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Women In Leadership Panel

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. to hear from a variety of women panelists from different career paths and walks of life. Navigating through the world of business can already be difficult, so why wait to figure out how to get through it? This is an opportunity to be inspired and pick the brains of some amazing women. Please join us and be sure to bring questions!

This event is open to all students.

Make sure to RSVP on Engage Women In Leadership Panel.

COBE students can get 30 points in COBE BLUE for attending.


Trina Ponce

  • Diversity and Inclusion Director at Boise Cascade Company
  • MBA from the University of Montana
  • Worked at the Hewlett Packard Company for more than 13 years. She excelled in leadership roles and received a variety of promotions throughout the years.
  • She left Hewlett in 2015 and began working for HP. She was DEI program manager for five years before moving to Boise Cascade.

Excerpt from Trina’s LinkedIn: Diversity, equity, and inclusion leader with demonstrated success delivering results in strategic planning, initiatives, and program management. DEI advocate with passion for increasing cross-cultural competency, fostering inclusion, and finding impactful solutions for recruiting, engaging, developing, and retaining diverse talent. Relationship builder committed to building bridges between people with different narratives to promote awareness, understanding, compassion, and respect. Proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. 

Julie Dresback

  • Director of Corporate Governance at St. Luke’s Health System
  • Master of Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers University
  • Has specialized in governance for more than five years at St. Luke’s

Excerpt from Julie’s LinkedIn: I love people. All people. I believe in the power of the human spirit and motivating employees through kindness, understanding, and finding what intrinsically makes them tick. I’m the type of leader whose door is always open. I’m skilled specifically in organizational development, organization communication, stakeholder communication, event strategy, training, and change management/operations.

Marissa Castillon

  • Generalist Manager at Enterprise Holdings
  • From Hawaii and has been working at Enterprise Holdings for more than 10 years
  • Loves human resources and has made that her focus for the last 8 years

Janessa White

  • CEO at Simply Eloped
  • Graduated from Boise State University in 2009 with a  Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.
  • In 2016 Janessa and her husband Matt were inspired by all the time and money they saw their friends spending on weddings and wanted to work to build a solution. Together they founded Simply Eloped, a company built upon making getting married easy, fun and affordable!