We believe a better future is one that is more diverse, equitable and inclusive

We’re building a movement to connect and activate our global community, and in doing so we hope to help to build and contribute to this future.

We started with the Singularity University Women’s Impact Network, an initiative focused on promoting gender equity and supporting women, female identifying folks and allies in this space. In doing this important work, we also acknowledge that there are a multitude of intersecting elements that shape the rights and opportunities for women, and all people. The intersections of these elements, converging with the indisputable fact that technology is accelerating at a rapid, exponential pace and in doing so it is unlocking new possibilities for all of us in every industry and field – is what inspires us to take this initiative to the next level.

What does this mean? We are evolving and expanding our scope to focus on more elements of diversity, equity and inclusion. As we consider questions like “How can we ensure that those opportunities are equally distributed and accessible to all of us, truly?” We don’t propose to know the right answer and believe there are a multitude of solutions and approaches. Our goal with this new, expanded initiative is to connect and catalyze those in the SU ecosystem, and beyond, who are in support of a more equitable future.

Whether you are a startup founder, business leader, nonprofit employee, artist, board member or anything in between – an inclusive, diverse and equitable future is one that is better for all of us. We invite you to join us as we talk about it, envision it and co-create it together.

Women’s Impact Network

Setting the standard for gender equity and empowerment in all of SU’s work.

The Women’s Impact Network’s mission is to promote gender equity, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment for all in the SU community, within the SU staff, and across all programs. Our vision is to create a global community of women and female-identifying people who have access to the development and tools that enable them to reach their highest potential, setting the standard for gender equity and empowerment in all of SU’s work.

Women’s Impact Network advocates for SU to create and maintain an inclusive and equitable culture, with a flexible and empowering workplace and a diverse and representative workforce and community. Women’s Impact Network was launched in 2016 as an employee resource group for staff and faculty at SU, then re-launched in 2018 as a global women’s initiative to include our community (Chapters, Country Partners, Global Impact Challenges, Summits, Experts, and alumni around the world).

 

A message from SU Executive Chairman,
Erik Anderson

Why Women’s Impact Network exists

  1. Promote gender equity, diversity, and inclusion by creating opportunities that connect, uplift, enable and amplify the work and voices of the women and female-identifying people in the Singularity University community.
  2. Create a culture where gender equity is at the forefront of everything that SU does, promoting opportunities and services for the women and female-identifying people of SU to connect with each other, grow, and reach their highest potential.
  3. Create and communicate initiatives, actions, and results of programs and policies focused on empowering, connecting, and highlighting women and female-identifying people of the SU community to all alumni and members of the SU community.

 

The Leaders of Women’s Impact Network

The Women’s Impact Network is co-chaired by Molly Pyle, Stacy Maldonado and Tammy Lakes. They’re supported by a team of dedicated SU employees who work together as thought leaders and content producers in support of Women’s Impact Network initiatives. All of this is done in addition to everyday roles and responsibilities. Women’s Impact Network is a working example of what can be done when people within an organization step up to challenge the status quo and actively create the positive change they wish to see in the world.

Molly Pyle

Senior Manager, International Summits

Stacy Maldonado

Senior Events Manager, Custom & Special Events

Resources, Content and Events

Frequently Asked Questions

To join, please opt into our equity list using the form at the bottom of this page. If you’d like to reach the Women’s Impact Network co-chairs directly please write to equity@su.org.

As a member of the this movement, you will receive emails from us about upcoming opportunities and events (both in-person and virtual) that will connect you to SU and current issues and topics we’re focused on. Members are not bystanders but rather they are passionate people of action – people of all backgrounds are invited to partner with us to put on an event (a panel, a networking event, a Women’s or Allie’s circle, or more!) or propose a topic to be discussed virtually via webinar. We empower members with toolkits and templates to be agents of equity and impact wherever you are – if you are committed to creating a more equitable world, we are with you on that mission, come on and join us.

Anyone who is aligned with our movement’s mission, vision, and values and wants to be part of building a more equitable future can be a part of the movement. The movement is open and inclusive to all. We welcome those who are passionate, inspired and driven to increase equity in the world. You do not have to be an alum of Singularity University, but we do hope the mission of Singularity University inspires you, as we are a product of our credo.

There are many ways to collaborate with us! Below are just a few, and we welcome your insights and feedback if there is a way you’d like to be involved and don’t see it listed below:

  1. Join us for our events, panels, gatherings, happy hours, and webinars! This movement is about building and supporting community – there’s always a seat at the table for you.
  2. Partner with us to put on an event (a panel, a networking event, a Women’s or Allies circle, or more!)
  3. Propose a topic or a speaker for an Exponential Equity webinar or event you’d like to see happen.
  4. Share your work, news, updates, or events with us – we will amplify, attend or support however possible! We aim to be a network of action as well as a channel for other women and allies to elevate their work, opportunities, events, and challenges that they may face. If there’s something going on that could or should have a gender-specific impact in your community, or if you’d like to share other news, events or opportunities please drop us a line!
  5. Host your own events inspired and/or supported by us! We empower members with toolkits and templates to be agents of positive change wherever you are, no matter your gender or any other identifier – if you are committed to creating a more equitable world, we are here to help!

We’re so glad you asked! We are happy to support the SU global community, staff, alumni, and other organizations and folks passionate about equity beyond the SU community. The best way to determine if we might be a good fit to partner with is to contact us directly. Below is a short list of ways in which we may be able to offer support:

  • Event partnership or thought partnership.
  • Moderate panels, deliver keynote speeches, or facilitate workshops on gender, equity, entrepreneurship, technology, impact, and more.
  • Event amplification via marketing on our social media channels.
  • Inclusion in our digital platform (via our Exponential Equity webinar channel) to share diversity, equity, and inclusion work being done by allies in the community.

Please contact us at equity@su.org with more information about your event and we will be in touch with you very soon!

Nope! Though that initiative is named the Women’s Impact Network, its mission is to promote gender equity, diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of all in the SU community and beyond. We welcome women, men, allies and people of any and all gender identities and expressions to join us in this movement for a more equitable future.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to become SU Faculty, we encourage you to apply here. If you’d like to suggest a topic for a future Exponential Equity webinar, please reach out to us at equity@su.org with your idea and we’ll be in touch!

Get Involved

Sign up to be notified about new equity content and events, and discover ways to get involved. If you’d like to contact the co-chairs directly, please send an email to equity@su.org.