Francoise O. Lepage Center for Global Innovation

The Lepage Center for Global Innovation focuses on the business education of future and current entrepreneurs as innovative leaders and managers of global change.

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The Lepage Center plays host to countless inspirational guest speakers. From entrepreneurs to experts in the field, Barowsky School of Business students are exposed to professionals in several industries and their first-hand experiences in the workforce.


Guest speaker events from industry experts, such as Kathy Tierney, Michael Volpatt, and John Doerr. 

The U.S. Commercial Service and the Lepage Center partner in hosting “Access Asia,” an event connecting local Bay Area companies and U.S. Trade Officers of Asia. 


  • Business Curriculum Innovations
  • A Global Internship Network
  • Practical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Inquiry

The Lepage Center Podcasts

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Inspiration From Highly Successful Entrepreneur

Leslie Blodgett, previously the CEO and founder of bareMinerals, spent 22 years building the Bare Escentuals enterprise. Blodgett shared her success story with Barowsky Business School students.

Leslie Blodgett Success Story
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Investor Advises MBAs

John Doerr sat down with MBA students and shared invaluable insight derived from his incomparably successful career as a company founder and venture capitalist.

John Doerr Success Story


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Denise Lucy, EdD

Executive Director, Institute of Leadership Studies Professor, Business and Organizational Studies
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Rajeev Sooreea, PhD

Associate Dean Associate Professor of International Business
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Jacob Massoud, PhD

MBA Program Director Associate Professor of Strategic Management
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Vafa Saboori, PhD

Director of the MS in Business Analytics Program Associate Professor of Management

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