Upcoming Events

Cap and Gown hosts several events throughout the year in order to foster community for women leaders across generations and cultivate relationships within and beyond the Cap and Gown community to support women’s leadership. Our events enable connecting with and learning from women leaders.  Keep an eye out for registration links and more info on the following events planned for the remainder of this academic year:

“Career Principles and How to Use Them: A Virtual Conversation with Liz Li of LinkedIn — Jan 18th, 2022 @ 5PM PST via Zoom


Liz Li is a Senior Director of Product at LinkedIn, currently leading product for the Content Experience (feed, creators, and content) team, helping LinkedIn members talk to people who matter to them about the things they care about.

Liz has worked at LinkedIn for 11 years across both the monetization and consumer orgs. She launched LinkedIn’s first Sales Solutions product, led acquisition and retention for LinkedIn Premium subscriptions, and led the redesign of the consumer onboarding flows and success metrics to focus on long term engagement, shifting the company from purely focusing on top of the funnel growth.

Before LinkedIn, Liz worked on enterprise products at Accenture Technology Labs, a smaller R&D group within Accenture. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.

Winter Welcome – Farnaz Khadem, VP Stanford University Communications — February 17, 2022 @ 5PM PST via Zoom.
Plan to join this event to learn from a Stanford woman leader and connect with other women leaders. We will hear about our keynote speaker’s life and career choices, her ups and downs, and her advice for navigating our futures. Prior Winter Welcome speakers include Dean of Stanford Law Jenny Martinez, Dean of Engineering Jennifer Widom, and Dean of H&S Debra Satz. We will meet on a winter evening in person or virtually, hear our speaker and meet and talk with Stanford students, alumnae, and faculty and staff, each of whom support women’s leadership. Speaker and date TBD.
Spring Brunch – Spring Quarter, weekend morning, in person (TBD)
Don’t miss this annual favorite! Enjoy an outdoor brunch and a chance to connect with other women leaders, hear from a Stanford alumna leader, and build new relationships across generations of Stanford Cap and Gown women. Prior Spring Brunch speakers include Provost Persis Drell and Hannah Gordon, JD ’08, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, San Francisco 49ers.  We will meet on a Saturday or Sunday in late April or early May. Speaker and date TBD.