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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.

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.

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.

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