Hear from MBA alumni and learn how the Stanford GSB experience is helping them to make an impact on the world.
I’m a kind of shapeshifter, a business executive with the heart and soul of a journalist.
Our tribe elects me to represent them and it’s deeply gratifying work.
Jennifer Fate Velaise
That’s why I’m still here at 104 — because I’ve been adaptable and optimistic.
If you want to solve a problem, get as close as you can to the people facing that problem and build the solution alongside them.
How can I help make this a reality, where Black women are in positions of power and are able to lift up our communities?
I am focused on authenticity. I want people to be able to bring their full selves to work, whatever their identity is.
Profitability and purposefulness are not separate things. They build on one another.
I wanted to do things that were really purposeful in life, that I felt would make a difference.
Get to know your classmates well — spend time with them — because that network will be really important in your life.
It was only because I was candid about my challenges that I got the opportunity. I learned to just tell it like I see it.
I simply wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t attended Stanford.
BS ’67, MBA ’73
It takes tremendous time and energy and emotional toil to pretend you’re something you’re not.