New York AWE Afternoon Tea

GSDate: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Topic of Discussion: Current and Future Perspectives of Women in Business

Speaker: Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels throughout the world as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.

AWE Afternoon Tea in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 5th from 3:30-5:30pm

Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 12.21.25 AMLocation: The Peninsula Hotel, 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills CA, 90212 Topic of Discussion: Negotiating Your Way to Success: Using Negotiation Techniques to Solve Problems and Get What You Need

Negotiation is a critical tool for solving problems, resolving conflicts, and acquiring resources.  This talk will help you learn to identify the negotiation issue, your position and the position of the other party, and your underlying interests.  Understanding and using these powerful concepts can help you negotiate more effectively and improve your negotiated outcomes.

Speaker: Dr. Lisa A. Barron, Ph.D., MBA. Dr. Barron is a faculty member of Organization and Management at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.

AWE Afternoon Tea in Palo Alto on Tuesday, April 30th from 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Topic of Discussion: Business Transformation in the Social Era

Speaker: Clara Shih, CEO and Co-Founder of Hearsay Social

Clara Shih - PhotoClara is CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social and a pioneer in the social media industry. In 2007, she developed the first social business application, called Faceforce, and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured bestseller, The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Market, Sell and Innovate, now used as a marketing textbook at Harvard Business School. Clara has been named one of FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fast Company's Most Influential People in Technology, and one of BusinessWeek’s Top Young Entrepreneurs.

Clara is a member of the Starbucks Board of Directors and previously served in a variety of technical, product, and marketing roles at Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce. She graduated #1 in Computer Science at Stanford University, where she also received an MS in Computer Science – User Experience and Design. Clara also holds an MS in Internet Studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a U.S. Marshall Scholar.