High performance teams are not just a collection of high performance people. We all know this. And yet nearly every talent management technique we use today is focused on the individual. We have individual performance reviews. We celebrate individual high performers. Even in our work in Diversity & Inclusion, we talk about adding individual people of diverse backgrounds. Today, nearly everyone works in teams. Even jobs that used to be considered more independent, such as sales or accounting, now requires collaboration with others such as sales engineers or lawyers – and everyone is expected to become more connected with their customers and clients. Whether you lead a team or are part of a team, you have a unique role in making your team exceptional. In this session we’ll discuss what makes an exceptional team, and whether women are uniquely qualified to create them!