Skip to content Skip to navigation

Level 1

Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar @ ETL

In December 2018, Sarah Friar was named CEO of Nextdoor, the world’s largest private social network for neighborhoods. Prior to leading Nextdoor, she was CFO of Square and SVP of Finance & Strategy at Salesforce. She also held executive roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as leadership positions at McKinsey in both London and South Africa. She serves on the boards of Walmart and Slack, and is the co-founder of Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit that celebrates and empowers women entrepreneurs.

Vir Biotechnology CEO George Scangos @ ETL

George Scangos, PhD, has served as Vir Biotechnology’s president and CEO and as a member of its board of directors since January 2017. He previously served as CEO and as a member of the board of directors of Biogen, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on treating neurological diseases, and also held roles as president and CEO of Exelixis, president of Bayer Biotechnology, and professor of biology at Johns Hopkins University.

Tech Exec, Author and Rocket Scientist Sylvia Acevedo @ ETL

An entrepreneur, investor, business leader, and rocket scientist, Sylvia Acevedo is the author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, which tells the story of her journey from the Las Cruces, New Mexico to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and then onto executive positions at Apple, Dell, IBM and other leading tech companies. During the Obama administration, she was a Commissioner of the White House initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

CBD 2020: Summon the Hero Within: the power of mindset for dealing with change

Unforeseen changes require new strategies. The Hero's Journey describes the existential process we all go through as we live in and adjust to changes in our world and ourselves. The need to expand the constructs of our mind and perceptions may arise many times in our lives. Come and explore the power of mindset and create your superhero persona.

Author and Verizon Board Director Shellye Archambeau @ ETL

Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and board director with a track record of building brands, organizations and high-performance teams. She currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta, and is also a strategic advisor to Capital Markets Group, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Forbes Ignite. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based governance, risk, and compliance software company that, during her tenure, grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader.

Quick Bytes: Connecting Over Zoom: Listening and Empathy Skills in a Socially-Distanced World

Have you found it difficult to connect with friends and colleagues over Zoom? Do you wish you could establish deep and meaningful connections even while remote? In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, Matt Vassar, the creator of the popular ENGR 103/203: Public Speaking course, will guide you through listening and empathy skills that you can practice with your friends and colleagues to form meaningful connections.

Matt Vassar, core lecturer, School of Engineering

Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Find Zandra on LinkedIn

CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Level 1