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Join us on Tuesday April 30 at 7pm for our Executive Panel Discussion on the virtue of Fortitude. Our first panelist is Mark McLaughlin who currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors for Qualcomm Inc, as well as a Board member of Snowflake and Rubrik, Inc. Previously he served in numerous leadership executive roles including President and CEO of Palo Alto Networks and President and CEO of Verisign. Our second panelist is JP Brockman who is VP of Commercial Finance at Snowflake as well as a board member for our YCP Silicon Valley chapter. Prior to joining Snowflake, JP served as Sr. Finance Director for Professional Services and Training at ServiceNow, where in addition to supporting the business, he helped drive the transformation of the Professional Service organization into the Customer Success group.

Mark and JP will speak on "Leading with Courage" and share their career experiences and how they overcame difficulties and setbacks through the virtue of fortitude. The event will take place on the third floor of Guadalupe Hall (Santa Clara University) and will include a panel, small group discussion, and a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided.

Executive Panel Discussions are member-exclusive events promoting focused conversation about living virtuously in the workplace. Two panelists lead the discussion about a particular virtue and what it means to practice that virtue in daily life. After the panel, table leaders bring the discussion down to the individual level. At the end of the evening, a representative from each table shares their collective insights with the rest of the group.

This event is $10, but free for our members. You can become a Belong member for as low as $3/month. You can sign up for membership hereThe dress for this event is business casual/business professional.

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  • 7:00 PM - Doors Open + Networking
  • 7:30 PM - Moderator Introduction and Opening Prayer
  • 8:25 PM - Small Group Discussion
  • 8:40 PM - Table Summaries
  • 8:50 PM - Closing + Prayer

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Parking Info:

Please park in the lot in front of Guadalupe Hall. After parking, approach the pay station (there is one directly in front of the building) and:

1. Enter your License Plate number (taking a picture of your license plate # works) and click "Ok"

2. Select "Daily Parking"

3. Press 1 (for YES) to answer the question "Do you have a coupon"?

4. Enter the coupon code (YCP24) and press "OK"

5. Print the permit that is issued by the machine, place the permit on the dashboard of your vehicle.

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Guadalupe Hall at Santa Clara University
455 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95050
Santa Clara, California

We will be on the third floor of Guadalupe Hall.

Please park in the lot in front of Guadalupe Hall. Go to the parking machine (there is one directly in front of the building) and use the coupon code "YCP24" to get a free permit for your car.

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