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Cal for All

Join us to create a more inclusive alumni community.

Cal for All is a speaker series aimed at creating a more inclusive alumni community. Cal for All brings Berkeley alumni from diverse backgrounds and Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Alumni Chapter leaders together to discuss diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ). This series offers a unique opportunity to connect with other alums, exchange best practices, and learn from our speakers about their efforts to promote DEIBJ values in their work and across the Cal community.

Each Cal for All event is curated to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where alumni from all backgrounds can network, engage, and learn. This is a chance to connect with fellow Cal alums, share your experiences, and make a lasting impact on the Cal experience.

Watch recordings of past Cal for All events.

Learn more about DEIBJ and find additional resources provided by the UC Berkeley Division of Equity & Inclusion.

 Episode 4 

Building an Inclusive STEM Pipeline: From Education to Industry

Recorded on May 1, 2024

Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, joins Cathy Han ’01, Founder of CAA’s DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council and Board Secretary of the Cal Alumni Club of New York, for a fireside chat. Colette Patt ’85, Ph.D. ’95, Assistant Dean for DEIBJ, UC Berkeley College of Computing, will moderate an engaging panel on DEIBJ leadership, featuring inspiring Cal alumni leaders from engineering, technology, and legal/IP advisory backgrounds who will share their unique insights and best practices.

Special Guests

Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu Miller Allen
Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu (she/her)
Dean, UC Berkeley College of Engineering
Miller Allen ’93, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’02 (he/him)
Senior Director, Applied Materials
Keitha Pansy Jeff Chou
Keitha Pansy ’02 (she/her)
Chief of Staff, Worldwide Commercial Solutions Area CTO, Microsoft
Jeff Chou, B.S. ’07, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’11 (he/him)
Co-founder and CEO, Sync Computing
Colette Patt Cathy Han
 MODERATOR 
Colette Patt ’85, Ph.D. ’95 (she/her)
Assistant Dean for DEIBJ, UC Berkeley College of Computing
 HOST 
Cathy Han ’01 (she/her)
Founder, DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council
Board Secretary, Cal Alumni Club of New York

 

If you require an accommodation for effective communication, or information about mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact events@alumni.berkeley.edu or 510.900.8235 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

Past Events


 Episode 3 

Thriving Communities for All

Recorded on March 7, 2024

UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, Dania Matos, J.D., joins Cathy Han ’01, Founder of CAA’s DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council and Board Secretary of the Cal Alumni Club of New York, for a fireside chat. Diego Jácome, co-chair of the UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association – Los Angeles chapter, will moderate an engaging panel on DEIBJ leadership, featuring inspiring Cal alumni leaders from management consulting, higher education, and technology backgrounds who will share their unique insights and best practices.

 

Special Guests

Dania Matos Jan Shelly Brown
Dania Matos, J.D. (she/her/ella)
Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, UC Berkeley
Jan Shelly Brown ’14 (she/her)
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Kenichi Soga Nicole Carlotto
Kenichi Soga Ph.D. ’94 (he/him)
Chancellor’s Professor and Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Engineering for Resilient and Sustainable Systems, UC Berkeley
Nicole Carlotto09 (she/her)
Director of Communications and Advocacy, University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations
Diego Jacome Cathy Han
 MODERATOR 
Diego Jacome ’06 (he/him)
Co-Chair, UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association – Los Angeles
 HOST 
Cathy Han ’01 (she/her)
Founder, DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council
Board Secretary, Cal Alumni Club of New York

 

 Episode 2 

Fostering Diverse Leadership for Sustainable Impact

Recorded on February 13, 2024

UC Regent John A. Pérez joins Cathy Han ’01, Founder of CAA’s DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council and Board Secretary of the Cal Alumni Club of New York, for a virtual fireside chat. Ché L. Abram Chief of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, will moderate an engaging panel on DEIBJ leadership, featuring inspiring Cal alumni leaders from technology, higher-ed, and nonprofit backgrounds who will share their unique insights and best practices.

 

Special Guests

John Perez Deborah Cheng
John A. Pérez (he/him)
UC Regent
Dr. Deborah Cheng ’13 (she/her)
Director of Fellowships & Public Service Partnerships, CCNY Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership
Allison Scott Ousman Jobe
Dr. Allison Scott (she/her)
CEO, Kapor Foundation
Ousman Jobe ’95 (he/him)
Director of Global Partnerships, Microsoft
Che Abram Cathy Han
 MODERATOR 
Ché L. Abram (she/her)
Chief DEI Officer, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
 HOST 
Cathy Han ’01 (she/her)
Founder, DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council
Board Secretary, Cal Alumni Club of New York

 

 Episode 1 

A Changemaker Mindset for Inclusive Innovation

Recorded on April 17, 2023


Cathy Han ’01, founder of CAA’s DEIBJ Alumni Chapter Leadership Council and member of the Cal Alumni Club of New York board of directors, led a fireside chat with UC Berkeley’s Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, Dr. Richard Lyons ’82. An interactive panel on DEIBJ innovation followed, featuring inspiring Cal alumni leaders from public, private, and nonprofit-sector backgrounds who shared their unique insights and best practices. Dr. Élida Bautista, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, served as moderator.

 

 

Special Guests

Ahmad Anderson Ahsia Badi
Ahmad Anderson ’83 (he/him)
 Director of People & Culture, Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Ahsia Badi ’02, M.P.H. (she/her)
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services, Office of the Mayor of New York City
Richard Lyons
Joanna Burleson ’01 (she/her)
Managing Director, Monitor Institute by Deloitte
Richard Lyons ’82, Ph.D. (he/him)
Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley
Élida Bautista Cathy Han
 MODERATOR 
Élida Bautista, Ph.D. (she/her)
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley 
 HOST 
Cathy Han ’01 (she/her)
Founder, DEIBJ Alumni Leadership Council
Member, Board of Directors, Cal Alumni Club of New York 

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