Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research has been named the “founding educational partner” of Lean In, a new nonprofit championed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that aims to create a global support system committed to encouraging women to pursue and fulfill their ambitions.
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Sheryl Sandberg spoke at Stanford as the 2013 Jing Lyman Lecturer, discussing her new book and philanthropic enterprise, “Lean In.” The book focuses on the absence of leadership roles held by women around the world in fields ranging from business to government, and offers solutions to this lack of gender parity.
Speaking to a predominantly female audience Thursday night at Cemex Auditorium, best-selling author Marianne Williamson proposed that the only way society can change its course from inevitable doom is to employ love as an agent of social transformation.
No financial compensation is enough to make up for the potential long-term health consequences of egg donation, argued Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to women’s health education, at a Tuesday event exploring the controversial topic.
Many doctors who leave Stanford are moving to comparable institutions and not to community clinics or purely research-oriented careers, according to a study by the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. The study, conducted by surgery professor and Clayman research fellow Sherry Wren, was prompted in part by the fact that many physician scientists had left Stanford.