Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie is executive director of Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the co-founder of the university’s Center for Women’s Leadership. Under her leadership, the center launched a corporate affiliates program—a learning community of corporations, government agencies, and thought leaders working together for change. Ms. Mackenzie teaches executive education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has been a speaker at such organizations as the European Central Bank, the Watermark Conference for Women, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Her work has been cited in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and brand eins, among other outlets. Ms. Mackenzie was featured as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2017, was interviewed for the 2018 documentary bias, and was the founding educational partner for the launch of LeanIn.Org. She has 20 years of marketing strategy and business management experience from such companies as Procter & Gamble, Apple, eBay, and PayPal and is a board member for the Women’s Foundation of California. Ms. Mackenzie has a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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