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June 19, 2024
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Habitat CEO to Stanford GSB Graduates: “Values Are the Foundation”

Jonathan Reckford, in commencement address, offers insights about weathering “storms” of life
June 07, 2024
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Fellowship Program Celebrates 15 Years of Promoting Social Innovation

Stanford Impact Founder Fellows reflect on social and environmental ventures
May 13, 2024
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Changemakers: Teaching Young People a Recipe for Success in the Restaurant Industry

This founder’s culinary nonprofit aims to help struggling young people find their footing personally and professionally.
May 02, 2024
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Room to Grow: The Cannabis Industry Can’t Wait to Go Mainstream

No longer illicit, but not fully legit, the market for legal marijuana is anticipating big changes — soon?
April 26, 2024
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Maker: United Record Pressing

On the record with Mark Michaels, head of North America’s biggest maker of vinyl LPs.
April 25, 2024
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Phil Knight Honored with Uncommon Citizen Award

A dedicated philanthropist and Stanford GSB alum, Knight has provided game-changing support for schools and initiatives across campus.
April 23, 2024
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Alyssa Rapp, MBA ’05: What Matters to Me Now and Why

“The people with whom you partner personally and professionally punctuate every step of the journey.”
an illustration of a woman meditating while balanced atop a teetering tower of books, files, and a crib.
April 23, 2024
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Catalyst: Too many students are missing school. This company hopes to fix that.

For EveryDay Labs, success is making sure students show up for class.
April 23, 2024
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Hard Lesson: A Friend’s Insight Changed My Life

An overdue diagnosis helped Ronan McGovern, MS ’96, understand himself — and his purpose.
April 22, 2024
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Business, Government, and Society Forum Looks at New Demands on Leadership

Event highlights importance of business and government collaboration to solve contemporary problems
April 15, 2024
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Erin Nixon Joins Stanford GSB as Assistant Dean of Admissions

Nixon brings “rare combination of talents” and broad international experience.
April 08, 2024
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Nia Rose Froome, MBA ’23: Making Local, Fresh Food Available for All

Stanford Impact Founder Fellow plans to remove food barriers for low-income communities.
March 27, 2024
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Habitat For Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford Will Give Commencement Address

Housing nonprofit has had transformational growth under Reckford’s leadership.
Jonathan T.M. Reckford
March 25, 2024
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Stanford GSB Professor Jennifer Aaker Wins 2024 Converse Award

Annual award honors exceptional scholarship in the field of marketing
February 28, 2024
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Changemakers: Expanding Access to Healthcare After Prison

People who have spent time in jail or prison often can’t get quality, affordable medical care. Two Stanford GSB grads are working to fix that.
December 07, 2023
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Changemakers: Diversifying Broadway’s Investor Pool

This entertainment veteran is extending the journey for the legendary Soul Train brand. Next stop: Broadway.
October 23, 2023
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How “Ecopreneurs” Spent Their Summer of Sustainability

Students in the new Stanford Ecopreneurship program spanned the globe to help build climate-focused ventures.
Clockwise from top left: Alex Vovk, Bharti Singhla, Ignacio Sabate, Thilo Braun, Meghan Wood, Shiro Wachira.
October 20, 2023
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Maker: The “Soul Train” Musical

Producer Richard Gay says keeping a Broadway-bound musical on track is a team effort.
October 19, 2023
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Chief Sustainability Officers Are in It for the Long Haul

Executives focused on sustainability and impact talk about their expanding roles and how collaboration drives their work.
October 13, 2023
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Hard Lesson: Learning to Embrace Personal Growth

After trying to help the world’s most vulnerable babies, Jane Chen, MBA ’08, needed to heal her own wounds.
Portrait of Jane Chen. Credit: Meagan Suzuki
September 29, 2023
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Everett Harper, MBA ’99: What Matters to Me Now and Why

“There’s hardly a more complex system than a system of humans.”
July 27, 2023
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Justin Ziegler, MBA ’23: Aiding Global Development via Cross-Border Transactions

Stanford Impact Founder Fellow aims to supply African businesses with an affordable payment network.
Justin Ziegler, MBA ’23
July 11, 2023
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Where There’s No Will, This Company Provides a Way

Two MBA alumni find a new way to encourage charitable giving.
Portrait of Patrick Schmitt and Jenny Xia Spradling sitting next to each other outside, smiling at the camera.
June 21, 2023
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Optimism Is the Theme at Stanford GSB Commencement

Business leader Henry Fernandez lauds the power of “unshakable belief in the future.”
GSB students in procession at graduation in June 2023. Credit: Best Grads