Partner event: Wise Talk on Open Leadership

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"Wise Talk" will be featuring Charlene Li on Tuesday, April 26 from 2-3pm PST -- Wise Talk is a free monthly leadership forum hosted by Founder & CEO Sue Bethanis of Mariposa Leadership. Social media and leadership expert Charlene Li will talk about how social technology is forcing leaders to be more open - making for better, more equal relationships with customers and employees. Charlene is founder of the Altimeter Group, author of the New York Times bestseller Open Leadership and co-author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008.

RSVP before April 24 to Allison Adams at allison@mariposaleadership.com for call-in info. About the host -- Susan J. Bethanis Sue is the CEO/Founder of Mariposa Leadership, Inc., a 15-person San Francisco based firm, which provides leadership coaching and consulting to the high-tech, bio-tech, and financial services industries. Sue is the author of the well-received business book Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate Sage (Kaplan Publishing, 2004), hosts the popular show Wise Talk — a monthly leadership forum, and regularly delivers keynotes on leadership, coaching, and talent development/retention. Her recent clients include Bebo.com, eBay, Lockheed Martin, McKesson, Microsoft, NASA, Nasdaq, Scios, SGI, Veritas Software, Washington Mutual, and Yahoo!.

About the guest speaker -- Charlene Li Charlene is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies and a consultant and independent thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly Li was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and a consultant with Monitor Group. Charlene was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology 2009. She is frequently quoted in the media and is a sought-after public speaker, appearing at the World Business Forum and top conferences such as the American Society of Association Executives, SXSW, Web 2.0 Expo, and Search Engine Strategies. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and received a magna cum laude degree from Harvard College.