FountainBlue’s When She Speaks

Facilitating innovation and leadership for tech leaders one conversation, one leader, one organization at a time is my passion, my mission, my cause through my work at FountainBlue. We take pride in bringing together innovators and leaders in the online events we conduct, including our When She Speaks series, the executive coaching we provide, the leadership consulting we practice, and the strategic advising we conduct.  – Linda Holroyd, Founder and CEO, FountainBlue


whenshespeaksLaunched in Silicon Valley in May 2006, FountainBlue’s monthly When She Speaks panel discussions feature senior women leaders from partner tech companies speaking on leadership and innovation topics. Our interactive conversations are known for being inspiring, educational, practical and fun. Our monthly programs have shifted to an online format in response to the pandemic, so we can better manage content and to provide broader access to a more distributed customer base.

Although we don’t record any of our online meetings (so that all can feel more comfortable speaking freely), we do take notes and distribute them to our attendees and partners. Notes from our prior When She Speaks meetings are freely available at fountainblue.blog/category/when-she-speaks/


WhatHeSaidAugust 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What He Said, What He Meant

Conducted Online with our hosts at Renesas

Link will be sent to registered attendees

What He/She Said, What He/She Meant

This month’s When She Speaks panel will feature pairs of executives, each sharing some thoughts and ideas on how men and women can work together to better understand what was said and what was meant, so that we can all better connect and collaborate on a common mission.

(We are featuring a range of male and female executives, without implying that all men or all women could or should communicate in any specific manner.)

and representing our host company are:

  • Panelist Stephen Limoges, Sr. Director – Global Industrial Sales, Renesas and
  • Panelist Krista Pavlakos, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Renesas

Order your tickets online for $50 each for general admission

E-mail us at info@whenshespeaks.com if you’re interested in becoming a corporate partner for the series.

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Based on the input of the dozens of participating hosts, speakers and attendees, below are the top ten reasons for joining us for this month’s event, and for all programs.

      1. Education – Learn innovation and leadership best practices from experienced senior women leaders sharing a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and ideas.

      2. Inspiration – Hear heart-warming stories that stir your passion for making a difference.

      3. Connection – Connect with the perspectives and thoughts of a wide range of panelists, and the questions raised by the interactive discussion.

      4. Innovation – Learn about technology and market trends which affect your company’s innovation potential.

      5. Creativity – Think differently about what you do day-to-day, in a good way!

      6. Empowerment – Challenge yourself to step up, reach out, think and act differently and better.

      7. Community – Join our monthly online events featuring panelists who are forward-thinking, practical, experienced and open-minded, representing a spectrum of industries, roles, companies and backgrounds.

      8. Perspective – Think about your own challenges and opportunities with a slightly broader and wider lens, with a lighter outlook.

      9. Brand – Proudly represent your company as a corporate host and sponsor for this year’s When She Speaks events. Proudly make a stand for your own leadership, and that of other participating attendees through your attendance.

      10. Support – Feel a connection with others who are sharing similar challenges, balancing life and work.

Some Testimonials:

FountainBlue does all of the above and more – every time, all the time.

Linda Holroyd and the panelists each month speak to me directly. They are humble and powerful at the same time.

The When She Speaks panelists have walked my path, fallen on their faces, become stronger because of their experience and inspire me to keep trying and failing forward.

I LOVE these panel discussions because they are so thought provoking and there is always something tangible I can take away and implement in my own sphere of operation and thinking!

The breadth of perspectives gathered is inspiring – it makes me feel like ‘I Can Too!’ or at least ‘I Can DARE to TRY!’

I’m proud to have been a member for more than a decade, and look forward to the next lesson, the next conversation each month.

I’ve grown my career, leveraging these nuggets of wisdom every month, feeling like I belong to a community of principled, impactful women and the men who support them.

As Linda says every month, the vector is not gender. The vectors are LEADERSHIP and INNOVATION. And she proves that every month.

Join this month’s session, and experience the series for yourself.

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