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Shoba Rao

SPEAK: Resilience

Shoba Rao is a three-time cancer survivor and a kidney transplant recipient. She has published her first book, "My Race Against Death", chronicling her fight with cancer and kidney failure with the hope that the lessons she learnt could help others in similar situations. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and often shares her life journey in various speeches, focusing on inspirational speeches. She is an engineer at heart and has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She is a successful career woman with twenty-five years of experience in the semiconductor industry and currently serves as director of manufacturing engineering. She passionately advocates self-advocacy when it comes to one’s health. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, reading books, dancing, painting, baking, cooking, and volunteering with various organizations.

All Sessions by Shoba Rao

1:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Launchpad Five One Six - The Studio

SPEAKers: Act 1

Act 1 of SPEAK: Resilience features 9 incredible talks. (click the photo to read their bio)
🎤 IVY SLATER: “The Dance of Resilience: Overcoming Obstacles - Achieving"
🎤 STEVE LENTINI: “TWhen Life Took the Reins”
🎤 JANET MCCONNELL: “Resilience Redefined: The Power of Figuring It Out”
🎤 STEVE COHEN: “ Green”
🎤 RICHARD KELLNER: “Resilience - Transforming Loss into Legacy”
🎤 DR. SINA SMITH: “Knives to Needles: Why I Traded Surgery for Acupuncture”
🎤 PAUL GLOVER: “Resilience: The Unwelcomed Gift.”
🎤 SHOBA RAO “Speak Up: Moving Beyond Bias and Barriers”
🎤 FRANK KING “Gay, in My DNA”
🎤 ANDREA WILSON WOODS: “How Saving my Sister Saved Myself”