Developing leadership & entrepreneurial skills
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.
In 1999, Ravi Mhatre founded Lightspeed Venture Partners, a VC firm that has focused on enterprise IT, mobile, and internet and cloud-based services and applications. The firm’s investments have since spurred more than a dozen companies to acquisition and five to IPO. Recently, Mhatre has broadened his horizons to invest in consumer businesses like Cheddar and Stitch Fix.
Jessica Norwood is the founder of RUNWAY, an organization that uses entrepreneurship to close the wealth gap in Black communities by providing pre-seed and friends-and-family capital to fund Black-owned companies.
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.
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.
WATCH LIVE HERE!
Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we see curves flattening and cities lifting shelter restrictions. By no means is this pandemic over; and yet, policymakers, researchers, medical practitioners, and industry are starting to grapple with how we operate in a post-COVID world. What is the path forward, economically, medically, and culturally?
Join us for a virtual workshop on how to engage your local government on issues of concern to you and your local community. Gain a better understanding of the Bay Area's local government decision-making processes, explore ways to to make your voice heard and connect with your city officials and agencies, and learn about resources for staying on top of issues in your local community. Kris Kasianovitz, the Government Information Librarian for International, State and Local Documents at the Stanford Green Library, will conduct this digital workshop.
The SPICE application opens March 30, 2020.
The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Apply here.
This event has been canceled in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our community's well-being is our top priority. Stanford will continue providing health guidance that aims to support your personal health and safety at healthalerts.stanford.edu.
Learn to assess your core leadership strengths and areas for development to become an effective manager/leader. In each session of this comprehensive workshop, there will be a substantial experiential component.
UPDATE: This in-person session of "Letters to a Young Engineer" has been cancelled. If you are interested in virutally joining the discussion, please contact the sponsors using the email link provided.