To celebrate women in March, our fourth BAIA Dinner: A conversation about Women and Work will take place in San Francisco on Tuesday March 26th, at 7:00 pm.
It’s the 21st Century and we are bombarded daily with articles about women and work: how close are we to achieve full equality in the workplace? How can we navigate the realities of today’s economy and gender politics while advancing in our careers? What do we need to do so that in 5, 10 or 20 years we won’t have to discuss “women and work” anymore?
We invited three successful professional women to share with us their journey to the top, what they learned along the way, and what they wished they had known all along.
The price to attend the BAIA Dinner #4: A Conversation about Women and Work is $51.67 per person. This includes the meal, tip and tax at the wonderful Amarena Italian Restaurant. It doesn’t include other drinks. And the entire amount can be used towards purchasing or renewing a BAIA Membership at the Individual Level or higher. Because there are only 6 seats available, make sure to request your seat fast (see instructions below)
About the Speakers:
- Robin Nebel has over 25 years of experience as a CFO, COO and President of high-tech start-ups. She’s currently CFO of Technorati Media overseeing their finance and accounting, ad operations, publisher development, human resources and administration departments. Prior to joining Technorati, Robin was President at InStore Broadcasting Network and Ellie Mae, CFO and COO at Ensenda and 800-Software. Robin has MBA and BS degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
- Leigh Marriner is an SVP at Added Value Cheskin and leads the business consulting practice. She is especially interested in how the evolution of consumer technology creates new opportunities. She has led numerous market opportunity assessments in digital photography, digital music, digital communications, mobile devices, apps, interactive kiosks, etc. Leigh has over 25 years of experience in business strategy consulting and has worked with a variety of leading Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, Leigh co-taught the Entrepreneurship course in the MBA program at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Cheskin, Leigh was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and a Product Manager at WordStar. She was Vice President of Marketing for Broderbund Software before starting her own consulting firm which she ran for another 10 years. Leigh holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Economics from Wellesley College, and an MBA with honors from Harvard University. Leigh escapes from her laptop on the seat of her bike, strategically navigating the hills of Marin and counting her blessings to live in such a remarkably beautiful place.
- Elisabetta Ghisini is the founder of Verba – International Communications. A communications consultant with 20 years of experience worldwide, she works with European startups to shape their brand and reputation in the US. Recently she has successfully orchestrated the Silicon Valley launch of an Italian venture incubator and of two European startups in the healthcare sector. Elisabetta currently also teaches management communications at the Masagung Graduate School of Management at the University of San Francisco. Prior to that, Elisabetta was an instructor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and in her corporate career, Elisabetta was a Director in the Technology Practice of the public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, where she orchestrated the worldwide media launch of Agilent Technologies, HP’s successful spin-off. Previously, she was Manager of Communications with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Co. (Milan and San Francisco offices). During her ten years at McKinsey, Elisabetta provided strategic communications advice to multinational clients in the high tech, retail, and banking industries. Elisabetta is a member of the Governance Board of BAIA (Business Association Italy America); she previously served as a board member for IABC SF (International Association of Business Communicators). A native of Italy, Elisabetta holds a graduate degree in German Literature from the Universita’ degli Studi di Milano (Dottore in Letteratura Tedesca). She speaks four languages and is the author of Communicating the American Way, a guide to U.S. business communication for international executives (Happy About Press).
How do I attend? Send us a request!
Anybody can request to attend a BAIA Dinner. The price to attend the BAIA Dinner #4: A Conversation about Women and Work is $51.67 per person. (And the entire amount can be used towards purchasing or renewing a BAIA Supporting Membership). This strictly covers the cost of the meal, tip and tax. It does NOT include drinks. The dinner will take place in San Francisco on March 26th, at Amarena Italian Restaurant. Tickets are non refundable.
If you'd like to request to attend, please send an email to Aurora at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "BAIA Dinner #4" answering succinctly to the following 3 questions:
- Why do you want to attend this BAIA Dinner?
- Your Linkedin profile or link to your online bio.
- Describe yourself in 140 characters.
We will process your request and confirm your invitation on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because there are only 6 seats available, make sure to not wait! Participants will be selected with the objective to maximize the mutual learning and mentoring value of BAIA Dinners to all participants. Finally, priority will be given to current BAIA Supporting Members.
Do you have a topic or industry in mind for the next dinner? Let us know, email Aurora Meneghello at email@example.com with your ideas.