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Developing leadership & entrepreneurial skills

Leadership Dinner: Naomi Chavez Peters

Dine with inspiring leaders from various industries and organizations. At Leadership Dinners, you will interact with proven leaders and a small group of graduate students over dinner at the Faculty Club.  

Naomi Chavez Peters, vice president and head of talent development, Sprinklr

Naomi has spent her professional career in leadership, organization development, and communications positions in several successful high tech firms.

CBD 2019: Integration: Contemplative practice in academics and the workplace with Yingzhao Liu

How can we integrate deep contemplative practice within our fast-paced work and academic lives? In this talk and experiential workshop, Ying will share her journey of practice and of creating an inclusive culture in the workplace. Topics will include how the self, teams and organizations change from the inside out. She will illuminate her experince of how on the surface of life there is a lot of complexity, yet at depth, things are very simple. She will share ways to  practice and live from that deep source, integrate moment to moment, and facilitate integration for others. 

Cowboy Ventures founder and managing partner Aileen Lee @ ETL

In 2013, Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” to refer to the growing field of startups with $1 billion valuations. At the time, she was a year into her role as a founder and managing partner of Cowboy Ventures, and her team was preparing a now-influential internal report examining how (and how often) companies with these massive valuations tend to emerge.

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