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Women Leading with Influence: Application Deadline

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in both sessions is required.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Maria Yang

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS seeks to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Learn to Design and Build an Inclusive Culture

Discover the steps to take to ensure you hire the person who will add the most to your team's culture, as well as the ways to build an inclusive team from the start — and how to sustain it as your company scales. Sonja Gittens-Ottley, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Asana, will explain — through studies and her own experiences — why it’s crucial to define your company’s culture before you get started, how diversity leads to better products, and how building a mindful environment results in sustained employee engagement.

View From The Top: Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

In a student-led conversation, Prime Minister Harper will discuss his reflections and insights on leadership and management. Stephen J. Harper served as Canada's 22nd prime minister from 2006 to 2015. He now leads an international consulting practice advising private equity, venture capital and pension funds. For almost a decade as prime minister, he led Canada through complex geopolitical, security and economic challenges. Under his leadership, Canada emerged from the 2008 economic crisis faster and stronger than its peers.

View From The Top: Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM

In a student-led conversation, Rometty will discuss her reflections and insights on leadership and management. Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy. Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Management Matters: Application Deadline

Management Matters is a comprehensive, three-session workshop focuses on simple principles and guidelines that, once learned, can make the process of managing others enjoyable and effective, and help you succeed in whatever career path you choose.

Management Matters will take place on the following three Tuesdays: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, & Feb. 13 from 4:30 - 7 PM. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in all three sessions is required.

Solo Success: How to Thrive in the Academy When You’re the Only ______ in Your Department

The Solo Success Workshop is specifically designed to address the unique concerns of underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral scholars entering academia.
Facilitated by Dr. Anthony Ocampo, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars will learn about common topics described by underrepresented faculty:
• Feeling overwhelmed by service requests related to diversity
• Pressure to serve as role models, advisors and mentors to all _______ students

David Griswold: Business Built on Mutual Benefit - The Story of Relationship Coffee

Speaker: David Griswold, Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, CEO and founder; former ASHOKA Communications Director

Part of the Sustainability Leadership Lecture Series

This series explores the connections between great leadership and the actual achievement of sustainability and wellbeing for everyone, across generations.


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