Clayman Institute Launches Silicon Valley Thought LeadershipGreenhouse

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Clayman Institute Launches Silicon Valley Thought LeadershipGreenhouse

by gender news on Monday, September 13, 2010 - 5:21am

greenhouse1The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, The OpEd Project, and a small team of leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have come together to create a new and experimental Thought Leadership Greenhouse aimed at identifying and arming the highest potential thought leaders in Silicon Valley with the skills, training, research, access, and close-knit support to dramatically increase the influence of women in defining the future. We started this initiative with a simple, yet revolutionary premise: That the next great wave of innovation in Silicon Valley could be led by women. With women dominating the usage and spending within a swelling rank of new Internet technologies, there has never been a greater opportunity for women to craft the future vision and strategy of large, established Internet companies as well as define and conceptualize compelling new mainstream products and services poised to profoundly impact people around the globe. We have created a plan to quantifiably increase, over the next three years:

  • Media coverage and industry recognition of greenhouse participants, highlighting their game-changing initiatives
  • Presentations at top conferences in Silicon Valley by participants
  • Publications and citations of participants in key business journals, blogs and opeds
  • Participant presence in business school talks and case studies

The pilot program, beginning this fall, includes four sessions at Stanford University. The sessions will focus on different leadership topics and feature presentations from experts such as Professor Deborah Gruenfeld (expert on power dynamics in group behavior) and Professor Margaret Neale (expert on negotiation). See full program details here.