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Upcoming events

    • 09/12/2017
    • 11/14/2017
    • 3 sessions
    • CLUBhouse 650 Gilman Street Palo Alto, CA


    When women ask for what they want, they increase their influence and financial standing in the world, gain more confidence and improve the communities around them. But women tend not to negotiate for themselves, citing anxiety and fear of failure as the key reasons. Often when women do negotiate, they’re less effective than men.

    To address this challenge, The CLUB is piloting "Make the Ask", a 3-month interactive program to help women craft their “ask” and negotiate for more.

    Who: 

    Open to 10 CLUB members who have a significant "ask" that requires significant sponsorship

    Example "asks": securing funding for a business or project; sales prospecting;

    Philanthropic campaign; stretch assignment or expanded role; securing business partners or collaborators

    Less ideal "asks": "asks" that are dependent on a single decision maker or defined path for success

    Requirements: 

    • Commitment to attend all three 2-hour sessions
    • Openness to feedback and collaboration
    • Accountability to move all participants' "asks" forward through providing referrals, strategic insights and encouragement  

    "Make the Ask” is led by Maya Tussing, a high-energy business leader and negotiator in the financial services industry. Maya is an advocate for women claiming big opportunities and attaining their seat at the table. Maya conceived and managed a similar negotiation program for the firm’s women’s network at BlackRock, where over 100 women developed major ‘asks.'

    Maya currently co-leads the San Francisco office of Alesco Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm servicing the investment needs of institutions, foundations and high net worth individuals. Previously, she led BlackRock’s U.S. Institutional Index Asset Allocation business, responsible for over $200B across all asset classes, investment styles and vehicles. Over the last 20 years, she has held senior risk management roles at firms such as BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, Visa, and GE Capital. Maya is a graduate of Pomona College and holds an MBA in International Finance from the University of Washington.

    • 09/22/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Embarcadero San Francisco, CA


    Please join us for our monthly San Francisco morning coffee and walk along the Embarcadero! 

    We'll meet at Blue Bottle Coffee in the Ferry Building at 7:30 a.m. to grab coffee before we head out for a walk. Feel free to come in work clothes and tennis shoes as we'll be walking at a leisurely pace along the Embarcadero.

    Please RSVP so we know you're coming!

    • 09/27/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Procopio 1117 California Ave Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Starting a company is difficult for anyone, but statistics have shown that women have an even more difficult time obtaining funding from outside investors. Some women avoid the fundraising route and self-fund or rely on friends and family which can delay the growth of their company.

    In this women-driven panel event, four very successful and influential women in Silicon Valley will share their valuable insights and talk through key challenges women founders face. If you are a female entrepreneur who wants to feel empowered to excel OR a male entrepreneur who wants to be more inclusive of and sensitized to the women in Silicon Valley, this event is for you!

    Register Online at:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-raising-funding-understanding-challenges-how-to-give-yourself-an-edge-tickets-37219896713

    general admission is $30

    • 09/27/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • McGuireWoods LLP, Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Do you want to self-promote in the workplace with ways that feel natural to you as a woman?

    Have you ever wondered, how do I garner attention to my work without coming off as pretentious?

    Most women professionals find it difficult to share their accomplishments out of fear that they may seem too direct. But you don’t have to be an aggressive attention-seeker to get ahead at work.

    With this program, Sue Steinfield will discuss the art of self-promotion with grace as a woman professional. This talk will be a candid discussion about learning to discuss your accomplishments, learning how to present the progress of your assignments to influencers and how to remove barriers for others and be known for the excellence that you possess.

    Sue Steinfeld, MA, ACC, CPCC.Sue Steinfeld is an inspiring speaker, facilitator and Leadership Success Certified Coach. Based on her experience as a leader in the corporate world, she designed the Success On Your Terms method to help other professionals reach their desired goals.
    Sue brings 16 years of experience leading teams, is an accredited coach from the International Coach Federation and is certified through the Coach Training Institute in San Rafael, CA.
    Welcome to The CLUB Sue!

    This event is open to all that want to learn the art of self-promoting with grace.

    Agenda:
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Registration
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Networking
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Workshop
    8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Close and Networking

    Drinks and food will be provided.

    • 09/28/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wine Down 685 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Please join us for our monthly happy hour in San Francisco! This is a great opportunity to stay connected with members who live or work in San Francisco.  Come for a quick drink, a leisurely glass of wine, or just to say hi before you commute home or after you get back home!   

    Please RSVP to let us know you're coming - looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 09/29/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Stanford Dish: Gatehouse by the Stanford Ave. Stanford, CA
    Come join us at the Dish for an invigorating walk and talk, and the best conversation of the day!

    Please note, the parking on Stanford Ave closest to the gate is back-in parking (NO U-TURNS). There is also parallel parking on the next block away from the gate on Stanford Ave.


    • 10/05/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Fenwick & West, LLP 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041


    Meet the women of the 2017 CLUB Incubator! These accomplished leaders will share their personal stories about their career challenges and opportunities.

    During this panel you'll hear from:

    Nolwenn Godard, Director of Pricing Product, PayPal
    Sherry Main, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, UC Santa Cruz
    Stelli Munnis, Senior Director Global Marketing, Nuance Energy Group
    Jennifer Wayman, Head of Marketing & Channel Sales, Consulting
    Mansi Shah, Partner at Merchant & Gould LLP
    Kimberly Lam, Partner, Bachecki, Crom & Co LLP
    Nancy Poon Lue, Project Lead, NewSchools Venture Fund
    Rhys Cheung, Patent Attorney, NASA

    The CLUB Incubator is an annual program that advocates for women who have developed their expertise but are looking to broaden their impact. For more information see www.theclubsv.org/incubator-program. Applications for the 2018 Incubator are due Nov 30th, 2017.

    • 10/10/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303

    We invite you to join the event for CLUB members to discover the path and inspiration to becoming an angel investor. This candid discussion will focus on why invest and how to leverage investing opportunities to impact the world, enrich your life personally and professionally, and maximize your returns.

    This event will consist of a panel discussion featuring Wingee Sin, an investment executive with over 15 years of investing experience at Goldman Sachs, Barclays Global Investors, and State Street Global Advisors who co-authored “Impact with Wings: Stories to Inspire and Mobilize Women Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs.” Terri Hanson Mead, an angel investor and President of Solutions2Projects, and Debra Vernon, an angel and corporate and securities attorney at DLA Piper. The event will be hosted by Olga V. Mack, founder of Women Serve on Board movement and General Counsel at ClearSlide, Inc.

    Wingee Sin is an investment executive with over 15 years of investing experience at Goldman Sachs, Barclays Global Investors, and State Street Global Advisors. Her passion in social impact sprouted from her undergraduate days at the University of California at Berkeley, with a specific passion for aging, financial inclusion and security, and social enterprise business models. Currently she is an advisor and investment committee member for the Next Wave Social Impact Fund.  Most recently, she co-authored “Impact with Wings: Stories to Inspire and Mobilize Women Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs.” Her chapter, “Angel Investing as Self Empowerment,” aims to inspire women to use their wealth to create social impact.  She was part of the Pipeline Fellowship program and a Limited Partner in the Rising Tide Fund.

     

    Terri Hanson Mead is President of Solutions2Projects, LLC, a consulting company that provides IT strategy and IT compliance services in the life sciences space.  She is also an angel investor and Vice President of Sand Hill Angels, regularly advises startups and in her spare time, flies helicopters.  She is passionate about supporting, and advocating for, female founders and investors. 

     


    Debra Vernon is a corporate and securities attorney who advises technology companies and investors on legal and business issues faced throughout all stages of technology company growth. Debra is a director of The Athena Alliance, whose mission is increasing the number of women serving as directors of corporate boards, and LabGirls STEM Initiative, dedicated to encouraging elementary school-age girls to develop a lifelong passion for technology. Debra is also a Milestone Mentor at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, a visiting specialist at UC Merced, and a member of the Band of Angels and Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs. In 2016 Debra was honored as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” and named as a “Silicon Valley Woman to Watch” by bizwomen.com. She earned her B.A. in music and comparative lit from Yale University, summa cum laude with Distinction, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was co-president of the Stanford Law and Technology Association.

     

    Olga V. Mack is a startup lawyer who enjoys advising her clients to success and growth. Currently General Counsel at ClearSlide, she previously worked at Zoosk, Visa Inc., Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She serves on as an advisory board member of ChannelMeter, Contract Wrangler, and TimeJoy, all early stage startups. Olga is a passionate advocate for women and has founded the Women Serve on Boards movement. @OlgaVMack

    • 10/12/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD San Francisco, CA
    Please join us for our monthly happy hour in San Francisco! This is a great opportunity to stay connected with members who live or work in San Francisco.  Come for a quick drink, a leisurely glass of wine, or just to say hi before you commute home or after you get back home!   

    Please RSVP to let us know you're coming - looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 10/13/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Stanford Dish: Gatehouse by the Stanford Ave. Stanford, CA
    Come join us at the Dish for an invigorating walk and talk, and the best conversation of the day!

    Please note, the parking on Stanford Ave closest to the gate is back-in parking (NO U-TURNS). There is also parallel parking on the next block away from the gate on Stanford Ave.


    • 10/18/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

    This event is not Club Sponsored.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
    In Conversation with Megan Rose Dickey, Reporter, TechCrunch

    In the tech world and beyond, government is often seen as slow and tech illiterate—the antithesis to innovation. However, this misperception is rapidly changing. Governments in San Francisco and cities across the nation are starting to harness the power of technology to tackle the biggest problems we face today. By partnering with technology, government becomes more accessible and efficient, and citizens can engage in change like never before.

    Anne-Marie Slaughter has seen firsthand how this innovation is possible. She served as the director of policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton and is currently the president and CEO of the nonpartisan think tank New America. She will talk about local changemakers and how civic technology can be the best way to encourage citizens to organize, participate and act in government.

    Location: 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
    Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
    Notes: In association with New America California

    CLUB Members who RSVP on theclubsv.org will receive a discount code for $10 off the ticket price to use towards ticket purchase. All tickets must be purchased directly through the Commonwealth Club at eventbrite. All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

    • 10/20/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Embarcadero San Francisco, CA

    Please join us for our monthly San Francisco morning coffee and walk along the Embarcadero! 

    We'll meet at Blue Bottle Coffee in the Ferry Building at 7:30 a.m. to grab coffee before we head out for a walk. Feel free to come in work clothes and tennis shoes as we'll be walking at a leisurely pace along the Embarcadero.

    Please RSVP so we know you're coming!

    • 10/25/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Menlo Park (Venue TBC)

    We would love you to join us for this great opportunity to stay connected with members who live or work around the Valley – we will be rotating monthly around different cities and locations.

    • 10/25/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Madison Reed 30 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110


    Talking to your boss about a promotion?

    Wondering how to negotiate compensation and all the other details of a new job?

    Struggling to find your voice when working in an environment where you feel like an outsider? 

    You can use negotiation skills to get ahead AND get along, even during emotionally charged conversations that have the potential to bring us together or drive us farther apart. When things go wrong, we replay the situations over and over in our heads, wishing we could do it differently next time. But we don't know what to do if we don't have the skills. "Own your negotiations....get more of what you want at work" is a workshop aimed to improve your negotiation skills and help you negotiate with confidence.

    The workshop is developed and designed by Melissa Hereford. Melissa has been teaching business professionals how to negotiate for more than 22 years. She has created and customized classes for people all over the world, with one outcome in mind: negotiating to get more of what you want while building stronger relationships.


    Agenda:

    6:00 p.m. - 6:30p.m.: Registration
    6:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.: Networking
    7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.: Workshop
    8:30p.m. - 9:00p.m.: Close and Networking

    Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

    • 10/26/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

    This event is not Club Sponsored.

    William Taubman, Political Science Professor Emeritus, Amherst College; Author, Gorbachev and The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
    In Conversation with Philip Taubman, Consulting Professor, Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation; Former Moscow Bureau Chief, The New York Times

    Brothers William and Philip Taubman know Russia well. William Taubman’s Khrushchev won the Pulitzer Prize, and his new book, Gorbachev, is already being critically praised as a riveting story of how the leader of “the evil empire” forged a peaceful partnership with the United States. It is also a compelling history of the Soviet Union and Russia. Philip Taubman worked for The New York Times as a reporter and editor for nearly 30 years, specializing in national security issues, including intelligence and defense policies. Come for a unique conversation about Russia then and now and what William Taubman terms “the importance of leaders who understood that the value of power is its ability to create a better world.”

    Location: 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
    Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
    Notes: William Taubman photo © Michele Stapleton; Philip Taubman photo by Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News

    All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

    CLUB Members who RSVP on theclubsv.org will receive a discount code for $10 off the ticket price to use towards ticket purchase. All tickets must be purchased directly through the Commonwealth Club at eventbrite. All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

    • 10/27/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Stanford Dish: Gatehouse by the Stanford Ave. Stanford, CA
    Come join us at the Dish for an invigorating walk and talk, and the best conversation of the day!

    Please note, the parking on Stanford Ave closest to the gate is back-in parking (NO U-TURNS). There is also parallel parking on the next block away from the gate on Stanford Ave.


    • 11/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD San Francisco, CA

    Please join us for our monthly Club lunch in San Francisco to connect with old friends and new members!  This is a great opportunity to connect with other members in a small group setting. 

    Exact location TBD and will be updated closer to the event. 

    Please RSVP so we know how large of a reservation to make.


    • 11/09/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Fremont Hills Country Club 12889 Viscaino Pl, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Join The CLUB, an incubator of women leaders, as we celebrate five years of #womenhelpingwomen in the Bay Area & Silicon Valley. Our evening will include: champagne networking reception, sit-down dinner, keynote speech(es) and lots more.

    Mark your calendars now. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to network, mingle and celebrate!

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    • 11/10/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Stanford Dish: Gatehouse by the Stanford Ave. Stanford, CA
    Come join us at the Dish for an invigorating walk and talk, and the best conversation of the day!

    Please note, the parking on Stanford Ave closest to the gate is back-in parking (NO U-TURNS). There is also parallel parking on the next block away from the gate on Stanford Ave.


    • 11/16/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD San Francisco, CA
    Please join us for our monthly happy hour in San Francisco!  This is a great opportunity to stay connected with members who live or work in San Francisco.  Come for a quick drink, a leisurely glass of wine, or just to say hi before you commute home or after you get back home!  

    Please RSVP to let us know you're coming - looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 11/29/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Mountain View (Venue TBC)

    We would love you to join us for this great opportunity to stay connected with members who live or work around the Valley – we will be rotating monthly around different cities and locations

    • 12/08/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Stanford Dish: Gatehouse by the Stanford Ave. Stanford, CA
    Come join us at the Dish for an invigorating walk and talk, and the best conversation of the day!

    Please note, the parking on Stanford Ave closest to the gate is back-in parking (NO U-TURNS). There is also parallel parking on the next block away from the gate on Stanford Ave.


    • 12/13/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The CLUBhouse 650 Gilman Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Join us to discuss "Bad Feminist" by Roxanne Gay and "Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls" by Jes Baker.


Past events

09/20/2017 SV CLUB Networking Lunch
09/15/2017 SF Sept Lunch
09/15/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
09/14/2017 Women on Nonprofit Boards
09/13/2017 The Big Read Palo Alto
09/09/2017 East Bay Hikes
09/01/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
08/28/2017 Presence and Power
08/25/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Lunch
08/18/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
08/16/2017 East Bay Book Discussion
08/10/2017 Palo Alto CLUB Networking Event
08/04/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
07/28/2017 East Bay July Happy Hour
07/27/2017 Crucial Conversations: How to Keep Your Cool and Communicate Powerfully When Stakes & Emotions Run High
07/21/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
07/20/2017 SF July Lunch
07/14/2017 SF July Walk
07/13/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails - New Member Welcome
07/12/2017 Who Are You ... When You Are BIG?
07/07/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
06/29/2017 SF June Dinner
06/24/2017 CLUB Summer Party!
06/23/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
06/22/2017 Conversations in the Fast Lane
06/20/2017 ClubConnect on the Law Firm to In-House Transition
06/15/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails
06/14/2017 The Big Read Palo Alto
06/10/2017 East Bay Hikes
06/09/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
06/08/2017 Communicating to Resolve Conflict Workshop and Networking Reception
06/07/2017 Conquering Imposter Syndrome
06/06/2017 i4 Neuroleader Masterclass
06/01/2017 Women on Corporate Boards: The Path and Inspiration
05/31/2017 Leading With Courage: Making A Bigger Impact, Sooner
05/26/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
05/23/2017 Navigating Work and Family: The Hidden Secrets of Highly Successful Women
05/18/2017 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference
05/17/2017 SV CLUB Networking Lunch
05/12/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
05/11/2017 East Bay Reads: Be Inspired by Michelle Obama
05/11/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails - Bring a Friend
05/10/2017 CLUBhouse Social
05/05/2017 SF May Lunch
05/02/2017 Pursuing a Corporate Board Position
04/28/2017 SF April Walk
04/28/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
04/25/2017 Strategies for a Successful Career Transition - Palo Alto
04/25/2017 Strategies for a Successful Career Transition - San Francisco
04/21/2017 East Bay Cocktails
04/19/2017 SV CLUB Networking Cocktails
04/13/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails - New Member Welcome
03/31/2017 CLUBhouse Social
03/29/2017 Six Steps to Successful Negotiations
03/28/2017 Insights on Women and Boards
03/24/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
03/23/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Dinner
03/22/2017 Women in Business Event at Kepler's Books
03/22/2017 SV CLUB Networking Lunch
03/15/2017 The Big Read Palo Alto
03/10/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Walk/Morning Coffee
03/10/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
03/09/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails
03/03/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Lunch
03/01/2017 Ladies Get Paid
03/01/2017 SHE STARTED IT Movie Screening and Networking Reception
02/27/2017 Creating Your Personal Mission Statement for a Well-Rounded Life
02/24/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Walk/Morning Coffee
02/24/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
02/23/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Dinner
02/21/2017 SV CLUB Networking Cocktails
02/18/2017 San Francisco Symphony - John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary
02/17/2017 San Francisco Symphony - John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary
02/16/2017 San Francisco Symphony - John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary
02/15/2017 Women’s Leadership Through Storytelling
02/11/2017 Unleash Your Power of Spiritual Intelligence
02/10/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
02/09/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails - Bring a Friend
02/06/2017 SHE STARTED IT Movie Screening and Networking Reception
02/03/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Lunch
02/02/2017 An Evening with Lisen Stromberg
01/28/2017 She's Geeky Convening
01/27/2017 Wine & Postcards
01/27/2017 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
01/25/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Dinner
01/21/2017 San Jose Women's March
01/20/2017 Women in Business Mega Networking Experience
01/20/2017 SF Monthly CLUB Walk/Morning Coffee
01/17/2017 Start 2017 with bang! Learn more about the connection between becoming the best leader and the best parent you can be.
01/12/2017 SF CLUB Cocktails - New Member Welcome
12/13/2016 Big Read Q4 Meeting Palo Alto
12/08/2016 The Big Read in SF
12/07/2016 2016 Wilpower Graduation and Holiday Party
12/02/2016 Stanford Dish Walk & Talk
11/15/2016 An Evening Celebrating & Inspiring Women’s Leadership: The CLUB’s 4th Anniversary Party
11/04/2016 Smart Pens and Tablets
10/06/2016 Tips from the Trenches: Second Annual Leadership Roundtable presented by the 2016 Incubator Class

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