SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gender inequality is prevalent in Silicon Valley, and some believe the Valley is the modern forefront of this workplace issue given that it is the birthplace of the new economy.
Founded in 2013, The CLUB (www.theclubsv.org) is composed of a diverse community of professional women interested in helping each other to become leaders in Silicon Valley and solve the problem for themselves. Members are powerful accomplished women reaching out and helping other women to succeed and lead in their business and community lives by sharing best practices on what it takes to thrive in today’s workplace.
For women who have already developed their expertise and are looking to take their career to the next level, The CLUB offers the Incubator. The highly selective, yearlong program has a structured curriculum filled with actionable ways to improve and promote public profile, enhance personal brand, expand networks and confirm board readiness. Only a select group of members are chosen to join the Incubator, and each one was selected for their proven track record of success as well as their potential to become leaders in their given field. Each year, the CLUB turns out a new class of women into Silicon Valley with better leadership skills. It is designed to propel the “Incubees’” career growth and personal potential. Partner Megan Jones of Hausfeld was chosen for the 2016 class.
Successful professional women design and lead the leadership programs.
“The CLUB Incubator is an advocacy program. We select deeply talented women with diverse backgrounds – rocket scientists, full stack engineers, litigators, social media pioneers – and help accelerate their success. We’re creating a peer group of bright, ambitious, resilient women who are an important part of the future of Silicon Valley,” explains Laraine McKinnon, founder of The CLUB’s Incubator program.
The 2016 Incubees include:
Judith Coley, Chief Marketing Officer, Ushur
Joselle Deocampo, Co-founder & Head of Global Operations, PwC Global Financial Services Innovation Center
Elizabeth DiGaetano, Senior Account Executive, HelloSign
Laura Fechete, Board Member, Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Anuradha Gali, Director of Engineering, Shutterfly
Heather Jerrehian, Startup Executive & Advisory Board Member, Savitude
Megan Jones, Partner, Hausfeld
Olga V. Mack, General Counsel, ClearSlide
Laraine McKinnon, Managing Director, BlackRock
Mindy Morton, Partner, Procopio
Kristi Royse, CEO, KLR Consulting
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