View From The Top


Be Inspired.

Supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund, View From The Top, the Dean’s premier speaker series, brings well-respected leaders from a variety of business, government and social sectors, and from around the world to share their personal reflections and insights on effective leadership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business community. Speakers typically discuss their personal core values, share their lessons learned and their recipe for effective leadership, including reflection on career and life choices. 

April 8, 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Anne Sweeney
President, Disney-ABC Television Group

April 24, Noon to 1:00 PM
Ajay Banga
CEO, MasterCard 

May 13, Noon to 1:00 PM
Mindy Grossman
CEO, Home Shopping Network

May 19, Noon to 1:00 PM
Ron Johnson
Former CEO, JCPenney, Former SVP Retail, Apple

Event Information

Dates: various dates throughout the academic year
Time: noon-1:00 p.m. (unless indicated)
Location: CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center (unless indicated)
Admission: Free and open to the Stanford community, no tickets required unless specified 
Questions: Contact 

Past Speakers






Recent videos


Contact: If your organization's most senior-level leader would like to participate in the series, please contact Lynn Santopietro.

Pictured above (left to right): Ken Mehlman, Meg Whitman, Carlos Guitterez, Jack Welch, Anne Mulcahy, and Al Gore.