Changemakers

Changemakers is an ongoing video series featuring Stanford GSB alumni who are striving to change lives, organizations, and the world.

Hear from early founders who met at business school and experienced leaders who are finding new ways to make a difference.

Changemakers Videos

School Story & News Search
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.
June 08, 2023
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Changemakers: Making Lives Brighter

Using renewable energy to bring electricity to millions of people
Video still showing Ned Tozun.
May 17, 2023
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Changemaker: Planting Seeds to Grow Women-Led Businesses

Two investors improve the VC landscape with their fund, providing early-stage funding to women entrepreneurs and CEOS.
Video stills of Sylvia Kuyel and Allison Stoloff from the Fund XX video.
March 21, 2023
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Changemaker: Improving Hiring to Keep Pace with Remote Work

“It’s been the journey of a lifetime to build something with my sister.”
a video still of Maite Diez-Canedo and Itziar Diez-Canedo working together.
February 16, 2023
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Changemaker: Text-Based Coaching for Teens

An alumna’s company meets adolescents where they are with the mental health support they need.
Ashley Edwards of MindRight, sitting at a laptop in a bright room, looking off the camera with a thoughtful expression.
January 24, 2023
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Changemaker: Reducing Emissions, Fighting Climate Change

“Our mission is to drive massive action across whole portfolios of buildings all over the world.”
Brenden Millstein smiling and looking off camera.
November 17, 2022
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Changemaker: A Blueprint for Helping a Billion People

Reaction aims to help entrepreneurs fund global-scale solutions.
Babu Sivadasan smiling and looking off camera on a sunny day on Stanford GSB campus.
October 25, 2022
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Changemaker: A Wine Startup With a Can-Do Attitude

Looking beyond bottles to make wine more accessible and sustainable.
Maker Wine co-founders Sarah Hoffman, Kendra Kawala, and Zoe Victor raise a toast. Sam Shimizu-Jones
October 05, 2022
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Changemaker: Finding Strength in a Team

An alumna’s journey from B-school to Wall Street; from brain surgery to the C-suite.
Carrie SiuButt standing outside on a track, wearing a red blazer and looking off into the distance. Sam Shimizu-Jones
September 09, 2022
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Changemaker: Helping Older Americans Navigate Healthcare

After meeting at Admit Weekend, two MBAs found a common passion and started a healthcare business for seniors.
Sarah Jacobson and Tori Seidenstein standing on the balcony of Bass Library at Stanford GSB, looking out over Stanford campus and smiling. Sam Shimizu-Jones
August 19, 2022
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Changemaker: Helping One Million People Out of Poverty

A nonprofit created by GSB alumni at their 25th reunion is still working to alleviate global poverty.
Changemaker: Carol Head
July 29, 2022
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Changemaker: Entrepreneurship Takes Flight

A drone company takes off from the intersection of business, technology, and creativity.
Changemaker: Nils Thorjussen
April 11, 2022
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Changemaker: Design as a Lifestyle, Design as a Doorway

How inspiration and insight converge on the path to great products.
Close-up portrait of Jason Mayden. | Kelsey Doyle