Bonita C. Stewart joined Google in 2006, and her career spans three decades leading multi-billion-dollar operations, accelerating digital technology adoption and driving business transformation for major corporations in the IT, automotive and technology fields. Currently, as VP, Global Partnerships she oversees the largest U.S. publishers across media/entertainment, news/publishing, mobile apps, search and commerce. Widely hailed for her astute leadership, in 2014 Crain’s named her a Woman to Watch in Tech. Stewart also pioneered the concept for Howard West, a computer science immersion program for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), powered by Google. Stewart, a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Business School, serves on the Board of Deckers [NYSE: DECK] and Pluralsight [NASDAQ:PS]. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Kevin Stewart (HBS 1979).
Jacqueline Adams launched a second career as a communications strategist after more than two decades as an Emmy–Award-winning CBS News correspondent. Adams covered the groundbreaking campaigns of Jesse Jackson for President and Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President before spending five years as a White House correspondent during the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. In the 1990s, she was a prolific contributor to the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS News Sunday Morning. She won a News and Documentary Emmy Award for the 48 Hours broadcast, “The Search for Matthew.”
Adams, a graduate of Harvard Business School, serves on the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of the United States Institute of Peace. A music aficionado, she is studying the classical composers at the Juilliard School of Music’s Evening Division.