Women In Consulting

20th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction

How Stories Build Your Business and Credibility

Our focus is on your story: What Story Are You Creating – for yourself? For your business?

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30-10:00pm

On this very festive occasion, we celebrated Women In Consulting's 20th anniversary! We've come a long way from the original group of women who started the organization, led by Eileen LaPorte, founder and first president of Women In Consulting. 

Today, Women In Consulting has hundreds of members and supporters, an active community of Community, Professional, Contributing and Executive Members, satellites in the East Bay, Peninsula and South Bay, and a regular calendar of events that delivers best-in-class business advice and education on a wide spectrum of topics. Women In Consulting hosts an active email community that provides a forum where members collaborate, ask questions, get advice and find valuable business resources. 

So, we raise a glass and toast the founding of Women In Consulting and those women who had the vision to make this vibrant organization thrive, and all of us who continue to carry forward the generosity and focus that help each of us move towards success in our businesses.


Happy Anniversary, Women In Consulting ~ you've been a powerful influence in consulting and in hundreds of women's lives. Cheers!

Event Highlights

Greeted with goody bags thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, guests had the opportunity to decorate a special memento of the evening, embellish themselves with gems, boas, and crowns, took memorable photos, and treated themselves to dinner and a dessert buffet.

Roberta KiphuthWith many thanks to our event hosts, Roberta Kiphuth and Detati Digital Marketing, who opened up their recording studio so that guests were able to record their own stories with an on-the-spot video setup.

Women In Consulting Silent Auction

And, no gala would be complete without a Silent Auction! At this year's Silent Auction, we raised funds not only for Women In Consulting, but also our favorite nonprofit to support Second Harvest Food Bank. We also introduced fun new ways to engage with the silent auction – including bidding online and on mobile phones!

Special thanks to our Silent Auction Chairs Chako Ando and Judy Dang

Women In Consulting     Judy Dang

Read more about the Silent Auction here.

Special Guest: Patricia Fripp

Women In Consulting

Our guest speaker was Patricia Fripp, a Hall of Fame speaker and presentation skills expert.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote, “One of the best investments you can make in your career is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp.” As Patricia always says, “Nobody can resist a story well told.”

In her interactive session Patricia taught us about the three foolproof story formulas that help increase profits, where to find your best stories that will be easy to tell, and advanced and little-known presentation techniques to make you a pro.

Spirit of Women In Consulting Award ~ Honoring Jennifer Berkley Jackson

Women In Consulting honored Jennifer Berkley Jackson with the Spirit of Women In Consulting Award for her 18 years of service as a volunteer with the organization. View the video below or here.


Many Thanks to our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor



Silver Sponsor

Andreja Dugacki

Event Sponsors

Roberta Kiphuth, President, Detati Digital Marketing, Certified InfusionSoft Consultant

Roberta Kiphuth   

Detati helps small- and mid-sized businesses scale their businesses with more effective digital marketing.
We have a focus on accounting, bookkeeping and IT service firms.


Angi Roberts, Owner & Founder, The Association Office

Angi Roberts
The Association Office

Helping trade associations, private foundations and small nonprofits develop
their own unique set of cultural and governance best practices.


Jen Berkley Jackson, President, The Insight Advantage

Jen Berkley Jackson  
Women In Consulting

An Insights-Driven Market Research Firm, we utilize a variety of market research tools
and methods to provide the data our clients need to make better business decisions.


Wendy Wood, Wendy Wood Designs

Wendy Wood Designs

Spot-on Creative for Your Complex, Multi-deliverable Projects.
Strategic Thinking, Visual Storytelling, Flawless Workflow, and Expert Service & Support