Leading Women in Technology

Women and Success - The Unspoken Secrets

Two key factors that are essential for women to achieve success are unspoken and for some uncomfortable to consider:  Political Savvy and Resilience.

On January 11, 2012, Leading Women in Technology brings you a panel of female executives who are committed to the development of successful women professionals.  At this event, you will learn:

  • What Political Savvy is, why women hate to talk about it or think about using it, why it is so important, and what women can do to become more politically effective 
  • Internal and external, physical and emotional, personal and professional resources from which women can draw to generate the Resilience they need to pursue their dreams and goals
  • Barriers to acquiring the resources women need to develop the strength and Resilience to take their place in the world

Hear from the panelists on:

  • how they call upon Political Savvy and Resilience to achieve their goals,
  • how they overcame their own barriers to cultivate and develop these attributes, and
  • steps each of us can use to cultivate and develop these key ingredients and achieve success.

Date: January 11, 2012 (Wed)
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Cost: $20


Delida Costin
, General Counsel, Pandora Media, Inc.

Van T. Dang, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Marilyn Nagel
, CEO, Watermark


Ida Abbott
, Principal, Ida Abbott Consulting

Registration:  To register for this event, please email us at lwtprograms@gmail.com with your name, title/company and email contact. We will confirm your registration upon receipt of payment.   Register soon as space is limited!

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Note: An application requesting CA MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval.

Speakers Bios:
IDA ABBOTT, Principal, Ida Abbott Consulting
Ida Abbott leads a management consulting firm that provides advisory, educational and coaching services including mentoring, leadership development and professional development for a wide array of corporate and individual clients. Ida has been at the forefront of efforts to promote women in the legal profession. She is co-founder and Director of the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women, a UC Hastings Faculty Fellow, Bay Area Co-Chair of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and author of a number of books on women, mentoring and professional development. Before starting her consulting firm, Ida practiced law for 20 years, specializing in complex litigation at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, where she also ran the firm's professional development and pro bono programs. 
DELIDA COSTIN, General Counsel, Pandora Media, Inc.
Delida Costin is the General Counsel of Pandora Media Inc., an NYSE listed, innovative music discovery and internet radio service provider.  Delida established Pandora's legal department and supported the company through its IPO. Before Pandora, Delida maintained a private legal practice and served as a member of the Attorney Bench at Axiom Legal. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at CNET Networks. During the years of her practice, she has advised on issues related to compliance, securities, digital media, privacy and data protection, and online advertising.  She has practiced with the law firms of Goodwin, Procter LLP in Boston, Massachusetts and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Palo Alto, California. 
VAN T. DANG, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Cisco Systems, Inc. 
Van is responsible for Cisco’s Legal Corporate Compliance Strategy and Program and has previously led an array of legal functions within Cisco, including Digital Media and Content Licensing; Consumer, Retail and Subscription; Product Development and Licensing; M&A; Marketing; Manufacturing; Strategic Alliances; Global Procurement; Privacy and Data Protection; Legal IT; Knowledge Management; Learning and Development; and Business Operations.  Van is an innovator in web based solutions and was one of the thought leaders in the creation of the first social media website for lawyers. Van serves in a leadership capacity on numerous committees and non-profit organizations within and outside of Cisco.

Marilyn Nagel joined Watermark as CEO in 2011, leading strategic initiatives designed to help exceptional women in the Bay Area enhance their personal and professional impact. As CEO of Watermark, Marilyn leverages her passion for gender diversity by promoting inclusive, diverse, and well-balanced workplaces. Prior to joining Watermark, Marilyn was Chief Diversity Officer (Inclusion and Diversity, I&D) at Cisco, where she led the global I&D team on projects that require large-scale change management, talent planning, and learning. As Cisco’s Chief Diversity Officer, she continually looked for ways to help Cisco stay innovative, by driving policy changes to create a more inclusive environment. Prior to joining Cisco, Marilyn worked in academia, leadership development, operations management, and organizational development for nearly 30 years.
About Leading Women in Technlogy:
We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve the goals critical to their own authentic success in the broad technology industry. We connect similarly situated women across business organizations and offer them an opportunity to develop their critical business skills through integrated multi-workshop programs and mentorship.  For the past six years, our board has been active in this community, through Women in Licensing and other local professional organizations.
We acknowledge the following sponsors:

Paragon Legal (Event Sponsor)
Paragon Legal is one of the nation's fastest growing new model law firms, providing senior attorneys on a project basis to leading companies including LinkedIn, Autodesk, and Nike.  Paragon offers experienced attorneys a uniquely flexible yet challenging legal practice, while providing clients a cost-efficient way to ramp up legal resources on an as-needed basis.  Paragon has been featured in Fortune, the ABA Journal and the Inc. 500|5000 list.  www.paragonlegal.com

WilmerHale (Venue Sponsor)

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