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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — As a youngster, Joanne Pasternack thought she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up — first an Olympic figure skater and then a pediatrician.  Instead, she has ended up in a totally different realm —professional football, where she works as the director of community relations and philanthropy for [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY —The average number of hours worked away from home per week in dual-earner households peaked at 115 in 1999 and has not declined significantly since then. Sociologist Cameron Macdonald, during a recent talk at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research,  addressed  the complex ways in which gender, race, and class coalesce around [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Some people believe that African American women are doubly oppressed in the workplace, challenged by sexism because they’re female and by racism because they’re black. However, that bleak assessment does not tell the complete story, says Katherine Phillips, PhD ’99, visiting scholar in organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business [...]

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Young Firm Saves Babies’ Lives

STANFORD GRADUATES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Twenty million low-birth weight babies are born each year and four million of them die within their first month of life. But Stanford Graduate School of Business alum Jane Chen, MBA ’08, is seeking to change that statistic one baby step at a time. Chen is cofounder and CEO [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — On the surface, the financial gender gap appears to be closing. Women now earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn, and women under 25 working full-time earn 95% of what their male peers earn. Women make up 47% of the labor force. Despite these encouraging developments, sociologist Mariko Chang uncovered a [...]

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Becoming a fully engaged participant in our democracy requires more than simply pulling oneself up by his or her proverbial bootstraps. Indeed, it requires hard work and the personal fortitude required to delay gratification. But no one succeeds alone. For scholar Cornel West and venture capitalist Miriam Rivera, MBA ’95, it took a lot of [...]

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Leadership. Innovation. Simple solutions. Those are principles instilled in students at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. They are also principles Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA ’84, calls upon to help improve the quality of education for America’s school children. In a heartfelt speech before 350 GSB faculty and alumni on March 2, Chicago businesswoman, civic [...]

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In the business world, women who are aggressive, assertive, and confident but who can turn these traits on and off, depending on the social circumstances, get more promotions than either men or other women, according to a recent study coming out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The research suggests that for women to [...]

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Women earned only 18% of all computer science degrees and made up less than 25% of the workers in engineering- and computer-related fields in 2009. These statistics stand in stark contrast to the gains they have achieved in law, medicine, and other areas of the workforce. While this dearth of women in the science, technology, [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Almost 1 billion people worldwide live without safe drinking water and more than twice that number people don’t have basic hygiene facilities. As a result, 1.8 million children die from diarrhea each year — one of the most pervasive and preventable causes of child mortality. For many households in Tanzania, diarrheal disease [...]

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