Rather than asking women to change themselves to “better fit” the current culture, our speakers will talk about how they are driving systemic change in corporate culture, policy, compensation, and government representation to empower women and encourage their leadership style. Since 1988 women make up more than half the US population and outnumber men on college campuses and in degree completion. Yet their rise in the ranks of leadership, both in the political and business worlds, has plateaued. Women’s’ presence in top leadership positions—as law partners, university school deans, and corporate executive officers—remains below twenty percent. Female “share of voice,” the average proportion of representation on op-ed pages and corporate boards, as TV pundits, and in Congress—is just 15%. In fact, it’s now estimated that, at the current rate of change, women won't reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country until 2085.* Living, as we do, at the epicenter of innovation, it is incumbent upon us to break out and bring this timetable to gender parity forward.
*Women’s Leadership by the Numbers, Judith Warren, March 2014
People who are interested in making change in the workplace, government, local communities, and other sectors of society, which will empower and build more female leaders in our community.
Session Abstract: Explore the many benefits of a diverse workplace, how women have transformed the workplace and the impact female leaders have had on Organizational Performance; how to empower the next generation in order to create a pipeline of powerful women leaders.
Session Abstract: Possible Panel Discussion with Q & A/Moderator to examine the impact of female legislators & the benefits of having more women in government. Share stories of perseverance, success and share insights into public service.
Models for successful women in politics/government
What is women’s contribution to government
How do Women Legislators think, image, hope things will change moving forward
Holistic effect on communities represented by women leaders
How can women get involved in government
Why run for office?
Session Abstract: The power of mentoring is transformative for individuals and communities. Both informal and formal mentoring challenge us to do better and be better in our personal lives and in our lives as citizens in our local, national and global communities. Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work career or professional development. Mentoring is essential to the cusses of women in all aspects of leadership.
|8:15 am||Registration and Breakfast/Continental|
|8:45||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:00||General Session (75 min)|
|10:30||General Session (75 min)|
|1:30||General Session (75 min)|
|3:00 pm||Program Ends – Closing Remarks|
|3:30||Networking Cocktail Reception / Resource Tabling|
|4:00||County of San Mateo Women’s Hall of Fame Ceremony|
Agenda is subject to change
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