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Negotiation Matters, Part II: Application Deadline

As noted in the description of Negotiation Matters, mastery of negotiation is a life skill in that we all negotiate every day with colleagues, bosses, domestic partners, friends, clients and many others. All classes are a dynamic mix of theory, demonstration, skills exercises and roleplay practice intended to increase your confidence and effectiveness in any negotiation you undertake.

RICSRE Seminar with Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve - Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court

Americans are waking up to the dire effects of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods and communities of color. The criminal courts are the crucial gateway between police action on the street and the processing of primarily black and Latino defendants into jails and prisons. And yet the courts, often portrayed as impartial institutions, have remained shrouded in secrecy. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago-Cook County.

Disrupting the Discourse on Motherhood & Leadership: Women in Higher Education Administration

How do mothers in demanding administrative roles negotiate their equally demanding family lives and responsibilities? How does motherhood impact one’s leadership experience? Dr. Sunny Lee will share the results of her qualitative study on the experiences of diverse senior-level administrators in higher education who are simultaneously raising school-aged children.

This event is sponsored by the Women's Community Center and Mothers in Academia. Please RSVP by Nov. 15 at:

Roundtable on Pay Equality in Technology

Join us for a thought-provoking Roundtable on Pay Equality in Technology at Stanford University. 

Industry executives from Glassdoor, GoDaddy and Salesforce will join leading academics from Stanford’s School of Engineering and Clayman Institute for Gender Research to discuss the gender pay gap in tech, the underlying factors that prevent pay equality from being achieved, and the pathways to creating workable solutions.    

Lawyers as Leaders: Barbara Babcock

With the release of her memoir, Fish Raincoats:  A Woman Lawyer’s Life, Barbara Babcock looks back on an extraordinary life and career punctuated by “firsts.”  She was the first woman appointed to the faculty at Stanford Law School, the first woman to hold an endowed chair, and the first emerita.  She pioneered the study of women in the legal profession with her book, Woman Lawyer:  The Trials of Clara Foltz, a biography of the first woman lawyer in the west and a founder of the public defender movement.

Strategies for Change: Research Initiatives and Recommendations to Improve Police-Community Relations in Oakland, California, with Jennifer Eberhard

In May of 2014, the City of Oakland engaged SPARQ researchers to examine race relations between the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and the Oakland community. Jennifer Eberhardt will present the findings that were released by the SPARQ research team in June of 2016. In their report, Strategies for Change: Research Initiatives and Recommendations to Improve Police-Community Relations in Oakland, California, they present evidence of pervasive racial disparities in stops, searches, handcuffings, and arrests.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Lydia Villa-Komaroff

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.


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