UC Davis Annual Study on Women Business Leaders

Click on this image to watch the KVIE interview.
Click on this image to watch the KVIE interview.

We’ve been asked, why do we need a women’s chamber in our region? Well, according to the UC Davis Annual Report on California Women Business Leaders, while graduate numbers of women are increasing, we’re actually seeing a decrease in the # of women in the board room. And this is just of one of many reasons why an organization dedicated to developing influencing skills and abilities, as well as emotionally intelligent leadership and influencing behaviors in women and young girls is critical to the economic growth and vibrancy of the Capital region.

Screenshot 2014-05-16 11.34.34We present the UC Davis Report, and also the recent March 2014 segment of Studio Sacramento with Scott Syphax on PBS. He sat down with Aeisha Mastagni, Investment Officer for the Corporate Governance Division CalSTRS, and former Vistage Chair Wendy Beecham, who is now Managing Director of Executive Education for the UC Davis School of Management. They discussed underrepresentation in executive management and on boards of directors, and what needs to change to increase the gender diversity of C-level positions and boards. Watch the segment here. 

One of the strands in this conversation is that women may not be taking influential leading roles because they don’t see they have the networks or resources to be successful. The networks of people women tend to build or engage with tend to lean into those populated with people they like, while men tend to create networks that will help them reach a specific goal. What do you think?

Click on the image below to read the full UC Davis PDF report.

UC Davis Report on Women Business Leaders


In SAWCC News: Kaiser’s New COO, Biz Journal 4/7 Executive Women Event

SAWCC Women COO Kaiser
Kaiser Permanente promoted Janet Liang, head of its Hawaii region, to become chief operating officer of the much larger Northern California region, based in Oakland.

Kaiser Appoints New COO Chief in Northern California

Chris Rauber form the San Francisco Business Times reports that, “Kaiser Permanente today promoted Janet Liang, head of its Hawaii region, to become chief operating officer of the much larger Northern California region, based in Oakland. Kaiser also said that Mary Ann Barnes, senior vice president and area manager for San Diego, would replace Liang in Hawaii. Both appointments take effect in June, but the “official transition” begins immediately.” The full article. 

Sacramento Business Journal Hosts Mentoring Event for Women Monday April 7th

MEET YOUR MENTOR at the Sacramento Business Journal BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY EVENT. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from more than 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the community for one-on-one coaching sessions for five minute conversations. Subscribers to the Journal can also read the column today about mentoring advice for women. 

  • When: Monday, April 7, 2014,7:30am-9:30am Add to my calendar
  • Where: Sleep Train Arena1 Sports Pkwy Sacramento CA 95834
  • Suggested Dress: Business Attire

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Check out the women who will be in attendance!

Meg Arnold, CEO, SARTA

Angelique Ashby, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Sacramento

Maria Barrs, President & General Manager, News10

Melanie Bergevin, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Christi Black-Davis, Executive Vice President, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

Nancy Brodovsky, Principal, SacConnects

Julia Burrows, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Enable Energy LLC

Martha Clark Lofgren, Partner & Co-Founder, Brewer Lofgren LLP

Linda Cutler, CEO, Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Grace Davis, Director of Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation

Karen Diepenbrock, Attorney & Shareholder, Diepenbrock Elkin LLP

Lina Fat, Vice President, Fat City Inc.

Bonnie Ferreira, CEO, American Leadership Forum

Pat Fong Kushida, President & CEO, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, Placer County Superintendent of Schools, Placer County Office of Education

Frederika (Fraka) Harmsen, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Sacramento State

Beth Hassett, Executive Director, WEAVE

Barbara Hayes, President & CEO, SACTO

Kim Hiltachk, President, Hiltachk Marketing Group

Lial Jones, Executive Director, Crocker Art Museum

Meea Kang, President & Founder, Domus Development

Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis

Sandra Kirschenmann, Executive Director & Associate Vice Provost, Drexel University Sacramento

Toosje Koll, Managing Director, Resources Global Professionals

Kathy McKim, Vice President of External Affairs, AT&T

Bobbin Mulvaney, Owner, Mulvaney’s B&L

Lucy Oback, National President, Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs Association (APAPA)

Theresa Paige, President, LPAS Architecture + Design

Alice Perez, President & CEO, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lori Porter, President, Porter Communications

Cassandra Walker Pye, Senior Director, APCO Worldwide

Jeanne Reaves, President & CEO, Jeanne Reaves Consulting

Tina Reynolds, Founder/Principal/Owner, Uptown Studios

Patricia (Trish) Rodriguez, Senior V.P. & Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Beverly (Babs) Sandeen, Vice Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District

Susan Savage, CEO, Sacramento River Cats

Genevieve Shiroma, Board President, SMUD Board of Directors

Rhonda Staley-Brooks, President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento

Renee Taylor, President & CEO, Northern California World Trade Center

Kara Ueda, Partner, Best Best & Krieger

Lila Wallrich, CEO & Creative Director, Wallrich Creative Communications

Kathleen Weis, CEO, American Red Cross Capital Region