Launched in January 2005, FountainBlue brings together leadership and innovation through the consulting and coaching services we provide for companies, through the Customer Advisory Board creation and management services we provide for tech start-ups, and through the events we run which connects the executives, entrepreneurs and investors in our network.

The ‘Fountain’ in our name represents the innovation edge which keeps companies relevant and the ‘Blue’ in our name represents the leadership needed to bring innovations to the market and to the customer. Bringing the two sides together becomes much more important as we move from an Age of Information to an Age of Personalization.

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The Events We Run

Today, we run our monthly When She Speaks series in Silicon Valley, our quarterly When She Speaks event in San Francisco, and our invitation-only VIP roundtable for senior executives.

whenshespeaksSince  May 2006, we have partnered with tech companies across Silicon Valley every month to profile a panel of women senior executives in high tech companies, speaking on a range of leadership challenges and issues for Silicon Valley high tech women in particular. Our series celebrates women leaders, stimulates critical thinking and conversation around leadership challenges and issues, empowers and inspires all participants, including the next generation of leaders, and builds a proactive, collaborative and supportive leadership community overall.


SanFranciscoFountainBlue launched a quarterly When She Speaks in SF series in January 2016, and will continue the quarterly series into 2018, while also adding 3 When She Speaks events in the east bay. E-mail us for more information about the dates and themes for our 2018 When She Speaks in SF/East Bay programs.

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Launched in December 2015 at the request of our community members, FountainBlue’s VIP Roundtables convene executive leaders in monthly conversations on innovation and market trends. This invitation-only event is designed for senior executives, to facilitate connections between peers and share best practices on today’s hottest opportunities and challenges. Our 2018 VIP roundtables will be organized based on industry sectors.


LindaHolroydLinda Holroyd is CEO of FountainBlue, founder and organizer for our When She Speaks series and VIP roundtable, and leads our Customer Advisory Board design and implementation services as well as our coaching and consulting services. Linda is a serial tech entrepreneur and recognized speaker and published writer on technology, innovation and leadership trends.  For over 20 years, Linda has been leading and advising early-stage, technology-based start-ups on strategy and execution in the areas of marketing, sales, business development and operations. Her passion for innovation and leadership is well reflected in the events we run, the projects we execute and the people we serve. For more information about Linda’s leadership and innovation background, visit

See upcoming events, monthly newsletter and other information at From there, you can join FountainBlue’s free mailing lists for weekly When She Speaks events or find out more about membership benefits.

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