Silicon Valley Leadership Group membership allows senior leaders and employees across their organizations to enjoy a host of benefits. Designed to help them shape and understand local, state, and federal policy decisions and build professional relationships, those benefits include:
- Impact: Partner with other business leaders on positive, proactive solutions to Silicon Valley’s most pressing policy challenges
- Access: Directly interact with senior public officials at the local, state, and federal levels
- Relationships: Build business relationships and develop your brand at our nearly 150 gatherings across Silicon Valley each year
- Expertise: Leverage Leadership Group staff expertise on issues critical to doing business in the Bay Area
- Discounts: Special member ticket prices for select events
Silicon Valley Market President: Raquel González
Testimonial: Bank of America has found great benefit as a longtime member of the Leadership Group, especially with its focus on housing, transportation and education – issues that go beyond the board room to positively impact the greater community. The collaborative approach also creates innovative solutions for the Valley.
HQ: Charlotte, NC
President & CEO: Kathrina Miranda
Testimonial: We joined the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to support our region on the most pressing issues affecting our communities and future generations. We enjoy participating in meaningful and impactful discussions with our business colleagues and government leaders.
HQ: Menlo Park, CA
CEO: Matt Cain
Testimonial: To date, Couchbase has not partnered with an organization quite like the Leadership Group. From the housing and transportation efforts, to the education initiatives, the Leadership Group was tackling the tough issues all of us also want to see improved for our community. It was a ‘no brainer’ decision, so we joined.
HQ: Mountain View, CA
When it comes to doing business in the Bay Area, the Leadership Group is known for its more than 40 intimate gatherings with luminaries, dignitaries, and community leaders. At these gatherings senior executives get exclusive access to in-depth discussions that contribute to a measurable impact on the competitiveness of the region, your employees’ quality of life, and your community. Below is a sampling of the Leadership Group’s exclusive roundtables.
- CEO Roundtable Dinners
- Women’s Executive Roundtables
- Small Group Roundtables
- Vital Workforce Conversations
Relationships with Top Elected Officials
The Leadership Group delivers opportunities to develop relationships with influential public figures including local and state electeds, CPUC commissioners, and more. In 2017 and 2018, our guests in Silicon Valley and visits in Washington D.C. have included: Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA), Senator Ron Wyden (OR), Senator Bennet (CO), Senator Harris (CA), and other congressional leaders.
Special Events & Programs
The Leader Group organizes impactful, informative, and inspiring special events bringing together nearly 3,700 policy-makers, elected leaders, community organizations, and influential speakers focused on being “doers” and innovators creating lasting change on the local, state and national level. Below is a sampling of Leadership Group’s special annual events:
- Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation
- Regional Economic Forum
- Annual Policy Luncheon
- Education Summit
- Young Men’s Summit
- Young Women’s Summit
- Game Changers
- Energy and Sustainability Summit
- Celebration of Diversity
The Leadership Group is the premier legislative voice of business in the Bay Area. That reputation is hard earned from more than 40-years of providing a stellar portfolio of advocacy programs for our members giving them unique entry to face-to-face meetings with policymakers annually on the local, state, and national level to discuss issues most important to our innovation economy.
- Washington D.C. Advocacy Days
- Sacramento Advocacy Days
- Fresh Ideas with New Legislators
- Local Government Days
Subject Matter Expertise
The Leadership Group lives by the philosophy “make it happen.” That means we don’t just talk, we have 27 of the best minds providing actionable solutions to the toughest issues in the areas of education, energy and environment, government relations, health, housing, tax, tech and innovation, and transportation. The content and subject-matter expertise of our policy teams is highly-regarded by media and policy-makers alike.
The Leadership Group formulates its influential positions in nine policy working committees composed of mid-level business executives and civic-minded employees from its membership of more than 360 global corporations, professional firms, and industry leaders. These individuals will help shape policy positions advocated for at the local, state, and federal policy level to promote a fair and favorable business environment for our members.
- Education Committee
- Energy Committee
- Environment Committee
- Government Relations Committee
- Health Policy Committee
- Housing and Community Development Committee
- Tax Policy Committee
- Tech and Innovation Committee
- Transportation Committee
Brand Recognition & Promotion
The Leadership Group offers members marketing and visibility opportunities to build their reputations as concerned corporate citizens, caring community partners, and thought-leaders through a number of selections including more than 250 media placements annually, several high-visibility member online publications, and event sponsorship opportunities.
- Media Referral Network and Opportunities
- The Leading Edge Newsletter
- The Leader Blog
- New Member Spotlight
Research shows that nearly 90 percent of companies that measure the connection between volunteer participation and employee engagement found a positive correlation between the two . Boost your employee engagement and the power to bring positive, measurable change to your community through Leadership Group Foundation community involvement programs and initiatives.