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Hemant Taneja is a managing director at General Catalyst, and has been an early investor in market-leading companies like Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Mindstrong, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe. His 2018 book Unscaled articulates the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in AI technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life, and his more recent Harvard Business Review article “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over” encourages entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing.
In January 2019, Aicha Evans was named CEO of Zoox. Prior to joining Zoox, Evans served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intel Corporation, responsible for driving Intel’s long-term strategy to transform from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. Prior to Intel, she spent 10 years in various engineering management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks.
Join us for a virtual conversation with Stanford psychology professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt who will discuss her book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.” An acclaimed and powerful examination of unconscious racial bias from one of the world’s leading experts the book has been selected as the second title for our collaboration with the Palo Alto Library’s virtual Palo Alto Reads series.
David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best. Growing up, Rogier loved learning but struggled in school. Determined to reinvent the traditional learning model, he created MasterClass in 2015. MasterClass has since transformed the lifelong learning category by providing intimate access to the world’s best practitioners, from Stephen Curry (basketball) to Margaret Atwood (writing), Martin Scorcese (filmmaking), Sarah Blakely (entrepreneurship) and Serena Williams (tennis).
Do you find it challenging to structure your day and sustain motivation? Have you tried hard to manage your time with calendars and other tools, and it just does not work for you? You are not alone, and you are not at fault. Time management is more about managing your energy, enabling and supporting yourself, and shifting your mindset to learn to navigate each day as it unfolds. Join other grad students to explore this different approach and how to practice it in your daily life.
Your voice goes before you to announce you to the world. Let it be as strong and direct as you are. Learn about breath, relaxation, and focus; join in simple exercises to build confidence and turn stress into clear, powerful speech.
Tom Freeland, PhD, program lecturer, Oral Communication Program
Have you been working on how to weave diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles into your writing and research, but still need some suggestions and inspiration? This workshop will provide space in which to actively redesign texts and classroom materials to reflect your commitment to and work in DEI. After a review of DEI principles and practices, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with others working on similar content.
Our challenges do not disappear with the turn of a calendar, yet something about this time of year inspires a reset. How can we embrace the new beginning of a year while honoring the continued reality of our circumstances? This workshop introduces principles of mindfulness and self-compassion as tools for meeting the moment. Through contemplative practice and reflective exercises we begin to see clearly where we are and identify where we want to be. We set intentions based in hope, not fear. We move away from shame toward what nourishes.
Have you ever felt like your differing emotions are fighting for control of your decision-making and behavior? In this interactive presentation, participants will develop an understanding of the emotional regulation systems based on the work of Paul Gilbert and Rick Hanson, and how our neglect of one of these, the “mammalian caregiving system” is at the root of much of our distress.
An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. A campus survey by Professor Margot Gerritsen showed that many students experience the feelings or fear of being a fake, of not having what it takes, the fear of disappointing advisors, of being "found out" to not be as smart as they were thought to be. She will share her findings and some personal experiences with the impostor syndrome, and discuss some ways to overcome it, or at least make steps toward it.