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Leaders Breakfast San Francisco 2017

Leaders Breakfast 2017 


When: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Where: Four Seasons San Francisco, 757 Market St., San Francisco, California, 94103
Speaker: Yancey Strickler, CEO and co-founder of Kickstarter
Honoree: Mary Davidge, IIDA, USGBC, LEED fellow, director of campus design, Google Inc.

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Yancey Strickler, Keynote Speaker

Yancey StricklerYancey Strickler is the co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, raising nearly $2.8 billion in its short history. Under his leadership, Kickstarter has become a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), a designation that means the company must consider not only its financial obligations to shareholders, but also its impact on society. As part of its corporate charter as a PBC, Kickstarter donates five percent of its after-tax profits to arts education groups and organizations fighting systemic inequality. With Kickstarter, Yancey has started an important conversation about how companies can stick to their ideals, resist conformity, and contribute to the public good.

Yancey serves on the board of New Inc., the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology. He has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People, listed among Vanity Fair’s New Establishment, and received a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey worked as editor-in-chief of eMusic and has written for The Village Voice, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.



Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Mary Davidge, IIDA, USGBC, LEED Fellow, Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

Mary Davidge

As director of campus design in Google's Real Estate & Workplace Services organization, Mary Davidge, IIDA, USGBC, LEED fellow, and her team are responsible for setting the design vision for Google's global campus scale development projects. Her team works with Google's senior business leaders as well as design & engineering partners to translate the design vision and strategy into innovative work environments that align with Google's culture and help employees perform at their best every day.

Mary established her career in Silicon Valley's architecture and interior design firms, and for more than 30 years, has worked primarily with rapidly growing technology companies. Prior to joining Google in 2014, her firm, Mary Davidge Associates, consulted with corporate clients to define values for the built environment, identify associated goals and strategies, and implement those strategies.

Mary is a leader in creating leading edge workplaces that foster the health of the occupants and the environment. She was recognized as a Living Building Challenge Hero in 2012 and named a LEED Fellow in 2014. Additionally, Mary was a founding member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board and served on the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Certification Standards Board from 2013-2016.She currently serves on the Healthy Building Network Board and the Advisory Board of the ILFI Biophilic Design Initiative.