Dara Khosrowshahi: Driving Change at Uber


Dara Khosrowshahi: Driving Change at Uber

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Uber talks with students on how choosing a career path based on people, not job titles, makes a difference.

When Dara Khosrowshahi fled Iran and arrived in the United States, he was 9 years old, did not speak fluent English, and was unfamiliar with the culture.

With the help of sports, Khosrowshahi assimilated — ultimately launching a business career. During a visit to Stanford Graduate School of Business, he talked about how he cultivated mentors and how he is approaching diversity and inclusion at Uber.

Dara Khosrowshahi

Stanford GSB’s View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series. It launched in 1978 and is supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund. During student-led interviews and before a live audience, leaders from around the world share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.

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