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A half-day workshop for emerging and established women leaders. Led by Stanford faculty from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Keynote by international leader.


  • Build skills in power dynamics, negotiation, and team building
  • Learn from and interact with a world leader
  • Network with peers from academia, government, private sector and nonprofits


Due to the workshop's interactive nature, attendance is strictly limited to 60. Nominations will be accepted from Steering Committee and others. Emphasis is on international participation. Fellowships may be available for applicants from low- and middle-income countries and underserved settings.

Featured Faculty:

+ Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Lori Nishiura Mackenzieis Executive Director of Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She defines the organization’s strategic direction and engages community members to drive research-based impact. Her work has been published and presentedwidely onthe topics of women’sleadership andcreating effective workplaces. Lori joined the Institute after working in marketing strategy and business management for 20 years at companiessuchas Procter & Gamble, Apple Computer, eBay and PayPal.Lori has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

+ Melissa Jones Briggs

Melissa Jones Briggselevates leaders by combining research from the fields of social science and the practical application of performance techniques. OnFaculty at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, as a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Melissa co-teachesthe renownedActing with Powercoursewith Dr.Deborah Gruenfeld and Dr. Benoît Monin. She has taught at London Business School in the UK, Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland and the United StatesNaval Academy. She designs, directs & deploys global leadership and inclusion programs. Client sectors range from corporate (Intel, Twitter, Cisco, eBay,Ubisoft, Lyft, Mozilla, Dechert LLP), and academic (Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Singularity University,Stanford School of Medicine), to healthcare(Lorraine Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, Rise Up:The Public Health Institute), and nonprofit (Clinton Global Initiative, Watermark, Invoking thePause Foundation, 52nd Street Project, Williamstown Theatre Festival), among others. An honorsgraduate of Wake Forest University, Melissa also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and The Actor’s Center Conservatory in New York.

+ Margaret A. Neale

Margaret A. Nealeis the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She was honored with the Robert T. Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement and has served as the Academic Associate Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Stanford in 1995, she was the Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at Northwestern University and on the faculty of the Eller School of Managementof the University of Arizona. She is the author of over seventy articles, one research series, and four books. Her most recent bookco-authored with Thomas Lys Getting (More of) What You Want was published by Basic Books in July, 2015. She is the faculty director of Negotiation and Influence Strategies, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success, and theExecutive Program for Women Leaders at Stanford.