Currently we are at about 5 of women in the top roles of Fortune 500 Companies. What will it take to get to 50 percent? Pratima Rao Gluckman explores stories, issues and mindsets related to fostering gender equity in our organizations, education institutions and communities and invites a wide range of thought leaders to join in the conversation.
Empowering Others: A Conversation with LeBaron Meyers
LeBaron is a connector, an innovative business development executive and a proponent of raising our collective emotional intelligence to best solve today’s greatest challenges. As President and Chief Business Officer of #NotMe, she’s passionate about creating and sharing practical, scalable solutions that protect and empower employees and employers to safely and justly do their best work.
LeBaron’s diverse background includes seven years in the corporate world of investment management, a year on the radio in San Francisco as a morning show host, a nine-month sabbatical studying yoga and meditation in Southeast Asia, and eight years in the startup landscape of digital media and tech.
Getting to 50/50: Luck, Persistence, and the Pursuit of Happiness - A Conversation with Mayah Curtis
"When your inner dialogue doesn't align with your external environment, things won't turn out right," explains Mayah Curtis. Join Pratima and Mayah as they discuss how through leadership, you can create an environment of empowerment and elevation.
Mayah Curtis is a Senior Principal in Commercial Services at IQVIA. With over fifteen years of experience in healthcare analytics and technology consulting services in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, she is widely recognized for her visionary executive leadership, highlighted by a passion for entrepreneurship and organizational growth. Mayah built and led the rapid growth of commercial analytics and outsourcing practices spanning sales, marketing, client services and corporate development.
At IQVIA, Mayah is leading the innovation and commercialization of new artificial intelligence machine learning offerings across U.S.businesses and in global partnerships. She also established the U.S. commercial outsourcing practice nationwide and led significant revenue and operational expansion; founded the IQVIA Academy, a high-potential leadership development program with a healthcare industry footprint of alums; drove acquisitions and integrations, achieving new market entries; and, led critical consulting engagements. Mayah’s achievements have been recognized multiple times by IQVIA with her nominations for the CEO Leadership Award.
Prior to IQVIA, Mayah held consulting roles at IBM Watson and OptumHealth. She completed clinical research at Harvard Medical School, University of California San Francisco, and UMASS Memorial Medical Center.
Mayah leads a life coaching and consulting practice, New Beginnings. Her focus is on ‘coming alive inside to begin living one’s legacy’. She is a “Designing Your Life” certified coach, one of a few hundred in the world.
Mayah holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University, and a Bachelors from College of the Holy Cross. She serves as VP on the San Francisco City College Board Foundation and a Director on the CMR Institute Board. She’s a mentor with Girls, Inc. Women of Impact and SHE-CAN (advising young women from post-conflict countries to become leaders who change their nation). In the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, she is a Rising Star Award recipient and annually in the professional mentorship program. She is engaged in several Silicon Valley professional leadership organizations. She is a guest lecturer and regularly publishes on leadership and management. With Habitat for Humanity Global Village, she led and volunteered throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.
Applying Resilience: A Conversation with Swati Bhatia
"Do you want to be safe or do you want to be free?"
As a child, Swati learned from her parents about resilience. With a father who lived through refugee camps to a mother who taught her about pushing through regardless of experiences, Swati learned early to fight for what she wanted.
After taking time off to care for her children, she put her foot down and followed her principals. Unwilling to take a step back after a break, Swati stuck to her values and would not compromise.
Join in on the conversation with Pratima Gluckman and Swati Bhatia as they discuss how to use your support systems and apply resilience and find the purpose to keep moving on.
Swati Bhatia is Chief Payments Risk Officer at Stripe Inc., where her team’s responsibility is to ensure that financial losses are minimized across Stripe’s platform, financial crimes are mitigated, and to ensure Compliance.
Prior to Stripe, Swati held various Vice President positions at PayPal. In her last role, she headed a global team of 700+ associates comprising Business Analysts, Data Scientists, Product Managers, Program Managers and Back-end Fraud / Credit Operations Associates. Her team was responsible for managing losses and risk experience for PayPal’s Payments business globally.
She has built her career as someone who solves business problems and creates impact at scale and who knows that impact created through an inspired and aligned team is far scalable and enjoyable than attempting to create impact through individual brilliance. She strives to inspire the people around her to be their best. She is adept at building and leading cross-functional teams and driving cultural change.
Swati holds an M.S. (Finance) from Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani (1993-97). She is married with two sons aged 14 & 11, and lives in Palo Alto CA.
Negotiating Salaries: A Conversation with Nadia De Ala
Discover the keys to negotiating your pay while avoiding conversations that could deter you from earning a higher potential salary. Join me, Pratima Gluckman, in this conversation with Nadia De Ala, Leadership & Negotiation Coaching for Women of Color in Tech, on this episode of Getting to 50/50: Conversations to Bridge the Gender Gap.
Leadership and negotiation coach who specializes in helping women of color in technology thrive and elevate pay, positions, and purpose. Her mission is to close the leadership and wage gap for women of color, one bad-ass leader at a time. Nadia earned a Co-Active Coach Certification from the Coaches Training Institute through one-on-one, group coaching and workshops. She empowers her clients to activate their voices, fully negotiate their value, and get excited about their careers again. Previously, she was an audio engineer and in senior tech sales for thriving enterprise corporations and rapid growth startups like Booking.com and HelloSign which were acquired by Dropbox. Through her practice today, she has helped women of color leaders navigate, grow, and thrive at companies like Expedia, Google, and Lift.
Make Way for Change: A Conversation with Olga V. Mack
Make way for change: the change that you are creating within your sphere of influence and the change we would all like to see when it comes to women in tech.
Olga V. Mack is a blockchain and distributed ledger technology strategist, security professional, experienced board director, nationally-recognized author, public speaker, and impactful women’s advocate. She is the CEO of Parley Pro, a collaborative & intuitive contract platform. Olga was instrumental in passing AB 2658 and SB 838, which define blockchain and form a working blockchain group in California. She co-authored Fundamentals of Smart Contracts Security (Momentum Press, March 2019) and she is writing a book about blockchain and distributed ledger technology business models. Olga leads the Smart Contracts Security Alliance to help enterprises innovate in blockchain securely. She spoke at TEDxSanFrancisco about the impact potential of blockchain and smart contracts and at SXSW about blockchain business models. Olga was previously General Counsel at ClearSlide. She also worked at Zoosk, Visa, Yahoo, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She serves on the California Law Revision Commission (appointed by Governor Jerry Brown).
Becoming an Advocate for Women Peers: A Conversation with Pierre Vannier
At what point does someone become an advocate for others? for yourself?
Could it be as simple as taking the thing that makes you uncomfortable or the thing that inspires you to awaken yourself to the reality that surrounds you?
Pierre offers his unique viewpoint for how sees the men and women in his life, in the workplace, and in the world. Join Pierre and Pratima in this raw, thought-inspiring conversation about bias, advocacy, and developing yourself.
Pierre Vannier is an ex software engineer and serial entrepreneur. He pledges for a more diverse Tech and more women in Tech and created Flint and Flint Academy, respectively a Tech consulting Firm and a Remote Tech bootcamp dedicated to ramp up software engineers to new technologies after they lost their jobs because of COVID19 crisis.
Both Flint and Flint Academy are animated with humanist values at heart.
Pierre has also a podcast called Refactor where he interviews developers (women and men) to talk about their experiences and how they became developers. This helps evangelize and maybe could create vocation.
Pierre's vision is to create companies which make sense for Society and acting also in mecenat and solidarity, giving both time and money to a children's hospital in France.