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Developing leadership & entrepreneurial skills

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.

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.

Quick Bytes: Improve Your Negotiation Mastery

Increase your consciousness of negotiation as a life skill we use every day in academic, business, and personal situations in this fast-paced workshop. We will explore the competitive and collaborative tensions present in most negotiations, identify tools for maximizing outcomes, and practice improving our influencing strategies while respecting and maintaining healthy relationships.

Jessica Notini, consultant and lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

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Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer, Stitch Fix

Eric leads a team of 80+ Data Scientists who are altering fashion retailing through data science. His team is responsible for an extensive collection of algorithms that are applied to nearly every function of the company: merchandising, inventory, marketing, forecasting & demand, operations, and the styling recommender system. 

Prior to joining Stitch Fix, he was the Vice President of Data Science & Engineering at Netflix. Eric holds a B.A. in Economics, an M.S. in Information Systems, and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering.

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART: Lessons in Courage, Power, & Persistence

Few people have sat across from the Iranians and the North Koreans at the negotiating table. WENDY SHERMAN has done both. During her time as the lead US negotiator of the historic Iran nuclear deal and throughout her distinguished career, Ambassador Sherman has amassed tremendous expertise in the most pressing foreign policy issues of our time.

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