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Quick Bytes: Listen Up! - Lead Better (& Look Better) through Listening

Strong listeners are seen as more effective leaders; more credible, more likable, even more attractive!

In this fast-paced, interactive workshop you'll be guided through listening techniques to make people around you feel heard and valued--in turn, encouraging them to support you! You'll learn strategies to help you improve your relationships, become more persuasive, and turn conflict into cooperation.

Matt Vassar is a lecturer in the Technical Communication Program and the instructor of the popular course, ENGR 103/203: Public Speaking.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Kim Prather

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 Spring 2019 WINS will feature Kim Prather, distinguished professor and distinguished chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit

The Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference has been an incredible program for the WCC community for the past 13 years (for more information, see below). This academic year, in 2019, the WCC Staff are excited to announce that moving forward this program will be re-imagined into the Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit.

Mark your calendars: the 2019 Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:30am-4pm in the Alumni Center!

Pretotyping with Alberto Savoia @ the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Alberto Savoia, Innovation Agitator Emeritus at Google. An engineer, engineering executive and CTO, Savoia helped develop, manage and launch products such as Sun Microsystem's Workstations, SunLab's Java and Google’s AdWords. Savoia developed a rapid proto-typing technique called pretotyping that allows for product testing without actually building a product.

Savoia is also the author of “The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed” as well as the recipient the Wall Street Journal Technical Innovator Award.

Curing ALS and Alzheimer's with AI featuring Alice Zhang @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Verge Genomics. Verge Genomics uses artificial intelligence and human genomics to transform drug discovery for multiple diseases beginning with ALS, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease. Zhang has driven systems biology research at the National Cancer Institute, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University and UCLA.

Zhang graduated from Princeton University with high honors in Molecular Biology.

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.

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