In 2011, five women started building the CLUB, to create an environment where women help women accelerate their collective leadership paths. In the years that followed, the CLUB found strong support for building this community that enabled us to grow to 250 members across professions and generations, while also delivering programming and services and expanding leadership within our organization.
This story of growth is one heard frequently throughout San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as organizations mature and move beyond their startup phase into our building phase. As we look forward to 2016, we do so from a strong foundation -- stable, established, and ready for our next chapter.
To help guide us through these next critical chapters ahead, the Board of Directors has appointed Kristiane Koontz to the role of CLUB President in 2016. As one of the five co-founders, and current Vice President, Kristiane knows the CLUB’s history yet also brings a fresh perspective to charting our future path. Annie Rogaski, our president for the past four years, will be elevated to our Advisory Board and remain heavily involved in the CLUB, providing leadership to our Thriving Workplace Initiative, continuing to walk and talk on Fridays, and participating in our CLUB events. We thank Annie for her vision and leadership in bringing the CLUB to life and leading the organization over the past four years.
Please join us at our upcoming anniversary party on November 17th to celebrate the successes of the past and visions for the future. We look forward to seeing you there as we welcome Kristiane, thank Annie, and work together to build an even more dynamic 2016.