GCs in the OC: Maximizing Profits

Thanks to our terrific panel of women General Counsels from our Orange County lunch event on December 6th at The Pacific Club.

GCs in the OC

L to R:  RACHEL SAGAN, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Playboy Enterprises; KATE DUCHENE, Chief Legal Officer/Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Resources Global Professionals; MELODY WILLIAMS DAPP, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sage Software; DARYA ALLEN-ATTAR, Founder, Broads Circle; PAMELA PALMER, Partner, Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance, Latham & Watkins, LLP; LILY YAN HUGHES, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Ingram Micro, Inc.

View the photo slideshow from the event here.

Be part of the “in crowd”!

Broads Circle is a MovementKick up the commerce! Join us in driving revenue and growing capital for women!

When you first try something new, like a new dance move, it’s a bit uncomfortable and feels unnatural, but after a while you get the moves down and it becomes second nature.  Like Derek Sivers’ video of the small change required to turn a “lonely nut” into a leader, once you add a follower – and other brave followers join in – it transforms into a movement.  With a movement, you can change the world!  The Broads Circle movement wants to see:

  • More women driving big revenue and growing big capital for each other
  • More women who run big business, and have P&L roles
  • More women on corporate boards
  • The pay gap disappear!

The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow.

When you find a ‘lone nut’ doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.  Check out Derek’s video:

Women Leaders Wanted

networkingBuild confidence, establish rapport, ask for the business, ask for the bonus, ask for the promotion…

Women leaders wanted:  When it comes to driving revenue and growing capital, ask a woman to do the job.  We have established that women are the undervalued asset!!!  But we Women–Bottom Line Broads, Money Magnets–all agree that we need to be the change we want to see:

  • We want to see Equal Pay for Women.  How do we get there?  DRIVE MORE REVENUE!
  • We want to see More Women CEOs.  How do we accomplish that?  Put yourself in a P&L job and Bring in the Profits!
  • We want to see More Women on Boards.  What’s our strategy?  Network and build relationships, and establish your Money and Power credentials!
  • We live in a capitalist system.  Money is the means of exchange.  We determine the value and worth of things in terms of money.  So if you want to get to equal pay, C-suite jobs and more board seats, you need to focus on the Money, the Revenue, the Profits and the Power!

If you get into a business situation where you are the only woman sitting in the room, and money is about to change hands or capital is being created or revenue is being generated, try to find a way to bring other women to the table.

  • Ask service providers if they have women who can be assigned to your engagement.
  • Ask vendors and suppliers if they have any senior-level women you can deal with.
  • Ask the companies that you invest in if they have any women in leadership positions, executive ranks, P&L roles or on the corporate boards.

Change your perception: it’s not about what is missing.  Look at the big picture, think positive, focus on the Money, ask for what you want, and demand what is YOURS.

Congrats to finalists for 2012 LABJ Women Making a Difference Awards!

Women Making a Difference

Congratulations to the following Bottom Line Broads who were finalists in this year’s LABJ Women Making a Difference Awards!

BUSINESS OWNER/CEO OF THE YEAR
Lauren Leichtman, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Lisa Greer Quateman, Polsinelli Shughart LLP

RISING STAR
Darya Allen-Attar, Broads Circle

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Robbin Itkin, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Click here to view the LABJ Women Making a Difference supplement.

Gratitude

Darya Allen-AttarIn business and in life, it is so important to show your gratitude.  For me, nothing is more important than family and business.  I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity through Broads Circle to bring so many great women together and given them a chance to experience the power that women have to create revenue and power for each other.  I have had the good fortune to provide a platform for women to speak to an audience about their profession and passion, market themselves and create opportunities for revenue and transforming connections.

For me, Broads Circle is an exercise in passion, and I have invested significant time and significant personal funds in building this group.  These things don’t happen for free or without the investment of time.  But I have been fortunate that my message and passionate focus on revenue and power for women found a willing audience and passionate comrades like the Broads Circle Advisory Board, who have helped me so much in building this group. As many of you know, I have received some good PR lately thanks to Broads Circle Advisory Board member Tracy Williams, CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications.

I want to thank the Advisory Board for their support!  Ladies, I could not have done it without the generous contributions of your Time and Money!  Continue reading

Extraordinary Exceptionalism

Broads CircleHave you ever been to a Broads Circle event?  If not, what’s holding you back?  Please take a few moments to answer 3 quick questions and give us your feedback.  Click here to take the survey  

At Broads Circle what we care about is Helping Women Make Money!!!  In an era of financial crises, it has not been easy even for the ‘best of the best’ to grow capital and drive revenue.  But we feel a change in play for women who have the motivation and ambition to drive revenue and grow capital, a time that offers extraordinary opportunity to achieve exceptional results in all metrics for women:

  • Revenue: bottom line money, money in the pocket
  • Capital Transactions: women enjoying liquidity events
  • Power Women Capitalists: women sitting in power seats in the C-Suite and in the corporate Boardroom

The Broads on Boards 2042 Manifesto:  Calling all women captains of industry and other brilliant women!  Let’s take on the challenge that we will work our way into those corporate board seats, until we get to parity by 2042!  No excuses!

March 20:  3rd Annual Women on Corporate Boards
Sponsored by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Broads on Boards is hosting this event downtown LA.  If you want to power network with the women who sit at the table in corporate boardrooms, come to this event at the Omni Hotel and learn from corporate Board Directors of Lazy Boy, Jack in the Box, Conway and Whole Foods.  Ask them if they think that women can conquer 50% of all American corporate board seats by 2042.  Register by March 18 to avoid late registration fee!

Register here

June 5:  Driving Revenue at the Legal Speed Limit! – Sponsored by Latham & Watkins

Women General Counsels discuss sitting in the C-Suite and how to make sure you are driving revenue and growing capital within the law.  Our panel will discuss how to push the pedal to the metal on revenue and capital growth and still play fully within the law, in an increasingly regulated and legally complex global business environment.  We are currently working on putting this panel together–stay tuned for more details.   Continue reading

Broads Circle is Growing!

Broads CircleBroads Circle is all about money and power for women. Driving revenue and growing capital is our mission, vision and passion.  So, Broads Circle is all about you. It is about what you need to grow your bottom line,  drive your revenue, and grow your capital. This group is about the relationships and strategies that will allow you to:

  • Leverage your money and power
  • Win that piece of business that will transform your game
  • Get that deal that is a career builder
  • Get that CEO, CFO, COO job
  • Get on that for profit corporate board
  • Take that company public
  • Raise capital for your startup
  • Sell that business for a great multiple
  • Be that self-made woman major philanthropist

In order for women to get to revenue and capital parity, we must all lean forward and help each other as strong advocates. We hope that you will use this group, the power networking events, the Broads on Boards events, the Broads Pods groups, and the Monthly Huddle lunches to expand your network, and become an absolute Rock Star in your world!!! Come and be a part of Broads Circle! Continue reading

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