Call to Action: Conversations with Exceptional Women on June 6, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Deloitte, 555 Mission Street, San Francisco
The Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women in cooperation with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management invite you to participate in an engaging conversation to highlight the current positive trends and identify proactive initiatives for the future.
“The world that you want to live in and that you need to live in needs you to create it; needs you to create it. It needs your input. The world needs to hear what you have to say. The last word has not been spoken...The last word has not been spoken." - Beah Richards
The landscape for women in corporate leadership is evolving. While the “numbers” according to studies done on a national level by Catalyst and UC Davis for California, have shown that the representation of women in senior leadership positions has stalled in recent years, the national and global conversation is heating up.
With women graduating with advanced degrees in record numbers, there is a drive on the part of the younger generations of women to seek more expansive opportunities. We are also seeing the growing economic contribution and clout of women as both earners and consumers.
These trends are significant for global and local economies and with both positive and stagnant trends it is important to stay focused on the positive steps that still need to be and can be taken to move the agenda along at a more rapid pace.
The evening’s panel of both female and male experts will address the following questions:
What is really happening in the numbers?
What does this mean for our economies and why is it important?
What are some companies and agencies currently doing to promote gender equity?
How can we, as individual women and men, corporations and leaders, encourage the continued advancement of women and offer support to our current and our future women leaders?
The goal of the event is to inform, inspire and empower people - women and men - across industries and across generations to more purposefully and successfully advance women to increase the voices of women at the leadership tables in the public and private sectors.
The conversation will not stop with the panel as we will ask all event participants to engage and interact in developing solutions. This is an inclusive conversation that invites active collaboration.
After the panel presents, each table will engage in a facilitated conversation about concrete next steps that can be taken and visionary ideas for the future. The results of these conversations will be compiled into a “Call To Action” paper that will be available to all the participants via the Friends website to be used as the foundation for further conversations, events and research.
To answer the "call" on June 6th, please register through the following link.