Business Matters March 2019

Stanford Business Matters
Arbuckle Award Dinner, Alumni Entrepreneurship Livestream, Return to Work Conference
MARCH 2019
Stanford Business Matters
News and perspectives from the GSB community around the world
From the Dean  
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the achievements of women going back to the early days of Stanford GSB. I hope you will read these compelling accounts of the power, prowess, and perspectives of women who have completed their studies with us. We are so proud that the management education programs at Stanford GSB continue to catapult alumnae of all backgrounds and experiences into positions of influence in communities across the globe.
Jonathan Levin
Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean
Stanford Graduate School of Business
StorY of Impact
Women at Stanford GSB
Women’s History Month: Looking Back and Forging Ahead
Stanford GSB spotlights a few women leaders from our growing global community.
Alumni Town Square
Alumni Events
ABSA Gala: A Celebration of Asian Diversity APRIL 6 | On Campus
The Asia Business Student Association will host its annual gala with dinner, dancing, and discussion. Come hear a distinguished panel, including Hans Tung (Managing Partner, GGV Capital) and Patrick Lee (Founder, Rotten Tomatoes), speak on their personal journeys, diversity in their respective industries, and breaking new ground through their work.
Aerospace Business Conference April 24 | On Campus
Join us for a conversation about how technology and business model innovations are transforming commercial aviation and space travel with leaders from all corners of the industry.
Arbuckle Award Dinner April 29 | On Campus
Laurene Powell Jobs, MBA ’91, will receive the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award. Named in honor of the late GSB dean, this award recognizes excellence in the field of management leadership.
Black Business Student Association Conference & Gala May 10 | On Campus
The theme of this year’s event is Access Granted: Building Excellence for the Future. Panel titles include The Founder’s Playbook: Creating Your Own Lane, Closing the Wealth Gap: Today & Beyond, AI & Race: Identifying and Disrupting Bias, and Black Women in Leadership: Moving from Challenge to Change.
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Lifelong Learning
A Century of Prosperity: A Review of the Standard of Living, 1919 vs. 2019 Live Webcast | April 18
George Shultz, professor emeritus, joins a panel of Stanford experts in discussing dramatic changes in the standard of living in the United States in the past century.
A Conversation on Alumni and Entrepreneurship Live Webcast | May 3
Professor Irv Grousebeck and Lecturer Jim Ellis, MBA ’93, sit down with Dean Levin to discuss the entrepreneurial spirit of the GSB and its alumni.
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Career Resources
Not Retiring in Retirement: Creating Meaning, Purpose, and Impact Free Webinar | April 24
Are you starting to think about life after full-time employment? This webinar will provide new ways to think about the decisions you’ll be facing, and how to create answers that are right for you now and in the long term.
iRelaunch Return to Work Conference On Campus | May 7
This one-day event at Stanford offers tools and strategies to return to work after a career break, plus connections with employers seeking to hire returners.
Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact On Campus | August 25-30
Learn about AI technologies and real-world applications, utilize design thinking to develop ideas for implementing AI in your own business, and discover strategies and frameworks to gain a competitive edge. No technical expertise required.
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Giving Back
Volunteer with Beyond the Farm
Beyond the Farm seeks to extend Stanford’s spirit of service to communities around the world through the volunteer efforts of alumni, family, and friends. Browse available projects and lend your voice to this global day of service.
Offer Words of Wisdom to 2019 Grads
What words of advice can you offer the class of 2019 as they embark on the next phase of their lives? Share your words of wisdom for the new graduates and we will share samples on our social media channels.
New York Times
A Seat at the Table 
Katherine W. Phillips, PhD ’99 and professor of organizational management at Columbia University, and Shelley Correll, professor of sociology and professor by courtesy at Stanford GSB, discuss the continuing barriers that women face in the workplace.
Thrive Global
“Create Your Own Chance at Bat” 
Tatiana Mejia, MBA ’08, is the Head of AI Product Marketing & Strategy at Adobe.
Northwest Asian Weekly
Learning to Lead with Purpose and Intention
Deborah Kang Gentzen, MBA ’95 and chief strategy officer of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, offers her perspective on the changing norms for women in the workplace and the important role of mentoring.
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Voices of Stanford GSB
JoAnn Morgan | Photo: Kay Bjork

“The professors forced you to make decisions. You’d have to stand up and present your work. It broke me out of the mold of my upbringing.”

– JoAnn Morgan, Sloan ’77

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