Women’s Circles are small groups of GSB alumni who gather monthly in the interest of connecting, reflecting, supporting, and inspiring one another to live our best lives. As one of the fastest-growing alumni programs with over 1,000 members, each circle creates meaningful relationships by connecting with and supporting each other — both personally and professionally — so that each of us can thrive, however, she defines it.
Women’s Circles are not networking groups but a place to find deep connections across diverse experiences and perspectives. Diversity — across generations, work experiences, family choices, ethnicities, and cultures, amongst other facets — and creating a safe and inclusive environment have been core organizing principles from the beginning.
Women’s Circles by the Numbers
Becoming a Circle Member
GSB Women’s Circles are formed only once a year and are open to all Stanford GSB alumni. Members are asked to commit to at least one year in a circle, to allow time for development of trust and mutual understanding.
Membership in each circle is carefully crafted by the Regional Leadership Board to ensure diversity across many spectrums — generation, ethnicity, work status, industry, relationship status, family situation, and more. This diversity enhances the value of the relationships which develop within a circle. Diversity also enriches the support members provide one another.
In-person circles are organized in 19 geographic regions in the U.S. and internationally. If you are interested in bringing in-person GSB Women’s Circles to your location, submit an interest form.
Virtual-only circles are expanding worldwide and will be organized based on time zone and proximity.