by PORTOLA ADVISORS

San Francisco, California

Office Space

ADVANCING WOMEN

IN TECH COMPANIES

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. and LeanIn.org, 2020

WE HELP YOUR COMPANY

Hire, advance and retain top talent women.

Do you know to secure enough applications from top talent women of all Colors?

Are ambitious women getting "stuck" at your company in certain levels - or in certain parts of the company? 

 

Do women leave your company for your peers?

Undersand how women are faring at your company. 

What does your data say-- about how you recruit, develop, and promote women? 

 

What does your engagement/ culture survey tell you when you filter by gender, race, and other factors that affect women? 

What do the women's employee resource group (ERG) say are the main pain points?

Streamline your current efforts on gender/inclusion.

How do you convert 'doing lots of inclusion stuff' into measurable results? 

How could your women's ERG do more of what really improves the climate for women?

How can your ERG more directly support the business critical efforts like hiring and retaining women?

LET'S GET YOU STARTED

BOOK AN EXECUTIVE BRIEFING:

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 advising dozens of tech companies facing similar challenges.

BRING ON A COACH:

FOR WOMEN LEADERS IN TECH

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. 

ADVISE YOUR PROJECTS:

TO ADVANCE INCLUSION AND REDUCE BIAS

An expert thought partner for your gender / inclusion initiatives, from recruiting campaigns that yield top talent women to implementing new policies that support working parents or trans/nonbinary employees.

We provide expert advise to steer you as you move forward on the ground.

ASSESS YOUR COMPANY: 

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.

FOUNDERS

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Femily

Silicon Valley's Gender/Equity Advisor. 

As a Gender/Cultural Studies MA with a big firm management consulting background Femily (Emily Howe) speaks at and advises tech and other male-majority sectors – on gender, equity, and building an ally culture.

 

From Silicon Valley's Watermark Conference for Women to San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, Femily frequently speaks to companies, conferences, and women's events. She is an expert media source for outlets such as C-SPAN, KQED, Fast Company, Bustle, The Telegraph, and Thrive Global by Arianna Huffington.

  

In 2018, Femily founded the American Association of Corporate Gender Strategists and launched San Francisco's Executive Womxn's forum at the Commonwealth Club. Femily serves on the board of Inforum, the innovation lab for the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. ​

Femily is founder of Future Thought Leader, an accelerator for ambitious women and LBGTQAI people.

Strategy. Organizational performance.

Executive advising.

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. 

Tim Gallagher

KEY PERSPECTIVES

PERSPECTIVES on GENDER/WORK

November 2020

How to identify and fix pay inequality in your workplace. Harvard Business Review.

October 2020.

The State of Black Women in Corporate America.

Carol Sankar. Inc. 

August 2020.

Women are drowning in unpaid labor at home; stop making them do it at work. By Minda Harts, Sarah Lacy, and Eve Rodsky. Fast Company.

June 2020. 

U.S. Businesses Must Take Key Actions Against Racism. Harvard Business Review.

August 2019.

How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women. Harvard Business Review.

 

We know how companies

improve on gender

- and how they don't.

San Francisco, CA

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