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Distinguished Speakers

From renowned entrepreneurs to international corporate leaders, the world’s top business names visit Stanford GSB regularly.

Through lectures, courses taught in partnership with faculty, and a variety of other forums, they provide invaluable real-world insight into critical management issues.

Here are a few of the prominent leaders who have visited Stanford GSB this year.

Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life and Leadership
Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life and Leadership
Oprah shares seminal moments of her career journey and the importance of listening to your instincts.
Al Gore: Leaders Must Supply Vision, Values & Goals
Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to students about leadership, solutions for the climate crisis, and sustainable capitalism.
View From The Top: General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal
Stanley McChrystal
The retired four-star U.S. Army general discusses essential aspects of leadership such as trust, purpose, and adaptability.
Michelle Rhee: Lead from the Front
Michelle Rhee
Education activist Michelle Rhee stresses the importance of public education, great teachers, and advocating for kids.
View From The Top: Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express
Ken Chenault
The CEO of American Express discusses his leadership challenges and the reasons for American Express' many successes.