San Francisco, California
by PORTOLA ADVISORS
IN TECH, FINANCE, AND CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
While nearly all CEOs value the equitable advancement of women, studies continue to show that women are not advancing at the same rates as their male peers. (McKinsey & Co, 2018)
WE HELP YOUR COMPANY
Understand how to advance and retain your top talent women.
Do you know why women leave your company for your peers? Are ambitious women getting "stuck" at certain levels - or in certain parts of the company?
Crunch the data on how women are faring at your company.
What does your data say-- about how you recruit, develop, and promote women? What does your engagement survey tell you when you filter by gender?
Streamline and improve
your current efforts for women employees.
How do you convert 'doing lots of stuff' into measurable results?
How could your ERG do more of what really improves the climate for women?
HOW WE CAN START:
WOMEN IN TECH: ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES
Ensure your leadership (or your ERG) understands the work experience for women - especially women in tech.
This 90min briefing is grounded in the latest research and backed up by our experience in dozens of tech companies facing similar challenges.
FOR LEADERS IN TECH, OTHER MALE-MAJORITY INDUSTRIES
Support your female leaders in tech - by arming them with a confidential thought partner who can advise them on tech leadership,and give them tools to outsmart common workplace issues.
A set of coaching sessions - or an ongoing retainer agreement that helps you support, retain, and advance your senior women.
TO ADVANCE INCLUSION AND REDUCE BIAS
The help you need to launch and complete your gender inclusion initiatives, from executive recruiting campaigns that yield top talent women to new policy to support working parents or nonbinary employees.
We can provide hands-on project help or expert advise to steer you as you move forward.
STATE OF GENDER INCLUSION ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES
Understand where specifically your company is doing well for women- in which units and employee lifecycle stages - and where you need to make improvements.
We partner with legal, HR, D+I, and managers to assess your organization and craft a roadmap for improvements.
Women in Tech Coaching.
Strategy. Organizational performance.
Emily Howe (MA, Gender/Cultural Studies) is a an organizational change expert and management consultant whose expertise is helping tech companies and other male-majority organizations advance women, foster inclusion, and reduce bias.
Emily is a frequent speaker on what really works regarding inclusion in the workplace and on how ambitious women can outsmart bias. She is a source for journalists covering women/work, recently for Fast Company, Women 2.0, Thrive Global, The Daily Telegraph. and Bumble.
For 20+ years, Emily has served global companies, Bay Area-based tech companies, public and private universities, nonprofit and arts organizations, philanthropic groups, and business leaders.
In 2018, Emily founded the American Association of Corporate Gender Strategists and the Commonwealth Club's Executive Womxn's forum.
Tim helps executives and Boards of corporations and public institutions including Fortune 100 companies, universities, governments, private equity firms, not-for-profits, and successful early-stage companies to create strategies and build operational capabilities.
Tim has worked in a wide range of industries including airlines, business services, electronics, consumer products, and manufacturing.
Tim brings an active and collaborative problem-solving approach to the most difficult strategic and organizational questions facing today’s leaders.
Formerly, Tim was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, and was a member of McKinsey’s Strategy and High Technology practices.
Tim holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
AAUW. The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap. (2017)
LeanIn.Org, McKinsey & Co. “Women in the Workplace.” (2018)
Pew Research Center. “Women and Leadership.” (2015)
Spencer Stuart. “Women in Technology: Closing the Gap.” (2016)
KEY ARTICLES IN THE NEWS
How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women. Harvard Business Review.
What #MeToo has to do With the Workplace Gender Gap. The Wall Street Journal.
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