Engineering Leadership SIG: Being "You" . . . An Executive Entrepreneur's Experience of the Journey to Greatness



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    TITLE:  Being "You" . . . An Executive Entrepreneur's Experience of the Journey to Greatness in Career and Life

    DESCRIPTION: As you know, the first step on your career journey towards greatness begins with you.  But have you asked yourself, "Who am I…really?  What am I good at?  What is important to me?" The discovery of what makes you fundamentally and uniquely you will lead you to greatness in your career, relationships, health and life.  "Employee Happiness" is getting a lot of airtime these days. Let me share some self-learned approaches for 'continuous discovery of oneself' from my journey that have helped me make career choices. I hope that you will be able to apply these insights to achieve your greatest potential and become a happier "you".

    SPEAKER: Gayatri Patel, eBay's Director, Product Management, Marketplace Analytics & Platform Technologies

    • Gayatri Patel is one of the most brilliant and insightful executives I've ever had the pleasure to know. Working with Gayatri was an amazing experience. She sees business models and patterns that can lead to successful business results clearly.” - Kimberly Wiefling, EL SIG Founding Co-chair Emeritus

    Gayatri has experienced multiple leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities in Silicon Valley for over 25 years.  She has been fortunate to launch several leading products at large technology companies and pioneering real-time software used and extended by leading companies today.  Gayatri enjoys sharing experiences and wisdom she has received from her mentors, friends and professional relations and conducts workshops and coaching sessions to better women and girls in technology at her current company, eBay and other

    Snack Sponsor: Ryzen Solutions

    Ryzen Solutions has been finding high caliber individuals for our clients in high-tech industries since 1999.   We have access to thousands of professionals; even those that are passive candidates and not actively looking, and whose resumes' are not posted on the public job boards. Our own internal database has over 51,000 candidates. Ryzen Solutions has been one of the best firms in Silicon Valley.  Our recruiters have degrees in electrical, software and mechanical engineering.  Our clients such as Apple, Cisco, eBay, PayPal, Samsung and many more have worked with us for many years because our team of 16+ recruiters work collaboratively to find the top talents for our clients.

    ONGOING MANAGEMENT SPONSOR: Project Connections is our EL SIG Management Sponsor. is dedicated to practically and affordably supporting inpiduals as they do their jobs day-to-day and helping them grow their management abilities and careers. We also provide management development and support resources to organizations, through group subscriptions, methodology content licenses, on-demand virtual training programs, virtual coaching, and more - all to help managers improve how critical project work gets done, and to help grow the capabilities of everyone on their staffs and teams.

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