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How Can We Sustain Workplace Diversity in Silicon Valley?  A Roundtable Dialogue
Nov. 30, 2017

General Information

Address

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Room, Building, Time

Wiegand Room, Vari Hall, 4:00-7:00pm

Parking

Main Parking Garage, North Parking Garage, or Visitor Parking Lot

More Information

See below for driving directions, further parking instructions, final agenda, relevant articles, facilitator bio, and list of registered attendees 

Contact Information

Sara Tangdall
stangdall@scu.edu
Office: (408) 554-7891
Mobile: (402) 651-0257

Driving Directions

  • If you are coming from U.S. Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit. Follow De La Cruz Boulevard towards El Camino Real (stay in the right lane). When De La Cruz Boulevard splits, follow the right split over the overpass. Turn right on Lafayette Street staying in the right turn lane. Turn right at El Camino Real. The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the right-hand side of the road.
  • If you are coming from Interstate 880, take The Alameda exit. Travel north on The Alameda. The Alameda will become El Camino Real. The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.
  • If you are coming from Interstate 280, take Interstate 880 north toward Oakland. Exit at The Alameda. Turn left on The Alameda. The Alameda will become El Camino Real. The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road. 

Parking and Directions to Vari Hall

Enter campus via Palm Drive, stop at the parking kiosk to get a permit if you do not have an SCU parking pass.  Parking Services will direct you to park in the North Parking Garage, Central Parking Garage, or Visitor Lot.   The maps below indicates the location of the parking kiosk, both parking structures, and the event venue.


Map from Central Parking Garage to Vari Hall

 

Map from North Parking Garage to Vari Hall

 

Final Agenda

4:00pm Opening Remarks
Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

4:20pm Context for Discussion
Kara Helander, Founder, Helander Consulting and the Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (SODI) at the University of Chicago

4:30pm Discussion Part I:  Understading the Landscape

5:00pm Discussion Part II:  Exploring the Phases

6:00pm Offering Solutions and Wrap Up

Reception to Follow


Relevant Articles
Zebras:  Let's Get in Formation


Facilitator Bio

Kara Helander
Founder, Helander Consulting and the Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (SODI) at the University of Chicago

Kara partners with senior leaders to design and build transformational diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies. Her consulting clients include BlackRock, Microsoft, Cisco and Chevron, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal.

As Managing Director at BlackRock, she led the firm’s global diversity and inclusion, and philanthropy initiatives. In 2015, Harvard Business School profiled those efforts she directed in the case study “BlackRock: Diversity as a Driver of Success”. Kara also led CSR at Barclay’s Global Investors.

Prior to Barclays Global Investors, she launched and led the Western Region for Catalyst in Silicon Valley. In this role, she partnered with Fortune 500 CEOs to jumpstart real change in diversity. Over five years, the percentage of women corporate officers in F500s in the West grew by 25%, and the percentage of women board directors grew by 52% — far outpacing the national F500 rates of change.

Earlier in her career, she launched the Partnership for Organ Donation with colleagues from CDI (a strategy consulting spin-off from Bain). This social venture increased donation rates by 30%, directly addressing the core mission of the health care industry — saving and improving the quality of lives — while generating significant additional revenue.

Kara received her BS from Vanderbilt University and her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Registered Attendees

Elizabeth Arnsdorf Patterson, Chief Talent Officer, Wildcat Venture Partners
Betsy Beaumon, President, Benetech
Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Cathy Benko, Vice-Chairman and Managing Principal, Deloitte
Katie Collins, Senior Director of Human Resources, Bon Appetit Management Company
Marianne Cooper, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Jennifer Dirking, Senior Director of External Relations and Advancement, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Courtney Dorman, Chief Operating Officer, WSGR
Cammie Dunaway, Current Board of Directors, Planet Fitness, former executive at Kidzania, Nintendo, Frito Lay, and Yahoo!
Chris Edmonds-Waters, Chief Human Resources Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
Sheila Ennis, Senior Vice President, Abernathy MacGregor
Molly Finn, Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, eBay
Tiffany Griego, Managing Director, Asset Management, Stanford Research Park
Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Kara Helander, Founder, Helander Consulting and the Science of Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (SODI) at the University of Chicago
Lisa Kloppenberg, Dean of the Law School, Santa Clara University
Stacey Layzell, Senior Director of Human Resources and Office Administration, WSGR
Nydia MacGregor, Assistant Professor, Management, Santa Clara University
Katie Martin, Chair, WSGR
Virginia Martinez-Martin, Recruiting Lead, IDEO
Sharah Marwah, Head of Talent, Venrock
Kellie McElhaney, Director, Institute for Social Impact, Haas School of Business, Berkeley
Geri Mingura, Senior HR Director of the Global Talent Excellence Organization, ON Semiconductor
Emily Monroe, Hackworth Fellow, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Alfonso Ortega, Dean of the School of Engineering, Santa Clara University
Jane Poole, Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, Benetech
Jo-Ellen Pozner, Assistant Professor, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Alicia Scott, Senior HR Manager of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management, ON Semiconductor
Deb Shoquist,  Executive Vice President of Operations, NVIDIA
Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Marjorie Stamper-Kurn, Director, M S-K Connections
Sara Tangdall, Program Coordinator, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Katherine Ullmann, Data Scientist, Paradigm Strategy
Sean Washington, Talent Leader, Tesla
Irana Wasti, Senior Vice President of Productivity, GoDaddy