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Thought Leader: Lila Ibrahim | Women Driving Innovation

Join us for an evening of networking and learning with Lila Ibrahim, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as she discusses strategies for innovating your career, your company and your community.


Lila will also share how she grew her entrepreneurial spirit in a large enterprise, and turned her innovative ideas into reality. This includes co-founding Team4Tech as well her move to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She will discuss how she had to continually reinvent herself and her career as she moved from a big corporation to helping Kleiner Perkins’ portfolio companies execute on growth and operational excellence.

Lila will then be joined by Priv Bradoo, Co-Founder and CEO of BlueOak Resources in a "fireside chat" format, where they will share their perspectives on taking innovation to reality, followed by an audience-led question and answer discussion.

Wine reception and light hors d'oeuvres served throughout the event.

Registration/Check-In begins at 4:30PM. Event to start promptly at 5PM.

Click here for Parking and Public Transport Map.


Speaker Bios:

Lila Ibrahim joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner in 2010, working across the firm's digital and greentech portfolios. Lila currently leads KPCB's business development efforts, key partnerships and strategic initiatives for the firm and KPCB's portfolio companies while serving as the chief of staff for John Doerr. Outside of KPCB, Lila is the co-founder of Team4Tech, a non-profit organization established in 2012 to improve education in developing countries through innovative technology solutions. The Team4Tech project is an outgrowth of Lila's Henry Crown Fellowship, an entrepreneurial leadership program at the Aspen Institute.

Priv Bradoo, co-founded BlueOak Resources with the mission of recovering high value precious metals from exponentially growing volumes of e-waste around the world. BlueOak is backed by top Silicon Valley investors including KPCB, and was awarded the Harvard Business School New Venture Award for 2011.  Priv has led commercialization and business development at numerous cleantech start-ups, including LanzaTech & Microvi. She has been a faculty advisor at Singularity University, and was previously a management consultant at BCG. Priv was also the founding CEO of Spark, a not-for-profit initiative focused on promoting entrepreneurship in New Zealand, which has successfully helped start over 70 companies in the last 10 years. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Auckland, during which she discovered a new gene for brain repair, and was awarded the Fulbright Platinum Scholarship to complete an MBA at Harvard Business School.  Priv was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.


There are number of public parking garages within two blocks of the office, including a garage in our office building. (Note: rates, availability, and hours subject to change)

  • 475 Sansome Street (entrance on Clay)
  • 350 Sansome Street (entrance on Halleck)
  • 505 Montgomery Street (entrance on Sacramento)
  • One Embarcadero Center (entrance on Clay)

BART: Montgomery Station
•    7 minute walk (4 blocks)
•    Exit Sansome/Sutter

Caltrain: 4th Street Station
•    30 minute walk (1.5 miles)
•    15 minute bus #10: board at Townsend & 4th, get off at Sansome & Sacramento

Click here for Parking and Public Transport Map.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very inspiring and genuine speakers!

    August 22, 2013

  • usha h.

    I am unable to make it to the event today.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    URS Commercial/High Tech BD (and tech enthusiast!)

    August 20, 2013

  • usha h.

    My guest is Berkeley freshman in Neuro Biology

    August 19, 2013

  • Rebecca Y

    Will any part of the talks be videotaped / put on youtube / be online in any format! Would love to attend and sounds right up my alley but won't be able to get off work that early.

    August 15, 2013

  • denise s.

    Would love to make it but just realized that this overlaps with another conference. Hopefully there will be future meetups along this ilk! Sorry to miss this one.

    July 29, 2013

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