BARBARA J. EDWARDS
Founder & CEO of California Host and The Host Group
Executive Coach and Speaker
Barbara is known for her 45 years in the Meeting, Tradeshows, Destination Management, Catering, and Corporate Event Management in the U.S. and 42 countries globally. Founded in Silicon Valley, her company helped start-ups that revolutionized Information Technology and Digital Communications. Barbara spent many years on the Board of the SFCVB and local philanthropic organizations and was honored as One of San Francisco’s Top 100 Women Business Leaders.
Barbara performs Leadership and Professional Development Training through Workshops, Seminars, and One-on-One Coaching. She takes pride being a Consultant to Women-Owned Business. Barbara is currently writing a book titled “My Eventful Life” coming out in 2019.
Barbara has developed relationships managing the top programs for Apple, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, Cisco, HP, Oracle, Sony, Kleiner Perkins, KKR, Rolls Royce, Oracle, Exxon, Visa as well as newer clients including Pixar, Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Disney.