Guest Speakers

From renowned entrepreneurs to international corporate leaders, the world’s top business names visit Stanford GSB regularly.

Through lectures, courses taught in partnership with faculty, and a variety of other forums, they provide invaluable real-world insight into critical management issues.

Condoleeza Rice with moderator of VFTT talk

A student-led program that brings respected global business and government leaders to Stanford GSB to share insights on effective leadership.

Recent Speakers

April 21, 2020
Rose Marcario is working to push the business world to stop prioritizing short-term gain over long-term environmental impact.
Close up shot of Rose Marcario sitting and turned toward the camera, smiling and holding up her hands. Credit: Stacy Geiken
April 6, 2020
The celebrity athlete talks family, religion, and vision on and off the court.
Close up shot of Wardell Stephen Curry sitting and holding his hands, looking off camera. Credit: Stacy Geiken
April 1, 2020
Goldman’s top executive riffs on his backstory, priorities, and musical moonlighting as DJ D-Sol.
Stanford GSB student Mike Lewis interviews chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs David Solomon on stage at Stanford GSB. Credit: Kiefer Hickman
February 21, 2020
The Slack and Flickr cofounder shares lessons from entrepreneurship and life.
Stewart Butterfield at the View From The Top speaker series. Credit: Stacy Geiken
January 28, 2020
Ruth Zukerman discusses her path from SoulCycle to Flywheel and how the toughest transitions can lead to the best opportunities.
Ruth Zukerman at the View From the Top speaker series. Credit: Kiefer Hickma
November 26, 2019
Satya Nadella discusses the importance of empathy, culture, and leading by example.
Satya Nadella at the View From the Top speaker series. Credit: Toni Bird