Please join us for lunch on Thursday, April 19 at SalesForce. WISE’s Shanti Ariker, SVP, General Counsel & Chief of Staff for Salesforce.org, will lead a discussion with SalesForce’s President, Legal and General Counsel Amy Weaver regarding various topics of interest and areas of insight.
When you walk into a room, you may look the part. Your business accomplishments may indicate that you’re an achiever. But the moment you begin to speak, your audience will be listening carefully to gauge if your voice and message is congruent with your appearance and resume.
How we show up vocally leads people to definite and immediate conclusions about how we show up in the world. How we say it is far more persuasive than what we say.
Your listeners decide in just seven seconds.
Simply put, there is a strong relationship between vocal acoustics and the psychology of perception: who we are as individuals, our personality, our strengths, what we bring to the table and also our weaknesses are unmasked in the voice.
Hillary Wicht is a voice expert who has been tapped as a specialist by the Wall Street Journal and the Stanford Entrepreneurial Graduate Program for her work on the impact of gender communication styles in the corporate sector. Her expertise incorporates the technical elements of voice and body language as it relates to the fundamentals of human psychology and neuroscience to help executives develop a voice and presence that maximizes their influence and drives results.
In this experiential workshop, she will unveil the ways in which individuals unknowingly undermine their authority, negatively impact their message, and negatively impact the way they are perceived through their communication styles.
Hillary Wicht is an executive voice coach that helps her clients develop their voice for leadership so they can step more fully into their power, influence, and impact through the vehicle of voice. She has been empowering voices in the board room, the court room, the pitch meeting, at the negotiations table, and on the stage giving her clients both the competence and confidence they need to have a voice and presence that creates success in their careers and lives.
In addition to her private clients, Hillary is passionate about empowering women to stand in their value in powerful and effective ways. She is a partnering coach to the Athena Alliance, 2020 Women on Boards, and Broadrooms focused on placing more women onto executive boards. Hillary is an adjunct expert in the psychology of influential communication to the Stanford Entrepreneurial Program and has been tapped by the Wall Street Journal for her work on the impact of gender communication styles in the corporate realm.
Hillary’s past experience as a performer in the studio and on the stage as both a session singer, actor and voice over artist bring a fun and rich foundation to her coaching practice. She has shared her voice with such diverse Grammy winners as American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis, Idina Menzel, Leonard Cohen, CeCe Winans and LL Cool J. She can be heard on commercials for McDonalds, Mattel, AT&T, Toyota, and beyond. She has performed on television and film sets, and stages small and large.
Hillary combines her expertise in voice and performance with her background in Somatic Leadership Coaching and Psychology to deliver a comprehensive authority at what it means to have a voice and presence that can authentically connect with others, move people to action, produce results, and create a legacy.
We are excited to hold the inaugural WISE SV Meeting! We’ll meet fellow participants, share the current WISE SV plan for the year, discuss the goals of each participant, and brainstorm other ways WISE SV can help each participant achieve those goals.
Suhani, Lisa, Karna, Christina (WISE SV Chapter Leaders)
Few things are more nuanced, complicated and squarely in the category of "art and science" than acquiring, training and retaining the best talent, and then getting that talent to consistently deliver great results to the client. Seth Weissman, former EVP, General Counsel and Secretary of SolarCity is an experienced general counsel, VP of HR and senior executive. He was responsible for SolarCity’s legal, compliance and risk management functions (a combined group of 65 people) and led the Company's 2012 IPO. Seth was also the Company's first VP of HR, building the function as the Company scaled from 200 to 1000 employees. He is passionate about building high performing, diverse teams with high EQ and a commitment to culture. Seth will lead a discussion about the tools required to build a motivated, effective, and successful team.
This session will focus on hearing the perspective of both emerging and established company General Counsel discussing how their perspective on providing client services shifted when they became the client, and openly sharing the things they wish they knew when they were still law firm partners.
Linda Netsch, a negotiation and conflict resolution lecturer at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and Haas School of Business will lead a session on how to use your individual strengths to achieve success, regardless of the styles of your counterparts.Successful negotiators, particularly in business and law, are often described as tough, aggressive, and confident. Unfortunately, women displaying these characteristics are often not viewed positively. This session will focus on the skills which are actually most effective in negotiations and how to use those skills for better results.
This session will focus on how to effectively manage and grow the relationship, from both the law firm and in-house lawyer's perspective.
This session will highlight how to develop and articulate your personal brand to thrive in your professional environment. Law firm lawyers can apply this learning to improving their marketing or elevator pitch; in-house counsel can discuss how to ensure the brand of you and your legal department leads to productive relationships with your business client. All members will work collaboratively to improve each other's brands.