learning about career paths from others
Assess your work-life balance and energy using tools from the class Designing the Professional. Spend time connecting and collaborating with others and leave with actionable steps to increase balance and energy in your own life.
Kathy Davies, lecturer and managing director, Life Design Lab
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Jannick Malling is the co-founder and co-CEO of Public.com, an investing social network where members can own fractional shares of stocks and ETFs, follow popular creators, and share ideas within a community of investors. Prior to Public, Malling was co-founder and CEO of Tradable, a company that reinvented the online trading platform through a unified API platform that allowed developers to build financial apps connecting to a global network of brokerages.
Rudy Cline-Thomas is the founder and managing partner of Mastry, Inc., which brings together world-class athletes and technology companies to create top-tier platform-building opportunities. Mastry has invested in more than 50 companies, including Robinhood, Allbirds, Uber, PagerDuty, Zoom, Cloudflare, Jumia, and Thrive Global.
Join our Diversity Works discussion with Sharad Goel, assistant professor at Stanford University in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, in the School of Engineering.
There's widespread concern that high-stakes decisions -- made both by humans and by algorithms -- are biased against groups defined by race, gender, and other protected traits.
Join our Diversity Works discussion with Mutale Nkonde, non-resident fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab, at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society.
“This workshop took away the fear of networking.”
Want to learn how to talk to people you don't know and enjoy the process? Networking is one of the most effective ways to both find a great job and thrive at Stanford. In this fun, highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn the six simple steps of conversational networking, try them out, and begin developing professional relationships all at the same time!
Debra Rosenfeld, assistant director, Counseling and Resources, BioSci Careers, School of Medicine
Howie Liu is the CEO of Airtable. Inspired by his own experiences learning to code and inventing his first jobs by building customized business apps, he co-founded the company in 2013 to democratize software creation. Airtable’s mission is to enable anyone to build the software tools that meet their needs. Liu was previously a product leader at Salesforce. Prior to that role, he was the founder of Etacts, an intelligent CRM tool that was acquired by Salesforce.
Nicole Diaz is the Global Head of Integrity & Compliance Legal for Snap Inc., where her responsibilities include promoting ethical business standards and adherence to the Code of Conduct, managing risk in key areas such as anti-bribery and trade law, and leading internal investigations. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and integrity-first compliance attorney with over a decade of experience in investigations and civil and criminal litigation, and has been named as a Los Angeles Business Journal Leader in the Law.
Maëlle Gavet is the CEO of Techstars and the author of Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It (Wiley, 2020). She founded her first business at sixteen, went on to start two other companies, and has been a senior executive at numerous large tech companies around the world, including Ozon, the Priceline Group, and Compass. Gavet has appeared on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and Time Magazine’s list of the 25 Top Female Techpreuners, and has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Miriam Rivera is the co-founder and Managing Director of Ulu Ventures, a seed stage venture fund focused on IT startups. Previously, she was a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Google, where she joined as the company’s second attorney. Her work to simplify contracts helped Google scale from $85M to $10B in five years. Rivera earned her AB, AM, and JD/MBA degrees from Stanford University. She was also a trustee for the university and serves on Stanford’s Lead Council and the Stanford Law School Venture Fund.