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Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2019

Silicon Valley Energy Summit is the premier annual event for people in Silicon Valley and beyond connected with sustainable energy. Participants gain insights on the latest energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. They interact with more than 400 other participants from the world’s largest IT companies, Silicon Valley startups, investment funds, utilities, government, environmental organizations and research institutions.

“We are the first... to walk this path:' Reflections on an Academic Journey

A first generation student who attended community college, she would go on to earn a PhD in History at Stanford in 1982 and five years later would publish the first monograph in Chicana history Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. This presentation underscores the gift of mentorship from faculty/student relationships, to campus/community partnerships, and to long-term institutional commitments.

Disrupting Stigma Around Mental Health: A Special Panel

We are delighted to offer seats to a free panel on "Disrupting Stigma Around Mental Health and Illness," which is hosted in conjunction with the world premiere of The Manic Monologues at Stanford University. The panel will take place May 2, in advance of the May 2, 3, and 4 performances of The Manic Monologues.

Come hear and discuss steps we can all take to reduce the stigma around mental health and illness in our communities.

Gender Equality in 2019: What is it going to take to get us there?

In this symposium, panelists will discuss gender equality today, what progress has been made in the last two decades, and what barriers prevent additional change. The audience will leave with a new understanding of the durability of inequality and with actionable steps to generate equality in their organizations and communities.

Panelists include:

Capella Space Founder and CEO Payam Banazadeh @ETL

Join us for a conversation with Payam Banazadeh, the founder and CEO of Capella Space. Capella Space launched its first prototype satellite in December 2018 and aims to build a global satellite-based radar network to solve problems in areas like agriculture, infrastructure monitoring and disaster response. Before founding Capella Space in 2016, Banazadeh worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, where his work on two multi-million dollar missions earned him the NASA Mariner Award. In 2017, Payam was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in enterprise tech.

One Concern CTO and Co-Founder Nicole Hu @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Nicole Hu, co-founder and chief technology officer of One Concern, which aims to help communities prepare for and mitigate natural disasters by harnessing the power of predictive AI. In 2016, Forbes named Hu one of the world’s top enterprise technology innovators in its “30 Under 30” list.

Hu earned a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and was a resident at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Venture Studio.

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.

Startup Diversity Pioneer Freada Kapor Klein @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Freada Kapor Klein, a founding partner at Kapor Capital and a pioneer in the field of organizational and cultural diversity. At Kapor Capital, Kapor Klein focuses on providing seed-stage funding to technology startups that make a positive social impact on low income communities and communities of color. Through her work with the Kapor Center and the Level the Playing Field Institute, she spearheads efforts to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive.

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