Director of Public Management & Social Innovation Programs, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Bernadette Clavier is the Director of the Public Management and Social Innovation programs at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business which educates leaders to solve the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. In her previous role at the Center she led marketing & communications, digital strategy, and conference programs. She created an online knowledge base for social innovation ideas and launched the Social Innovation Conversations podcast with a vision to disseminate knowledge for social change.
In France, her home country, she worked as Vice President of Seasonal Products for French retail chain E. Leclerc. Sourcing over 300,000 SKUs from around the world, she witnessed first hand the challenges of the global supply chain, including human rights and social and environmental issues. She pioneered e-commerce in France making E. Leclerc the first hypermarket nationwide to offer products online for the 1998 holiday season. As the Toys Category Manager at the E. Leclerc central buying office from 1992 to 1997 she consistently maintained a #1 position on the market, constantly innovating communications. Prior to joining E.Leclerc Bernadette relaunched Erector Set in France as a brand manager for toy maker Meccano.
Bernadette serves on the board of nonprofit organizations Student Mentor and Serve Surfer. She holds an MBA from H.E.C. Paris, speaks French, English, and German and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children. In her spare time she created an organic food program for Bay Area schools, advocates for autism awareness, and works as part of The Climate Project team.