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We are honoring past, present, and future women leaders as we celebrate the momentous occasion in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified cementing into history the “Passage of Women’s Suffrage” in the United States. 

Through 12 months of events and activities, large and small, we will engage women – and men – in conversations and partnerships to continue elevating women and girls into positions of leadership and influence.  While our country has made great strides in gender parity with civic and organizational leadership, we can continue to ensure that women are uplifted, recognized, and celebrated.  How can we affect positive change that elevates women leaders?

Through our 2019 Celebration of Women Leaders series, we are dedicated to finding and practicing creative answers to this very question – in this vein, we introduce our 2019 Celebration of Women Leaders, a series of policy dialogues, speaker events, and conferences that will highlight and showcase the burgeoning achievements of women leaders across our Silicon Valley community.

Recognizing Women Leaders of the Past, Present, and Future

Susan B. Anthony

Ida B. Wells

Dorothy Height

Gloria Steinem

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Emma Gonzalez

Engagement Opportunities

Want to elevate women leaders and inspire the next generation of leaders?

Consider sponsoring the Celebration of Women Leaders series and show your dedication and commitment to supporting women in business and public leadership. Contact our Director of Special Events, Shannon De Atley-Johnson at [email protected] for more information. 

A Call to Leadership

Featuring Nancy Pelosi & Anna Eshoo 

August 26, 2019 | NASA Ames, Mountain View

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group was honored to host the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and two amazing panels of women leaders who spoke to more than 450 women attendees kicking-off our Celebration of Women Leaders series at NASA Ames Research Center.

Event Blog: Advice from Women Leaders

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Women’s Executive Roundtables

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia – 11/13/19 at Sunrun

Senator Dianne Feinstein –  11/26/19 at Adobe

Treasurer Fiona Ma – 1/10/20 at Pure Storage

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks – 1/17/20 at Adobe

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan – 1/31/20 at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Senator Susan Rubio – 2/21/20 at PayPal in San Jose

Stay tuned for more speakers!

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Young Women’s Leadership Summit

December 5, 2019 | Santa Clara University

Every year approximately 400 middle school girls and 150 female executives attend the Young Women’s Leadership Summit, a conference that encourages middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM fields and leadership. Throughout the day, students listen to women share inspirational stories and participate in a hands-on STEM activity.

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Small Group Roundtables Focused on Civic Engagement

The Leadership Group will host two roundtables in 2020 to explore and empower both men and women on ways to engage women leaders to serve their community through public service and civic engagement. These events are open to Leadership Group member company employees, and is a great way for member company deputies to become more acquainted with opportunities for serving their communities and empowering others to as well.

Hold the Date
Feb. 2020 & June 2020
More Information Coming Soon!

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Game Changers Women’s Panel

May 22, 2020 | Location TBD

This year’s Game Changers 2021 will feature highly-respected community and business leaders participating in a Celebration of Women Leadership panel where we will explore the question of “What are you doing to raise women leaders up through programs, on boards & in
C-suites at your organizations or place of work?”

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A Celebration of Women Centennial Event

July 17, 2020 | Location TBD

Celebrate with a new 2020 Celebration of Women Leaders event recognizing the centennial of the women’s suffrage movement. We will celebrate women’s influence, leadership, and advocacy in the public and private sectors as well as provide inspiring insight into ways women are and can make a difference in policy-making, business and their communities.

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Women in Innovation

Leaders Across Generations

Nancy Pelosi & Anna Eshoo

NOTICE: Women leaders who are invited to attend events in this series are only featured speakers. They do not ask for funds or donations.

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