Laurie Sanders was invited to present to and facilitate a discussion with the Leaders Network subgroup of Women in Consulting, at their June meetings in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.  Laurie led the discussions on the topics of current economic, demographic and other trends affecting businesses, unique features and challenges of consulting businesses, and key tips to increase the value of consulting businesses.  The Women In Consulting (WIC) Leaders Network provides a peer group forum for senior business women and thought leaders—well established in their specialty—to network and collaborate with peers who are seeking greater growth and productivity from their businesses.