Business Book Breakfast Club for August



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    SDForum is pleased to announce the “Business Book Breakfast Club”, a new quarterly breakfast series sponsored by Frank, Rimerman + Co.,  LLP - Certified Public Accountants, one of the largest locally owned accounting and consulting firms  in California.

    The third book, "It’s Not A Glass Ceiling It’s A Sticky Floor, Best Practices and Solutions for Women In Leadership" presented by author Rebecca Shambaugh will be, on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

    Rebecca Shambaugh, President and CEO of SHAMBAUGH Leadership, will address the burning business issue of why we are not seeing more women in senior executive and leadership roles today. The real obstacles, which she cites and backs up with recent research, lie not only within traditional organizational barriers but right below a woman’s feet – the sticky floors.

    7:30-8:00 Registration, networking and food
    8:00-8:45 Discussion
    8:45-9:00 Author Signing and networking


    In this forum, Rebecca Shambaugh, founder and CEO of SHAMBAUGH, a pioneer in the field of leadership development for women, will share her organization’s recent research regarding both current trends and best practices for advancing women in their careers. Having just completed an intensive research study with key executives in Fortune 500 companies, Becky will present SHAMBAUGH’s key findings and recommendations and add some of her own insights from the interviews she conducted for her recently published book, It’s Not A Glass Ceiling- It’s A Sticky Floor, published by McGraw Hill. Her advice to women on how to get from where you are to where you want to be in your careers is both valid and practical!

    Discussion Topics:

    • Now Is The Time - Business Case for Women in Leadership
    • SHAMBAUGH’S Research
    • The Sticky Floors – What They Are and Which Are Stopping You
    • Some Tools and Techniques for the Sticky Floors

    Rebecca has been showcased on PBS, USA Today, and NPR on her recent research, best practices, and solutions for women leaders.  She has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Glamour Magazine, Leader to Leader, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, and Pink Magazine.

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    Dates for 2008:
    Wednesday April 30, 7:30am – 9am
    Wednesday, August 13, 7:30am – 9am
    Wednesday, November 19, 7:30am – 9am




    The host sponsor of this business book breakfast series is:


    Frank, Rimerman + Co., LLP 
    1801 Page Mill Road
    Palo Alto, CA


    The cost DOES NOT include a copy of the book:
    SDForum members: $15
    Non-members: $25
    Platinum Pass: $0

    Please note the book will be for sale the morning of the event, there will be time at the end of the event for the author to sign the book if you choose to purchase it.

    Please note that the price will increase $5 when you register on the day of the event.