The aim of the Lodestar Speaker Series, a program of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership & Programs (CILP), is to bring our community together for dialogue that sparks curiosity, inspiration, & intercultural understanding. The series will feature conversations among diverse panelists, including activists, educators, & professionals, who will share their personal experiences & insights on crucial topics. Attendees will have an opportunity to network, learn, & engage in a meaningful dialogue with our panelists & each other. The Lodestar Speaker Series is open to current I-House residents, alumni, & the greater community.
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
The topic of March: Paving the Way: A Celebration of Women's History Month
4:30PM-6:00PM Panel discussion
This event will be in-person at the International House, UC Berkeley.
1. Dr. Emily Harburg, Founder & CEO of PairUp
Dr. Emily Harburg is passionate about building technology that helps people feel more connected, supported, & motivated. She is the CEO & co-founder of PairUp, a B2B SaaS platform that helps connect & support staff across organizations. PairUp matches employees using a research-backed pairing algorithm & then helps staff get the ongoing support, learning, & connection that they need to thrive & grow at work.
Emily's background spans industry, startups, & academia. She has worked at Walt Disney Imagineering where she designed technology for the Disney theme parks, at Facebook (Meta) where she worked as a UX researcher, & at EF Education First where she led the Emerging Tech & Innovation team designing tech to support millions of students around the world. In 2015, Emily co-founded Brave Initiatives, an organization dedicated to helping women build tech skills & confidence in coding for social impact. She also co-founded Youth Lead the Change, a global youth leadership program for high school students, in partnership with Harvard University.
2. Juliana Wise, Director & Owner of JWise Projects, Sr. Program Manager-Marketing Operations at Sephora
Lodestar Organizing Committee
1. Center for Intercultural Leadership Team at International House at UC Berkeley
2. Alize Jean
3. Paige Lyles (Panel Discussion Facilitator)