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Stanford Professional Women - Bay Area

  • Official Group

    Contacts: Ellen Brigham (send message)

    Region: CA - Bay Area Peninsula
    Members: 702 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 2018-19!  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:

October 17, 2018: Margaret Ann Neale - sign up here.
November 14, 2018: Leah Weiss - Resilience and Compassion at Work - sign up here.
December 2, 2018: SPW Holiday Tea @ Lisa's Tea Treasures - sign up here.
January 9, 2019: Shelley Correll

Past Events:

- 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
At-Large Director: Mae Tai O'Malley
President Emerita: Connie Lin

Committee Volunteers:
Lorraine Fox - Membership

Barbara Levenson - Recruiting / Membership

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Upcoming Events

Leah Weiss: Resilience and Compassion at Work

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Vino Locale, Palo Alto CA 94301 | Map address
Organizer: Stanford Professional Women - Bay Area

SPW Holiday Tea

Sunday, December 02, 2018 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Lisa's Tea Treasures, Los Altos CA 94022 | Map address
Organizer: Stanford Professional Women - Bay Area

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