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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Deborah Gruenfeld of the Stanford Graduate School of Business had some sobering news to share with a group of high-level women executives and entrepreneurs. “When it comes to leadership,” Gruenfeld told the group, “there are very few differences in what men and women actually do and how they behave.  But there are [...]

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Prescription drug use is on the rise in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data collected through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed nearly half of Americans swallowed at least one prescription drug per month in 2007-2008, a 10 percent increase over [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — In India, desperately poor women pick through trash with their bare hands to support large families on less than a dollar a day. The victims of extreme social discrimination and seclusion, they are also exposed to severe health hazards. In working to aid such women during the tsunami of [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – In 2005, Jessica Jackley and cofounder Matt Flannery had started San Francisco-based Kiva.  The organization was born because during a three-month work assignment in East Africa, Jackley had met Ugandan entrepreneurs and wanted to share their inspirational stories with friends and family. Flannery and Jackley launched Kiva, the world’s [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Female students make up 20 percent of engineering undergraduates, but 55 percent of all undergraduates. According to the National Science Foundation, women occupy 11 percent of jobs in engineering fields but comprise 46 percent of the total workforce. And in academia, a recent study found women in the top electrical engineering departments [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —Zoe Cruz, once one of the most powerful and highly paid women on Wall Street before her sudden ouster from investment bank Morgan Stanley in 2007, has a whole new agenda these days. Following two years on hiatus from the business world, Cruz has resumed her pursuit of finance by establishing [...]

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The best way to sell technology to women? Do not simply turn products “pink” advises Dr. Martina Schraudner, a visiting scholar at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and professor for Gender and Diversity of Organizations at the Technical University of Berlin. Schraudner can list a variety of pink flops, such as the mobile phone [...]

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From the Stanford Social Innovation Review   In 2000, while working for a national refugee resettlement organization in New York City, Jane Leu decided that the federally funded system of matching immigrants to careers was a failure. ‘We didn’t have an incentive to focus on [the] quality” of the placements, she remembers of her six years [...]

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Joanne Weiss’ career demonstrates that social innovations are often created and driven by people who reach across the nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors. Weiss started her career by co-founding and leading several for-profit companies, and then joined the nonprofit NewSchools Venture Fund, which for the last 12 years has funded nonprofit and for-profit educational reform [...]

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Twenty years have passed since the Berlin Wall fell and Angela Merkel – then a budding politician who grew up in communist East Germany – first saw the potential and promise of a free world.  Now the chancellor of Germany, Merkel says freedom can only flourish with international cooperation aimed at making the world safer, [...]

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