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Silicon Valley Alumni: Bay Area Burnout – Meet Haas Alumni and Authors Laila Tarraf and Mike Trigg

DAR, Chapter Events, Silicon Valley

1600 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA |
November 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Haas alumni and authors Laila Tarraf (MBA ’98) and Mike Trigg (MBA ’98) for a conversation on the growing sense of burnout among many Bay Area professionals. 

In her memoir STRONG LIKE WATER, Laila, a senior People executive formerly at AllBirds, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and Walmart.com, shares her professional journey after losing her husband, father, and mother in quick succession. 

In his novel BIT FLIP, Mike, a former entrepreneur and executive at YouSendIt, hi5, and Epiphany, provides an insider’s narrative of the challenges of navigating Silicon Valley’s start-up scene. 

From the pandemic to the housing crisis, stock market collapse to corporate ethical scandals, Laila and Mike will explore the drivers that are leading many Bay Area professionals to reassess their personal priorities, explore new careers, and even, for some, leave the Bay Area. 

The authors will share their own professional and personal journeys and their views of leadership and life, including audience questions and discussion. 

The event is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Parking is available at venue. For questions, please contact Matt, [email protected], or Nora, [email protected].

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