January 2016 Newsletter


Save the Date!

September 15-16, 2016

Atlanta Mini Retreat

Downtown Atlanta, Georgia at night time

Save the Date!

January 26-30, 2017

17th Annual Grove Retreat in Havana, Cuba

(With Options for After Trips Around the Country)

Vintage multi-coloured taxis in Cuba


What the Grovers and Taras Have been Up to Lately…


While Ivy was at the Vatican, she was placed on the Pope’s ” Art and Technology council ” along with 30 others from around the world.  Congratulations to Ivy.


Faith nominated SSS Fellow Lauren Stakias, who was announced as a ’40 under 40′ for the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  “Rebels, builders and other trailblazers who are making their mark in the nonprofit world.”  https://philanthropy.com/article/forty_under_forty_profile/234762


Our condolences to Donna Manning and her family on the passing of her husband, Larry Horner.

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) today announced the passing of Larry D. Horner, a director of the Company.  Mr. Horner joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and played an invaluable part in guiding the Company throughout his tenure on the Board.


Spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s conferences (The Summit, 2014 was on her book Rewired and The Next Gen, Dec 2015, was on her new work, Create More Flow.)

Some comments from Camille on her new work below: 

MPW Session was called:

Shine: Building your Personal brand is essential to building your business.  Leaders and communication experts talk about what to do – and not do – to present and enhance your best self.

CreateMoreFlow builds upon my book, Rewired, focuses on how to create more peak performance at work, at home and in life.   Flow is a psychological mindset / neurological state that is associated with being 500% more productive and 700% more creative.  McKinsey Research shows that if executives spend 15-20% more time in flow, they will double their productivity.   My work has been focused on helping leaders redesign how they work to spend more time in Flow.

CreateMoreFlow.com – is a particular women’s issue since the majority of us “run our homes.”  I wrote a blog “Why the Mommy Tax might be Legit and what to do about it….”  Editors at both Fast Company and Fortune “want it” – and I’m currently in the process of figuring how to split it into 2 logs (one for each).

A LinkedIn article on seeking out more struggle (as part of flow hacking)



Would like to invite members to attend the Harlem First Symposium on Community Health in NYC on Monday, February 1st.  Cheryl’s graduate program developed this most interesting symposium on mapping the health of a community.   Cy Vance Jr, Clyde Williams (worked in the Clinton White House), among others, are speaking.

Link to the PDF Press Kit:


RSVP link (Eventbrite):


More info on DSI website:



Mary Kipp was made CEO of El Paso Electric Company by the board of directors in December. She is the first woman CEO of El Paso Electric in its 115 year history.  She is the formal General Counsel and President.  She was also elected to the board of West Star Bank, a privately held banking operation based in El Paso, Texas.


Susan is quoted in an article by Jeff Green entitled “Women May Not Reach U.S. Boardroom Parity for 40 Years, GAO Says.”



Future of the Grove Conclusions by Barbara Colwell 

The conclusions-to-date have been posted to the site under the Members Tab.  Please click here to go directly to the page to see information about size, new cohorts, name, etc.

The “Rules of the Road” information is also posted under the Members Tab.


Haven’t updated your profile on the website yet? Not sure what to do?

Watch this short video for step-by-step instructions. (NOTE:  To make the video larger – click the small “4 arrows” icon at the bottom right of the video – to the right of the HD.)


“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”

– Marcel Proust

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