An incubator of women leaders

ERG Leads: Connect!

  • 08/11/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom link (to be sent in all registration confirmations)
  • 72



Hosted by The Women’s CLUB of Silicon Valley

We’re a non-profit dedicated to women’s leadership, and we’re gathering leaders of Employee Resource Groups in the Bay Area. Our goal is to learn from each other and explore how we can accelerate women’s careers, together.

Over the lunchtime hour, we’ll do a quick meet & greet to get everyone connected. Then we’ll brainstorm around future opportunities to share ideas, strategize around roadblocks (especially in the current environment), and enable each other in the important work we do.

This session is open to current ERG leaders and rising ERG leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. We welcome leaders of any ERG (ethnicity, ability, veteran status, LGBTQ+, etc.) looking to action career acceleration for colleagues who identify as female. Please feel free to pass along the event information to ERG leads at local companies.


10 min         Intro the CLUB & reason for invitation

30 min         Intro with Icebreaker & Networking

What‘s the first thing you want to do when things open up?

20 min        Brainstorming 

  • What do you think your ERG does best?

  • What would you like your ERG to do better?

  • Meet monthly or…?

  • What topics (around empowering ERGs to help accelerate women’s careers) would you like to cover?

Manju Abraham, VP of Engineering, Delphix
Executive Sponsor of Women at Delphix
Board Member, The CLUB

Manju is an accomplished engineering leader with over 25 years of experience. Manju has built, grown and scaled global teams and organizations for companies such as HP, NetApp and Delphix. During her career, she has led enterprise product operations, driving initiatives across distributed teams to develop and deliver high-quality products on schedule. Manju is passionate about supporting women and diversity and inclusion to help improve the workplace environment. She is the executive sponsor for the women’s employee resource group at Delphix and is actively involved in mentoring and learning from other leaders across the industry.

Tanal Basma, Startup Consultant
Board Member, The CLUB

Tanal Basma is an HR leader and consultant working with a stealth startup to advance women’s leadership in a peer to peer network. Previously, Tanal served as the HR Business Partner at Epic and was responsible for operations and talent management. As a member of the founding team, she led several key initiatives including rolling out the infrastructure as well as sustainability and development programs. She's passionate about a top-down approach to diversity, equity and inclusion through personal experience and a heightened awareness of how our differences enhance the workplace. Tanal also sits on the board as chair of Mentoring circles at the CLUB SV.

Laraine McKinnon, Talent & Culture Strategist
President, The CLUB

Laraine helps savvy companies create healthy workplace cultures. She brings data and insights to drive collaboration and innovation, and prevent harassment, bias, and discrimination. Laraine runs LMC17, a strategic consulting firm, and is a Talent and Culture Strategist for Emtrain, a CultureTech firm. In her previous career at BlackRock, Laraine was a retirement readiness strategist and led the San Francisco based Managing Directors cohort for BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network. Laraine is President of The CLUB Silicon Valley, a diverse community of women leaders, where she runs a talent Incubator to help women accelerate their careers. Laraine was named a Silicon Valley Business Times “Woman of Influence" in 2018

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