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Creating a Level Playing Field Biographies

Shelley J. Correll

Faculty Director, Co-Founder  and Principal Investigator, Stanford VMWare Women's Leadership Innovation Lab

Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Professor, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Voice & Influence Education Module Presenter

Shelly CorrellShelley Correll is professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Stanford University and Faculty Director, Principal Investigator, and Founder, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the workplace evaluations, pay and job opportunities of mothers. Professor Correll recently led a nationwide, interdisciplinary project on “redesigning work” that evaluates how workplaces structures and practices can reconfigured to be simultaneously more inclusive and more innovative. She is also studying how gender stereotypes and organizational practices affect the entry and retention of women in technical professions and how the growth of the craft beer industry affects the founding and success of women brewers.  She is currently writing a book called Delivering on Diversity: Eliminating Bias and Spurring Innovation. 

Molly Anderson

President, Exponential Talent LLC

Author, The Corporate Lattice

Clayman Institute Advisory Council Member

Education Module Interviewee

Molly AndersonMolly Anderson is president of Exponential Talent LLC which specializes in tapping the full performance power of today’s diverse workforce. She is also co-author of the best-seller “The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work.” Previously, Anderson was director of talent for Deloitte Services LP where she led transformative initiatives in the retention and advancement of women, leadership development and succession, performance management, Mass Career Customization®, and workplace flexibility. Anderson is an authority on organizational effectiveness, human resources strategy, and learning and development.   She also serves on the Advisory Board for Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Anderson earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her AB in Government from Harvard University.

Susan Rebecca Fisk

Ph.D Candidate, Department of Sociology

Education Module Interviewee

Giumarra-MacArthur Family Graduate Dissertation Fellow, 2014-15, Sociology

Susan RebeccaSusan Fisk’s research focuses is on how gender stereotypes influence how women and men perceive risk, perform in risky situations, and how others react to their failure at a risky task.  Other research areas of interest include social-psychology, gender, and economic sociology.  Before graduate school, Fisk worked as a strategy consultant.  Fisk is a Ph.D Candidate in Sociology at Stanford University.  She received her BA in Economics and Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Steven Kowalski

Executive Talent Development, Genentech

Education Module Interviewee

Steven KowalskiSteven Kowalski provides executive development solutions that impact performance and business aims.  Kowalski works on HR initiatives sponsored by the Genentech and the Roche Executive Committees. These include the design and development of Genentech’s CareerLab, Work and Career Flexibility initiative, Workplace of the Future initiative, and the development a new competency model for Roche. He also is certified in Stanford University's Creativity in Business approach, and delivers creativity and business innovation programs across Genentech’s business functions. Kowalski is the founder and president of Creative License Consulting.

He received his PhD in adult learning and organizational creativity from UCLA.

Jocelyn Goldfein

Director of Engineering, Facebook

Education Module Interviewee

Jocelyn GoldfeinJocelyn Goldfein is a director of engineering at Facebook. She has led new product releases like News Feed, Search, Questions, and Facebook Camera.  Goldfein has helped scale the engineering organization through a period of hyper growth. She came to Facebook from industry leader VMware where she was the General Manager of the Desktop Business Unit.  Goldfein also directed software development at MessageOne by rebuilding the engineering team.

Goldfein received her BS in  Computer Science at Stanford University.


Stacy Brown-Philpot

Chief Executive Officer, TaskRabbit

Education Module Interviewee

Stacy Brown-PhilpotStacy Brown-Philpot is a leader in operations and strategic management. Before taking the operational helm at TaskRabbit, Brown-Philpot served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures, lending strategic expertise to the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade leading global operations for Google’s flagship products, including Search, Chrome, and Google+, and serving as Head of Online Sales and Operations for Google India. Brown-Philpot founded the Black Googler Network and she also brings a background in finance from her time at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs.

Brown-Philpot holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.


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