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5 May 2008

Got XX chromosomes? We have a conference for you!

I am a GSB alumna who works in admissions with Derrick, Rita, and the rest of the team.

In addition to reading your amazing applications, we're always looking for new ways to reach prospective applicants and let them know about our program.

Because attracting more women to the Stanford GSB has been a longstanding goal, we decided to launch a conference oriented to prospective women applicants.

MBA Admissions would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, May 17 for XX Factor: WOMEN+LEADERSHIP, and revel in a day of information and interaction.

After breakfast and a keynote address from alumna Trae Vassallo, MBA 2000, (she began her career as an engineer working for IDEO and ran a successful startup before becoming a venture capital partner), we will meet with recent alumnae and current students, engage in class simulations with GSB professors, and learn about admissions, financial aid, and career opportunities. There is no charge for this full day event.

XX Factor will focus on the value of the business school experience and the options available to women who have the MBA degree.

Whatever your background, whatever your dreams, the Stanford GSB will help you achieve your highest aspirations.

Yes, there are still a few glass ceilings out there, but the MBA education will equip you with the tools to break through those barriers and start to change the world.

Get more information and register for the conference at
And if you have any questions, email us at

See you there,
JoAnne Goldberg

12 May 2008

Announcing new club to promote Middle East and North Africa

We are excited to share with you that a group of first year Middle Eastern students have joined forces to establish the Middle East and North Africa Club (MENA) at the GSB.

Given the role the MENA region is playing in today's business environment, we felt the need to build bridges between the GSB and this region.

Accordingly, with the support of the GSB, we established MENA in January 2008 with the purpose of promoting the Middle East at the GSB through speakers and recruiting events, and promoting the GSB in the Middle East through admission and alumni events.

We welcome the Class of 2010 and the Middle Eastern admits in particular.

If you are a Middle Eastern admit or prospective student, we encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the GSB.

-- Marwan Bejjani, MBA Class of 2009
GSB Middle East and North Africa Club Leaders