Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
6:30pm— 7:30pm
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Are You Unapologetically Ambitious?


One of high tech's first female African American executives, Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments in building brands, high-performance teams, and organizations. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP], and Okta [NASDAQ: OKTA]. She is also a strategic advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Group.

She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Under her leadership, MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 of the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50” and named a global leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms for 9 consecutive years.

Ms. Archambeau was named the second most influential African American in IT by Business Insider in 2013. In 2015, she was ranked one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax and that same year received the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award from The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

A Wharton alumni, she is the author of "Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms", a book that helps professionals achieve their aspirations and create the life they want, gaining endorsements from luminaries including John Thompson (chairman of Microsoft), Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn), Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook), Thasunda Brown Duckett (CEO of Chase Consumer Banking), with a Foreword by leading venture capitalist Ben Horowitz.

Join us for enlightening Fireside Chat virtual event with Shellye Archambeau, to discuss her experiences and her leadership book, a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals, with an opportunity to ask questions of Ms. Archambeau herself.

Topics we will cover –
  • How to capitalize on the power of planning
  • How to take risks and take charge of your career
  • How to walk the thin line between assertive and aggressive
  • How to build your network and establish your reputation
  • How to dismantle imposter syndrome
  • How to integrate work, marriage, parenthood, and self-care
  • How to make no apologies for the height of your ambition
++ Audience questions will be encouraged in this virtual Fireside Chat with Ms. Archambeau about both her book and her multifaced experiences and career achievements.


Date: Tuesday, September 20
Location: Upon receiving your registration we will email you the Zoom details.   
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ET
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$5 for Supporting Member*
$10 for Basic Member**
$10 for All Other Guests

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