Empower

Unleashing the Impact of Women in Business

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Empower's mission is to break down barriers to women’s success by creating a community of individuals and organizations working together to unleash the impact of women in business.

* we mean the term ‘women’ to be inclusive of identities that are outside the gender binary.

3 Pillars of Empower

Discover
DISCOVER

Focused on the individual, Discover provides development tools for career growth to build a gender balanced pool of leaders who can create and sustain a positive culture.

Through Discover, you join a community that utilizes participatory learning techniques and methods to deliver state of the art learning programs.

When you participate in Discover, you gain access to mentors, training courses, programs, blogs and resources addressing womens goals related to professional development and their perspectives on emerging topics.

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Connect
CONNECT

Focused on driving company initiatives, Connect partners with other organizations to expand beyond its existing internal network to develop bonds and impact change across our shared ecosystem of womens leadership.

Through Connect, you have access to a wide range of enterprise cultures and their individuals from diverse backgrounds anytime, anywhere, through our shared global platform.

When you participate in Connect, you spread awareness of our combined support of women with a global community of leaders.

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Impact
IMPACT

Focused on the community we live in and the world around us, Impact provides opportunities to work with socially responsible programs and organizations that benefit the global community.

Through Impact, we demonstrate how working together in a diverse and inclusive community inspires better outcomes than could otherwise be achieved.

When you participate in Impact, you will interact with others to bring about positive changes to the world we share, live and work.

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Educational Opportunities
Deliver training opportunities to educate organizations and empower women in their careers.

Mentorship Programs
Provide unique perspectives by connecting women from different backgrounds and organizations.

Learning Resources
Curate high-quality programs related to women’s priorities as well as emerging topics.

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Womens Events

Women of Impact: Own Your Career

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Did you know that you can start in Human Resources and pivot to Chief of Business Operations? Or begin a career in Sales and become a world renowned CIO? How about being a buyer one day and next, founding a Procurement Leadership Organization?

Join Coupa Empower as we dive into setting career paths and creating impact no matter where you sit in the company. Get to know three seasoned C-Suite Executives and how they defined their career.

No matter where you sit in your organization, this session will enlighten your future through compelling storytelling told by Women of Impact. The journey forward is in your hands.

You’ll come away with:

  • Insights and approaches to own your career
  • Actions for you to set your course
  • Tools to build a lattice-based career which is fundamental in the digital era
  • Access to Empower’s global community of women of impact

Speakers

Sheryl Chamberlain
Sheryl Chamberlain

Event Moderator
Coupa Director Alliances
Empower Board Chair

Sheryl is a global technology executive who has driven businesses to success, cultivated forward strategies, and aligned business goals. She's a leader who is able to revolutionize practices and change the paradigms of business. A key business asset in numerous major technology moves, strategies, and programs, she has built a reputation as an instrumental business partner and asset.

Barbara Massa
Barbara Massa

Executive Vice President and
Chief of Business Operations,
FireEye

Barbara oversees the information systems and services, security (information and physical), and global people & places organizations. She possesses over 25 years of experience in the high tech and enterprise software industry, and prior to joining FireEye in 2013, she held senior leadership roles at McAfee, EMC, Documentum, and Cadence Design Systems.

Julie Cullivan
Julie Cullivan

C-level Global Business &
Technology Operations,
Independent Board Member

For over 25 years, Julie Cullivan has driven transformational go-to-market, technology, security, operational, and acquisition strategy for both public and pre-IPO companies. Most recently she was the Chief Technology and People Officer at Forescout Technologies. Prior to Forescout, Julie held executive positions at FireEye, Autodesk, McAfee, EMC, and Oracle.

Rendi Miller
Rendi Miller

Vice President of VP,
Strategic Sourcing and
Procurement, Zendesk

With 20 years in Sourcing and Procurement, Rendi has extensive experience in building and restructuring Source-to-Pay and Travel and Expense programs. She has a depth of experience in strategic planning and simplifying processes while delivering value and innovation to the enterprise. She has a passion for mentoring and networking which led her to start the Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders industry peer group.

Connect

Connect

Connect with Individuals & OrganizationsBring together the talents of people across all industries through webinars and programs, making our impact even greater. See a list of our partners below.

Speakers Bureau Directory
Gain access to a wide range of speakers from diverse backgrounds anytime, anywhere through our Speakers Bureau. Coming Soon.

Be an Employer of Choice
Build an inclusive culture that provides the strategic framework that organizations strive for through global and local community programs.

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Impact

Community Outreach
Participate in community outreach efforts, social change events and women-centered initiatives.

Influence Change
Interact with others to bring about positive changes and impact women’s lives in their communities.

Share Experiences
Enhance deeper knowledge of yourself and those around you to strengthen your connection with others.

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Meet the Team

Sheryl

Sheryl is an Alliance Director at Coupa. She is also Chair of Empower, a grassroots initiative committed to propelling Coupa’s vision of influencing and impacting women's leadership internationally.

As a global technology executive, she drives businesses to success, cultivates forward-thinking strategies, and aligns business goals. She's a leader who challenges and changes the existing paradigms. Based on her key role in numerous major technology moves, strategies, and programs, she is recognized as an instrumental business partner and asset.

Beyond her executive influences and impactful strategies, Sheryl is an advocate for social impact and change. She has contributed her insight and experience through numerous board seats and memberships to Forbes Nonprofit Council, Watermark, Alliance of Chief Executives, National Diversity Council, Association for Corporate Growth Silicon Valley and Alleria Resource Council. Additionally, Sheryl has earned numerous industry awards and recognition including Tribute to Women, (TWIN), Women in Technology from Dallas Business Journal, and Global Innovation Partner of the Year from EMC.

Milissa White
Milissa White

Discover Pillar Lead

Krystal Hunt
Krystal Hunt

Connect Pillar Lead

Jennifer Harris
Jennifer Harris

Impact Pillar Lead

Royna Sharifi
Royna Sharifi

Marketing Chair

Karina Harris
Karina Harris

APAC Lead