Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021
1:30pm – 3:00pm
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Webinar: Are You Ready to Be a Thought Leader?

Denise Brosseau, MBA ’93 will share the mindset and skill set that makes a thought leader.
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Do you hope to build lasting change and leave a legacy that matters? Perhaps you can achieve that by becoming a thought leader. Thought leaders are recognized for their ideas and their contributions to the world. They share their expertise and engage a community of followers — while enhancing their own reputation in their fields.

In this session, Denise Brosseau, MBA ’93 will share the mindset and skill set that makes a thought leader, including:

  • The typical journey from leader to thought leader
  • Tools and strategies to position yourself as a thought leader and scale your ideas to reach the widest possible audience — online and off
  • How thought leadership can be deployed as a tool for your own career advancement
  • Actions, activities and attitudes you may already have in place, and next steps to increase your influence and impact this year
  • How to avoid pitfalls along the way

The last 15 minutes of the session will give you the option to get together with fellow alums in small groups to talk through your own progress, goals, and next steps.

Take our pre-session survey to submit questions in advance for this interactive event, let us know if you are open to being highlighted during the presentation, and share where you are on your own thought leadership journey.

Who Should Attend

This session is open to all alumni who would like to extend their influence and impact by building their profile as a thought leader.


Denise Brosseau is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab where she works with executives and entrepreneurs on their journey from leader to thought leader. Denise began her career in the tech industry, received her MBA from Stanford, and cofounded the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (now Watermark) and Springboard Enterprises, the prestigious women’s startup launchpad that has led to over ten billion dollars in funding for Women Entrepreneurs. Denise is the author of the bestseller Ready to Be a Thought Leader? and she co-created and co-taught a popular course on thought leadership at Stanford GSB with JD Schramm.

Fall Reunion Programming

This program is part of Fall Reunion, but is open to alumni from all classes. When you register, select attendance for “GSB Alumni Week Programming (Virtual Events).” In addition to this program, you’ll gain access to all the great virtual programs being held this week.