Women in Technology Summit June 9-11, 2019  •  DoubleTree by Hilton  •  San Jose, CA

Employee Engagement: The New Frontier

Join the conversation with Bob Faw of Matchbox Group and Teri Baydar of White Lily Individual Development to talk about what drives employee engagement.



Engaged employees stay for what they can give. Disengaged employees stay for what they can get. This discussion will be centered on what companies and individuals are doing (or not) to empower and create engaged, productive, and happy employees and employers.

We will discuss the challenges of:


  • Non-retention of employees
  • Employee and Employer dissatisfaction
  • Lack of leadership and motivation
  • Mismatched employee skill-set to job needs
  • The shared responsibility around employee engagement.


Bring your voice and questions to the conversation. See what companies and leaders are doing to create and maintain employee engagement, overall satisfaction, and how all of this lifts the organization as a whole. The hope is that you'll take away some innovative solutions to enhance employee engagement where you stand.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Teri Baydar is a Leadership Development Consultant and Peak Performance Coach. She trains and coaches high level executives and high performance individuals to find, understand and develop their core character strengths and leadership style in alignment with their higher purpose. Her intuitive and compassionate style creates an environment of trust that allows for deep transformative work to take place and brings forth exceptional behavioral changes beyond expectations.

Her clients become more calm, self aware, confident, authentic, impactful, powerful, emotionally intelligent leaders. Their ability to engage and lead others increases exponentially due to their ability to manage, and inspire new behaviors in their teams that foster employee engagement, passion, high performance, innovation, and creative solutions.

A member of WITI Boston Leadership team, she is also an inspirational speaker and delivers workshops on self development and the need for self actualization in business leadership today.

She has over 15 years' experience in behavior research and behavior modification, including 7 years with a research institute / Think Tank specializing in the study of the workings of the unconscious mind which enabled her to develop her specific high impact method of behavioral change. She also had a degree in the science of mind, teaches meditation, and occasionally walks on fire.


A positive change consultant, Bob Faw ignites passion and performance around the world. He delivers keynote speeches, teaches transformational people skills, and authors books and articles to help you energize yourself, your team and your whole organization. As a positive change agent, he catalyzes energy, growth and development in all sectors. Since 1988 Bob has specialized in guiding change where the change journeys are as positive as the results. He's guided positive change across the breadth of organizations. His clients learn to apply user-friendly brain tools in their professional and personal lives to energize sustainable culture change and higher performance.

Bob's outgoing nature, comedic style, and energizing activities keep engagement and retention high. He is an artist at guiding positive change, building employee engagement, and including people in change in meaningful and fulfilling ways. He designs his change programs using science-based research and tools.

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. Registration, Networking, and Appetizers
6:30 p.m. WITI Overview and Speaker Introduction
6:45 p.m. Program and Discussion
8:15 p.m. Wrap Up
8:30 p.m. Adjourn

Meeting Notes

A light supper and beverages are provided. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event please ask one of the leadership team members listed here. Thank you for your interest.