Michelle is the founder and managing partner of New Amsterdam Partners, an institutional money management firm in New York. She received an undergraduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford and an M.B.A. from Stanford.
Michelle is a member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard Divinity School and the Board President of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She is Chair of the Advisory Council of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, as well as a member of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council. Michelle was the first woman to win the Stanford Graduate School of Business Excellence in Leadership award, in 2008, and was also recognized with a 2010 National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) “Making a Difference for Women” award. She is a recipient of the Stanford Medal for service to the University and the John Gardner Award for service to the GSB. She is the co-founder of two initiatives at the GSB: the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and the Women’s Circles.
Clayman has held numerous volunteer and leadership positions at Stanford and beyond. In addition to chairing the Clayman Institute’s Advisory Council, she has served on the GSB Dean’s Advisory Council and the Humanities & Sciences Council. Outside Stanford, she serves on the boards of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, and the Harvard Divinity School. She is also a member of Women Moving Millions.