The annual awards highlight women who stand out for the impact they have made in this vibrant ecosystem. Honorees represent many sectors, including banking, tourism, and technology. Being chosen is an unusual distinction for someone working out of a university, even a world leader such as UCSF, but reflects the importance of entrepreneurship in Bay Area culture.
“Christine is whip-sharp and has a nose for great ideas and how to shepherd them to practical reality. Her impact is felt far beyond the walls of UCSF,” said Lisa Suennen, an investor and entrepreneur who leads the digital and technology businesses and venture capital fund at the professional services firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips, and author of the Venture Valkyrie blog.