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The Love of the Game, Music and Life A Fascinating Conversation with Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer is the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball at Stanford University. She is one of the greatest coaches, men or women, basketball or any sport, of any era. She is just one of six Women’s College Basketball coaches to win more than 900 games … and coaches at one of the very few schools where the academic standards are so high, so many of the best recruits cannot be admitted and play for Stanford. Tara has won two national champions..

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Denise Bevers

Silicon Valley Local Magazine meets with Denise Bevers SVL: Why/how did you get into the animal health industry? DB: For over 20 years I worked in the human drug development and medical communications industries, managing dozens of products and development programs from Phase I though Phase IV. While I enjoyed what I was doing, I wanted to do something that also paired with my love for animals and degree in zoology. I was fortunate to be able to leverage m..

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FERTILITY PRESERVATION 5 Things You Should Know

By Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh/ Photos by Jennifer Crandall   Your fertility isn’t skin deep. It’s as simple as that. Just because you look like you’re 28 when you’re 42, doesn’t mean your ovaries are the same. Unlike men who don’t run out of sperm, it is totally normal and expected for every woman to run out of eggs by a certain age. The average age of menopause is 51 and it’s very difficult to get pregnant during the 10 years leading up to that age. Some of us ..

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Meet Tracy Tran Store Owner & General Manger, Jinya Ramen Bar

SVL: Where did you grow up? TT:  Saigon, VietnamSVL:  Who or what inspired you to enter the restaurant industry and when? TT: Watching the original Japanese Iron Chef show, and then the American Iron Chef version – my favorite Iron Chef is Morimoto.SVL: What do you love most about what you do? TT: Ability to serve and meet satisfied customers. In addition, I love making difficult customers happy with the JINYA experience.SVL: What advice would you give to ..

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Meet Jenny Dearborn, Senior Vice Present, Chief Learning Officer, SAP

When you talk about Leadership, Management, Human Relations, Sales, and Excellence and someone who is one of the most inspiring, leading positive role models in Silicon Valley - Jenny Dearborn’s name will come up. Jenny is Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer of SAP, the world’s largest business-to-business software company, and is accountable for the learning and development of the 75,000 SAP employees worldwide. She has won many top industry ..

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How LinkedIn Is Creating The HR Organization of the Future … What Does It Mean?

A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH PAT WADORS, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn “How LinkedIn Is Creating The HR Organization of the Future … What Does It Mean?”   Pat Wadors is Senior Vice President of Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn. LinkedIn is one of the most successful and fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley and the world. Pat joined LinkedIn in January 2013 “to lead its world-class talent (HR) team. In addition ..

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Want to Advance your Career? Find a Mentor!

By Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr   Lux was a top performer. In the 20 years before I met her she was always considered a high potential employee. In her two decades in the IT department of a large financial institution she progressed slowly but steadily through the ranks. If there were a complex problem to resolve –Lux would get it done.   And then she got stuck. She couldn’t understand why she was overlooked time and again to achieve a top position. The reason w..

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Meet Katharine Carroll Vice President, Silicon Valley Pacific Union Real Estate

BAM: What is your role as Vice President at Pacific Union? KC: My role as Vice President is primarily focused on leading and growing out new Palo Alto office. We are building on the success of our company across the Bay Area over the last 40 years, and hope to increase our presence in Silicon Valley after launching successful offices in Menlo Park and Burlingame.BAM: What did you do prior to being in the Real Estate business? KC: Prior to practicing real e..

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A Special Conversation with Senator Dianne Feinstein on Developing Groundbreaking Skills

Q: What advice do you have for young women who want to pursue a career in politics?Senator Feinstein: I really think a woman must do her apprenticeship in this arena. Find out if you have the motivation and the staying power, because it truly is a difficult path. Become active in politics. Become an advocate. Speak out. Earn yourself those credentials. Work as a staffer in Washington or in state or local government. It’s very important that you know whethe..

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A Conversations with Katie Jacobs Stanton, CMO of Color & Former Vice President of Global Media at Twitter

Q: Can you share with us your experience working at the White House and State Department?KJS:  Working in the Obama Administration was the honor of a lifetime. At the White House, I served as the Director of Citizen Participation, trying to make it easier for citizens to engage with the government using digital platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. At the State Department, I worked in the Office of Innovation, helping the government use..

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