Event Details

Location: Chicago, IL


Tue., March 10, 2020
05:00PM – 07:00PM


Gilt Bar, 230 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 606054

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A Conversation with Alyssa Rapp, MBA ’05
Author of Leadership & Life Hacks

Interviewed by Kim Kamin, ’93

Early Bird Pricing before Feb. 15. – $40.00
Includes a copy of the book while supplies last

Please join us at the Gilt Bar on Tuesday, March 10, between 5-7 p.m. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and an intimate conversation between Kim Kamin ’93 and Alyssa Rapp, MBA ’05, author of Leadership and Life Hacks.  This session is designed for those of us who juggle many demands and want to do it all, well.

We all lead busy lives with conflicting responsibilities. How can we succeed at work and at home?

Alyssa Rapp knows better than anyone that sometimes we need shortcuts, work-arounds, and work-throughs to navigate the different spheres of everyday life. In other words: hacks.

Leadership & Life Hacks is the perfect guidebook for anyone hungry to be more efficient and effective. Alyssa takes you into the boardroom and into her own home, providing invaluable strategies for everything from leading a meeting with key stakeholders and managing a household, to answering emails and taking colleagues to rock concerts. It’s The 4-Hour Workweek meets Emily Post.

Whether you’re a CEO, entrepreneur, businessperson, athlete, teacher, spouse, stay-at-home parent, community leader—even if you’re still figuring out who you want to be—you’ll walk away from this book confident and empowered, ready to hack your life.

Alyssa Rapp as seen on WGN TV.

This event is open to all members of Ivy Plus alumni associations.

ALYSSA RAPP is CEO of Surgical Solutions and one of Crain’s Chicago’s “Notable Women in Health Care.” Previously, she founded Bottlenotes, Inc., then the leading interactive media company in the US wine industry, during which time Inc. magazine named her one of the “30 Under 30 coolest entrepreneurs in America.”

Alyssa earned a B.A. in Political Science and the History of Art from Yale University in 2000 and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2005. At Yale, she earned the Frank M. Patterson prize for the best essay on the American political system for her senior thesis on public housing reform in Chicago.

Since 2014, Alyssa has co-taught the inaugural courses of Global Dynamics of the Wine Industry at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Alyssa and her husband, fellow Stanford GSB alumnus and 1990 MLB World Series champion, Hal Morris, reside in the Northern suburbs and have two daughters.

Gilt Bar, 230 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654

The Gilt Bar is located within the River North area of Chicago, near the Merchandise Mart.  Both parking and public transportation are available to commuters.  

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Kim Kamin ’93, kimkamin@stanfordalumni.org

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