Past Events

Women Executives is committed to providing our members with opportunities that extend beyond business and networking. At WE events we explore provocative perspectives of today in order to become the visionaries of tomorrow.  

Some of our member favorites include: 

SHE Started-it screening

Our private screening of “She Started It” showcased both the structural and cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship. The film was followed by an enlightening conversation on the impact of diversity on each of our industries and how we can address this issue moving forward.


SPECIAL EVENT WITH TARA MOHR

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JLL’s Women’s Business Network and Women Executives gathered for a very special event featuring guest speaker, Tara Mohr, women’s leadership expert, author, and educator.  Tara offered the group wise, simple, and proven strategies to make big changes in our own lives, our careers and the world at large.   

Tara shared key ideas from her acclaimed Playing Big leadership program for women and her book, Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead.


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Mini communication boot camp

A group of Women Executives gathered for an evening of conversation and cocktails as we learned how to be more effective communicators in an interactive mini communication boot camp with Rita Gallaway Williams!


A group of Women Executives tapped into their adventurous side and spent the afternoon rock climbing at Mission Cliffs in San Francisco.  This was a chance to try out rock climbing, many for the first time, in a gym with professional instruction and a group of supportive women.  This group of ladies ended their active afternoon with drinks at a near-by bar.   


22 Women Tech Executives joined us for a fun and inspiring evening of dinner, drinks and great conversation.

We were able to discuss how the growth of tech is shaping the future of our region and how
we can drive positive change together.  It was heartening to learn more about the meaningful efforts many companies and VC investors are making to get diverse and exceptional talent into their industries.  

 

A Few Hot Tips:

  • Run your job posting through textio to see where gender biases my be buried
  • Read and pass on The Hard Thing about Hard Things and The Confidence Code
  • When in doubt, hug (versus handshake), you'll understand if you were there

See below for more information on the event attendees and some of the topics we discussed.

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The Mindful Revolution

An Invitation to Grow, Learn, and Connect 

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During the Mindful Revolution, our guests learned about a great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that benefit our own well-being, are effective in our work, and useful to our world. We also listened to renown speaker and Mindfulness Based Stress reduction expert Renee Burgard


 
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Members explored a private docent lead tour of the captivating and provocative work of  Cindy Sherman--one of the most influential artists and women of our time. Cindy Sherman creates stimulating photographs that explore wide-ranging issues of identity and representation. 


Private Screening of MISS Representation 

A documentary film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom 

At our private screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary, Miss Representation, we uncovered the under-representation of women in power positions and influence in America.