedder
Pedder is a Senior Director at Visa in the Global Sponsorship Management team and she currently oversees the US sponsorship portfolio from a property management perspective. A native of Great Britain, she is the former British record holder in both the 100m butterfly and the 200m butterfly and became a semifinalist in the 200m butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Later, she captured the bronze medal when England hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Pedder also swam for the University of Southern California, where she became a three-time All-American in the mile and 800 freestyle relay. Prior to Visa, Pedder worked at United Entertainment Group (UEG) and IMG. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two small children.

4:00 – 4:15 PM - Welcome remarks from NEW NorCal and Visa
4:15 – 5:15 PM - Fireside chat with Olympic Athletes / Visa employees
5:15 – 6:00 PM - Networking & Cocktail Hour

Registration Fee
$25 per person

Note: Walk-ins will not be accepted at this event.

Who should attend
Members; emerging leaders, executives, men and women professionals who would like to connect with other professionals in the region

Meeting Attire
Business Casual

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refund deadline is Thursday, January 25, 2018. Please log into your NEW account and visit the My Account - My Registrations page and click on the "cancel" link.

Transfer Policy
For replacement requests please log into your NEW account and visit the My Account - My Registrations page and click on the "cancel" link. Transfer requests after Monday, February 5, 2018 should be made on site at the registration desk.

Anti-trust policy
At any gathering, whether it is an informal or formal program, national or regional event, participants must abide by the Network of Executive Women's anti-trust policy.

Portions of this event may be photographed and videotaped for use by the Network of Executive Women in its sole discretion. Any and all attendees of the event may be videotaped and/or photographed while in attendance and attendees will not be compensated in any fashion for use of a videotape or photograph containing any attendee's image or likeness.

Event Contact:
Saara Chung


One Market Plaza
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105