Enthoven recognized for 5 years work at Stanford

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Enthoven recognized for 5 years work at Stanford

by Clayman staff on Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:23am

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Clipboard in hand, Clayman Institute Program Manager Ann Enthoven stood on stage above ushers, security, IT specialists, and university communicators. The event team members were all looking up at her.

It was spring 2012, the day before Gloria Steinem would stand on the same stage to give the second annual Jing Lyman Lecture and the event-producer extraordinaire was coordinating the upcoming event.

“That moment she claimed the stage and completed preparations for one of the most engaging and successful events we sponsored on campus,” said Clayman Institute Executive Director Lori Nishiura Mackenzie. "Ann stands a head above most folks — even in real life — and also in her commitment to managing events that rock the community."

Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences recently recognized Enthoven for five years of employment at the university. Though this year marked five consecutive years as a Stanford employee, the roots of Enthoven's service to the university run deep.

Originally from West Virginia, Enthoven came to Stanford for her undergraduate studies and to play basketball. Dedicated to both athletics and the Stanford community, she’s worked at various campus units including the Office of the President and athletic department. About four years ago, Mackenzie hired Enthoven as program manager and she’s been an integral part of the Clayman Institute ever since. At the institute Ann is responsible for events, outreach, development, as well as building management of Serra House and overseeing student workers.

“I’ve enjoyed watching the student workers come in and grow into their roles,” Enthoven said. More generally, she’s loved working aside the rest of the Clayman staff to grow the institute. It's been rewarding to help the Institute increase its visibility on campus and through outreach to the broader community, she added.

Her proudest accomplishment on the job? Launching the Jing Lyman Lecture series. Three years ago, the Clayman Institute invited Katha Pollit to campus. The next year, Enthoven helped bring attendance from about 350 people to 700 attendees for Gloria Steinem. This year Sheryl Sandberg gave the Jing Lyman Lecture.

Enthoven has big plans for the upcoming five years: She would like to boost the institute’s student worker program, possibly implementing a competitive summer internship to work on the Voice & Influence program video modules. As with all her plans, Enthoven plans to bring her game face to building gender equality. 


image of AnnAnn Enthoven is program manager at the Clayman Institute. She joined the institute in 2009 after working in the Office of the President as Recorder/Liaison for Stanford's NCAA certification. This follows Ann's long-time affiliation with Stanford sports; she formerly served on the board of the Buck-Cardinal club, was an Assistant Coach of the Women's Basketball Team (1995-97), and was tri-captain of the 1992 National Championship team.