2016 Winter Partner Meeting

Let’s start the year off right together with the first Partner Meeting. Our Winter Partner Meeting is the only full day session of the year. Building on information gathered at the Technical Executive Forum in October and with a focus on transforming your organization, our planned program will provide presentations, research, mini case studies and collaborative opportunities for you and your fellow partners.

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Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Pl
San Jose, CA 95110
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST)

You can reserve a hotel room with AnitaB.org, or see a list of convenient other hotels.


You’ll learn and take part in

  • Practical methods for
    • Meritocracy in the workplace
    • Mentorship vs. Sponsorship social networks
    • Organizational and Leadership development
    • Creating Gender Diversity with greater accountability and rigor
    • Performance-reward systems and managerial roles
  • Best practices and research on retention and advancement of technical women
  • What approaches are working to create inclusion at your fellow partner organizations
  • Peer-to-peer discussions to share progress of and challenges in the implementation of your company’s improvement plan
  • Real time idea incubation to push the frontier of change strategies

Our keynote and facilitators will cover a broad range of topics and strategies. You will also have time to share your own stories, successes and to seek advice. There will be a combination of cross-company and intra-company teamwork. All teams will work on formulating their action plan for the year.

If you attended the Technical Executive Forum at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology (GHC) in October 2015, this meeting will build up discussions we had at the forum, with a deeper focus on the retention and advancement of women in technical spaces. Our team has worked with the meeting facilitators to build off material and conversations from GHC.

Have questions? See our FAQ.

Keynote Speaker

Emilio J. Castilla, Ph.D. – Emilio is the NTU professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He joined MIT in 2005, after being a faculty member in the Management Department at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the head of the Work and Organization Studies Group. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT, and a research Fellow at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School. He received his postgraduate degree in Business Analysis from the Management School in Lancaster University (UK) and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University.

See more speakers here.


This meeting is exclusively for AnitaB.org Partners. If you are not currently an AnitaB.org Partner but would like to become one, let us know.

You should select a team that can focus best your organization’s goals. We recommend attending in teams of up to five who represent diverse roles to add to the discussion. Consider bringing an executive sponsor/delegate, a diversity & inclusion or talent acquisition leader, a senior technical woman, a line manager and/or program manager.

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Retention and Advancement for Women in Tech

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