MITCNC Event
Women's Career Series: Developing Executive Presence
May 06 - Virtual Event

To help MIT women thrive in their careers, the women of the MIT Club of Northern California are excited to launch the Women’s Career Series.  We're starting with a panel discussion on one of the most requested topics - Developing Executive Presence! Executive presence is frequently identified as a leadership trait that can make a key difference in progressing in one’s career. But what, exactly, is it—and how can you develop it? In this session, we’ll bring together a panel of accomplished MIT women to have an open, honest discussion on their own journeys to developing executive presence . They will share their personal experiences and challenges, strategies that worked for them, and resources that helped them along the way.

We hope you will join us to learn from each others’ experiences, forge new connections, and discuss the hard issues about developing and managing executive presence. Bring your questions for the Q&A session after the panel!

While this event will focus on executive presence for women, all are welcome to attend.

Speakers:


Grace Colón
Grace has over 25 years’ experience in biopharma, genomics, healthcare, and industrial biotechnology. She has held executive and management positions at Gilead, Affymetrix, Intrexon and McKinsey, and has been a partner at a venture capital firm and CEO, board member and/or advisor at several early-stage biotech companies. She has served on multiple boards (public, private and non-profit), and is a strong advocate of mentorship, diversity, and inclusion, and social entrepreneurship. She has a Ph.D. from MIT and a BS from Penn, both in chemical engineering. She lives with her husband and three kids in Los Gatos, CA.

Andrea Leszek
Andrea Leszek is the Chief Operating Officer for the Technology organization at Salesforce. She leads internal engineering operations and enablement including innovation programs, agile coaching, engineering training, recognition, diversity, and engineering marketing.  Andrea is also responsible for customer-facing technology communications, documentation, and in-app user assistance.  She is a founding member of Salesforce’s Women in Technology network, and is passionate about diversity in tech. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Parul Somani
Parul is a storyteller and thought partner inspiring people to create their own silver linings. As the Founder & CEO of Silver Linings, Parul works with organizations to engage, educate, and empower their members to better navigate personal and professional uncertainty and challenges. As a cancer survivor, Parul also advocates for patient empowerment, the power of genomics, and healthcare transparency and access. Previously, Parul held a 15+ year career in leadership roles at start-ups and as a Manager at Bain & Company. Parul holds a B.S. in EECS with a Minor in Economics from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. More info at parulsomani.com.


Dingli Graham
Dingli heads New Island Capital’s liquid investment strategy as Principal, Liquid Assets.  She focuses on identifying and managing impact-aligned investments in the public markets and private shorter-duration credit markets.  Prior to that, she was a portfolio manager at ArrowMark, a $19B alternative asset manager.  As a buy-side investor for over fifteen years, she has invested in a wide array of asset classes, including public equities and credit, leveraged loans, structured products, and other alternative areas.  Dingli holds an MBA and BS from MIT and was named a Siebel Scholar in 2006.

 

MIT Alums:

Please make sure you are a current member of your local club before registering. If you are unsure please ask your club representative or if you would like to join MIT Club of Northern California, click here.

Event Closed

Date and Time

Thursday, May 06, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PT

Add to Calendar

Location

Virtual Event

Primary Contact

Serena Chung

clubadmin@mitcnc.org

Speakers

Upcoming Events

Find information and tickets of upcoming events at MIT Club of Northern California, like conferences, talks, cycling trips and much much more

Run + Brunch - Feb 24
MITCNC Event PENINSULA

Run + Brunch - Feb 24

Sat, Feb 24 10:00 am PT
Byxbee Park

37°27'03.4"N 122°06'23.4"W, Palo Alto, CA, 94303

Info and Registration
Hike: Bay Bridge Trail from Emeryville to Treasure Island
MITCNC Event EAST BAY

Hike: Bay Bridge Trail from Emeryville to Treasure Island

Sat, Feb 24 10:00 am PT
Bay Bridge Trail

Emeryville, CA

Info and Registration
Celebrate Lunar New Year: Dinner at R&G and Parade Viewing with Silicon Valley Harvard Alumni Club
MITCNC Event SAN FRANCISCO

Celebrate Lunar New Year: Dinner at R&G and Parade Viewing with Silicon Valley Harvard Alumni Club

Sat, Feb 24 5:00 pm PT
R&G Lounge & Restaurant

631 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA, 94108

Info and Registration
Value Based Care - Are We There Yet?
MITCNC Event LOS ALTOS

Value Based Care - Are We There Yet?

Tue, Feb 27 5:30 pm PT
Los Altos Community Center - Grand Oak Room

97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA, 94022

Info and Registration
Theater Show & Tasting Event - Big Data @ American Conservatory Theater
MITCNC Event

Theater Show & Tasting Event - Big Data @ American Conservatory Theater

Tue, Mar 5 6:30 pm PT
Toni Rembe Theater

415 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Info and Registration
Education in the age of AI
MITCNC Event

Education in the age of AI

Sat, Mar 9 10:00 am PT
Computer History Museum

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA, 94043

Info and Registration
Run + Brunch - Mar 9
MITCNC Event PENINSULA

Run + Brunch - Mar 9

Sat, Mar 9 10:00 am PT
Byxbee Park

37°27'03.4"N 122°06'23.4"W, Palo Alto, CA, 94303

Info and Registration
2024 MIT Energy Conference
Affiliate Event CAMBRIDGE

2024 MIT Energy Conference

Mon, Mar 11 8:00 am PT
Westin Copley Place & Virtual Option

10 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02116

Info and Registration
MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition
Affiliate Event

MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition

Thu, Mar 14 2:00 pm PT
Deutsche Bank Center

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 10019

Info and Registration
Pi(e) Day 2024 featuring MIT Chancellor Melissa Nobles and Amici’s pizza
MITCNC Event LOS ALTOS

Pi(e) Day 2024 featuring MIT Chancellor Melissa Nobles and Amici’s pizza

Thu, Mar 14 5:30 pm PT
The Garden House

400 University Ave, Los Altos, CA, 94022

Info and Registration

Become a Member

Join the MIT Club of Nothern California today!

Member is open to all MIT graduates.

Join Now!