Launched 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.
August 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
What He Said, What He Meant
Conducted Online with our hosts at Samsung
Link will be sent to registered attendees
The breakthrough book ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ describes how men and women communicate differently. For this month’s interactive panel discussion, our panelists will provide insights about how corporate men communicate, and translate for us what men say into what men mean.
Topics for discussion include different communication styles, different modes of behavior, different emotional needs, and even different conflict management styles.
- Facilitator Linda Holroyd, CEO, FountainBlue
- Panelist Shari Begun, Senior Director of North America Sales, Dialog Semiconductor
- Panelist Melissa McDonnell, Director, Integrated Marketing, Audio and Business Communications, Dolby
- Panelist Tamara Rivera, Global Customer Service Director, Viavi
and representing our host company are:
- Panelist Roxanne Dos Santos, Senior Manager, HR Operations, Samsung Research America
- Panelist Sanchita Gupta, Director, Human Resources Business Partner, Samsung Research America
- with introductory remarks by Samsung executive to be confirmed
Order your tickets online: $50 each for general admission
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Having these sessions go virtual is one of my Covid silver linings. I certainly wouldn’t have been able to fit all of them into my schedule to make the trip in person.
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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.
Education – Learn innovation and leadership best practices from experienced senior women leaders sharing a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and ideas.
Inspiration – Hear heart-warming stories that stir your passion for making a difference.
Connection – Connect with fellow attendees, panelists, hosts, and partners – people at all levels from all backgrounds.
Innovation – Learn about technology and market trends which affect your company’s innovation potential.
Creativity – Think differently about what you do day-to-day, in a good way!
Empowerment – Challenge yourself to step up, reach out, think and act differently and better.
Community – Join our monthly events and connect with a community of like-minded, open-minded leaders from different companies and roles, at all levels.
Perspective – Think about your own challenges and opportunities with a slightly broader and wider lens, with a lighter outlook.
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.
Support – Feel a connection with others who are sharing similar challenges, balancing life and work.
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, showed how they meant to do that, and inspired me to keep trying and failing forward.
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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