Come see our Interactive Keynote Presentation “In Defense of Men”
on May 13th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at Stanford University (David Packard Building, Room 202)
This is an interactive presentation designed for college campuses and industry professionals. It helps men and women value the experiences of the opposite gender and build healthy relationships with each other. Learn why men and women need to be in the same room to discuss any gender related issues and discover true equality.
This presentation moves past the socially generated conflicts and stereotypes so that men and women gain a better appreciation for the opposite sex, understand the value of learning from each other, and explore two vital components of working closely with the opposite sex.
This is an invitation to begin new and powerful interactions with the opposite gender that will result in the social and civic change we are all striving for.
Refreshments provided by: IEEE WIE SCV, co-sponsored by IEEE SCV Signal Processing Society.
About the Speakers:
Mike Marvin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. For over 30 years, Mike Marvin has spoken out and taken action both personally and professionally to advocate for the equality of the sexes.
- As a production supervisor Mike increased the number of women working in his facility from 2 to 21.
- He has facilitated community discussion groups focusing on reducing violence against women.
- He received the Sara Terrano Memorial Award for excellence in the prevention of Domestic Violence – a lifelong commitment.
- He was invited as a guest panelist at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank where he spoke about how men play a vital role in changing the social norms and reducing violence against women.
Christina Lopez has a bachelor degree in Software Engineering and over 18 years of experience in project and team management. Christina has been investigating social norms all her life and working on making a difference in equality of men and women in her professional, social, and personal environments.
- Christina successfully leads teams of men and women to finish projects on time and within budget.
- As a step-mother of one girl and two boys, she saw the different types of expectations that limited each of their personal interests, education, and talents.
- She has coached both male and female athletes in individual and team sports and noticed the effects of the reinforcement of gender norms.
Mike and Christina have worked together since 2005 and have developed a comprehensive program of presentations, workshops and services to help their clients experience the power of working closely with the opposite sex.