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Feb 8 2015
When Myra Strober first joined the Stanford business school faculty in 1972, there were only five women students out of a class of 350. That year, the only students in her class on “Women and Work” were undergraduates. Women at the business school clearly didn’t want to be associated with "women’s...
Jan 29 2015
With the visibility of female leaders such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, we might assume that society is progressing steadily toward gender equality.
Jan 27 2015
If you search Google for images of famous entrepreneurs, you will immediately see some familiar faces such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. But to see an entrepreneur who is a woman — such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart or Mary Kay Ash—you will have to scroll further down. This search...
Jan 12 2015
Motivational quotes and popular proverbs remind us of how important persistence, determination, and personal attitude are for achieving one’s goals. In so many aspects of our lives, from education to sports, to careers and even personal relationships, how an individual perceives their own success...
Jan 12 2015
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to be admitted into a medical school in the United States. The year was 1847, over 80 years after the first U.S. medical school had opened its doors. Since that time, U.S. medical schools have made tremendous progress in the number of female medical students...
Dec 9 2014
We must eliminate the culture of silence on campuses across the nation. On my campus, most students do not have a problem admitting that sexual assault occurs, however, the culture surrounding sexual assault makes it an enigmatic issue where bystanders do not feel empowered to do something. As...
Dec 8 2014
The statistics are alarming for sexual assault on college campuses. The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that nearly one in five women are sexually assaulted in college. And although all assaults should be prosecuted, very few cases are brought to justice.
Dec 5 2014
An engaging live performance can provoke thoughts we would not otherwise have; it may make us feel connected to others — or isolated— or invite us to rethink our past experiences. It can shine a light on injustices or inadequacies in our society and inspire the audience to reflect internally and...
Dec 5 2014
At the Clayman Institute’s Autumn Artists’ Salon lecture on October 20th, poet and Stanford English Professor Kenneth Fields shared his poems, his life experiences, and his characteristic dry wit during his talk named, “The Poet as Two Poets”. From his writing method to his career path, Professor...
Nov 17 2014
On November 6, 2014, we united faculty, staff, scholars, advisors, students and community members who have been long-time supporters of the Clayman Institute at Stanford University over the past four decades. Addressing the crowd of over one hundred guests, Clayman leaders from past and present...


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