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Monday, October 1 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Embracing the Unconventional

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Just because it hasn’t been done before, it does not mean you can’t do it. Growing up the daughter of a sugar mill manager in one of the poorest states in Brazil, people have doubted the feasibility of Larissa’s goals throughout her life. When at the age of nine, she wanted to be the first person in her state to go to Harvard, people said it was a very far fetched dream.  But she did it. When she turned down a fast-track position at a Fortune 500 company after graduation, people were even more flummoxed. Achieving success means taking risks to do something you’re passionate about. It can be easy to get caught up in a name (Google, Amazon, or Burger King) or in a general rule.  But the most exciting opportunities are more often than not on the least conventional paths . In this talk, Larissa will discuss the importance of carving your own path and taking calculated risks.


Larissa Maranhao Rocha

Experience Manager, Brex

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For startups, Brex delivers corporate cards quickly, easily, and with far higher limits than anyone else. Unlike traditional corporate cards, only Brex offers startups cards instantly and with no personal guarantee. Founded in 2017 by the founders of Brazilian payments processor Pagar.me... Read More →

Monday October 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
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