Activate Women's Full Economic Potential and Contribution
How might entrepreneurs and innovation teams tap into gender diversity as a success strategy from day one?
2pm - 7pm
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PANEL DISCUSSION & WORKSHOP
How do we act on the data showing that ROE is 35% higher in organizations that include women among senior management? Venture capital firm First Round Capital found that investments in companies with female founders performed 63% better than in all-male firms. What can we, as entrepreneurs and leaders, do to more effectively apply this information when we build our teams?
2:00 Networking with beverages and snacks
2:15 Panel Moderated by Dan Fallon & Michele Wucker
Stella recognized that diverse talent and employers needed to be connected in a new way. She launched WeSolv across the nation to help companies to apply diverse talent strategies to solving real business challenges. Stella has an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and experience as a senior management consultant at Gallup, where she lead teams in increasing enterprise performance by optimizing workforce, marketing, and operations strategies. Built in Chicago has named WeSolv one of its 50 Startups to watch in 2017.
John leads the mobile product teams within the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. These mobile products allow Fortune 500 and B2C marketers to reach their customers on mobile devices. SalesForce is a leader in pay equity. In 2015 SalesForce reviewed its workforce pay in order to equalize compensation across the company and close the gender pay gap. One thousand employees’ paychecks were adjusted for a total change of three million dollars. John speaks and writes on the issues of cloud computing.
Julie has been growing companies for over 20 years. In just under a year Julie created PartySlate to help event professionals showcase their capabilities and help the rest of us find the resources we need to create amazing events. Julie has a long history of success growing digital advertising business as President of Agency.com, then as the Razorfish GM, and then EVP of Vibes Media, which she left to start PartySlate. Built in Chicago has named PartySlate one of its 50 Startups to watch in 2017.
4:30 Workshop - create actions!
Facilitators will lead groups of 8-10 attendees in exploring the forum topic: How might entrepreneurs and innovation teams tap into gender diversity as a success strategy from day one?
5:30 Workshop Presentations
Each group will present its action recommendations and commitments. Past attendees report that this part of the Forum is the most impactful.
6:00 Closing Reception
FORUM Host and Co-Chairs
As an accomplished sales executive and entrepreneur, Paul excels at building high-performing teams and leading change in dynamic and competitive environments. He provides a strategic focus drawing on execution, leadership and communication skills. Paul came to Google via its acquistion of Austin based adometry, now Attribution 360.
As an accomplished technology and business leader who has focused on business transformation and leading innovation teams, Dan has first hand experience in unleashing the power of balanced gender teams in corporate and startup environments. As co-chair, Dan brings a perspective drawing on his board roles at Junior Achievement Chicago, Illiinois Tech and others.
Forum Co-Chair Michele Wucker, CEO, Gray Rhino & Company
A global thought leader with experience in think tank and media leadership, Michele makes the simple but powerful point that humans are all too likely to ignore obvious, critical issues in business and life, often until they come crashing into us. Her third book, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, describes this problem and offers strategies to counter the biases and other obstacles to acting in time. As co-chair, she lends a practical perspective on the benefits to companies, communities and society of activating women's full contributions. Learn more about the gray rhino framework here.
THANK YOU GOOGLE for HOSTING
When & Where
50 ACTION 50 - by WE Design Think
What is 50 ACTION 50?
WE Design Think, bi-anually, selects an issue that has been at the forefront of private and public discussions and moves a willing coalition of change makers to action. In 2016/17 the 50 ACTION 50 program focus is to ACTIVATE WOMEN'S FULL ECONOMIC POTENTIAL & CONTRIBUTION. 50 ACTION 50 is a commitment made by 50 organizations to bring a team of a woman and man to move to action. These 50 Women and 50 Men bring back their learnings and experiences to their organizations, their communities, and their families.
Solve large scale problems by bring diverse groups of individuals together to solve them.
We do this by designing For Action.
We do this by Acting.
We do this with diverse groups of people
What is WE Design Think?
WE Design Think is a community of leaders and innovators who believe that human-centered design can positively impact organizations,communities, and families by helping them adapt and remain competitive in a rapidly shifting global economy. Visit the website here
WE Design Think works with organizations to train employees in innovation: mindset and skillset.