Each year, Stanford MBA students initiate and lead large-scale events that enhance the academic experience and build community within the MBA Program and throughout the extended Stanford GSB network.
Asia Business Student Association Gala
In 2020, the Asian Business Student Association (ABSA) at Stanford GSB hosted its inaugural gala. The event celebrated the diversity of the greater Asian community and encouraged leadership in business with both Asian and non-Asian peers and alumni.
Black Business Student Association Gala
The Black Business Student Association organizes an annual gala where the Tapestry Award is given to an alumnus or alumna who has shown inspirational leadership, intellectual excellence, and service to others through his or her professional and personal life. BBSA works closely with the GSB Black Alumni Chapter to serve as a support network for Black MBA, MSx, and PhD students at Stanford GSB.
Hispanic Business Student Association’s Latino Leadership Banquet
The Hispanic Business Student Association hosts an annual banquet to celebrate the history and presence of the Latino community at Stanford GSB. This special occasion brings alumni — especially members of La Comunidad de Stanford GSB — together with current students in order to foster personal bonds critical to the success of our community. Additionally, the Jerry I. Porras Latino Leadership Award is given to a Stanford GSB alumnus who has made a significant contribution to the business and Latino communities, and to honor and encourage leadership in business as well as in the great Latino community.
Military Service Appreciation Dinner
Hosted by the Stanford GSB Veterans Club, the Military Service Appreciation Dinner unites the Stanford community and honors the outstanding contributions, courage, and commitment of past and present service members around the world. Each year, the Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award is given in recognition of a person who has served in the military, has an extraordinary track record of leadership, and is an example of outstanding achievement in business or business education. All alumni who are either U.S. and international military veterans are invited to join the GSB Military Veterans online group.
Women in Management Banquet
The Women in Management Club organizes an annual banquet to celebrate and honor the contributions women have made to the culture of Stanford GSB. This unique event brings together the entire Women in Management community, including WIM members, their male colleagues, alumni, faculty, friends, and other members of the extended Stanford GSB community. The event features an outstanding female keynote speaker who is a leader in management.