Many companies are striving for diverse teams and leaders to achieve business benefits. Yet, many of these same companies are struggling to attract and retain experienced and diverse talent. This is particularly true in technology organizations, departments, and other STEM-based roles. As the president of Tech Savvy Women, a national organization focused on attracting, retaining, and advancing experience women in tech, I have worked with hundreds of women, host numerous event and facilitated many hires since our creation in 2008. I have even helped companies start in-house women initiatives. Something you may have already discovered, despite these individualized efforts, many women work within teams that are unaware of the common pitfalls that result in the departure (attrition) of these talented and experienced women. Two years ago, an executive from one of the largest technology companies in the world contacted me to work with his executive team to identify action based strategies to attract women to his team, retain them and advance them within his organization. With great results, I have been invited to work with many organizations including Amazon, Nestle, EMC, KeyBank and other organizations. From these engagements, I have created an executive guide that is rooted in research with action based strategies to address many of the challenges organizations and departments face when attracting, retaining and advancing experienced women. A Popular Agenda for Executive Keynotes or Roundtables * Common barriers to retaining female talent * Differences between men and women at work * Actionable strategies to further engage and retain your female talent * Attraction methods to uncover diverse talent for your open positions JJ's Speaker Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5A-sSgq4Vog Related Articles: * How to Attract Diverse Professionals to Your Open Positions, Smart Business Jan 4, 2016 * How do you increase thought diversity in your corporate culture?, Smart Business, July 1, 2015 * Talented Leaders Create Boundaries for Bottom-line Benefits, Smart Business, April 1, 2015 * Creative Recruiting Strategies for Diverse Talent, Smart Business, Dec. 31,2014 * Women in Tech: 10 Steps To Ensure Your Career And Salary Growth, Forbes, October 25, 2014 JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, began her career designing datacenter infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. Prior to her recent work, JJ excelled in a 20-year high-tech career, where she advanced into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies. If you are interested in learning more about this executive approach to attracting, retaining and advancing of professional women, you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-570-5519.