The Future Starts With Us!

Women Harnessing the Power of Technology and Creativity with Tiffany Shlain

Join us on Thursday, September 19th from 5–8:30 pm for a very special Silicon Valley event for women leaders!

Tiffany Shlain, author, filmmaker, and founder of the Webby Awards, will speak at the 2nd Women’s Evolutionary Leadership of Silicon Valley event on Women Harnessing the Power of Technology and Creativity.

This is part of a series of Women’s Evolutionary Leadership events for TEDxSandHillRdWomen and friends to grow and deepen our community, learn and develop together and support one another to both “Lean In” and Spiral Up!

Tiffany will share:

• Her personal journey in finding her authentic voice

• How to cultivate our creativity and share it with the world

• How to harness the power of technology to create our own realities

• How unplugging weekly can plug you back into perspective and creativity

About Connected: The Movie

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century.

Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

About Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks

Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks explores the parallels between the development of a child’s brain and the development of the global “brain” of the Internet. While a lot of people are asking what all this technology is doing to our brains, the new questions this book asks are: What can new research into the ways a brain develops in the first five years teach us about the way we are developing the global “brain” of the Internet, as it’s also in the metaphoric early years of development? And what can we do, every day, to be mindful of the way we are developing both?

The Speakers

Tiffany ShlainHonored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, writer, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, from delivering the campus-wide keynote commencement address at UC Berkeley to giving kick-off speeches at international conferences.  Her films and work have received 60 awards and distinctions including a “Disruptive Innovation Award” from The Tribeca Film Festival. She currently has 8 films playing at film festivals, conferences and educational institutions around the world. This fall, her new film “The Science of Character” will be released as well as a new original series for AOL called “The Future Starts Here.” For more info: www.tiffanyshlain.com twitter @tiffanyshlain

Wendy WallbridgeWendy Wallbridge, (Host) founder of On Your Mark Corporate Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is a strategic advisor and coach to executives from Apple, McAfee, Genentech, Dolby, NetApp and VMware. Wendy has been a pioneer in the coaching field, and her groundbreaking coaching techniques have gained her media attention from Fortune Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times, as well as numerous appearances for such organizations as WITI, PBWC, and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Her forthcoming book, Spiral Up! Leading Your Life with Power & Grace—A Woman’s Map charts the journey women must take to access the inner authority, authenticity and the conviction necessary to create a purposeful, passionate life. Follow Wendy on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

The Event

5:00 – 5:45  Greet & Meet Wine Reception and appetizers

5:45 – 6:45  Tiffany Shlain presentation and interview by Wendy Wallbridge

6:45 – 7:15  Small groups and audience Q & A

7:15 – 8:30  Book signing and coffee, more connecting over cupcakes!

Tickets include either a DVD of Tiffany’s film Connected or a copy of her book Brainpower: From Neurons to Networks

The Venue

This event will be held at:
Freidenrich Conference Center
The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank Dolby Labs , Intuit and Netgear for sponsoring this event and bringing this vital conversation to our community!

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