Born within one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative and design-forward tech firms, Spiral Up was created to meet a commitment to continued innovation, creativity and relevancy — by helping more of their brilliant women step confidently into leadership.
We based our cornerstone program on the reality that “feminine” leadership traits (like long-term and global perspective taking, intuition, nurturing, empathy, conversational turn taking, credit distribution, inquiry, and networked thinking) are at an all-time premium today because they’re critical to navigating 21st Century business challenges. So we created a program designed to widen the lens on what leadership looks like and help women unleash the superpowers that come more naturally to them. It was a success. But it had one surprising outcome.
Men in the organization noticed that their newly empowered colleagues and direct reports were stepping up and speaking up, and wanted to know what they could do differently in order to better support, collaborate and ally with these enlightened women. The outcome: a powerful companion program that helps men expand on their traditional notions of leadership, and become the supportive, collaborative modern leaders their women counterparts required. Together, our programs deliver a full spectrum leadership to future-proof their careers and business, collaborate effectively and lead holistically, together.
It takes a really special group of people to facilitate connection, catalyze evolution and help navigate growth. Every person on the Spiral Up team has been selected for their commitment to diversity and inclusion, decades of measurable impact, and a track record of creating memorable leadership learning experiences that have a lasting effect. Though each facilitator brings their own unique lens and experience to the table, they’re all broadly recognized for their innovative approach to unleashing human potential.