Stanford GSB remains proud of its historical and continuing education and support of professional women.
Since the school graduated its first females in 1930, we have remained dedicated to supporting our alumnae through their many different career paths and life transitions.
The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), founded in 2006, was created as a means of enabling female Stanford GSB alumnae to help one another achieve their full potential. WIN was created to serve Stanford GSB women at all stages of their career — whether you are just starting out or very senior in your organization.
We all have knowledge and connections to inspire and support one another, and with the added assistance of the school, there is a wide range of valuable resources available to our vibrant community of over 4,500 alumnae.
WIN’s efforts, as coordinated through the Stanford GSB Women Advisory Committee, have focused on:
- Admission - Increasing the pool of talented women interested in attending business school and making Stanford Graduate School of Business their first choice.
- Stanford GSB Student Life - Improving Stanford GSB students’ awareness of career issues and how to address these issues working with the student leadership of Women in Management (WIM).
- Industry Networking - Connecting Stanford GSB alumnae working in targeted industries, as well as female students interested in those particular career paths.
- Networking and Transitions - Providing forums for alumnae to develop relationships, share expertise, and support each other through life and career transitions.
- Women’s Events - Engaging alumnae in the life of the school by hosting women’s conferences containing both education and networking components.