Empowering Women Leaders Through Sponsorship




Deloitte & Commonwealth Club of California Present
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quadrus Conference Center
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Registration & Networking 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion 7:00 p.m.

Mark Edmunds, Vice Chairman and West Region Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP
Kaye Foster-Cheek, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Randy Pond, Executive Vice President, Operations, Process & Systems, Cisco Systems
Janice Roberts, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund 
Moderator: Shelley J. Correll, Barbara D. Fineberg Director, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University


Empowering Women Leaders Through Sponsorship
Sponsorship is recognized as an important tool in advancing the careers of men and women. Yet a variety of research shows woman are far less likely to have sponsors. According to The Sponsor Effect: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling*, a mere 13 percent of full-time female employees at large companies (over 50,000 employees) have sponsors or colleagues senior enough to help them step up the corporate ladder or sidestep disaster. Men are 46 percent more likely than women to have a sponsor – a gender gap, as we have seen, that manifests itself most markedly at the top. Our panel of senior leaders will focus on how to build, cultivate and foster successful sponsor relationships as well as how to become an effective sponsor yourself.

*Published by the Center for Work-Life Policy. Survey research sponsored by American Express, Deloitte, Intel and Morgan Stanley.