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#metoo: Navigating Sexual Harassment, Power Differentials, and Gender Inequity in Academic Medicine

This 90-minute talk and discussion will provide information on the historical evolution of women’s participation in the medical profession and evidence suggesting dysfunction in the pipeline to leadership in academic medicine. Dr. Jagsi will review research that she and others have led to investigate the nature and causes of gender inequities, including unconscious biases, gendered expectations of society, and overt discrimination and harassment.

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and in the service of something - a position, a profit motive, a means to an end.

Mayfield Managing Director Navin Chaddha @ the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Navin Chaddha, Managing Director at the venture capital firm Mayfield Fund. Chaddha has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has been ranked ten times by Forbes on the Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors. A former serial entrepreneur,  Chaddha co-founded three companies, including VXtreme, which was acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media.

Chaddha graduated from Stanford University with a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan @ the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Balaji Srinivasan, CTO of Coinbase, a secure platform for buying, selling and storing cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Ethereum, which serves more than 20 million users. Prior to Coinbase, Srinivasan was CEO of Coinbase-acquired Earn.com, a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz as well as Co-Founder and CTO of Counsyl, where he was honored with the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine and named a top Innovator Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review.

Opportunities and Ethics of Editing Genomes: A CRISPR-Inspired Conversation

Recent reports of the first babies to be born with CRISPR-edited genes have sparked widespread condemnation and calls for action. These concerns will be top of mind when world-renowned scientist Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR, speaks at Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 24, as part of the Arrow Lecture Series on Ethics and Leadership.

Big Earth Water Hackathon - Project Expo and Award Ceremony

November 30: Project Expo and Award Ceremony

Come see some innovative solutions to planetary water problems!

This is event is the culmination of 8 weeks of work by student teams tackling big earth water problems including risk management, water quality sensors, dam removal, and many other important water related problems.

Food and refreshments will be served.

Quick Bytes: Approaching the Job Search Beyond Academia

Discuss the purpose of building networks in advance of the job search and strategies for creating effective job application materials. You will learn how to 1) make inroads into organizations before jobs open up, and 2) articulate your most relevant accomplishments to demonstrate fit with a posted job opportunity. 

Urmila Venkatesh, assistant dean, Career Education & associate director, Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences, BEAM

Fellows Forum: Mentoring Up: Learning to Pro-Actively Engage with Faculty Mentors in Managing Expectations

Engaging with faculty mentors can be challenging, because you both come with expectations that are often hidden and not explicitly discussed.  This can impact critical issues in communication, research directions, authorship, and so on.  Through this workshop, you will   gain skills and confidence to engage pro-actively with faculty.

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