Archana Gilravi

VP Partnerships Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Foundation

Archana Gilravi

VP Partnerships 

Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Foundation

Archana Gilravi is the VP of Partnerships and Company Engagement at the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. The foundation supports a community of more than two million women and men in 172 countries and runs public awareness and education programs that reach millions of people each year.

Prior to this role, Archana spent over a decade leading Global Customer and Partner Success teams at Google & Medallia, a late stage, Sequoia - backed start-up focused on customer experience technology.  Archana has been passionate about women’s leadership for many years.  In 2015, she launched the Unstoppable Women Podcast, where she interviews women about their path to senior leadership.  Archana also sits on the board of the Center for Creative Leadership.  

Archana has an MBA from Wharton and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.

Day Three, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

8:35 AM Women in the C-Suite

In the past decade we have seen a greater prevalence of gender diversity in executive positions. While this has been a fantastic start, it needs to be taken further. A study by the IMF found that women comprise less than 20% of executive board members at financial institutions. In addition, a study by Cision PR found that 77% of American C-Suite Executives admit they have a diversity problem and yet many aren’t sure how to remedy this. By starting a discussion and acting on this issue we can help create a push to be more inclusive in the C-suite. Including diversified perspectives helps us learn and grow as business leaders as we absorb new ideas and viewpoints to enhance our overall schema.

11:00 AM 50 Ways to Fight Bias

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field.
This workshop is a hands-on activity that will highlight specific examples of gender bias in the workplace and offers research-backed recommendations for what to do.  Key evidence-based research findings include:
  • Diverse teams are often more innovative and productive
  • Companies with more women in leadership roles perform better, and employees on diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment
  •  Organizations with diverse leadership realize higher profit

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Archana.

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