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Self Confidence

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Women in Finance

“Women in the Workplace” is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. The study is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to encourage female leadership and foster gender equality in the workplace.

In a study done by McKinsey in partnership with, 200 high-performing executive women were interviewed in focus groups. Many wished they’d had more confidence in their abilities, and said that looking back now, they would have taken even more risks than they did. What gets in the way of confidence? What held these women back – and what holds you back?

Learning objectives:

You will set your intention to think and act like a leader. This will be about:

  • Projecting confidence, risk-taking, and the opportunity that failure presents
  • Practicing risk-taking, experimenting with decision-making and reframing failure
  • Recognizing what can get in the way of projecting confidence and exploring strategies for building confidence
  • Focusing on body language and how you can make  your presence felt


Somya Chauhan.  Somya is an explorer, advisor and accountant. In her official capacity, Somya is the financial controller at Google, where she is responsible for the company’s global expenses, month close reporting and day-to-day operations. Somya has also trained to be a career coach. She facilitates a leadership development program at Google and also offers one-on-one career coaching. Prior to Google, she worked at HP and EY. She is also on the board of GirlVentures.

Outside of work, Somya is passionate about hiking and loves to travel, most recently having trekked the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu with her daughter. Somya grew up in India, where she majored in English Literature at Delhi University. After relocating to the United States, she earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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Event Information

Monday, November 26, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
4200 Bohannon Drive, Suite 250
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Networking with drinks and light fare, followed by discussion.

Please arrive early for registration!

Because of the holiday, please register by noon on the 16th.  It will be greatly appreciated. 

Meal Type

Heavy Appetizers


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Personal Development

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Registration is closed, please contact Micky at [email protected] for questions.