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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.

How to Level Up: Captivating Your Audience @ SPARKS

Jeff Cabili will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. Cabili specializes in teaching entrepreneurs and innovators how to evocatively deliver presentations through effective use of body language and of voice modulation. Jeff spent more than twenty-five years in senior management positions at international companies such as HP, Memorex, Sopra, Numetrix and Vicinity. He is also the former Director of Business Development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Executive Education. 

Dinner, refreshments and networking to follow.

Transforming Your Passion into Your Business @ SPARKS

Katie Kirsch will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. At IDEO, Kirsch focuses on shaping strategic business opportunities and partnerships. In 2014, Kirsch also co-founded Girls Driving for a Difference (GDD): a 501(c)(3) non-profit empowering a global community of young women to become leaders of social change through design thinking.

Dinner, refreshments and networking to follow.

STVP Sparks are hands-on workshops where you can practice entrepreneurial skills with guidance from industry and academic experts.

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.

Storytelling in Science and the Path to the Popular Press

Want to write a non-fiction book for a popular audience? Interested in reaching beyond the academic community and sharing a story from your years of research? Publishing with apopular press is a challenging process and one distinctly different from the path to creating an academic book. Join author and Stanford Ph.D. graduate Lauren E. Oakes for a workshop on navigating the popular book-writing process for scholars, from idea to execution to publication and marketing. For the highly motivated faculty member, Ph.D. student, or postdoc with a book idea in mind.

Academic Job Search: Presenting a Memorable Academic Job Talk (PhDs & Postdocs)

Giving a successful job talk requires more than simply knowing your topic inside and out. In this interactive session, Helen Lie from the Oral Communication Program, shares strategies that you can use to engage your audience and give an effective job talk. Includes structuring your talk, effective delivery of your talk, principles of visual design for your slides, and academic job talk tips. There will be opportunities to practice your own speaking.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Ellen Ochoa

Learn from other changemakers in STEM, and build your professional and academic network at WINS. The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides you the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering, and connect with potential mentors, peers, and other colleagues.

The Fall 2018 WINS will feature Ellen Ochoa, PhD.

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