Accelerate the Next Stage of Your Success

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
8:15am – 4:00pm
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Accelerate the Next Stage of Your Success

A one-day professional development program for female leaders. The theme for the day is: “Defining Your Leadership Style. Refining Your Purpose.”
On Campus|
Stanford, CA
female leaders in an executive education course


Time Session
8:15 – 9:00am

Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:30am


9:30 – 10:30am

Morning Session I

Melissa Jones Briggs
Lecturer in Organizational Behavior

Melissa Jones Briggs elevates leaders by combining research from the fields of social science and the practical application of performance techniques. She designs, directs and deploys global leadership and inclusion programs; these initiatives help people, teams, and organizations navigate power dynamics in the workplace, through practical coaching and advising, backed up by ever-evolving data.

10:30 – 11:30am


11:00 – 11:45am

Networking Activity

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 2:00pm

Afternoon Session I

Neil Malhotra
The Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy

Neil Malhotra is the Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Political Science. He serves as the Louise and Claude N. Rosenberg, Jr. Co-Director of the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford GSB. He has authored over 60 articles on numerous topics including American politics, political behavior, and survey methodology.

2:00 – 2:20pm


2:20 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Session II

Brian Lowery
The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods. Professor Lowery works to change the way people interact with each other in the world. At Stanford GSB, he is currently driving an initiative to shape enlightened and purposeful leaders for a diverse society, and in so doing, to define the meaning and nature of leadership itself.

3:30 – 4:00pm

Wrap Up