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General Catalyst managing director Hemant Taneja @ ETL

Hemant Taneja is a managing director at General Catalyst, and has been an early investor in market-leading companies like Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Mindstrong, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe. His 2018 book Unscaled articulates the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in AI technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life, and his more recent Harvard Business Review article “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over” encourages entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing.

Zoox CEO Aicha Evans @ ETL

In January 2019, Aicha Evans was named CEO of Zoox. Prior to joining Zoox, Evans served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intel Corporation, responsible for driving Intel’s long-term strategy to transform from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. Prior to Intel, she spent 10 years in various engineering management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks.

Virtual Author Event: Jennifer Eberhardt on Biased

Join us for a virtual conversation with Stanford psychology professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt who will discuss her book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.” An acclaimed and powerful examination of unconscious racial bias from one of the world’s leading experts the book has been selected as the second title for our collaboration with the Palo Alto Library’s virtual Palo Alto Reads series.

MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier @ ETL

David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best. Growing up, Rogier loved learning but struggled in school. Determined to reinvent the traditional learning model, he created MasterClass in 2015. MasterClass has since transformed the lifelong learning category by providing intimate access to the world’s best practitioners, from Stephen Curry (basketball) to Margaret Atwood (writing), Martin Scorcese (filmmaking), Sarah Blakely (entrepreneurship) and Serena Williams (tennis).

Quick Bytes: Exploring What Works for You: Self-Care and Time Management

Do you find it challenging to structure your day and sustain motivation? Have you tried hard to manage your time with calendars and other tools, and it just does not work for you? You are not alone, and you are not at fault. Time management is more about managing your energy, enabling and supporting yourself, and shifting your mindset to learn to navigate each day as it unfolds. Join other grad students to explore this different approach and how to practice it in your daily life.

Beyond ‘Tolerant’ 2.0: Putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Action In and Outside of the Classroom

Have you been working on how to weave diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles into your writing and research, but still need some suggestions and inspiration? This workshop will provide space in which to actively redesign texts and classroom materials to reflect your commitment to and work in DEI. After a review of DEI principles and practices, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with others working on similar content.

Quick Bytes: Gentle Reset: Embracing New Beginnings

Our challenges do not disappear with the turn of a calendar, yet something about this time of year inspires a reset. How can we embrace the new beginning of a year while honoring the continued reality of our circumstances? This workshop introduces principles of mindfulness and self-compassion as tools for meeting the moment. Through contemplative practice and reflective exercises we begin to see clearly where we are and identify where we want to be. We set intentions based in hope, not fear. We move away from shame toward what nourishes.

EDGE Workshop: Faculty Perspectives: Balancing the Multiple Demands & Expectations of Graduate School

Optimizing your graduate school experience is all about striking a good balance between the demands of coursework, TAing/teaching, and research and/or finding an advisor. It can be difficult to figure out where to put your time and effort in the face of multiple demands and expectations. Especially in your first years, you may wonder how to decode what's important from what's urgent and how to know if you are 'on the right' track to making good progress. 

EDGE Workshop: Faculty Perspectives: Balancing the Multiple Demands & Expectations of Graduate School

Optimizing your graduate school experience is all about striking a good balance between the demands of coursework, TAing/teaching, and research and/or finding an advisor. It can be difficult to figure out where to put your time and effort in the face of multiple demands and expectations. Especially in your first years, you may wonder how to decode what's important from what's urgent and how to know if you are 'on the right' track to making good progress. 

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