Chip Conley,
 CEO of Joie de Vivre Silicon Valley

February 2010

Who doesn’t need more Joie de Vivre in their lives??? The FWA Silicon Valley group initiated and led this joint program with the FEI (Finance Executives International) and FWEE (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives). Chip Conley engaged the full house at the Palo Alto Country Club with his energetic and authentic discussion of his journey in creating the extremely successful turnaround of his company, Joie de Vivre. He highlighted how the approach of creating an environment in which employees, customers and investors are motivated by peak experiences has been successful in his company as well as
peak performing companies such as Apple, Southwest, and Whole Foods. His approach which is his detailed in his book “PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow” resounded with the audience who left with the book and enthusiasm for exploring the ideas that he discussed.

Silicon Valley has been a growing and exciting extension of our organization. The FWA is looking for dynamic members who are interested in keeping up this momentum for 2010. Please contact Laura Pilz ( if you are interested in a leadership or committee position.

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