Join us in the Mindful Leadership Series to converse, connect and network with other leaders in the Booth community across geographies while gaining insights on 'how to fail.'


Online Webinar
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Many business leaders advocate for innovation and creativity, yet live in fear of mistakes, missteps, and disappointments. Nothing noteworthy is achieved while playing it safe.

As a leader or professional, if you are not making mistakes, you are not trying hard enough. Learning from mistakes is a powerful technique for improving in just about any endeavor – Brian Mitchell Former NFL Player.

Are you limiting your growth and impact by avoiding the possibility of failure? Is there a right way to fail? Are there techniques that allow one to embrace the necessary connection between small failures and big successes?

Join us in the second edition of the Mindful Leadership Series to converse, connect and network with other leaders in the Booth community across geographies and cultures while gaining further insights on this subject-matter.


  • Interactive Group Exercises
  • Engaging Alumni Panel Discussions
  • Joint Exploratory session / Q & A


  • Date: Thursday 23rd March 2023
  • Start time: 07:30am CST | 12:30pm GMT | 20:30pm HKT
  • Duration: 90 minutes


No Charge


Register Online

Please register online and you will receive information on how to join the Zoom session via email. Thank you for your interest!

Deadline: 3/22/2023

Speaker Profiles

Sonny Garg (Moderator) '00
Distinguished Executive-in-Residence, Chicago Booth, Executive MBA Program

Sonny Garg is an experienced senior executive and board member, Sonny has over 25-years of experience in strategically examining conventional thinking to transform mature organizations and to create new enterprises within the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Sonny began his career in the policy and public sector, conducting research at Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, and later becoming an Assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and then being appointed a White House Fellow by President Clinton. His next stage was with Exelon Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, leading various departments, including being the President of Exelon Power and later the Chief Information & Innovation Officer, while also serving on the Executive Committee. Sonny's current stage has been with venture-backed and growth companies, including launching and growing the Energy Division at Uptake Technologies. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and has a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.P.P. from Harvard University.

Rene Sonneveld (Speaker) '99
Distinguished Executive-in-Residence, Chicago Booth, Executive MBA Program

René Sonneveld enables organizations and individuals to grow through major change and significant shift by harnessing the power of perspective and emotion. A former Managing Director, CEO, and Chairman of multinational organizations operating on four continents, his coaching track was birthed ten years ago from the pain and challenges he overcame as a corporate executive. He now applies his experience worldwide to help executives build their leadership capacity and translate it into improved performance for their organizations. René is also an assistant instructor of the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance course held at Rutgers University and American University. Further, René works as a mental skills coach with athletes and national sports teams.
René is the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uruguay. He holds an LLM from the University of Amsterdam, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation.

Sarita Singh (Speaker) '07
Chicago Booth Alumna

With more than 20 years of sales, marketing and operations experience across Asia Pacific in the technology space, Sarita Singh is an experienced builder of commercial organizations and high-performance teams, having worked with clients of all sizes across Enterprise, Consumer and Digital Marketing technologies.

In her current role as Stripe's Regional Head & Managing Director, Sarita leads the business across South East Asia, India & Greater China - helping customers succeed and driving market expansion and growth for Stripe.

Stephanie King Chung Hung (Speaker) '09
Chicago Booth Alumna

Presently the Chief Information Officer and Director General, IT Department at Asian Developmental Bank, ADB, Stephanie King-chung Hung has a wealth of experience in the Technology Sector with Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, IBM and thrives working at the forefront of business and digital transformation, providing strategic and technology consultancy to both enterprises and the public sectors to effect innovation and sustainability.

As a strong believer of mentorship and inclusiveness, she actively mentors and coaches executives and teams to foster trust, growth and success. She was the Chairperson for the Women@STEngineering council committee between 2020 to 2022 and was honoured to be the SG 100 IT Women in 2020. She is council member for the CUHK Global Alumni Advisory, Nanyang Technological University NTU Career & Attachment Office Advisory Panel, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Government Affair Advisory.


Gregory French 
Assistant Director, Global Career & Leadership Development