District 2 – Kate Byrne is the Chief Growth Officer for Watermark, the Bay Area’s leading women’s leadership community. Marrying her interest in technology and its ability to advance media, drive revenue and promote social good, Kate’s expertise spans both public and private blue chip brands, playing executive leadership roles at the Tides Foundation, George Lucas Education Foundation, Future LLC, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, SF Gate and Inc.

Passionate about education and women/girls empowerment, she’s aided Global Girl Media and World Pulse and founded Girls Gone Global as well as serves as a Commissioner for the Marin Women’s Commission on Women and Girls. She is a contributor to Conscious Company magazine, an Ambassador for the Kyle Westaway Briefing and the Leader of NationSwell’s West Coast Women’s Impact Series.

Kate was named to the Folio: 40, a media industry top honor, and recognized as one of the 40 most influential top industry performers. She graduated from Stanford with a BA in Psychology.