The Oasis Advisory Board is comprised of Women Leaders from a variety of industries, corporations and backgrounds.

Meet Us Below!

Courtney Benson  YouGov  Courtney is the Global Director of Data at YouGov, where she leads an international team that develops innovative market research products. Previously, she spent more than 10 years in the financial services industry at Royal Bank of Scotland and Citizens Bank, working in Finance, Analytics and Retail  Products. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.

Courtney Benson

YouGov

Courtney is the Global Director of Data at YouGov, where she leads an international team that develops innovative market research products. Previously, she spent more than 10 years in the financial services industry at Royal Bank of Scotland and Citizens Bank, working in Finance, Analytics and Retail

Products. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.

Lisa Dacey  David and Lucile Packard Foundation  Lisa is the Program Operations Manager for the Population and Reproductive Health program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She was previously at Deloitte Consulting, advising corporate, nonprofit and government clients on business operations, organizational strategy and communications. Lisa also worked for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts in the public affairs group, coordinating communications, media relations and grassroots organizing, building on her work on local and congressional Democratic campaigns. Lisa holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA from McGill University.

Lisa Dacey

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Lisa is the Program Operations Manager for the Population and Reproductive Health program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She was previously at Deloitte Consulting, advising corporate, nonprofit and government clients on business operations, organizational strategy and communications. Lisa also worked for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts in the public affairs group, coordinating communications, media relations and grassroots organizing, building on her work on local and congressional Democratic campaigns. Lisa holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA from McGill University.

Maren Eattock  Nuveen Financial Services  Maren Eattock is Vice President in Risk Management at Nuveen Financial Services where she manages a nationwide team of individuals responsible for the valuation oversight of Nuveen’s private equity and other alternative investments. She oversees Nuveen’s current operations in these areas, and advises on new business growth. An investment professional for over 15 years she’s helped develop all aspects of the operational infrastructure for private investment vehicles. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS from the University of California, Davis. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

Maren Eattock

Nuveen Financial Services

Maren Eattock is Vice President in Risk Management at Nuveen Financial Services where she manages a nationwide team of individuals responsible for the valuation oversight of Nuveen’s private equity and other alternative investments. She oversees Nuveen’s current operations in these areas, and advises on new business growth. An investment professional for over 15 years she’s helped develop all aspects of the operational infrastructure for private investment vehicles. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS from the University of California, Davis. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

 
Alice Guan  Google  Alice Guan is a People Consultant at Google. In this position, she focuses on partnering with business leaders to build their organizations and grow their talent as well as empowering employees to thrive and develop their careers. As a first generation immigrant, the mission of Oasis is close to her heart. Alice has passion around providing equal opportunity in career advancement and growth. Alice is a two time alumni of the University of Illinois where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Human Resources Management.

Alice Guan

Google

Alice Guan is a People Consultant at Google. In this position, she focuses on partnering with business leaders to build their organizations and grow their talent as well as empowering employees to thrive and develop their careers. As a first generation immigrant, the mission of Oasis is close to her heart. Alice has passion around providing equal opportunity in career advancement and growth. Alice is a two time alumni of the University of Illinois where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Human Resources Management.

Paawan Kothari  Entrepreneur, Chai Cart  Paawan is an entrepreneur, seasoned marketer, and strategist with over 10 years of corporate experience working for large technology corporations and start-ups in the Silicon Valley. In 2010, I quit my corporate job to start a venture, The Chai Cart®, to bring together my passion for entrepreneurship with my desire to make a difference. After 8 years of building the business, brand, and acquiring dedicated marquee customers, I sold the business in 2018. I have a Masters in Computer Science from USC and a MBA from INSEAD.

Paawan Kothari

Entrepreneur, Chai Cart

Paawan is an entrepreneur, seasoned marketer, and strategist with over 10 years of corporate experience working for large technology corporations and start-ups in the Silicon Valley. In 2010, I quit my corporate job to start a venture, The Chai Cart®, to bring together my passion for entrepreneurship with my desire to make a difference. After 8 years of building the business, brand, and acquiring dedicated marquee customers, I sold the business in 2018. I have a Masters in Computer Science from USC and a MBA from INSEAD.

Zoe Perret  BlackRock  Zoe is a member of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business (ICB). She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with corporations, pensions, foundations and endowments—advising them on asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk analysis, and opportunistic investing. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Zoe earned a BS from the USC-Marshall School of Business. She also earned a certificate in International Business from the Corvinus School of Business in Budapest, Hungary. Zoe serves as the Fundraising Committee chair and is responsible for fundraising and development efforts. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, yoga, live music events, and exploring new restaurants.

Zoe Perret

BlackRock

Zoe is a member of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business (ICB). She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with corporations, pensions, foundations and endowments—advising them on asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk analysis, and opportunistic investing. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Zoe earned a BS from the USC-Marshall School of Business. She also earned a certificate in International Business from the Corvinus School of Business in Budapest, Hungary. Zoe serves as the Fundraising Committee chair and is responsible for fundraising and development efforts. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, yoga, live music events, and exploring new restaurants.

 
Mona Tekchandani  Stanford University  Mona works in Stanford University’s office of development, focused on designing and implementing innovative strategies to foster volunteer engagement and create pathways for emerging leaders. She has also assisted with advancing key  university priorities including artificial intelligence and the biomedical revolution. Prior to this, Mona worked for a decade in strategy consulting at Oliver Wyman, where she provided strategy and operations advisory services to Global 1000 corporations. She earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan where she graduated with distinction, and a B.A. in public policy from Stanford University.

Mona Tekchandani

Stanford University

Mona works in Stanford University’s office of development, focused on designing and implementing innovative strategies to foster volunteer engagement and create pathways for emerging leaders. She has also assisted with advancing key

university priorities including artificial intelligence and the biomedical revolution. Prior to this, Mona worked for a decade in strategy consulting at Oliver Wyman, where she provided strategy and operations advisory services to Global 1000 corporations. She earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan where she graduated with distinction, and a B.A. in public policy from Stanford University.

Kat Earls  Google  Kat works at Google as a sales strategist, working on marketingstrategy, insights and sales pitches for some of our largest consumer electronics clients. Previously I worked in advertising at J. Walter Thompson & iCrossing, on the strategy team helping bring big creative ideas to life for brands like Rolex, Puma, Loreal, and Campari. Before starting my career in advertising, I went to the College of Charleston where I earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. While in college I co- founded a non-profit that helps bring technology to under-resourced countries. Ever since I've been very passionate about mentoring and giving back to the community. In my free time, I like hiking around the bay area, rock climbing, doing yoga and traveling far and wide with my husband and Goldendoodle Ollie.

Kat Earls

Google

Kat works at Google as a sales strategist, working on marketingstrategy, insights and sales pitches for some of our largest consumer electronics clients. Previously I worked in advertising at J. Walter Thompson & iCrossing, on the strategy team helping bring big creative ideas to life for brands like Rolex, Puma, Loreal, and Campari. Before starting my career in advertising, I went to the College of Charleston where I earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. While in college I co- founded a non-profit that helps bring technology to under-resourced countries. Ever since I've been very passionate about mentoring and giving back to the community. In my free time, I like hiking around the bay area, rock climbing, doing yoga and traveling far and wide with my husband and Goldendoodle Ollie.

JoAnne Williams  Google  JoAnne is on the Marketing Finance Team at Google where she helps assess marketing effectiveness and return on investment for various marketing activities in Google's hardware business. Prior to joining Google and moving to the Bay Area, JoAnne managed grant funding and operations for the Financial Access Initiative based at NYU's School of Public Policy. It was in that role that she unearthed her passion for social impact and economic development in communities of color. JoAnne obtained her BBA in Finance from The University of Georgia and her MBA from Columbia Business School. 

JoAnne Williams

Google

JoAnne is on the Marketing Finance Team at Google where she helps assess marketing effectiveness and return on investment for various marketing activities in Google's hardware business. Prior to joining Google and moving to the Bay Area, JoAnne managed grant funding and operations for the Financial Access Initiative based at NYU's School of Public Policy. It was in that role that she unearthed her passion for social impact and economic development in communities of color. JoAnne obtained her BBA in Finance from The University of Georgia and her MBA from Columbia Business School.