Avanti Leadership Group hosted 23 Bay Area leaders for a lunch and presentation on April 25 at the Santa Cara Hyatt as part of their Leadership Luncheon series “The Leadership Journey”.
Our speaker was Marlene Williamson, CEO of Watermark (www.wearewatermark.com). Her presentation on women in the workplace led to a very lively discussion, with a number of the women leaders sharing their experiences and provoking rich dialogue.
The discussion and networking topic was “What can leaders do to facilitate gender equality?” Brainstorming in small groups yielded some great ideas for leaders who want to support gender equality in Silicon Valley companies.
Gender equality is a popular topic today and the ideas generated indicate that there is a strong need for awareness of this topic as well as some concrete things leaders can do to bring about gender balance.