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#metoo: Navigating Sexual Harassment, Power Differentials, and Gender Inequity in Academic Medicine

This 90-minute talk and discussion will provide information on the historical evolution of women’s participation in the medical profession and evidence suggesting dysfunction in the pipeline to leadership in academic medicine. Dr. Jagsi will review research that she and others have led to investigate the nature and causes of gender inequities, including unconscious biases, gendered expectations of society, and overt discrimination and harassment.

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and in the service of something - a position, a profit motive, a means to an end.

How to Level Up: Captivating Your Audience @ SPARKS

Jeff Cabili will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. Cabili specializes in teaching entrepreneurs and innovators how to evocatively deliver presentations through effective use of body language and of voice modulation. Jeff spent more than twenty-five years in senior management positions at international companies such as HP, Memorex, Sopra, Numetrix and Vicinity. He is also the former Director of Business Development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Executive Education. 

Dinner, refreshments and networking to follow.

Transforming Your Passion into Your Business @ SPARKS

Katie Kirsch will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. At IDEO, Kirsch focuses on shaping strategic business opportunities and partnerships. In 2014, Kirsch also co-founded Girls Driving for a Difference (GDD): a 501(c)(3) non-profit empowering a global community of young women to become leaders of social change through design thinking.

Dinner, refreshments and networking to follow.

STVP Sparks are hands-on workshops where you can practice entrepreneurial skills with guidance from industry and academic experts.

Mayfield Managing Director Navin Chaddha @ the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Navin Chaddha, Managing Director at the venture capital firm Mayfield Fund. Chaddha has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has been ranked ten times by Forbes on the Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors. A former serial entrepreneur,  Chaddha co-founded three companies, including VXtreme, which was acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media.

Chaddha graduated from Stanford University with a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan @ the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Balaji Srinivasan, CTO of Coinbase, a secure platform for buying, selling and storing cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Ethereum, which serves more than 20 million users. Prior to Coinbase, Srinivasan was CEO of Coinbase-acquired Earn.com, a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz as well as Co-Founder and CTO of Counsyl, where he was honored with the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine and named a top Innovator Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review.

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