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“This workshop took away the fear of networking.”
Want to learn how to talk to people you don't know and enjoy the process? Networking is one of the most effective ways to both find a great job and thrive at Stanford. In this fun, highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn the six simple steps of conversational networking, try them out, and begin developing professional relationships all at the same time!
Debra Rosenfeld, assistant director, Counseling and Resources, BioSci Careers, School of Medicine
Howie Liu is the CEO of Airtable. Inspired by his own experiences learning to code and inventing his first jobs by building customized business apps, he co-founded the company in 2013 to democratize software creation. Airtable’s mission is to enable anyone to build the software tools that meet their needs. Liu was previously a product leader at Salesforce. Prior to that role, he was the founder of Etacts, an intelligent CRM tool that was acquired by Salesforce.
When you are not working do you feel “lazy?” Do you remember when the “break” in Winter Break or Summer Break meant something? Did you know that there is more than one type of rest and ironically, not all of them leave you feeling rested? Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the integrative nature of wholesome time off and how it just might make you better at work while increasing the quality of the REST of your life.
Do you find yourself reacting, internalizing, lashing out, or avoiding when it comes to the difficult (and important) conversations in life? This workshop is designed to help you better understand yourself so you can communicate more effectively with others. We’ll talk about automatic thoughts, the importance of language, and how to use mindfulness as a means to choose more skillful ways of communicating with yourself and others.
Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, associate director, Division of Health & Human Performance
The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope! You can learn many foundational techniques to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several such practical tips to apply to your public speaking for both in person and online presentations.
Matt Abrahams, lecturer in organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business
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Maëlle Gavet is the CEO of Techstars and the author of Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It (Wiley, 2020). She founded her first business at sixteen, went on to start two other companies, and has been a senior executive at numerous large tech companies around the world, including Ozon, the Priceline Group, and Compass. Gavet has appeared on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and Time Magazine’s list of the 25 Top Female Techpreuners, and has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Nicole Diaz is the Global Head of Integrity & Compliance Legal for Snap Inc., where her responsibilities include promoting ethical business standards and adherence to the Code of Conduct, managing risk in key areas such as anti-bribery and trade law, and leading internal investigations. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and integrity-first compliance attorney with over a decade of experience in investigations and civil and criminal litigation, and has been named as a Los Angeles Business Journal Leader in the Law.
Miriam Rivera is the co-founder and Managing Director of Ulu Ventures, a seed stage venture fund focused on IT startups. Previously, she was a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Google, where she joined as the company’s second attorney. Her work to simplify contracts helped Google scale from $85M to $10B in five years. Rivera earned her AB, AM, and JD/MBA degrees from Stanford University. She was also a trustee for the university and serves on Stanford’s Lead Council and the Stanford Law School Venture Fund.
Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder, president, and Chief Operating Officer of Cloudflare, an internet security, performance, and reliability company that is on a mission to help build a better internet. Prior to co-founding Cloudflare, Zatlyn held positions at Google and Toshiba and launched two successful startups. She sits on the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Foundation Board, has been named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, and was part of Marie Claire’s 7th Annual New Guard.
Othman Laraki is the co-founder and CEO of Color, a distributed healthcare and clinical testing company. From population genomics programs to high-throughput COVID-19 testing, Color provides the technology and infrastructure to power large-scale health initiatives. Early in his career, Laraki spent several formative years at Google, where he worked on performance infrastructure and client-side software. After leaving Google, he co-founded MixerLabs, which was acquired by Twitter in 2009.