Sara Jordan-Bloch, Ph.D., is a sociologist and the Director of Leadership Research and Programs at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She is a core team member of the Voice & Influence program, designed to help men and women be as effective as possible and create workplaces where all people can thrive. Jordan-Bloch also leads the Seeds of Change initiative, which aims to provide young women and girls with frameworks, knowledge, and skills to find and strengthen their own voice and to navigate critical transitions such as starting college and entering the workforce. Jordan-Bloch's scholarly research centers on the intersection of social psychology and education, and current projects include work on: the perception of mattering as a mechanism in teacher-student relationships, the relational context of cohort-based learning, and how gender inequality is experienced and understood during critical transitions for young women. Jordan-Bloch received her B.A. in sociology from Brown University and her PhD in sociology from Stanford University.