2018 Session | The Language of Leadership

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Words can carry enormous weight, influencing our perceptions of people and even their leadership potential. Research shows that the words chosen to describe women leaders may vary from the way male peers are described for the same level of performance. Examining the bias embedded in our words, this session will change the way you describe yourself and others. Led by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, this panel of experts will provide strategies to choose your words wisely when advocating for organizational talent and communicating your strengths as a leader.

Thought Leader: Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, executive director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

Panelists:
  Marilee RhodesAVP of sales with Akamai Technologies
⚬  Patty McCord, former chief talent officer, Netflix. and author, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
⚬  Cindy Solomon, president & CEO, Cindy Solomon & Associates

Emcee: Vicki Mealer-Burke, vice president, funding strategy, Qualcomm

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