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Launched in 2005, FountainBlue is a change management consultancy which provides executive coachingleadership consulting, and strategic advisory services to technology and business leaders facing operational, process, and cultural opportunities and challenges caused by rapidly shifting market, business and technology challenges and opportunities. FountainBlue also produces a monthly When She Speaks series (launched in May 2006), and VIP roundtable series (launched in December 2016) and a semi-monthly Front Line Managers Online series (launched in May 2020). 

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About FountainBlue's When She Speaks Series

Launched in Silicon Valley in May 2006, FountainBlue's monthly When She Speaks panel discussions feature senior women leaders from partner tech companies speaking on leadership and innovation topics. Our online interactive conversations are known for being inspiring, educational, practical and fun. Notes from past programs are available at https://fountainblue.substack.com/s/when-she-speaks

2023 When She Speaks online programs, all scheduled from 11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST

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2024 When She Speaks Online Programs, all scheduled for Thursdays, from 11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST

  • Bring Your Full Self to Work, January 18, 2024, hosted by Renesas

  • Lead with Passion, Agility, and Resilience, February 15, 2024

  • Manage Your Mindset, March 14, 2024

  • Employee Experience as the X Factor,  April 11, 2024, hosted by Gigamon

  • Expand Your Circle of Influence, May 9, 2024, hosted by Cisco

  • Build Clarity and Alignment on Purpose, June 13, 2024, hosted by Hitachi Vantara

  • Collaborate to Innovate, July 11, 2024

  • What He Said, What He Meant, August 8, 2024

  • Connected in a Hybrid World, September 12, 2024, hosted by Lam Research

  • Staying in Front of the Change Curve, October 10, 2024, hosted by ASML

  • Sixth Annual Mentorship Best Practices Panel, November 14, 2024, hosted by Micron

  • 7th Annual Men Who Open Doors Awards Event, December 5, 2024


FountainBlue's Front Line Managers Online Series

Launched in May 2020, FountainBlue's Semi-Monthly Front Line Managers Online series features a panel discussion of HR, product, engineering and business leaders, presenting on leadership and innovation topics of interest to front line managers, individual contributors, and leaders at all levels. Notes from our discussions are available online at https://fountainblue.substack.com/s/front-line-managers-online

Below is a draft calendar for 2024 Front Line Managers Online programs. Most programs occur on Thursdays at either 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST to support our European audience or 4:50-6:00 p.m. PST to support our Asia audience.

  • One Plus One Makes 11, January 11, 2024, 4:50-6:00 p.m. PST 

  • A People-First Mindset, February 8, 2024, 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST

  • Problem-Solving Best Practices, March 7, 2024, 4:50-6:00 p.m. PST 

  • Change Management Best Practices, April 4, 2024, 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST

  • Adopting a Growth and Agile Mindset, May 9, 2024, 4:50-6:00 p.m. PST 

  • Decision-Making Best Practices, June 6, 2024, 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST

  • Ways to Lead, July 11, 2024, 4:50-6:00 p.m. PST 

  • Negotiating for a Win-Win, August 1, 2024, 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST

  • Connecting Global, Hybrid Teams, September 5, 2024, 4:50-6:00 p.m. PST 

  • Embracing the Creative in a Tech-Rich World, October 3, 2024, 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST

  • Open Hearts, Open Minds, November 1, 2024, 11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Custom event for corporate partners


FountainBlue's VIP Roundtable Online Series

Launched in December 2015 at the request of our community members, FountainBlue’s VIP Roundtables convene executive and entrepreneurial leaders in conversations on innovation and market trends. This invitation-only online event facilitates connections between select entrepreneurial and executive leaders to share best practices on opportunities and challenges, while supporting the strategic and business development goals of all participating companies. Notes from past programs are available at https://fountainblue.substack.com/s/vip-roundtable

Draft 2024 VIP Roundtable Topics and Dates, all held online from 7:50-9:00 a.m. PST hosts to be confirmed

  • Data Meets Healthcare, January 19, 2024

  • Leveraging AI to Facilitate Innovation, February 16, 2024 with opening remarks by TE Connectivity

  • Innovating on the Edge, March 15, 2024, with opening remarks by Renesas

  • Leading Industry 4.0, April 19, 2024, with opening remarks by ASML

  • Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions, May 10, 2024, with opening remarks by Honda

  • The Future of Work, June 14, 2024

  • Balancing Privacy, Security, Access, and Customer Experience, July 19, 2024, with opening remarks by Gigamon

  • AR/VR Immersion Experiences, August 9, 2024

  • Sustainability Solutions for the Enterprise, September 13, 2024

  • Hyper-Automation Use Cases, October 11, 2024

  • Data is the New Black, November 8, 2024

  • Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, December 6, 2024


FountainBlue's corporate partners remark on the benefits of their participation:

  • BRAND: Align brand with the innovation and leadership topics and themes presented at each of our online programs.

  • EDUCATION: Learn about market, business and technology trends from your peers and leaders in disparate roles and markets.

  • COMMUNITY: Connect with others who have similar and dissimilar views and feel inspired and supported by a view and perspective broader than your own.

  • INNOVATION: See the world and its opportunities differently and more broadly through exposure to the viewpoints of leaders and innovators not-like-you.

  • SUPPORT: Provide opportunities for your managers and teams to learn and connect and feel empowered and inspired.

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Linda Holroyd

Serial entrepreneur, executive coach, leadership consultant and strategic adviser Founder and CEO, FountainBlue