Thank you to those of you who joined us for our 3rd Anniversary Party last week. We had a fantastic turnout at the lovely Freemont Hills Country Club. CLUB President Annie Rogaski spoke of the growth and achievements in the CLUB over the past year, including the inaugural year of our Incubator Program, our Big Read Initiative, and the launch of our temporary CLUBhouse in Palo Alto! Incoming 2016 President Kristiane Koontz spoke of her vision for the future of The CLUB and the importance of the CLUB’s new Thriving Workplace initiative which will help shape the dialogue on workplace policies and best practices that will help enable a critical mass of women leaders to thrive.
CLUB members Jennifer Lotz, Kathleen Bost, Jo Ann Woodsum and Judith Coley received CLUBbie awards for their contributions to the CLUB this year, and keynote speaker Sally Thornton provided thought provoking insight into the future of work and women’s leadership.
For those of you who attended and are not yet members, we invite you to apply to join our organization – click here to complete our short online application.
If you are already a CLUB member and would like to get more involved, we are currently conducting our leadership drive for 2016 to identify CLUB leaders and committee participants at all levels. Click here to learn more and apply. The application period closes November 30th.
Our groundbreaking Incubator program is also accepting applications through November 30th. Click here to learn more about the program and apply for 2016.
Our Philanthropy committee also conducted a toy drive and donations were collected onsite. The holiday season can be difficult for foster children, especially those arriving in a new home during this time. In an effort to help local foster kids keep the joy of the holidays in their hearts, The Club Silicon Valley is supporting Sleep Train’s Annual Secret Santa Toy Drive, and you can help, too!
You can donate online through Dec 13th and the shopping will be done on your behalf.
Finally, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors for this event including NERA Economic Consulting, Service Rocket, Procopio, PwC, Kilpatrick Townsend, Brattle, WilmerHale, as well as our fantastic Programming Committee led by Kate Wilson and Jennifer Lotz for organizing this year’s event.