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Women Breaking Barriers in Science, Technology & Medicine

Date: Monday, November 20th
Time: 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Place: BlackRock
400 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Cost: $25 for Member, $35 for Non-Member

Presented by Harvard Club of San Francisco & Stanford Alumni Association

“What are the barriers that women face, and how do we level the playing field?”

From the first female medical school graduate in 1849 to the current decade where women make up nearly 50% of the entering medical student class, clearly much progress has been made over the past 150 years. But the number of women in C level positions within academia, health care, and life sciences seems to tell a different story: “What are the barriers that women face, and how do we level the playing field?”  Hear insights from five distinguished women at the forefront of scientific innovation, policy development, and healthcare advances, and learn how they are changing our world.

Eliza Chin, MD, Executive director of the American Medical Women's Association 

Elizabeth Baca, MD, Senior Health Advisor, State of California Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Nola Masterson, Member of board of Directors, Repros Therapeutics
Jessica Mega, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Verily
Sara Radcliffe, CEO, California Life Sciences Association


Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
400 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
HCSV Members $25
Nonmembers $35


Musikiwest At Mitchell Park Library In Palo Alto

Date: Thursday, November 30th
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Cost: $10 for Everyone ($10 for everyone (under 18 FREE).)

In collaboration with Rona Hu MD, Stanford University, CHIPAO. 

Art of the Fugue I-IV for string quartet by J.S. Bach, Chaconne from Fantaisie Chromatique, Hommage à J.S. Bach by Dave Brubeck, Mariel for cello and marimba by Oswaldo Golijov, Deciduous for violin and steelpan by Andy Akiho, Mojave for marimba, shaker and string quartet by Michael Torke

Michelle Djokic – cello, Kristin Lee – violin, Dimitri Murrath – viola, Ian Rosenbaum – percussion, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu – violin.

$ 10 for everyone | under 18 FREE
Use code HCSV10 at registration

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by October 17th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy


Bike Ride Across the Golden Gate Bridge

Date: Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets
499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Cost: Free for Everyone (Please note that bicycle and helmet rentals are separate and riders must bring fare for the ferry.)

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Corner of Hyde & Jefferson Streets
499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco

Member John Yook AB '93 is invites HCSV friends for a leisurely ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

The plan is to meet near Hyde Street pier, where those who need to can rent bicycles and helmets from nearby rental shops. We will then bike through some well known (and scenic) San Francisco landmarks - Fort Mason, the Marina, and Crissy Field - before crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge.  Once across, our route will take us through Fort Baker, Cavallo Point (if time permits) and on to Sausalito.

At this point, faster riders may choose to continue on to Tiburon. For those who opt out of the longer ride, there is plenty of dining, shopping, and sightseeing in Sausalito to keep us entertained, until we return to San Francisco via ferry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The ride from Aquatic Park to Sausalito is about 10 miles. Continuing on to Tiburon adds about 10 miles. The pace for the main group will be leisurely/beginner friendly, and there should be plenty of opportunities for photographs, and for pauses to take in the scenery. This is a social/sightseeing ride, NOT a training/exercise ride. However, there are some uphill/climbing sections along our route, so participants do need to be capable of short, moderate exertions.

IMPORTANT: It is each participant's responsibility to rent/obtain a bicycle and helmet. There are bicycle rental shops near Hyde St Pier/Aquatic Park. Bike rentals run about $30-35 for the day.

If you are renting, please get to the rental shop a little bit ahead of the start time. If the shop is busy, it can easily take 15-30 minutes to go through the rental process.

Organizer: John Yook  AB ’93




Preparing Your Children for Middle/High School, College, and Personal Success- Presented by HBSANC

Date: Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Place: DLA Piper LLP
2000 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
Cost: $20 for Member

Please join HCSV and HBSANC for a reception and Fireside Chat with Jason Ma, Preeminent Youth Mentor, Acclaimed Author and Leading Member of the B20/G20 Employment and Education Taskforce

Sunday, December 3, 2-4pm
Location: DLA Piper LLP
2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303-2215
Adjacent to the Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Jason L. Ma, acclaimed author of "Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next Generation Achievers" and Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ.

Jason will share stories and tips on how you can help prepare your children (early on) in achieving important life-stage goals, enhancing employable mindsets and skillsets, and living fulfilling lives. He’ll advise on what it takes to succeed—and be happy—as a middle/high schooler, a college student, and an early careerist.

Currently, Jason serves as Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, an advisory firm to high net worth families and family offices. He has a distinctive track record of helping students gain admitted to Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, Williams, Oxford, and all other elite institutions.

Jason is a former tech executive who has chosen to dedicate his second career to prepare young leaders to gain admission to elite universities and for a strong start to their careers. Jason is a former Forbes contributor (2011-2016) and has been featured in top media including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, and Teen Kids News.

Jason serves as a leading member of the Employment and Education Taskforce of the Business 20 (B20), which recommends policies to G20 governments on behalf of the entire G20 business community. To learn more about Jason, visit


  • Networking / Meet & Greet
  • Presentation: Preparing Your Children for Success
  • Fireside Chat with Jason moderated by AJ Gandhi HBS MBA 1998
  • Q&A

Questions: Anjai “AJ” Gandhi,

AJ earned his HBS MBA in 1998 and has dedicated his career to B2B sales and marketing as a management consultant and now a technology executive. He currently serves as VP Sales Strategy & Operations at RingCentral. AJ also serves on the board of multiple non-profit organizations including the Spark Program, which he found through HBS Community Partners. 


Member = $20

Member (University Partner) = $20


Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure @ Northstar

Date: Saturday, December 9th
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Place: Northstar Cross-Country, Telemark, and Snowshoe Center
5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
Cost: $95 for Everyone



We are delighted to invite you to our second HCSV Snowshoe Event. You can make a whole day or weekend out of it at Northstar, where you can snowshoe dusk to starry night. Our event organizer, Andrea Wuttke, will be leading those who stay over into Sunday on another hike on Sunday morning.

Our Saturday late afternoon Snowshoe Tour begins at the resort's Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center (where you can rent area) and will take you through the pine forests down to the Village at Northstar. You will explore the wilderness of the Lake Tahoe Mountain range with stunning views to Lake Tahoe. Our tour will lead into the pine forests towards historic routes the first settlers and original tribal routes in use for centuries.

Our tour ends with a downhill walk towards our dedicated fire place, we our group will be served with hot chocolate and grilled marshmellows and other delicious surprises. Outside food and beverages are allowed as well.

The weather at Northstar is supposed to be great, sunny and snowy if the winter turns as usually. We feel will confirm our Snowshoeing Event upon the opening days of the Northstar resort's fall/winter season on November 17, 2017.

We will move through pine forests to various scenic vistas, concluding the tour at the The Village at Northstar, where we will have a private fire pit waiting for us to enjoy snacks and hot cocoa.


  • 12 Noon: Meet and at the Northstar Cross-Country, Telemark, and Snowshoe Center to check in and arrange equipment

  • [Please note: The meeting point is uphill, accessible by gondola. The fare for the gondola ride is not included in the RSVP price]
  • 1PM. Depart on tour with our designated guides. During the trek, we will have a break for light refreshments at a scenic spot

  • 4-5PM Conclude Tour at The Village at Northstar. We will have a firepit waiting for us for a relaxed time of hot drinks and snacks.

  • Optional: Dinner with the group at a nearby restaurant. Details to be sent to registered guests.

What's Included:

  • Daypass to the Snowshoe trails

  • Guided Tour

  • All equipment (snowshoes, boots, poles)

  • Snacks and Firepit party


Q: Do I need snowshoe experience?

A: No! This trip is appropriate for novices as well as experienced snowshoers.

Q: How strenuous will the hike be?

A: We will move at a pace appropriate to our group as assessed by our guides. There isn't a lot of elevation change on these trails, so we will not cross steep terrain.

Q: What special gear, clothing or equipment do I need?

A: All the special equipment is included in the tour price, inlcuding the boots to wear with the snowshoes. We recommend that you wear layers appropriate to snow and have pants that are water resistant or moisture wicking. Gloves, hats, scarves and sunglasses are also recommended.


We have set up a separate carpool site for the group to organize ride sharing to and from the event. You can find this page here

Buses and Transportation: There are a number of options available to get to Northstar for those who do not wish to drive: Information can be found here:

Overnight Accommodations:

For those wishing to make an overnight trip, we recommend the Inn at Truckee:

For those staying over into Sunday, part of the group will be meeting for another hike led by Andrea Wuttke, details to be sent to registered attendees.

Andrea will be on site and will give your names to the venue so that you can be admitted when you arrive. Her E-Mail is listed below so you can email her you have any further questions or difficulties connecting with the group.

Andrea Wuttke E-Mail:


Harvard-Yale Holiday Musical Party

Date: Saturday, December 16th
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Place: Private Residence
Menlo Park
Cost: Free for Everyone

We are hosting another joint holiday party with Yale alumni featuring a relaxed and fun holiday sing-along. Join us for time with friends, old and new. 

Refreshments will be provided and this year, we are encouraging guests who would like to bring a food or drink item to do so----all in the spirit of festive sharing. If you'd like to contribute to the potluck, please let us know here

This year's event will be held at a private residence in Menlo Park. Space will be limited, so we ask that those who RSVP to let us know early if their plans have changed. Confirmed guests will receive address details prior to the event. There is no cost to attend this event, but RSVP is required.

Call all Singers and Musicians! Are you musically inclined--either singing or in playing an instrument and would like to be part of the musical program? Let us know here

Attire: Come as you are; festive wear, including your ugliest holiday sweater, is encouraged.