The ME Graduate Women's Group has offered ME/ENGR 311A: Women's Perspectives, a 1-unit credit seminar, every year since the group's inception in 1998. For credit or not, everyone is welcome to come! Speakers are asked to address the factors, experiences, and lessons that have been particularly important to their success in industry, academia, and... life.
Srinija Srinivasan is Co-founder of Loove, a developing venture in Brooklyn, NY creating a sustainable model for the production, presentation, and distribution of music. She currently serves as a Vice Chair of Stanford University's Board of Trustees, she is a member of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, and the Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed in 2010 by President Obama. In 1995 Srinija joined Yahoo! Inc. as their fifth employee, where she served as Vice President, Editor in Chief until stepping down in 2010. During her 15-year tenure with the company, she led a range of editorial and policy functions globally, including the organization and evolution of the Yahoo! Directory, network editorial standards, privacy and data use, advertising standards, youth safety, community guidelines, accessibility, and corporate responsibility. Srinija previously chaired the board of non-profit SFJAZZ through the planning and campaign for the SFJAZZ Center, which opened in January 2013. She is a member of the 2000 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and holds a BS with distinction from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems. She lives bicoastally in Palo Alto, CA and Brooklyn, NY.