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We would like to present our digital agenda for Me2We 2021!
This interactive digital agenda allows you to customize your Me2We experience.
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Mar
7
Sun
Committee Opening Session
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Committee Opening Session

Angela, Luis, Daniel, and Philippe-Alexandre will hold an enthusiastic opening session. 

They will introduce the Sunday’s activities and some of the funny add-ons that will accompany us all along the event. You will be told about the Virtual Photo Booth, funny and inspiring team exercises from which you can win some amazing prizes. 

Connect if you want to know more…

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Opening Mixer
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Opening Mixer

A session to connect in the most interactive online way! 

Feel like a real-world event. Live the experience!

Real world experience online is a platform you are going to enjoy a lot because it allows real-time, face-to-face engagement. Entering it you will be placed randomly in virtual rooms. You can immediately connect with your peers. You can freely change from one room to another, easily identify the persons you want to meet and talk to.

Quick & Easy Setup, No Downloads or Installation Required.

All the benefits of in-office interaction, all the freedom of remote work, all in one place. 

Discover the REMO.CO video HERE

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How to Balance Me2We in a New Normal, a Conscious Leadership
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Balance Me2We in a New Normal, a Conscious Leadership

Kate Lee, CEO of Life Of Emerald 

Kate Lee is a healer, storyteller, and social entrepreneur from Seoul, South Korea. Kate has 15 years of teaching experience including educating STEM college graduates sponsored by the South Korean government. Her ancestors are kings of South Korea of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897 AD) and the scholars of the Nobel class in the Shilla dynasty (57 BC -935 AD).

Life Of Emerald helps corporate workers worldwide reduce stress by providing strategies on how to take care of mind, body and soul health through a conscious media impact-driven company with world-class leaders.  

Kate will be presenting in the first part of the session and then we will have the opportunity to participate in mindfulness experiences such as meditation, shifting mindset to inner happiness. Kate will help us to connect with each other online, heart to heart as if we were sitting next to each other with mindfulness meditation and compassionate online space.

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LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance

About Beibei Song

BeiBei is the Founder and Principal of Essinova, a forward-thinking interdisciplinary creativity academy applying cognitive science and artful thinking to human development, leadership and innovation. She has been a Stanford GSB course facilitator and coach since Fall 2015, in LEAD and other Executive Education programs. She’s also a certified Neuro-Leadership Coach, applying brain-based methodology to the development of high-performing leaders. 

With 20+ years of prior corporate and entrepreneurial experience in technology, healthcare, sustainability, financial services, media, and higher education, in the U.S., China, and Europe, BeiBei brings a wealth of real-world knowledge and wisdom to her teaching and coaching, combined with cutting edge research and thought-leadership in interdisciplinary and multi-cultural learning. She has given lectures and workshops at institutions such as The Wharton School, Silicon Valley Forum, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, California Lawyers Association, as well as numerous corporate and entrepreneurial organizations. She is a co-author and lead editor of “Business, Open Innovation, and Art”, recently published by MDPI Books.

About the Session

LEADership in the 21st Century Renaissance

Art and mind together for humanity’s iteration towards the next creative epoch

In a combination of engaging lecture and immersive movement-assisted interactive activities, this session highlights four cornerstones of a 21st century renaissance: 

  1. The Da Vinci Way, in the age of CRISPR, space travel, and artificial intelligence
  2. Humanism redefined, vis à vis technology, nature, and spirituality
  3. Better understanding of the mind and consciousness. Embodied, not just embrained
  4. Beauty re-embraced: from products and customer experience to workplace culture



You will see innovation with a whole new perspective and the world in new possibilities. You will envision a “personal renaissance”, learning to lead with originality, poetry and grit, whole brain and full body, influencing with authenticity, and communicating with flair.

After BeiBei’s provocative talk, professional dancer and fellow rebel Momo Sanno will lead everyone through a series of creative movement exercises to symbolize and embody ideas of Renaissance Leadership. We will end by dancing together to a special Me2We song, dedicated to the LEAD community by BeiBei and her musician colleagues – a fellow GSB alum and a Hollywood singer-songwriter. 

All are welcomed: poets and quants, nerds and muses, star performers and polymathic misfits, whole or broken hearts, assured or lost souls, and leaders seeking wisdom, charisma, purpose, meaning, joy, and liberation from corporate cliché. All you need is curiosity and readiness to move all body parts (wear comfortable clothing)! Oh, also pen and paper, and ideally some colored drawing instruments (such as pastels, crayons, or colored pencils. Steal from your children, if needed.).

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Mar
8
Mon
Welcome Session
Mar 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Welcome Session

We are excited to welcome all of you at Me2We 2021 Nex2Us!

Stanford GSB Professors Sarah A. Soule & Peter M. DeMarzo will officially open Me2We 2021 Nex2Us.

Sarah A. Soule

The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Business – Director, Stanford LEAD

Peter M. DeMarzo

The Staehelin Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business – Director, Stanford LEAD

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Building Unities Through the Power of Persuasion
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Building Unities Through the Power of Persuasion

Dr. Robert B. Cialdini

Robert B. Cialdini is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University. He is the three-time New York Times bestselling author of Influence and Pre-suasion, with over 5,000, 000 books sold in 44 different languages. As a keynote speaker for organizations worldwide, Dr. Cialdini translates the science of persuasion into valuable, ethical, and practical actions.

Dr. Robert Cialdini will introduce the Principles of Persuasion that have been the essence of his highly successful books, have been tried and tested over decades, and are proven to work many times over by both research and experience. Following this introduction, Dr. Cialdini will provide a deeper dive into the seventh Persuasion Principle – Unity. At the end of the presentation, there will be room for questions from the audience.

For many more background details and recommendations on how to apply the valuable lessons presented in the session, it is worth pre-ordering the new, expanded edition of Influence.

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LEADer Panel: Designing Organizations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LEADer Panel: Designing Organizations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Professors Margaret Neale and Sarah Soule will host a panel discussion with participants who have completed LEAD’s Diverse by Design course to explore how they are implementing their learnings in their organizations to drive toward more diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Panel Moderators: Stanford GSB Professor Margaret Neale and Senior Associate Dean Sarah Soule

Panelists:

Laura Allen – Head of Strategy, Accessibility & Disability Inclusion at Google – New York, United States – Stanford LEAD Synthesizer

Alistair Barker – Head of Total Portfolio Management, Investments at AustralianSuper – Melbourne, Australia – Stanford Executive Program, 2019

RC Buford – Chief Executive Officer at Spurs Sports and Entertainment – Texas, United States – Stanford LEAD eXponent

Nicole BurwellAssociate Clinical Professor of Medicine & Physician Assistant at Stanford University School of Medicine – California, United States – Stanford LEAD Groundbreaker

Samia Qamar – Director, People (Country HR Lead) at S&P Global – Islāmābād, Pakistan – Stanford LEAD Groundbreaker

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Networking Meal
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Meal

Have you noticed? It is Lunch time in California, Diner time in Paris, Breakfast time in Sydney, time for a Coffee Break in New York City and for a Beer at Sao Paulo!

Let’s connect in the most interactive online way to network during our meals, drinks! 

Join with a slice of pizza, a bowl of rice, pasta, a glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee…

REMO.CO allows real-time, face-to-face engagement. Entering Remo you will be placed randomly in virtual rooms. You can immediately connect with your peers to take a break and refuel. Quick & Easy Setup, No Downloads or Installation Required.

Discover the REMO.CO video HERE

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Leading During Uncertain Times
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Leading During Uncertain Times

Stanford GSB Professor Hayagreeva Rao

Hayagreeva Rao is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Professor Rao studies collective action within organizations and in markets. His research and by implication, his teaching, revolves around scaling up mobilization, innovation, and talent in organizations. In LEAD, Professor Rao teaches the elective course Mobilizing for Successful Change: A Toolkit.

In this session, Professor Rao will discuss the challenge posed by the pandemic and the resultant changes in the nature of the psychological contract between boss and subordinate. We will end the session with an evidence-based tool to help establish this psychological contract.

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Panel – Power Hour: Building Power In A World Turned Upside Down
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel - Power Hour: Building Power In A World Turned Upside Down

Panel Moderator: Michael Wenderoth

Michael C. Wenderoth is an Executive Coach who focuses on power and navigating workplace politics. He lectures at IE Business School and has served as Coach/CF in Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer’s Building Power course in LEAD since its inception. His articles and views have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and international media. Prior to starting his international Coaching practice, Michael served 20 years in senior roles with multinationals in China, the U.S. and Europe. He holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA from Carleton College.

Panlists:

Teresa Clarke, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Human Resources, Kobre & KIm (New York, USA)

Gricha Safarian, Managing Director, Puratos Grand-Place Indochina (Vietnam)

Inbal Demri Shaham, PhD, Consultant and Executive Coach, Q Factor Consulting, and LEAD Coach/CF (San Francisco, USA)

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Netflix: The Power of Debate
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Netflix: The Power of Debate

Ritu Goyal

Ritu is an engineering leader and serial problem solver who excels in building new teams and taking products from inception to launch. Ritu identifies herself as a Technologist and a girl geek! She is a strong proponent of Women in Tech and an aspiring story teller. She believes that innovation is an everyday job and everyone’s responsibility in a team. In her current role at Netflix, Ritu is helping to democratize storytelling around the world and building products to power the largest global content platform. She has a Masters in Computer Science from CU Boulder, and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Pune University.

Sameer Shah

Sameer is an engineering leader at Netflix. Sameer has over 20 years of experience in building software for both enterprise and consumer products. Sameer and his team build and enhance the Content Platform at Netflix which is leveraged to acquire, curate and distribute amazing stories from around the world to Netflix members globally. He has Bachelors and Masters in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Sameer believes in the idea that technology should not be the goal, technology is the means and the goal is to empower people to do their best work.

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Mar
9
Tue
Inspirational LEADERS – Jennifer Wang Introduction
Mar 9 @ 6:55 am – 7:10 am
Inspirational LEADERS - Jennifer Wang Introduction

The Me2We Committee decided to bring to light six LEADERS, very special individuals, that have demonstrated their engagement to accelerate positive impacts. They will tell us about their journey supporting their causes and commitments. Book your agenda to meet with Tosin Joel, Rosemary Scrimgeour, Erica Staufert Carvalho, Patricia Amaro, Saul Jaeger and Alina Adams.

In that session, Jennifer Wang will open this “Inspirational LEADERS” series.

Jennifer Wang

Jen is the head of digital strategy and innovation at a healthcare organization in New York City, and works at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital transformation, and user experience. She is also a consultant for early stage technology and education startups, where she works with entrepreneurs on building their strategy and business models. She is a course facilitator for Stanford GSB Executive Education. 

Jen also actively volunteers and supports organizations serving children in need and women survivors of human trafficking.

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Inspirational LEADERS – Tosin Joel
Mar 9 @ 7:10 am – 7:35 am
Inspirational LEADERS - Tosin Joel

Tosin Joel

Getting the best out of life

Tosin is Project Head and Geodata Country representative for major energy company Eni. In addition, Joel is the founder of GTBOOL (www.gtbool.com), a nonprofit organization that arose out of the Stanford GSB online LEAD program to foster personal growth and development with a particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion. 

Tosin has built and leveraged on unique networks within Stanford’s LEAD to create global impacts. Since starting the program last year, she has moved up several levels in her organization, established a unique brand and transformed the lives of many.

Joel was the first female vice president of the association of Petroleum Explorationists OOU. She is named among Best International Humanitarians, 100 Most Influential People of African

Descent Under40 (MIPAD class of 2020), International contribution award for Women in tech,

Mentor of the year category 2020, Humanity 100, Intellectual contribution awards and several other awards for her leadership and contributions.

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Intentionally Untitled to Leverage Uncertainty
Mar 9 @ 7:35 am – 8:05 am
Intentionally Untitled to Leverage Uncertainty

Lisa Sibilia 

Lisa, the Co-CEO of Youtopian, is leading human-centered, digital transformation in education & enterprise worldwide. Upskilling talent at 10x speed using NYOUGENE, the world’s first omnichannel platform powered by disruptive innovations including AI (Artificial Intelligence) and eXtended Reality (XR). 

Lisa is leading top universities shifting to hybrid course design & experiential innovation, such as, labs online and enabling language learning through Total Physical Response methodology and AI XR technologies. The company, Youtopian, was named after one of Lisa’s greatest mentors in life, Gene Columbus, as a tribute of gratitude to honor the person in front. The company is converging industry & university towards self-equipping clients & partners with innovation autonomy and a dash of magic with lifelong partners, such as former Disney Founders/Imagineers.

She strives to change lives and organizations across the world through cross-industry intelligence and adaptive skills learned through reverse-engineering her life. She graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business LEAD Corporate Innovation Executive Education Program, received her MA in Educational Leadership & Administration from Montclair State University and her BA from The Pennsylvania State University in Communication Arts & Sciences. Lisa was recognized by the Stanford LEAD program for the 2019 Intellectual Contribution Award for Neuroscience in Customer Experience Design.  She is the Co-Chair of the Stanford LEAD Mentor Network supporting 700+ leaders worldwide. Lisa was also awarded the Governor’s Educator of the Year honor in New Jersey for her excellence in management of internal and external stakeholders advancing interdisciplinary collaboration through dynamic instruction and as District Education Committee Chair for an arts partnership connecting over a dozen schools. Lisa is on the Board of Trustees for GTBOOL.

The goal of her presentation would be: Adapt and accelerate intelligence to implement purpose

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Inspirational LEADERS – Rosemary Scrimgeour
Mar 9 @ 8:25 am – 8:50 am
Inspirational LEADERS - Rosemary Scrimgeour

Rosemary Scrimgeour

Why do I need a dyslexic person on my team?

Rosemary co-founded multi award winning Scottish rural architecture practice, Building Workshop, together with her husband. Ben is dyslexic, Rosemary is neurotypical. Rosemary is on a mission to raise awareness about dyslexia and the potential to be gained by leveraging dyslexic strengths. She believes it’s time for a paradigm shift away from the current deficit perception of dyslexia. Countless groundbreaking innovations have been “made by dyslexia”.

After knocking on the door of the Schwab Centre at Stanford during Me2We 2019, Rosemary is now facilitating a partnership between Silicon Valley based non profit start up Potentia Institute, and Scottish Enterprise to transform the experience of dyslexic entrepreneurs in Scotland. 

Rosemary is a course facilitator for Stanford LEAD – Customer Experience Design, A Neuroscience Perspective.

WebsiteInstagram.

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Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being

Lloyd B. Minor, MD

Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being

Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 1, 2012. He is also a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University. In January 2020, Dr. Minor, with Matthew Rees, published the book Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being.

Fundamental to realizing better health, and a more effective health care system, is advancing the disruptive thinking that has spawned innovation in Silicon Valley and throughout the world. That’s exactly what Stanford Medicine has done by proposing a new vision for health and health care: Precision Health. With examples of pioneering work at Stanford Medicine and case studies from business, Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, presents a dynamic vision for the future. In light of the pandemic, he’ll highlight the importance of equity, the interconnected nature of global health, and the substantial role health systems and businesses have in spurring innovation.

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Inspirational LEADERS – Erica Staufert Carvalho
Mar 9 @ 10:25 am – 10:50 am
Inspirational LEADERS - Erica Staufert Carvalho

Erica Staufert Carvalho

Erica was born in Brazil but was raised moving around the world. Today she is living in Zurich, Switzerland, and working full time as a Project Manager. Growing up surrounded by various cultures, she became interested in humanitarian work where today she tries to contribute to the field through working with an NGO, Renctas International.

Growing up, Erica moved around a lot and saw how communities were positively impacted by humanitarian aid. It influenced her on always trying to be a part of those efforts. Through her university years, she contributed and worked with NGOs, such as the International Federation of the Red Cross during the Ebola crisis. After graduation, she received advice to work in business before professionally joining an NGO, to gain as much experience as possible in order to be of strong impact in the humanitarian world. Being a bit impatient, after a few years, she started looking to work pro bono for an NGO. This is how she started working with the NGO Renctas from Brazil with the effort of establishing their partner NGO Renctas International here in Switzerland. During this inspirational talk, she will tell you more about her involvement for a better world.

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Show your Ink
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Show your Ink

Dr. Todd Dewett

Dr. Todd Dewett is a best-selling leadership author, educator, and coach. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, he completed his PhD in Organizational Behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor. Today, he speaks, writes, coaches, and has created an educational library of courses enjoyed by millions of professionals in nearly every country in the world. Visit him online at http://www.drdewett.com.

Show Your Ink is a colorful take on the importance of authenticity at work and in life. At its core, authenticity is about being “more.” More real. More honest. More credible. Above all, more human. Get ready for an emotional ride as you learn to embrace the relationship levers that drive you and the team to higher new levels of productivity and success. Using practical strategies backed by science, and stories as his medium, Dr. Dewett will light a fire and build your passion to grow.

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Networking Meal
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Meal

Have you noticed? It is Lunch time in California, Diner time in Paris, Breakfast time in Sydney, time for a Coffee Break in New York City and for a Beer at Sao Paulo!

Let’s connect in the most interactive online way to network during our meals, drinks! 

Join with a slice of pizza, a bowl of rice, pasta, a glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee…

REMO.CO allows real-time, face-to-face engagement. Entering Remo you will be placed randomly in virtual rooms. You can immediately connect with your peers to take a break and refuel. Quick & Easy Setup, No Downloads or Installation Required.

Discover the REMO.CO video HERE

You will find the link to the session HERE

Or use this link: https://bit.ly/3egrDTg

Inspirational LEADERS – Patricia Amaro
Mar 9 @ 1:25 pm – 1:50 pm
Inspirational LEADERS - Patricia Amaro

Patricia Amaro

Patricia is the head of ecommerce and digital transformation for Unilever. She started her career in ecommerce and retail companies where she could experience how to use technology to improve business results. In 2012 she joined Unilever Brasil where she encourages people to unlock their potential. Her purpose is to build bridges to the future and she believes she can do it with the creation of new economic and organization models  through awakening people and expansion of networks.

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Resilient Start-Up’s – 2021 and beyond
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Resilient Start-Up’s - 2021 and beyond

We are pleased to present this session themed “Resilient Startups” to the Me2We community. This session is split into two separate parts under one combined theme. VC Bootcamp and LISA / Storytelling Club will provide fascinating insights into the Startup landscape from their own perspectives.

Session Format

90 min session (30 min VC Bootcamp | 60 min LISA & Storytelling Club)

About Hosni Zaouali and VC Bootcamp

Hosni Zaouali is the President of the Ontario Cooperation Council. Hoss co-founded Me2We in 2015 and the Silicon Valley VC-BootCamp in 2018.

The VC Boot Camp’s mission is to build bridges between ecosystems around the world. Hoss wanted to help LEADers and executives turn good ideas into great businesses. Hoss also created Tech-AdaptiKa, providing avatar-based virtual campuses to corporations and universities around the world. He will be talking about how the impact of COVID will resonate on the VC world for the next 3 years.

Short Summary of VC Bootcamp Session

During his session, Hoss will be discussing the following themes with two special investor guest speakers: How the VC landscape has completely evolved from 2019 to 2020 to 2021 – How are start-ups are being considered by VC’s – Discussing resilient start-ups and what does it mean.

#VCBootCamp Speakers:

Gary Fowler: “The AI Guy who creates Unicorns”, TedX Speaker, ForbesBooks Speaker

Sergio Letelier: Vice President – Corporate, Securities and M&A at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

About LISA

The LEAD Incubator and Startup Accelerator (LISA) is an ecosystem for Innovators and Startup founders. Its platform is designed to incubate Ideas to Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and then to scale these ventures globally. ​ 

Since it was founded in the spring of 2020, LISA has incubated more than 50 ideas from the global Stanford LEAD community, and created an extensive ecosystem of founders, mentors, and 50+ guest speakers in its PodiumX Series. This curated engagement platform has been designed for LISA participants, focused on Founders’ Stories, Venture Capital, Industry, Thought Leadership, Products, and Emerging Tech. LISA has also facilitated collaborations from within the LEAD ecosystem to support its cohorts, including partnerships with the SVDT and Storytelling Clubs.

LISA’s incubation services include Design Sessions, a Stanford GSB-supported curriculum, Storytelling and Pitching sessions, Mentoring sessions, fortnightly practice Pitch Showcases, Business and Financial Model Design, and an extensive community engagement platform with mentors and facilitators.

Short Summary of LISA Session

Objectives:

Investing in Resilience – LISA globally empowering ideas to incubation and identifying opportunities for acceleration. LISA’s value to the LEAD community – Open to all current and past LEAD participants, either to craft their own MVP’s or to serve as a mentor, partner, or contributor. Hosted by Edward Mundt (LISA Founding Partner). 15 minutes

Resilient Startups from LISA Cohort (Fireside Chat with Cohort Participant) – Hosted by Deepti Pahwa (Founding Partner LISA)

Learn how to include storytelling to reach the right audience (Communicating with Impact) – Live sessions on pitching with Feedback. Moderated by Deepti Pahwa and Edward Mundt, Feedback by Story Club. 30 Mins.

Story Club Objective with LISA Panel

The Story Club is a Stanford LEAD community driven platform that empowers prospective entrepreneurs with the ability to transform their investment pitches into authentic and compelling stories.

‘Facts Tell, but Stories Sell’. 

@Story club we help build entrepreneurs into compelling leaders, confident to narrate their true stories to the world.

‘Story club, bringing dreams to reality!’

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Inspirational LEADERS – Saul Jeager
Mar 9 @ 4:25 pm – 4:50 pm
Inspirational LEADERS - Saul Jeager

Saul Jaeger

Reaching Out – Reaching In

Saul joined the Mountain View Police Department in 2003, following service in the United States Army and working in private sector management. As a police officer, Saul was assigned to Patrol, Traffic, and as a detective with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. He also worked collateral positions on the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT), Peer Counseling, Recruiting, and Youth Services. Following his promotion to Sergeant in 2012, Saul supervised Patrol Teams, the Traffic Unit, was the Public Information Officer and Spokesman for the department and served as a team leader on CNT and Peer Counseling Unit. He was promoted to Police Lieutenant in 2016, providing leadership in Field Operations and serving as a commander for Traffic, the K9 Program, Neighborhood and Event Services, SWAT and CNT, Peer Counseling, and he helped extensively with the initial launch of the department’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program. Saul was promoted to Captain in 2019 commanding the Field Operations Division (all uniformed divisions).

Saul has also been a leader in developing some of the Department’s community engagement strategies, to include the Silicon Valley Beat Podcast. He has supervised every division of the department, including the Emergency Communications Center and is currently the Commander of the Support Operations Division (Investigations and Administration).

Reaching Out – Reaching In

Law Enforcement is experiencing a time like no other. COVID, economic instability, police mistrust, protests and civil unrest, insurrections, violence, vaccine clinics; the list seems to just keep growing.  Never before has there been such a perfect storm of challenges, that each, on their own would be a trial, but combined…there are no words. And there is still “police work” to be done. California specifically is experiencing high and rising rates of property crime, identity theft and violent crimes. Regardless of the reasons or politics around this, crime is still happening. So what do we do now?

This presentation is delivered in two sections, Reaching Out and Reaching In.

The Reaching Out portion highlights the efforts of the Mountain View Police Department (MVPD) and our community during these times – how we are innovating, partnering with and listening to our community with the goal of understanding, clear communication and dialogue. Through a program dubbed MVPDx, community members work with police staff to challenge perspectives, learn, express frustrations and concerns, talk about and develop action items around difficult topics such as use of force, bias, police misconduct, surveillance and racism. The goal of the program is to provide a safe space for dialogue and conversation, it is NOT a program trying to change minds or for the police to talk “at” the community.

The Reaching In portion of the presentation provides information about the innovative programs MVPD is doing to ensure our employees are taken care, heard, valued and always growing, despite the current environment. Robust wellness programs and a strong leadership philosophy based on Servant Leadership and Leader as Coach methodologies will also be highlighted.

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Accelerate Positive Impact
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Accelerate Positive Impact

Hillary Jordan, Assistant Director, Stanford Seed

Hillary helps match volunteer business consultants with entrepreneurs in Africa and India on projects that tackle specific challenges their company is facing.

Saskia Verraes, CE0 and Co-Founder of Match4Action

Saskia is in charge of the postgraduate course Leading Change for Good who helps those that want to do good find their purpose niche so that together we can accelerate creating a thriving future that is socially just, economically equitable and environmentally restorative.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Inspirational LEADERS – Alina Adams
Mar 9 @ 6:25 pm – 6:50 pm
Inspirational LEADERS - Alina Adams

Alina Adams

Alina is a serial entrepreneur and has founded tech companies in the hardware and software spaces. She is a mentor at several organizations, including Global Social Benefit Institute where she helps social entrepreneurs around the globe with scaling their impact. She also works with corporations advising on corporate strategy and social innovation.

For the last 7 years she has been mentoring at Global Social Benefit Institute working with Social Entrepreneurs around the Globe and helping companies to build businesses with positive social impact. she’d love to share her experience with the LEADers, so we can have more businesses with social benefit practices. 

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Mar
10
Wed
Connecting people through creativity: D.I.S.R.U.P.T.T.®
Mar 10 @ 7:30 am – 7:45 am
Connecting people through creativity: D.I.S.R.U.P.T.T.®

Lucie Cabourdin 

She worked for 15 years in the audiovisual industry, creating TV content for audiences around the world. During her career, she had the opportunity to manage creatives from various backgrounds and as Banijay Group’s Global Head of Development, to energize the creativity of the world’s leading production company. In 2020 she creates Flammable, a consulting firm dedicated to using creativity as a strategic business tool and a lever to foster innovation in any company, from any industry, creative or not. www.flammable.fr

Connecting people through creativity: D.I.S.R.U.P.T.T.®”

When we think about ideation, brainstorming is what comes first in mind. But is it a perfect ideation method? Depending on who’s attending, it can create a lot of pressure and lead to group conformism. How to create the right atmosphere and to build trust among participants? Sharing a common language is often a first step. 

Discover D.I.S.R.U.P.T.T.®, a brand new creative language and ideation methodology. The 8 letters of the acronym will guide you and offer a framework for ideation, whether you’re working in groups or alone, whatever your context or the problem you’re trying to solve. Both a game and a rational process,

D.I.S.R.U.P.T.T.® will stimulate your intrinsic motivation in a climate of trust and thus create the perfect conditions for the emergence of creativity.

I hope you enjoyed the videos. If you missed them, watch them on demand! You will find the link in the “Best Snacks” events in the agenda.

Let’s talk about it!

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Golf and Tough Times : Strategies from a Frustrating Sport
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Golf and Tough Times : Strategies from a Frustrating Sport

Eklavya Upadhyay

A versatile leader with 20 years of experience across businesses, technologies and geographies, Eklavya belongs to the Stanford LEAD Groundbreaker cohort. Based in Seattle, he is a sports enthusiast who works at Accenture Strategy Consulting and spends his weekends teaching life skills and golf to kids.

Golf and Tough Times : Strategies from a Frustrating Sport”

Golf is a unique sport which imitates life and business in many ways. Frustrating and challenging, it is ironically similar to the year gone by. In this series of videos titled, “Best Snacks”, I have taken you on a journey across the golf course. I talked about goals, strategies, decisions and how this impossible sport can be tamed using collaboration. I hope you enjoyed the videos. If you missed them, watch them on demand! You will find the link in the “Best Snacks” events in the agenda.

Let’s talk about it!

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships

Carole Robin & David Bradford

Carole Robin Ph.D. was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership, Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program and longtime teacher in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business legendary Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) course.  She was known as the Queen of Touchy Feely and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. When she retired in 2017, a scholarship was established in her name. Subsequently, she co-founded Leaders in Tech a nonprofit which brings two decades of lessons to Silicon Valley startups.

David Bradford, Ph.D. is the Eugene O’Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he taught for over 50 years. He was the primary architect for the legendary “Touchy-Feely” course (aka Interpersonal Dynamics) which is one of the School’s flagship offerings. He introduced leadership to the GSB curriculum at the MBA and executive level by developing multiple courses and mentoring colleagues for nearly four decades.

David and Carole will provide us with an overview of what thousands of Stanford GSB alumni have learned in “Touchy Feely” over decades and are now in their book Connect as well as answer questions/ provide tips on how to best apply the book’s valuable lessons. We encourage people to buy and read the book prior to the session so as to get the very most out of it! 

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Corporate Social Responsibility During a Crisis
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Corporate Social Responsibility During a Crisis

Stanford GSB Professor Ken Shotts

Ken Shotts is the David S. and Ann M. Barlow Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Political Sciences at Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. Professor Shotts uses game theory to analyze how elections and political institutions influence policy choices made by government officials. He has published papers on electoral accountability, presidential leadership, racial redistricting, term limits, policy entrepreneurship, and the politics of regulatory enforcement. In LEAD, Professor Shotts teaches as part of the faculty team for the foundation course Principled and Purposeful Leadership.

What is the role of business in society? Should companies solely be concerned with maximizing profits for shareholders or do they have responsibilities to other stakeholders? How should a firm think about the relationship between its core business strategy and its corporate social responsibility efforts?

These are perennial questions that companies grapple with, and in the context of emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic they come into especially sharp relief. Governments and NGOs are often unable to move quickly in response to a crisis, so companies are often expected to take action. What companies do, or fail to do, reflects their core values and can powerfully shape how they are seen as being either heroes or villains.

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Stanford LEAD Me2We 2021 Celebration Event
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Stanford LEAD Me2We 2021 Celebration Event

Stanford GSB invites you to join Dean Jon Levin and LEAD Faculty Directors Peter DeMarzo and Sarah Soule – along with more LEAD faculty, course facilitators, staff, the Me2We committee, and your peers – to celebrate our LEAD community and acknowledge those who have completed the LEAD program in the last year! 

Bring your beverage of choice, and get ready for virtual toasts, laughs, awards, and revisiting traditions as we create a memorable close to what promises to be an unforgettable Me2We. 

We hope to see you there!

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Panel – The Power of Design Thinking During Crisis
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel - The Power of Design Thinking During Crisis

Many leading Fortune 100 companies, SMBs, and startups are using Design Thinking to drive customer-centered innovation and develop a collaboration culture. This panel will bring together industry leaders who are championing Design Thinking from different industries and geographies. The discussion will focus on how companies have adopted Design Thinking by building the right talent, culture, and capabilities—understanding key challenges in practicing and scaling human-centered design during crisis time and its role in driving change and innovation. We will also learn individual war stories from the panelists. Towards the end, the panelists will take a few live questions from the audience.

Panel Moderators: 

Armine Abramyan

Director of Funding at the Silicon Valley Design Thinking Club

Juana Catalina Rodriguez

Consultant for the Stanford GSB SEED

Founder of non-profit beterre.life and JnC Nova

Abhijit Thosar

Product Strategy and Design Leader at VMware

Panlists:

Harnish Jani

Innovation Executive, Entrepreneur, Venture Portfolio GM

Dr. Francesca Zampollo

Food Design researcher, consultant, teacher, and keen public speaker.

Keshav Pitani

Vice President of Gaming at Sci Games

Leonardo Mattiazzi

EVP of Innovation at CI&T

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Networking Tips to Connect to ‘Weak Ties’ to Get What You Want
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Tips to Connect to ‘Weak Ties’ to Get What You Want

Chris Vogt

Chris Vogt is a Stanford LEAD graduate from the Vanguard cohort with a certificate in Personal Leadership. He is Director of Sales at ServiceNow where he leads a team in the success and support of a top, strategic client.  ServiceNow was ranked in 2020 as #1 on Fortune’s Future 50 list, certified by Great Place to Work for the second consecutive year and was Forbes’ Most Innovative company in 2018.  Previously, Mr. Vogt has served in enterprise sales and marketing positions at Salesforce, Cisco Systems, Avaya and AT&T.  Early in his career he worked in public relations in the financial district of New York City, and managed national touring concerts and events for a regional promoter which has since become Live Nation Entertainment.  Mr. Vogt is co-founder of Pallyme, an early start-up relationship management application.  He holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University.  

Learn tips and tricks to connect to your weak network ties in order to get what you want.  In this session, Chris will be sharing a proven methodology that can guide and accelerate your personal or professional network, help you stay on track to achieve your goal, and simplify building a relationship in our digital age.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Mixer – ‘Weak Ties’ to Get What You Want
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mixer - ‘Weak Ties’ to Get What You Want

A session to connect in the most interactive online way! 

Feel like a real-world event. Live the experience!

Real world experience online is a platform you are going to enjoy a lot because it allows real-time, face-to-face engagement. Entering it you will be placed randomly in virtual rooms. You can immediately connect with your peers. You can freely change from one room to another, easily identify the persons you want to meet and talk to.

Quick & Easy Setup, No Downloads or Installation Required.

All the benefits of in-office interaction, all the freedom of remote work, all in one place. 

Discover the REMO.CO video HERE

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Europe Regional Networking Day
Mar 11 @ 12:00 am – 7:30 am
Europe Regional Networking Day

Clear your schedule, get care sorted, liberate yourself to network!

Join the Europe Regional Networking Day @ Me2We21 to Connect, Learn and Bond with fellow LEADers in, from, and interested in Europe. Get involved with LEADers who plan to achieve more by working together on their innovation efforts in 2021. 

Get to know more LEADers, forge connections, and deepen relationships across the region.

Find more in the Stanford GSB LEAD Europe Chapter.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Focus, Mind, Control & Vitality Meditation
Mar 11 @ 12:00 am – 12:20 am
Focus, Mind, Control & Vitality Meditation

We invite you to explore specific exercises and meditations to recharge, focus and gain vitality relying on wonderful ancient practices of Kundalini Yoga. 

A special and brief practice exploring the mind barriers through body control awareness and active meditations. Starting off with a short intro about the technique, the benefits, followed by effective exercises, strengthening the immune system, our electromagnetic field and opening up for great energy and vitality.  An express yogic recipe to clear the mind, improve focus, train your intuition & rejuvenate the nervous system.

Session Hosted by: 


*Open for all levels of practice, beginners welcomed.

*Wear comfortable clothes, if that is not available to you for any reason it does not represent any issue.

*Mat – optional

*Pillow – recommended

*We encourage you to try the practice on the floor but it can also be done sitting on a chair, if you encounter any space or physical limitation.  

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Europe Day Kick-off & Welcome
Mar 11 @ 12:20 am – 12:30 am
Europe Day Kick-off & Welcome

The Europe Chapter is proud to host the Europe Regional Networking Day at Me2We21 Nex2Us.

Join us to kick-off and dive into the Europe Regional Networking Day at Me2We21 Nex2Us from 09:20-9:30:am CET on Thursday 11 March.

We’ll help you set your intention for the day and kick-off facilitated networking of LEADers in, from and interested in Europe.

This session will be held by Emilie White and Raja SAKOUAT

Emilie White is a LEAD Synergist who just couldn’t give up LEAD! She is a Course Facilitator on 5 LEAD courses and a participant on PPL.

She founded the Stanford GSB LEAD Europe Chapter to bring together those in, from and interested in Europe to push innovation forwards faster.

She’s a Design Thinking convert, having gone so far as redesigning her life to go “office-less” long before the pandemic hit and confirmed this crazy choice as quite sane really.

Her major interest is using online learning to break barriers to living your best life and learning the skills needed for a bright future.

Raja SAKOUAT is a strong Independent lady who takes risks and accepts challenges with respect of family. Founder of IBDS-Consulting : a consulting company offering services in complex Projects Management, analytics and training. Opened to work all over the world by accepting international challenges.

Renewing oneself, constantly moving towards new horizons, developing skills: these have been her professional driving force for years. Thanks to her 15 years of expertise at SAP, she has been able to develop those various points and acquire expertise in cutting-edge fields. While being immersed in a collaborative work environment.

Raja wishes to use all her knowledge in new horizons and continue to discover more. We can’t talk about Raja without talking about her lovely children whom a big part of her inspiration.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Innovation in a time of disruption!!
Mar 11 @ 1:00 am – 1:45 am
Innovation in a time of disruption!!

Normal has been redefined, and while the pandemic has shifted both our world and our thinking, there is cause for optimism. The upheavals of 2020 have laid the foundation for changes in our relationships with technology, knowledge and each other. 

Here is an opportunity to hear from LEAders on adapting the core to meet shifting customer needs. Be a part of Conversations on Rebuilding Through Imagination:

 

  •     New Trends & Opportunities
  •     Innovations to envision the way forward
  •     Investments on diversity and inclusion
  •     Radical Reforms in Public health
  •     Global green movement: focus on sustainability and renewable energy 
  •     Investments in Safety & Security 
  •     New forms of digital connectivity and human connection
  •     Renewed appreciation of local community
  •     Environment: From Urgency to Emergency
  •     Health and wellness has been a rising consumer priority 

Session type: Deepti Pahwa, Martina Nicodemo & Philip Brouver as Conversation Catalysts 

The scene set by conversation catalysts, for others to join in conversations and exchange on the stories of innovations that you are part of!

Leaders & Participants  in session come from broad industry backgrounds – Entrepreneurship, Technology, Healthcare, Renewable Energy

Speakers / Conversation Catalysts:

Deepti Pahwa 

Bringing innovation in Health Equity & Humane Technologies. Using her expertise in human centred design, consumer insights (neuroscience), behavioral science, & Emotional Brand architecture she is creating powerful storytelling & communications in public health to “meet people where they are!”, She is also designing for ethical frameworks and accessible UI  in health-tech with foundations in diversity, inclusion & equity to drive product and platform innovations & community narratives.

Design, Brand & Innovation expert in Health equity & Humane Technologies

Chief Innovation Officer, Contakt World (Health-tech)

CF & Executive Coach – Stanford GSB LEAD, Design for Disruption & Power to Lead

Exec. Creative Director/Co-host, Health Equity Innovation Podcast

Digital Pandemic Response Core Team, MIT Media Labs

Stanford GSB LEAD LISA Founding Partner, (Lead Incubator & Start-up Accelerator)

Stanford GSB LEAD Europe Chapter: Trailblazer Core Team

Stanford GSB LEAD Switzerland Meet-ups: Founder

Stanford GSB LEAD Women LEADers Investors & Advisors Europe Chapter: Co-Founder

Intelligent Health AI, Speaker

Philip Brouwer

Socially

Creating a platform that will make it easier to find new people in your direct surroundings to go on a walk with. By building a startup that is contributing to innovations to help with the increased isolation and loneliness of people as well as the difficulty of meeting new people during the pandemic.

Martina Nicodemo 

Startkraft

Developing an operating model for managing innovation in Renewable energy, and playing a major role in the green shift. Martina works at Statraft, one of the biggest renewable energy producers in Europe . She is working to push innovation capabilities further by exploring opportunities that don’t yet exist, in the green transition. 

Strategy and Innovation expert in the Energy industry (Oil & gas and Renewables)

Innovation and Business development manager, Statkraft (Renewable Energy)

Stanford GSB LEAD LISA Exec/Ops team, (LEAD Incubator & Start-up Accelerator)  

Stanford GSB LEAD and Bocconi University alumni

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Stories of Social entrepreneurship – inventing the new world
Mar 11 @ 2:05 am – 3:00 am
Stories of Social entrepreneurship - inventing the new world

2021: Do you want to build the world but didn’t know how to? 

Do you want to explore innovative ways of making a social impact?

This session will help you explore new social business models. We will share stories of entrepreneurs that reframed their business during and after the Lockdown Economy. 

We will discuss the key challenges faced due to quarantine and social distancing; how the business owners overcame challenges; and the lessons she or he took from this experience. And Finally, the way forward. the way forward.

This interactive session will bring inspiration and strength to our LEAD community by discussing innovative social initiatives to create a sustainable impact and change the world.

Massimo Mercuri, Juana Catalina Rodriguez, and Surabhi Gawde

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Lunch Apart Yet together
Mar 11 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am
Lunch Apart Yet together

Please join us in our Europe’s Chapter virtual lunch. Let’s spend some time relaxing, chatting and meeting each other. Grab your favorite lunch and enjoy our LEAD-ers community!

Your hosts for this lunch break:

Eve Vlemincx and Evangelos Koravos

You will find the link to the session HERE

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European Women Changemakers United
Mar 11 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am
European Women Changemakers United

Launching GSB LEAD Women LEADers Investors & Advisors Europe Chapter at Me2we aimed at creating a peer group of bright, ambitious, resilient women who are key to the future of European Innovation & Leadership network. As a long term objective of this group, we hope to become a live channel to engage, inspire, educate  women leader in Europe 

  •     Opportunities to gain visibility and build a personal brands 
  •     Missing female narratives & holes to fill
  •     Creating strong & meaningful connections among members leading to investments opportunities & new ventures partnerships

We will be opening up the floor to everyone to speak up and exchange challenges and inspirational stories, getting deep & personal with lessons from our failures to our successes. Some ideas generated by interested participants for this event. We would take the opportunity of diving  into the endless possibilities this group could indulge in: 

  •     Networking and Q&A events
  •     Co-Creation and sharing of ad-hoc content like interviews, articles, podcasts, books and even interesting wellness trends
  •     Group of investors starting our own fund
  •     Write, design, produce and act in our own movie
  •     Mentorship – offering and receiving
  •     Challenges of women in technology and in business


Let us amplify female voices, accelerate their success, and create a culture where women are leading, shaping, and funding the future. Women leaders already participating in session come from broad industry backgrounds – Entrepreneurship, Energy, Media, Healthcare 

Session type: Open conversations

Speed Networking and engagement, depending on participant size

Hosts:

Deepti Pahwa 

GSB LEAD Women LEADers Investors & Advisors Europe Chapter: Co-Founder

Design, Brand & Innovation expert in Health Equity & Humane Technologies

Chief Innovation Officer, Contakt World (Health-tech)

CF & Executive Coach – Stanford GSB LEAD, Design for Disruption & Power to Lead

Exec. Creative Director/Co-host, Health Equity Innovation Podcast

Digital Pandemic Response Core Team, MIT Media Labs

Founding Partner, Stanford GSB LEAD LISA (Lead Incubator & Start-up Accelerator)

GSB LEAD Europe Chapter: Trailblazer Core Team

GSB LEAD Switzerland Meet-ups: Founder

GSB LEAD Women LEADers Investors & Advisors Europe Chapter: Co-Founder

Intelligent Health AI, Speaker

Beatrice Cord 

GSB LEAD Women LEADers Investors & Advisors Europe Chapter: Co-Founder

Strategy, Sustainability and Business Growth Expert & Consultant

Founder & Strategy Partner at Father CONSULTING

Sustainability & Investment Partner at WhyWeCraft

GSB LEAD Women LEADers Investors & Advisors Europe Chapter: Co-Founder

Sustainability, Entrepreneurship & Youth Development, Speaker

Forbes 30 under 30, Europe 

Aspen Young Leader Europe

Stanford LEAD, Vanguard


You will find the link to the session HERE

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Escape, Bond & Connect
Mar 11 @ 5:30 am – 6:30 am
Escape, Bond & Connect

Adventure

Take a break from back-to-back events with a lively way to connect with others while having fun.

Play the virtual Me2We 2021- Winter Wonderland Escape Room

It is where you’re trapped and have to get out before the time expires. 

Bond while hanging out and solving clues with LEADers across the world in this winter-themed room. 

Can your team escape in time? 

Connect, Bond &  Escape virtually through the Escape Room hosted by Najeeb Khan and Juana Catalina Rodriguez.

This event is limited to 60+people (pre-registration required)

Platform: Zoom, teams will be selected randomly placed in breakout rooms 

Registration via google form HERE

Najeeb Khan

Najeeb Khan is the founder of Teamland, a remote team party platform. His platform has hosted events for teams like Disney, Amazon, and Expedia. He’s also an author and has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, and Huffington Post.

Juana Catlaina Rodriguez

Juana Catalina is a Serial Intrapreneur and Entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in Innovation & Disruption. She is Author, Startup Advisor, Executive Coach, and Mentor. Founder of beterre. life a non-profit that helps users to reduce and replace plastic waste and JnC Nova a firm that works with start-ups, intra-entrepreneurs. and other innovators to transform their ideas into business reality.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Europe Day Grand Finale
Mar 11 @ 6:30 am – 7:00 am
Europe Day Grand Finale

Join us to wrap up and bring closure to this day of celebrating innovation and leadership in Europe. 

Hear from special guest, Melissa Bryant, UK Media Lead for the World Bank, about her take on positive impact and what that entails. 

Reflect on what you learned, how you connected, and what you want to take forward as a LEADer in, from or interested in Europe for the rest of 2021. 

Session Hosted by: Melissa Bryant, Emilie White

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Professor Joel Peterson
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Professor Joel Peterson

You’re invited to join Joel Peterson, the Robert L. Joss Adjunct Professor of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, who some of you have heard from in LEAD’s Principled and Purposeful Leadership or Foundations of Leadership courses. Joel is the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, as well as the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. He has served on more than three dozen boards over the past 45 years, most notable among them being The Dallas Market Center, Texas Commerce Bank (Dallas), and Asurion. He currently serves on the boards of Franklin Covey and Packsize. Since 1992, Joel Peterson has taught courses in real estate, entrepreneurship, and leadership at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Peterson’s course focus is presently on the effective management and leadership of growing businesses. His abiding interest, however, is in students and the important decisions they will make in the business world and in their personal lives.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Professor Haim Mendelson
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Professor Haim Mendelson

You’re invited to join Stanford GSB Professor Haim Mendelson, who teaches two courses in LEAD: Critical Analytical Thinking, and Business Model Analysis and Design. Professor Mendelson is the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been full professor at Stanford since 1989, following ten years of service at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rochester. He has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the effects of work environments on human health and well-being, power and leadership in organizations, evidence-based management, the knowing-doing gap, and how thinking of time like money affects people’s choices about spending time in ways that promote unhappiness.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer

The Coffee Chat Series are open conversations with the professors. Each one will host their own session, talk about the topics selected (more details below) and discuss them with the audience.

Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer

You’re invited to join Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, who teaches LEAD’s Building Power to Lead course. Professor Pfeffer  is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the effects of work environments on human health and well-being, power and leadership in organizations, evidence-based management, the knowing-doing gap, and how thinking of time like money affects people’s choices about spending time in ways that promote unhappiness.

You will find the link to the session HERE

Or use this link: https://bit.ly/3egrDTg

Raise a Virtual Glass – 3rd Annual Europe Networking Apero Drinks
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raise a Virtual Glass - 3rd Annual Europe Networking Apero Drinks

Hit refresh at this facilitated networking event for those with their heart, head or feet in Europe. Join our third annual Me2We networking dinner, which thanks to COVID, has become our annual virtual aperitif!

To LEADers in Europe, from Europe, or interested in Europe!

Never to be cowed by viruses, join this virtual aperitif to connect, learn from, and bond with your fellow Europe Chapter members.

Speakers include distinguished members of the Europe Chapter who will tell us how they have used their LEAD superpowers to drive themselves, their loved ones and their teams forwards in a time of pandemic-induced disruption.

Join this facilitated online networking event to hear from fellow Europeans and Europhiles pushing the boundaries of innovation in Europe.

Flex your competitive spirit and knowledge at the pub quiz and generally feel merry by bringing a glass, cup, bottle or shot of your favourite drink to raise a toast to your fellow Europe Chapter members and wish them a strong year ahead.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Networking Meal
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Meal

Have you noticed? It is Lunch time in California, Diner time in Paris, Breakfast time in Sydney, time for a Coffee Break in New York City and for a Beer at Sao Paulo!

Let’s connect in the most interactive online way to network during our meals, drinks! 

Join with a slice of pizza, a bowl of rice, pasta, a glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee…

REMO.CO allows real-time, face-to-face engagement. Entering Remo you will be placed randomly in virtual rooms. You can immediately connect with your peers to take a break and refuel. Quick & Easy Setup, No Downloads or Installation Required.

Discover the REMO.CO video HERE

You will find the link to the session HERE

Or use this link: https://bit.ly/3egrDTg

Escape, Bond & Connect
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Escape, Bond & Connect

Adventure

Take a break from back-to-back events with a lively way to connect with others while having fun.

Play the virtual Me2We 2021- Winter Wonderland Escape Room

It is where you’re trapped and have to get out before the time expires. 

Bond while hanging out and solving clues with LEADers across the world in this winter-themed room. 

Can your team escape in time? 

Connect, Bond &  Escape virtually through the Escape Room hosted by Najeeb Khan and Juana Catalina Rodriguez.

This event is limited to 60+people (pre-registration required)

Platform: Zoom, teams will be selected randomly placed in breakout rooms 

Registration via google form HERE

Najeeb Khan

Najeeb Khan is the founder of Teamland, a remote team party platform. His platform has hosted events for teams like Disney, Amazon, and Expedia. He’s also an author and has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, and Huffington Post.

Juana Catlaina Rodriguez

Juana Catalina is a Serial Intrapreneur and Entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in Innovation & Disruption. She is Author, Startup Advisor, Executive Coach, and Mentor. Founder of beterre. life a non-profit that helps users to reduce and replace plastic waste and JnC Nova a firm that works with start-ups, intra-entrepreneurs. and other innovators to transform their ideas into business reality.

You will find the link to the session HERE

Or use this link: https://bit.ly/3egrDTg

Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Strategic Communication Lecturer Matt Abrahams
Mar 11 @ 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Strategic Communication Lecturer Matt Abrahams

The Coffee Chat Series are open conversations with the professors. Each one will host their own session, talk about the topics selected (more details below) and discuss them with the audience. 

Stanford GSB Professor Matt Abrahams

You’re invited to join Stanford GSB Strategic Communication Lecturer Matt Abrahams, who some of you have heard from in LEAD’s Principled and Purposeful Leadership or Foundations of Leadership courses. Matt would love to hear about your communication successes and challenges as well as discuss the Think Fast Talk Smart podcast he hosts for the GSB.

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Committee Closing Session
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Committee Closing Session

Everything that has a beginning, has an ending

Angela, Luis, Daniel, and Philippe-Alexandre will hold an enthusiastic closing session. 

They will present their key takeaways from the event and ask some of the LEADers in the audience to give theirs. 

You will find the link to the session HERE

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Closing Mixer
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Closing Mixer

A session to connect in the most interactive online way! 

Feel like a real-world event. Live the experience!

Real world experience online is a platform you are going to enjoy a lot because it allows real-time, face-to-face engagement. Entering it you will be placed randomly in virtual rooms. You can immediately connect with your peers. You can freely change from one room to another, easily identify the persons you want to meet and talk to.

Quick & Easy Setup, No Downloads or Installation Required.

All the benefits of in-office interaction, all the freedom of remote work, all in one place. 

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