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GSB Women’s Circles

Women’s Circles are small groups of GSB alumnae who gather monthly to talk about their lives. As one of the fastest-growing alumni groups with over 1,085 members, circles create meaningful relationships by connecting with and supporting each other — both personally and professionally — so that each woman can thrive, however, she defines it.

Each Women’s Circle is not a networking group 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 Circle by the Numbers

What Are Women’s Circles?
What Are Women’s Circles?
Hear from GSB alumnae how Women’s Circles work and how they affect alums’ day-to-day lives.

Becoming a Circle Member

GSB Women’s Circles are formed only once a year and are open to all self-identified women who attended Stanford GSB.

Members are asked to commit to at least one year in a circle, to allow time for development of trust and mutual understanding. Circles are composed to promote diversity, across generations, industries, family status, children, and more, to enrich the wisdom and life experience members share with one another.

Regional Circles

In-person Circles (currently virtual until it is safe to meet again) 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.

United States International
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Marin County
  • Napa/Sonoma
  • New York
  • SF East Bay
  • SF Peninsula
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC
  • London
  • Mexico City
  • Nairobi
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore


Virtual Circles

Virtual-only Circles are expanding worldwide and will be organized based on time zone and proximity.