In 2019 Net at Work launched an exciting new initiative, Women at Work, to support the advancement of women in technology. We have had an unbelievable response to this initiative and can already see it making a difference. On March 7th, 2019, we hosted our annual luncheon for staff, clients and partners.
Inspired by International Women’s Day and their annual theme of Balance, our luncheon theme was also focused on balance – classic work/life balance as well as balance between the genders. We highlighted the importance of and illustrated how both men and women can better support the advancement and retention of women in their organizations.
Jeffrey Tobias Halter graciously agreed to be our keynote speaker and discussed what leaders can do to support women in their organizations. We also had a panel of executive women who shared their stories and engaged in an open dialog with the audience.
2019 Luncheon Panelists
Leslie Grossman is a leadership strategist, speaker, coach and author. She has dedicated 25 years to helping CEOs, women leaders, executives and business owners reach their goals and achieve success. As a Chair of Vistage International, Grossman facilitates and coaches advisory boards and peer groups. She is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the George Washington University: Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, and on the Faculty of the Impact Leadership 21: Emerging Global Leaders Academy.
Jeffery Tobias Halter is a corporate gender strategist and the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company. The former Director of Diversity Strategy of The Coca-Cola Company, he has consulted with leading brands including Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Deloitte, Citigroup, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Moet Hennessy and more. His latest book WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men, is the first business book written by a man on how companies can advance women to enhance the company reputation, the bottom and retain talent. He is a two-time TEDx speaker and frequently keynotes at industry and corporate events.
Adi Eckhouse Barzilai is the Co-Founder & CEO at Realface (acquired by Apple). Experienced Entrepreneur, CEO and marketing executive with 10 years of marketing and business development experience from top consumer goods companies (P&G) and large public corporations (Syneron Medical/Unilever) to founding and selling a technology company. Managing and creating a range of brands locally and internationally, with a track record of excellence in business development. Experience includes founding a company, growing it from day 1 to a successful acquisition, managing multi-functional international teams.
Nancy Brown is a CPA with more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience, and serves as a Managing Partner of CLA's Consulting and Accounting Solutions Team (CAST). Nancy serves as the Treasurer for Women Executives and serves on the Harris YMCA Board of Advisors as its Board Chairperson, leading its Executive Committee and serving on the Finance Committee. She also serves on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Board of Directors and its Finance Committee. She is an active member of Forest Hill Church where she has served as a youth group leader, was involved in Women Under Construction, and started and led the former Newcomer’s ministry. Nancy also led a Women’s LifeGroup and has participated in an international missions trip.