About Spring Brunch
Every spring, Cap and Gown welcomes alumni back to campus to join actives, other students, and members of the Stanford community for great food and delightful conversation. The event also features several remarkable women leaders sharing their stories, reflections, insights, and inspirations. Past speakers have included Dr. Laura Carstensen, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Dr. Andrea Rees Davies, Kate Kelly, Dr. Christine Min Wotipka and Beth Ashley. It is a great opportunity for women of all ages to connect and share ideas.
The event also gives our actives an opportunity to recognize new honorary members that are selected in consultation with the Alumnae Board. Honoraries are chosen based on their sustained contribution to Stanford undergraduate women and their leadership in the community.
Recent and Upcoming Spring Brunches
Spring Brunch 2019: Hannah Gordon, JD ’08, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, San Francisco 49ers
Spring Brunch 2017: Making the Choices of a Lifetime: Jennifer Cabalquinto, CFO, Golden State Warriors
2015: A Life of Discovery: Inspiration, Exploration, and Giving Back: Dr. JoAnne Hewett
2014: Blazing Trails: The Stories and Insights of Influential Women Leaders from Stanford: Heidi Roizen, BA ’80, MBA ’83; Miriam Rivera, BA ’86, MA ’89, JD/MBA ’95; Carroll Estes, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at UCSF
2013: American Media’s Influence on Women and American Culture: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, BA ’96 MBA ’01 [photos]
2012: A Long Bright Future: Career, Family, Community, Friendship and Well Being: Dr. Laura Carstensen [photos]
2009: Finding and Developing Your Leadership Talents: Linda Furness JD ’95, Owner of Purple Dog Coaching; Laura Delizonna, Founder of Choosing Happiness [photos]