Both mother and daughter moved to the U.S. from Britain to pursue educational and career opportunities. They co-founded the Yasmin Leadership Academy, which provides career coaching and scholarships to young women.
Although DCI fellows attend lectures alongside younger students, they do not usually write papers, take exams or attend section meetings, and they do not receive grades for their coursework.
The Distinguished Careers Institute is entering phase two, where it examines how to expand the program to other higher learning institutions.
Pritzker described her own “life journey” and discussed the future of the economy and the workforce in the face of historic demographic shifts.
Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI) is a new program that guides successful professionals, called fellows, who are ready to transition into careers that generate greater social impact. The fellows, most in their 50s and 60s, include a retired partner of Goldman Sachs, an author of over 70 children’s books, and Apple’s eighth employee.