Webinar: Peer Circles


Power of Peer Circles

PeerCircle-SpeakersMany companies use peer support groups—including affinity networks, ERGs and circles—to address gender issues.

Join us for a look at how Stanford University and VMware are making an impact. Hear how these two very different organizations are using the Peer Circle model to retain, engage and develop women and promote a gender diverse pipeline.

Webinar Objectives:

Learn about critical success factors and practical solutions to start and leverage Peer Circles, including:

  • Getting buy-in and executive sponsorship
  • Tying the goals of the Peer group to the business
  • Measuring success
  • Addressing challenges and lessons learned

Please invite your colleagues to participate as well. All participants must be registered.




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 PSPPHYLLIS STEWART PIRES is the Senior Director of WorkLife Strategy for Stanford University. In partnership with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, Phyllis recently co-led a unique pilot and research project exploring how peer mentoring, community networking and on-line learning tools can enhance career opportunities for women. Prior to Stanford, she held a variety of HR, communications, change leadership and diversity roles at Cisco and SAP.


ABoyleAMBER BOYLE is the Diversity and Inclusion Program Director at VMware. She leads VMwomen, an enterprise initiative to harness the power of human difference to drive great business outcomes. Her experience includes gender and diversity, organizational strategy and change, communications and program management. Prior to VMware, she worked at Deloitte, doing human capital consulting and operations, and at Catalyst, a non-profit dedicated to advancing women in business.

Families and Work Institute’s Corporate Leadership Circle (CLC) is a cross-industry network of national and global employers that partner with FWI for research, expert insights and best practices to inform talent management strategies and identify emerging issues in the larger workforce/workplace conversation.
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