Gender Partnership Summit: The Economic Imperative for the 21st Century

On March 18, the Bay Area Council and GenderAllies were pleased to  partner with the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and the San Mateo County Economic Development Association to create the workplace culture and practices that will transform gender partnership into business and economic prosperity.

Gender Partnership Summit: The Economic Imperative for the 21st Century convened top Bay Area business leaders, policy advocates, and elected officials to advance the critical discussion on implementing a gender equality culture from the top down in order to create a more inclusive, innovative, and, ultimately, more productive and profitable workplace.

The event marked the second in a series of events to spur discussion and drive action on empowering women in the workforce and the top levels of executive leadership. The first event on January 30 and done in partnership with Assemblymember Phil Ting – Honoring Progress: The 2013 Gender Equality Practices — convened more than 100 leaders in business, government, and academia for an in-depth conversation around the implementation (and direction) of gender-responsive workplace policies.

Speakers included:

  • Rep. Jackie Speier
  • Weili Dai, Co-Founder and President, Marvell Technology Group
  • Cathy Campbell, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Charles Schwab
  • George Halvorson, former Chair and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
  • Jim Henry, Market Managing Partner, PwC
  • Amanda Kimball, author of U.C. Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders
  • Eric Kutcher, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Co.
  • Peg McAllister, SVP, Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Emily Murase, Executive Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
  • Kirsten Rhodes, Director, Deloitte Women’s Initiative
  • Steve Rottler, Vice President, California Laboratory & Energy, Climate and Infrastructure Security, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council

Watch Videos From the Event

Connection & Context: Jim Wunderman, CEO of the Bay Area Council and Rayona Sharpnack, Co-Founder of GenderAllies set the stage for a transformative day of moving from conversation to action

The Research is in:  Amanda Kimball shares the facts from the UC Davis 2013 Study on Women in Leadership she authored

Success Stories: a panel shares Success Stories on the path to gender partnership

How Can We Engage Men: a panel of male leaders discusses their perspective on Engaging Men

Congresswoman Jackie Speier discusses government accountability for gender partnership and the need for business and government to collaborate

Gender Partnership Sponsors

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