Dr. Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States from January 2005-2009, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from January 2001-2005, and the first woman to hold this position. Dr. Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. A prolific writer, she has authored and co-authored numerous books, including two bestsellers. Since 2009, Dr. Rice has served as a founding partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., where she advises senior executives of major companies to implement strategic plans and expand in emerging markets. Condoleezza currently serves on the boards of Dropbox, the George W. Bush Institute, the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.