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Stanford B-School Not A Great Place For Women: Stanford Women

Unless of course the dean takes a shine to you.
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Ladies man.

Outgoing Dean Garth Saloner is apparently not great to work for if you're a lady according to the people who work (and worked) for him. (Saloner's name last came up in the news when he was sued by an employee whose wife Saloner was shacking up with.)

Some women who formerly worked at the business school say they recognize the difficult work culture described in Mr. Phills’s suit, one at odds with Stanford’s reputation as a friendly, collaborative environment. Kriss Deiglmeier, formerly the executive director of the business school’s Center for Social Innovation, recalls that Mr. Saloner berated her in a 2011 meeting when the two disagreed over how to use funds earmarked for the Center, “yelling and screaming” at her in front of colleagues.

Sharon Hoffman, a former director of the school’s M.B.A. program who left in 2012, described an environment of “toxic leadership” that precipitated an “exodus of women” from senior roles during Mr. Saloner’s tenure, including her own departure….Ms. Hoffman was among 46 current and former business school employees, both men and women, who sent a letter last year to university provost John Etchemendy complaining of the dean’s behavior and alleging that he violated the university’s code of conduct and human-resources policies both in his relationship with Ms. Gruenfeld and with hiring and promotion decisions.

At Silicon Valley’s Favorite Business School, Allegations of a Tough Workplace [WSJ]


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