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Stanford Professional Women - Bay Area

  • Official Group

    Contacts: Ellen Brigham (send message)

    Region: CA - Bay Area Peninsula
    Members: 655 Member(s)

    Looking to network with other interesting women, expand your professional horizons and reconnect with Stanford? Stanford Professional Women brings together the Stanford-affiliated women of the Bay Area for both professional and personal development. Join us at our next executive speaker, networking, or social event to learn, enjoy and be inspired!

Join Stanford Professional Women!

Join our group: SPW is free to join for 2017-18!  Sign up here (login required):

More info: To learn more about us, go to our website:

When you join SPW, you'll receive about one email a month with info on our events.  Our events are between September and May, roughly mirroring the academic calendar.


Upcoming Events:

- March 13, 2018: Alison Carpenter Davis - Letters Home from Stanford @ Vino Locale - sign up here
- April 8, 2018: Springtime Dim Sum @ Taipan - sign up here
- April 26, 2018: High-Tech Happy Hour @ Devil's Canyon Brewery (co-sponsored event) - sign up here

- May 8, 2018: The Color Purple @ Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco (co-sponsored event) - sign up here

Past Events:

- February 22, 2018: Prof. Dan Klein - Improvisation Workshop: Cultivating a Mindset for Creativity, Agility and Resourcefulness 

September 26: Prof. Bill Abrams - What is Courage and What Does It Mean for Our Everyday Lives? 
October 19: Nita Singh Kaushal - Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact
October 25: Prof. Robert Sapolsky - The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (SF)
November 8: Prof. Jennifer Aaker - Rethinking Happiness
- December 3: SPW Holiday Tea

- October 6: Starting and Running Your Own Business:  A Winemaker's Journey with Susan Sokol Blosser.  

- November 10: Prof. Tina Seelig: "Innovation Is Not Brain Surgery"
- December 3: Holiday Tea at the Rotunda Neiman Marcus San Francisco
- January 25: Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Exec. Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford "The Language of Leadership" 
- February 7: SPW Peninsula  Meet Up at Jack's Bar and Restaurant in San Mateo
- April 20:  High-Tech Happy Hour @ Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company


Interested in volunteering for a committee or joining our board?  Email Barbara Levenson for more information at

SPW Board of Directors

President: Ellen Brigham 
Treasurer: Sandy McNabb
Membership: Lorianna Kastrop
Communications Co-Chairs: Lisa Falkson and Ming Zhu
Programs: Maureen Dollente
At-Large Director: Mae Tai O'Malley
President Emerita: Connie Lin

Committee Volunteers:
Lorraine Fox - Membership

Barbara Levenson - Recruiting / Membership

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