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June 22, 2018 | 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Northeastern University
6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, CA 95138

Don't miss this opportunity to network with women STEM Professionals!

As you grow into your professional career, you are entering into world of unprecedented change an explosive growth. A world where, unlike the generations that came before you, you have to continually be charting new waters for the first time. Do you have what it takes to navigate this world successfully? It turns out a simple belief about yourself is the key to thriving in this new world. In the first hour of this workshop , you will learn how to identify this simple belief and develop the mindset to succeed in this world of exponential change. This will be followed by a 30 minutes Q&A.

Participate, ask questions and share your insights.

In 2015, women in the United States represented:

  • 24.7% of computer and mathematical occupations
  • 15.1% of architecture and engineering occupations
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Join us as we discuss addressing the gender gap in STEM and how women can advance their careers in the field through our experiential graduate programs.

About the Speaker - Yassi Moghaddam, MBA, M.Sc.

Yassi is an innovation expert, consultant, entrepreneur, and facilitator. She is the Executive Director of International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), a non-profit organization that has partnered with industry leaders including IBM, Cisco, GE, JST, and several universities to promote people-centred innovation across the globe. In this capacity, Yassi has been catalysing industry-academia collaboration in cutting edge research, best industry practices, and innovative educational models.

Yassi is also the Managing Director of Stradanet, a Silicon Valley based boutique consulting firm that helps organizations grow through innovative go-to-market strategies. She helps technology teams of all sizes exceed customer expectation and deliver outstanding business results through design thinking, open innovation, platform, systems and service thinking. Clients she has served include VMWare, Cisco Systems, Northeastern University, Wells Fargo, EMC, Corning, Applied Materials, Mojo Mobility, New Venture Partners, and number of startups.

Yassi brings over 25 years of service and product innovation experience with Fortune 500 companies as well as early stage to pre-IPO startups. In previous business development and marketing roles, she had contributed to more than $500M sales, $50M P&L, and multi-million-dollar university-industry technology transfers. Previously, she was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Apogee Photonics, a successful Princeton University incubator, where she was instrumental in the company’s $23 million venture capital fundraising, and its growth from a inception to multi-million-dollar revenue in less than 3 years. Prior to that, she led business development efforts at Avici Systems where her work was core to the success of company’s initial public offering ($1B+). Earlier in her career, she held several senior management positions in Lucent Technologies and Bell Laboratories (Labs) leading product marketing, management, and certification of number of flagship products and services. She started her career at AT&T Bell Labs in R&D. Yassi holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Georgia Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science in EE from University of Oklahoma.
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