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Alumni impact

As a student, you’ll be inspired by them. As a graduate, you will join them. Tens of thousands of Stanford GSB alumni from around the world are hard at work changing lives, changing organizations, and changing the world. They’re leading with principle, sometimes behind the scenes and sometimes on the front page.

  • Alumni from across Stanford University have collectively created nearly $3 trillion in economic impact each year and have generated 5.4 million jobs.*
  • Eight MBA Program alumni were featured in the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the US and Canada.**

Alumni from Stanford GSB are making an impact all over the world. Are you ready to make yours?

Start your Stanford story by applying today on the Stanford MBA Admission page

Sources: *Stanford University's Economic Impact via Innovation and Entrepreneurship study, 2012; **Forbes, 30 Under 30: US & Canada, 2019

Changing lives

After graduating in 2017, Benjamin Fernandes co-founded NALA, a mobile money app that enables fast, secure, and reliable person-to-person (P2P) payments without internet access. This simplification of P2P payments means more and faster access to financial services for tens of millions of East Africans.

Mobile money is everything to people on the continent. For example, in Tanzania, 47% of our GDP is transacted with mobile money. The opportunity to streamline and simplify the payments process is massive. We want to give people access to make better and smarter decisions with their money.
Benjamin Fernandes
Portrait of Benjamin Fernandes

Changing organizations

Mary Barra helped bring General Motors into the digital age and transformed the company’s approach to leadership. As CEO, she’s changed things by utilizing emerging, connected technologies to transform their vehicles with sustainability in mind. She has also provided a structure where employees can meaningfully contribute and grow as a means to solidify their value, and exemplified the importance of transparency and fostering relationships with customers.

If you believe that most people come to work every day and want to do a good job, then what's getting in their way? Do we have an environment, a collaborative environment, and the tools that are necessary so they can do their best work? Or is it painful to get the most simple task done?
Mary Barra
Portrait of Mary Barra

Changing the world

In 2001, Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund that seeks entrepreneurial solutions to global poverty. With her unique approach, Jacqueline has invested more than $128 million to help build social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States that provide basic services like affordable education, health care, clean water, energy, and sanitation to more than 260 million people.

The only way we really create change is to enter any situation with the humility to listen and to recognize the world as it is, and then the audacity to dream what it could be.

Jacqueline Novogratz
Portrait of Jacqueline Novogratz