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Stanford Professional Women - Bay Area

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    Contacts: Ellen Brigham (send message)

    Region: CA - Bay Area Peninsula
    Members: 823 Member(s)

    Looking to network, expand your professional horizons and reconnect with Stanford? Stanford Professional Women brings together the Stanford-affiliated women of the Bay Area and those interested in supporting 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!

Membership is open to all Stanford alumni, spouses or significant others of alumni, Stanford students or parents of students or alumni, regardless of gender.

Join our group: SPW is free to join for 2019-20!  Sign up here (login required):

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

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


Upcoming Events:

- January 27, 2021: Virtual Tour of the Anderson Collection

Past Events:
- October 15, 2020 Video Confidence for Business
September 16, 2020: Virtual Tour of the Anderson Collection
- December 7, 2019: SPW Holiday Tea
- November 14, 2019: Jeffrey Hancock

- April 13, 2019: Springtime Dim Sum @ Tai Pan

- March 7, 2019: Stanford Night at the de Young Museum

- January 9, 2019: Shelley Correll - Gender in the Workplace
- December 2, 2018: SPW Holiday Tea @Lisa's Tea Treasures

- November 14, 2018: Leah Weiss - Resilience and Compassion at Work

- May 8, 2018: The Color Purple @ Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco
- April 26, 2018: High-Tech Happy Hour @ Devil's Canyon Brewery

- April 8, 2018: Springtime Dim Sum @ Taipan
- March 13, 2018: Alison Carpenter Davis - Letters Home from Stanford @ Vino Locale
- February 22, 2018: Prof. Dan Klein - Improvisation Workshop: Cultivating a Mindset for Creativity, Agility and Resourcefulness 
- November 8, 2017: Prof. Jennifer Aaker - Rethinking Happiness
- October 25, 2017: Prof. Robert Sapolsky - The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (SF)
- October 19, 2017: Nita Singh Kaushal - Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact
- September 26, 2017: Prof. Bill Abrams - What is Courage and What Does It Mean for Our Everyday Lives? 

- April 20, 2017:  High-Tech Happy Hour @ Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company
- February 7, 2017: SPW Peninsula  Meet Up at Jack's Bar and Restaurant in San Mateo
- January 25, 2017: Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Exec. Director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford "The Language of Leadership" 
- December 3, 2016: Holiday Tea at the Rotunda Neiman Marcus San Francisco
- November 10, 2016: Prof. Tina Seelig: "Innovation Is Not Brain Surgery" 
- October 6, 2016: Starting and Running Your Own Business:  A Winemaker's Journey with Susan Sokol Blosser.  


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

SPW Board of Directors

President: Ellen Brigham 
Secretary: Ming Zhu
Treasurer: Sandy McNabb
Communications: Lisa Falkson
Programs: Maureen Dollente
Membership: Jacqueline Dory Prescott
At-Large Director: Mae Tai O'Malley
President Emerita: Connie Lin

Committee Volunteers:
Lorraine Fox - Membership

Barbara Levenson - Recruiting / Membership
Kalpana Kumar-Partnerships

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