Beverley Babcock, Vice President, Corporate Financial Services, ExxonMobil
Beverley Babcock serves as Assistant Controller of ExxonMobil Corporation and has held her current position since early 2011. Originally from Canada, Beverley has enjoyed the opportunity to learn and develop through 18 diverse assignments over the course of her 26-year career with ExxonMobil. She has held a variety of management roles including Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting and Treasury Finance Manager, where she was responsible for financing large scale projects in West Africa. She also had the responsibility of coordinating ExxonMobil's communications to shareholders and analysts in the investment community as the company's Investor Relations Manager. Beverley has held positions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Beverley holds a bachelor's degree from Queen's University and Masters of Business Administration degree from McMaster University, both in Ontario, Canada. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Beverley is married and the mother of two sons. Her personal interests include travel, reading and playing tennis.
Jenny Baik, Director - Strategy, Americas, Burberry
Meghan Baivier, Associate, Real Estate Investment Banking Group, Citi
Meghan Baivier joined Citigroup in 2010 and is an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking group. Meghan previously worked as an Equity Research Associate with Chilton Investment Co. where she primarily covered the Homebuilding and Building Materials sectors. Meghan began her career as a High Yield Research Associate with Fidelity Management and Research.
Meghan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College in 2001 with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science. Meghan received her MBA from Columbia Business School in 2010, where she was awarded the Feldberg Fellowship. Meghan was also selected to participate in the Applied Value Investing Program. Meghan is actively involved in her Wellesley alumnae class, is involved with the ALS Association and her interests include cycling, running and scuba diving.
Nancy Blair, Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Arden
Irene Chang Britt, President, Pepperidge Farm and Senior Vice President, Global Baking and Snacking, Campbell Soup Company
Irene Chang Britt is President of Pepperidge Farm and Senior Vice President-Global Baking and Snacking, Campbell Soup Company. She joined Campbell as Vice President and General Manager-Sauces and Beverages in December 2005 and held the positions of President-North America Foodservice and Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer prior to assuming her current role in August 2012.
Previously, Irene spent eight years with Kraft Foods, including positions as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Salted Snacks division and Post Cereal division. Before that, she spent 12 years at Kimberly-Clark, where she held leadership positions in Marketing, Sales and Research and Development.
Irene has served as a Director to the Board of Sunoco, Inc., serves on the Catalyst Board of Advisors and on the Enactus (formerly Students In Free Enterprise, or SIFE) U.S. Executive Advisory Board. She has been honored with several awards for her business and community accomplishments, including being named in 2011, a “Women of Distinction” by The Philadelphia Business Journal, and a Laureate in the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame. In 2008, she was recognized by NJBiz as one of the Best 50 Women in Business, by Pink magazine as a Top 15 Innovator, and by Progressive Grocer as a Top Women in Grocery.
Irene earned her B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and her M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Melissa Brown, Vice President, Leveraged Finance, Barclays Capital
Melissa Brown is a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group at Barclays, where she is responsible for sourcing and executing leveraged financings for both corporate and financial buyers in the Consumer/Retail sector. Recent transactions include a $1.125 billion financing related to Post Holdings’ Spin-off from Ralcorp, a $1.5 billion acquisition financing for ACCO Brands’ merger with the Consumer & Office Products division of MeadWestvaco and a $450 million refinancing for Pinnacle Foods. Prior to joining the Leveraged Finance Group, she spent two years working in the Restructuring Group at Barclays. She began her career at Lehman Brothers as an Analyst in the Consumer/Retail Group.
Melissa received a MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a BA in Mathematics and Economics.
Rusatta Buford, Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Teach for America
Stacy-Ann Burke, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Connie Chin, General manager, Jacob's Pillow
Connie Chin, General Manager, Jacob’s Pillow, has led major multi-year projects including Leadership and Excellence in Arts Participation funded by the Wallace Foundation; and Leading for the Future, a project of NonProfit Finance Fund supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She directs Virtual Pillow, an initiative to build an e-audience for dance and the Pillow. She has served as a MA Cultural Council Peer Advisor; on grant panels for the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and ArtsWestchester; on the Advisory Board of The Yard; and on the Board of Berkshire Creative. She has also worked at Oregon Mozart Players, San Francisco’s Ethnic Dance Festival, and NY Foundation for the Arts. As a dancer she performed with Bill T. Jones, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Muna Tseng, Sincha Hong, and Ze'eva Cohen, among others. Connie has been a brand marketer at Kraft and Ocean Spray. She has a Yale School of Management MBA, and an AB from Harvard University.
Chanda Collins, Director – Small Business Sales Experience, AT&T Business Solutions
Chanda Collins is currently Director of Sales Operations within AT&T’s Business Marketing organization. In this role, she is responsible for improving the Sales Experience for the Small Business Sales organization. This includes improving Sales processes, launching and enhancing Sales tools, driving efficiencies and resolution of dissatisfaction issues. Prior to her current role, Collins served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives.
Collins began her career with SBC in 1996 and held positions in Customer Service, Collections, Sales, Marketing and Finance via the Leadership Development Program. In 1999, Collins was appointed Associate Director within the Marketing organization and, over the next 2 years, held a variety of Marketing positions including product management, financial analysis, and channel management. In 2001, Collins was appointed Director of Business Marketing Channel Performance before spending 3 years within the Marketing Operations team preparing, coordinating, and executing key short-term projects for Senior Marketing Management. In 2004, Collins was appointed Chief of Staff to the Global & Enterprise Markets Officer. In 2006, Collins moved to Chicago to help with the launch of the U-Verse product in the Midwest region. As part of the Consumer organization, Collins managed Sales Operations for Alternate Channels. In 2009, Collins returned to Business Sales Operations handling internal communications and sales support.
During her 17 years with AT&T, Collins has served on the Boards of Professional Women of SBC and Asians for Corporate Community Action, volunteered with the March of Dimes of Bexar County, Rape Crisis Center of Bexar County, Early Childhood Intervention of Fort Bend County, AT&T Pioneers and the Girl Scouts. Collins resides in Dallas, TX with her young daughter Kenley and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Trinity University (1996) and a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of the Incarnate Word (2004). She enjoys quilting, writing and reading in her spare time.
Christine Davies, Business Development Manager, Microsoft
Christine Davies has worked in Microsoft’s Public Sector Services business since 2009, working with government and public-focused institutions to better leverage technology and improve the way they provide and manage citizen services. Christine currently serves as a Senior Business Development Manager for Microsoft’s U.S. Federal Government Services business and is also contributing to the development of a Worldwide Public Sector Services practice. Christine is responsible for the development, evangelism, and sales of a portfolio of Microsoft applications, deployment services, and support services that contributed to $325M in sales in 2012.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Christine worked for six years at the U.S Department of State and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where she worked on international economic issues of concern to the business community -- from the negotiation of free trade agreements to the development of foreign investment frameworks to managing the distribution of foreign assistance funds focused on economic development. She also served as the Trade Specialist at the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, where she advised numerous companies on their business development efforts throughout Southeast Asia. Christine expects to always be involved in her career at the nexus where business, technology, and public policy meet and enable great services and solutions.
Christine holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. She is a native of the Washington, DC area and enjoys living downtown, traveling when she has time, and serving as a Board Member for two local non-profits.
Lucinda Duncalfe, Founder and CEO, Real Food Works
Lucinda Duncalfe is Founder/CEO of Real Food Works, a start-up offering a subscription program of healthy meals that are prepared by local independent restaurants. She has founded and run a number of venture capital-backed companies, including ClickEquations, acquired by Channel Intelligence; TurnTide, acquired by Symantec for $28 million six months after founding, and Destiny WebSolutions, an Inc. 500 winner. Lucinda has won many awards and was named America’s 17th Most Influential Consultant by Consulting Magazine. She graduated cum laude from University of Pennsylvania, earned an MBA from the Wharton School in Entrepreneurial Management, and was an Eisenhower Fellow.
Uma Ellur Staehler, Eli Lilly, Director of Global Oncology Market Research, Eli Lilly and Company
Uma currently leads a Global Oncology Market Research Team at Eli Lilly that is responsible for informing business decisions for various oncology products with actionable customer and market insights. She joined Lilly in 1993 as a Project Manager and moved to the Sales and Marketing Organization in 1996. She has had a series of experiences in New Product Planning, Global Marketing, US Marketing, European Marketing, Global Market Research, US Market Research and US Field Sales supporting products in Infectious Diseases, Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Oncology.
Uma graduated from Purdue University in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and earned her MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2000. She and her husband, David, live in Indianapolis, IN. Outside of work, she enjoys all kinds of fitness activities (especially running), traveling, cooking and relaxing with friends and family. She is also very active in the community, currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the Women United Program at United Way of Central Indianapolis, Jameson Camp Board of Directors, a mentor with the Starfish Initiative, and her church.
Terri Frink, Exploration Controller, ExxonMobil
Terri Frink is the global Gas and Power Marketing Controller with ExxonMobil Corporation and manages the organization responsible for financial reporting and analysis of ExxonMobil’s global natural gas and power business.
During her career at ExxonMobil, Terri has held a variety of positions in Treasury, Controllers and Internal Audit, including an expatriate assignment in the United Kingdom, which enabled her to strengthen her global expertise. Some of her roles have included working on mergers and acquisitions, developing country business strategies, structuring financing for large-scale projects in Russia and the United Kingdom and managing the organization responsible for analyzing and reporting the financial results of ExxonMobil’s multi-billion dollar project portfolio.
Terri holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University.
Terri is married and is the mother of two young children. Her personal interests include travel and playing tennis.
Malika Gandhi, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Fawn Germer, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Speaker
Fawn Germer is the best-selling author and global leadership speaker who has interviewed the most accomplished women of our times – everyone from Hillary Clinton and Jane Goodall to legends like Susan Sarandon, Martina Navratilova, Carly Fiorina, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Academy Award Winners, Olympic athletes, CEOs, prime ministers and world presidents. She is the best-selling author of seven books and a four-time, Pulitzer-nominated journalist. Fawn is a veteran investigative reporter who wrote for The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report and The Miami Herald. When she went into management as an editor, she struggled mightily as a female manager in a male-dominated environment. She sought the mentoring wisdom that led to her first book, Hard Won Wisdom. That book was rejected 15 times, but perseverance pushed it to best-seller lists and onto Oprah, where Oprah told the world how “very inspiring” Fawn’s book was. Fawn’s second book, Mustang Sallies, hit best-seller lists within two weeks of its release. Fawn is an international speaker on leadership and performance issues and recently presented at the Harvard Business School’s leadership conference, in China, Taiwan, Spain and throughout corporate America.
Jodi Glickman, Founder & President, Great on the Job
Glickman is an expert in training young people how to be Great on the
Job. Jodi is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, consultant and
regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. She is a faculty member of
the Johnson School’s Leadership Program at Cornell and a contributor to
Fortune.Com and Business Insider. Her new book: Great on the Job, What
to Say, How to Say It, The Secrets of Getting Ahead has been described
as a veritable master class in workplace success.
trained some of the best and brightest young minds in business—her
clients include Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU Stern School of
Business, Kellogg School of Management, BofA/Merrill, Citigroup, Baird
& Co., The Forte Foundation, and 85 Broads, among others. Jodi has
appeared on MSNBC and her career advice has been featured in the New
York Times, USA Today, Business Week, WSJ finance, CNN Money, Woman’s
Day, Real Simple Magazine, MSN Careers, Yahoo! and Career Builder.com.
is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Southern Chile) turned investment
banker (Goldman Sachs) turned communication expert. She received her MBA
from the Johnson School at Cornell where she was a Park Leadership
Fellow and received a full-ride scholarship to business school. Before
turning to the world of finance, Jodi was a policy analyst at the U.S.
EPA and did brief stints at the White House and Governor’s Office of
Illinois. She has a B.S. in Social Policy, Magna Cum Laude, from
Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.
lives in Chicago with her husband and two little girls, Bella and
Arden. She is a member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and
is a former trustee of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. She currently
serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban Education Exchange, a
Harlem based non-profit aimed at eliminating the achievement gap in
Angela Guido, President, Communicate Yourself
Angela Guido has spent her career empowering individuals and organizations to communicate their messages more effectively using the power of story. During her five-year tenure at the Boston Consulting Group, she worked with clients in diverse industries to achieve in-depth consumer insight and craft and execute strategic growth plans. Angela later managed BCG’s Women’s Initiative for North America where she helped the firm implement work-life balance initiatives, managed recruitment and conversion of women to the firm, and planned and executed training and development opportunities for women. Angela has since worked exclusively in the arena of interpersonal communications consulting. As the President of Communicate Yourself, Inc., she has trained hundreds of individuals across the country, including students at top business schools and professionals in organizations ranging from government to professional services to discover and perfect their personal stories, assisting them in advancing their careers or gaining access to highly coveted professional positions. She brings an in-depth understanding of consumer insight and the power of narrative to move individuals and groups to action. Angela holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, where she was a Siebel Scholar.
Roxanne Hori, Associate Dean, Corporate Partnerships, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Roxanne is the Associate Dean for Corporate Partnerships after serving as the Assistant Dean of Career Management at the Kellogg School of Management for close to 17 years. Prior to joining Kellogg she worked in various services organizations for a total of 16 years in a variety of roles within Human Resources. She currently serves as the chair of the Forté Foundation Advisory Board,. In addition, Roxanne is an active member of the Kellogg School's Women’s Business Association Advisory Board and the school's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. In addition, she is a past President of Midwest ACE and former board member of the National Association for Colleges and Employers. Roxanne has over 20 years of experience in higher education coaching students and alumni on career choices.
Edie Hunt, Forté's Board Chair Emeritus & Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Edie Hunt is the firm’s chief diversity officer and an advisory director to Goldman Sachs, advising the firm on key talent management initiatives. Previously, she was the global head of Talent Management, responsible for recruiting, diversity and training from 2006 to 2011. Edie continues to be an ally of the firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network.
Edie joined Goldman Sachs in 1981 as a personnel director in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division and in 1982, she moved to Precious Metals Sales/Trading, where she became a vice president in 1984. She then joined Fixed Income management in 1986. Edie was head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Human Capital Management from 1999 to 2001. She was named managing director in 1999 and partner in 2004.
Edie is a member of the Howard University School of Business Board of Visitors, the Women’s Campaign International Board of Directors and St. Philip’s Academy Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Trustee’s Council of Penn Women and and the Board of Nimbus Dance Works.
Edie earned an MBA from The University of Chicago in 1974 and BA and BS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972.
Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions, Georgetown McDonough School of Business
Shari Hubert is the Associate Dean of MBA Admissions at Georgetown McDonough School of Business. She comes to higher education after working in the Federal Government with the Peace Corps, where she served as the Director of Recruitment, within the Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection. In this capacity, she was responsible for the strategy to attract and recruit 4000 Volunteers annually, and managed the operations of nine regional recruitment offices across the US. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Shari was the Senior Vice President of Campus Recruitment for Citi’s Global Bank in North America; and was responsible for overseeing the recruitment of Analysts and Associates into the Corporate and Investment Banks, as part of Citi’s Markets & Banking Division. Prior to Citi, she worked at GE, in their Corporate Headquarters, where she served as Manager, Campus Relations in Corporate Recruiting and Staffing. In this role, she was responsible for the overall recruiting efforts and budget allocation across the Southeast Region of GE’s strategic university relationships. Shari also has experience in the not-for-profit sector where she ran an Executive Leadership and Civic Development Program named in honor of David Rockefeller at the Partnership for New York City, a business advocacy association focused on public and private partnerships. After obtaining her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2000, Shari was a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. Finally, she began her career in sales and marketing at Merck and Co., Inc., after graduating cum laude, with a B.A. in French, from Dartmouth College in 1992.
Erika Hayes James, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education and Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Professor Erika James teaches "Leading Organizations" at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. She conducts research in the areas of crisis leadership and race and gender in organizations and has published in several leading academic journals including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology and Academy of Management Journal and is the co-author of the book Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During and After a Crisis. A description of her research, teaching and leadership responsibilities can be found at www.erikahayesjames.com.
S. Kellogg Leliveld, Senior Associate Director, Career Education & Advising, Darden Graduate School of Business
Kellogg leads the Career Education and Advising team at the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business. In this role, she leads a team of Career Advisors and coaches MBA students on professional development topics, including setting career objectives, creating marketing plans, and writing cover letters and resumes. Kellogg also teaches a series of classes to first and second year MBAs on career management and job search strategy. Prior to Darden, Kellogg spent nine years as a management consultant and worked in Strategic Planning with Toys "R" Us. She also served as an independent consultant to Easter Seals. Kellogg earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, a master degree in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia, and a BS from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Kellogg currently serves on the board of Camp Holiday Trails in Charlottesville.
Liz Lerner, PMC Partner and Global Leader, Cognizant
A Cognizant PMC Partner and Global Leader, Liz has more than 30 years of program management experience delivering large scale programs across various client sectors globally.
Prior to joining Cognizant, Liz was been a Program leader in various industries, most recently in Financial Services for the past 15 years delivering large scale IT programs. Liz maintains a proven track record in leading, managing and consistently delivering mission critical results to top-tier global corporations. She has led and successfully delivered on change programs, overseen initiatives of varying scope and complexity, provided management and direction resulting in significant business value, top and bottom line growth, global industry leadership, business expansion, acquisitions and divestitures, operational efficiencies, and organizational restructuring.
Liz’s experience in a number of industry sectors includes: Financial Services (World Bank, UBS, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, ABN Amro, Alliance Bernstein), Insurance (Prudential, The Hartford), Corporate (American Bureau of Shipping, Anglo American Corp, BAT Industries), Pharma (Merck, Lederle) and Professional Services (E&Y, Deloitte & Touche).
Liz graduated with a BS Industrial Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1982 and received her MBA in Corporate Strategy and International Business from NYU Stern School of Business in 1990. Liz has been happily married for 28 years, has 2 children, and lives in Manhattan. She enjoys spending time in city, traveling and volunteering in the community.
Rose Manziano, Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors
Rose Manziano leads Dimensional's distribution efforts for financial advisor business within broker/dealer and subadvisory/variable annuity channels. Rose has more than 15 years of experience leading sales and distribution teams, including positions at Salomon Brothers Asset Management, Wachovia, and Credit Suisse. At each of these firms, Rose managed sales, established strong relationships with key industry participants, placed funds on platforms, and developed and executed strategic growth plans. At Salomon Brothers, Rose was instrumental in growing the subadvisory/variable annuity business from $400 million to more than $30 billion in just seven years.
Rose graduated from Fordham University with concentrations in economics and chemistry. She received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Rose is Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 registered.
Teresa Martín-Retortillo, Partner, Bain & Company
Teresa Martín-Retortillo is a partner in the New York office of Bain & Company and is a member of the Global Private Equity Practice. She joined the firm in 1994 in Boston, since then she has spent over 10 years based in Europe. She has worked across a number of industries, including industrial goods, consumer products, retail telecommunications and technology both in Europe and US.
Mrs. Martín-Retortillo spends the majority of her time working with private equity funds on strategic due diligence and portfolio improvement projects. She has led over 100 cases evaluating growth prospects, profit improvement opportunities and portfolio strategies. She has also helped a number of Private Equity funds design and adapt their fund strategies.
Prior to joining Bain, Mrs. Martín-Retortillo worked in investment banking for Goldman, Sachs & Company, London, on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions assignments.
Mrs. Martín-Retortillo earned a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF).
Janet Lewis Matricciani, Chief Executive Officer, Antenna International
Janet Lewis Matricciani is the Chief Executive Officer of Antenna International. Antenna creates and manages audio and multimedia tours at 1200 museums and other cultural attractions in 53 countries, giving out more than sixty-three million guides a year.
Ms. Matricciani has held a variety of senior executive positions in her professional career. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at K12 Inc., an education technology company. She has also held executive level positions at Countrywide Bank, and Capital One Financial Corporation.
Ms. Matricciani has also spent ten years in management consulting, most recently with McKinsey & Company. Ms. Matricciani worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York, and, at the start of her career, as an engineer for Ove Arup & Partners in London.
Ms. Matricciani speaks six languages and has work experience in over twenty countries. She has been a speaker at numerous industry conferences, and has been quoted in the Harvard Business Review.
Ms. Matricciani holds an MBA from Wharton Business School with an international fellowship and London Chamber of Commerce scholarship, and a B.A. and M.A. with honors in engineering from Cambridge University, where she was the recipient of an Ove Arup bursary.
Caitlin McLaughlin, Director of Total Rewards, The PNC Financial Services Group
Caitlin McLaughlin is Senior Vice President and director of total rewards for The PNC Financial Services Group with overall responsibility for the compensation, benefits, workplace solutions and metrics & analytics functions.
McLaughlin joined PNC in 2009 as head of training and development for Corporate and Institutional Bank (C&IB). In 2010, she assumed additional responsibility for campus recruiting. In 2011, she was named director of talent acquisition and in 2012 she assumed additional oversight for metrics & analytics. McLaughlin assumed her current role in April 2013.
Prior to joining PNC, McLaughlin was managing director and global head of campus recruiting and program manager for Citigroup. She held a number of roles within the organization and with its predecessor companies, Salomon Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers, over her 17 year tenure.
Ms. McLaughlin is a board member of Vibrant Pittsburgh and a former board member of the Forte Foundation.
Ms. McLaughlin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Political Communications.
Frances Messano, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Kathleen Murphy, President of Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments
Kathleen Murphy is president of Personal Investing (PI), a Fidelity Investments company that provides retail brokerage, mutual funds, managed accounts, annuities and other financial products and services to millions of individual investors. Ms. Murphy is also responsible for Fidelity’s life insurance and annuities business, its workplace savings business for tax exempt organizations, all of the firm’s brand and advertising programs, and Fidelity’s online strategies through Fidelity.com. She is a 25 year veteran of the financial services and benefits industry.
Ms. Murphy received her bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, in economics and political science from Fairfield University in 1984. She earned her juris doctorate with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1987.
Currently, Ms. Murphy sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of America’s Promise, the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Smurfit School of Business at the University of Dublin, Ireland.
Ms. Murphy has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in American business by Fortune magazine, one of the Wall Street Top 50 and Business 100 by Irish America magazine, named to the Power 100 list for Financial Services and named as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in finance by US Banker, among other honors.
Kate Nason, Corporate Quality Finance Manager, Intel
Nason, Corporate Quality Finance Manager, has been with Intel for 10
years. She is an Emotional Intelligence certified trainer through Talent
Smart and has a passion for developing people. In the past she has held
positions in supply chain management and marketing. She graduated from
ASU for both her undergrad and MBA degrees. She spends a lot of her
spare time volunteering with a local charitable organization as well as
traveling, hiking, running, reading and rock
Hilary Nindorf, Senior Financial Analyst in Investor Relations, Chevron
Hilary Nindorf is a Senior Financial Analyst in Investor Relations with Chevron Corporation. Ms. Nindorf joined Chevron as a Finance MBA Development Program (FMBADP) summer intern. She returned as a full-time hire, completing rotations in a variety of finance roles in Chevron's Bangkok, Thailand and San Ramon, California offices. Since completing the FMBADP, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in Downstream Compliance, Corporate Comptrollers and Upstream Finance HQ. Ms. Nindorf holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a BS from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to business school Ms. Nindorf was an economic consultant specializing in complex claims, first in Arthur Andersen LLP's Value Solutions Group and next as a Manager with Kenesis Corporate and Insurance Consulting in Washington, DC. Ms. Nindorf currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.
Ann Nowak, Director of Recruiting for Professional Programs, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Ann Hargraves Nowak is Director of Recruiting for Professional Programs at Liberty Mutual Insurance, a global Fortune 100 company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Ann’s team recruits for the company’s general management and finance leadership development programs.
Ann also leads Liberty’s effort to help the business find diverse talent to meet their hiring objectives and is currently managing the companies mentoring program with American Corporate Partners, a veteran’s mentorship program.
Prior to joining Liberty, Ann worked in non-profit and education, both in the student services functions.
Ann has had numerous mentors during the different stages of her professional career and credits much of her professional success to those that stood next to her along the way.
Jovanna Owusu, Female Focused Talent Attraction & Diversity Manager, AT&T
Jovanna Owusu has been with AT&T since 2008 and in her current role since March 2013. As the Female Focused Talent Attraction Manager, she is responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing strategies that will attract and retain top female candidates at AT&T.
Prior to joining the Talent Attraction Team, Jovanna was in AT&T’s Leadership Development Program (LDP). While in the LDP program she spent a year as a Sales Manager in a Customer Care Call Centers where she managed a team of Customer Sales and Service agents, 11 months in the field as an AT&T Network Services Manager where she managed outside field operations for wireline services and an additional 10 months in our Retail Sales and Services Operations where she created a call center to help support our retail stores and customers. Upon graduating from the Leadership Development Program she accepted a position on the Human Resources Policy Team where she was responsible for creating new innovative polices, updating current policies and revamping AT&T Service and Recognition programs.
She holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Jovanna moved to Dallas two years ago from Chicago. She enjoys the theater, reading, traveling and cooking. She continuously seeks opportunities to be involved in the community.
Melis Ozdogan, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Citi
Melis Ozdogan is a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Since joining Citi in 2008, Ms. Ozdogan has been involved in a wide variety of strategic M&A transactions in the diversified industrials, healthcare, automotive, and energy sectors among others. Ms. Ozdogan’s selected transaction experience includes Ford Motor Company’s sale of Volvo, NRG Energy’s successful corporate defense against Exelon, Bristol Myers Squibb’s split off of Mead Johnson, Fiat SpA’s increase of equity stake in Chrysler LLC and Elan Corporation plc’s sale of Elan Drug Technologies to Alkermes Inc.
Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Ozdogan served as a Senior Corporate Governance Specialist at the New York Stock Exchange and Team Leader at Institutional Shareholder Services - International Research Department.
Melis Ozdogan is a Dean's List graduate of Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in Finance. She also holds a M.A. degree in International Relations and International Finance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in International Relations with Honors from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey
Sarah Pasyk, Market Research Consultant, Eli Lilly and Company
Throughout the course of a few years, Sarah Pasyk has rotated through several marketing positions at Eli Lilly and Company, the 10th largest pharmaceutical company globally. After completing three roles within the Neuroscience division—from Global Marketing to US Market Research—she returned to school to get her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of business. She recently graduated in 2012 and returned to Eli Lilly to work as a Market Research Consult within the Diabetes Business Unit. She is currently working on brand development for a product in the company’s phase-three pipeline.
Lindsey Pollak, Bestselling Author, Corporate Consultant and Next Generation Career and Workplace Expert
Lindsey Pollak is a bestselling author, corporate consultant and recognized expert on next generation career and workplace trends. She is an official Ambassador for LinkedIn and the author of Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World. Lindsey’s advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, CNN, NPR and NBC Nightly News. Her clients and audiences have included Barclays, GE, PwC, Ralph Lauren, Time Inc., UBS, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Wharton and many others. She is a graduate of Yale University.
Sarah Rodermund, Senior Consultant, Cognizant
Sarah Rodermund is a Senior Consultant in Cognizant’s retail consulting practice. She has five years of general consulting experience across a variety of industries, including retail, technology, oil and gas, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and finance. Since joining Cognizant in 2012, she has worked with several large US-based retailers and has been involved in a variety of forthcoming thought-leadership publications.
Prior to joining Cognizant, Sarah worked as a consultant for Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard University and her MBA from Boston University.
Laura Rodriguez, Associate, Barclays
Laura Rodriguez is an Associate at Barclays within the Investment Banking Division’s Global Real Estate Group. She focuses on public and non-traded REITs as well as gaming companies. Her day-to-day includes advising clients on corporate finance and M&A strategies, executing debt/equity capital transactions and analyzing resulting valuation implications. Some of Laura’s key deals include quarterbacking over $2 billion in high yield unsecured bonds for a marquee gaming company in 2012 and advising a $3 billion private prison company on their REIT conversion in 2013.
Prior to Barclays, Laura worked as a management consultant at Accenture in the Public Service / Federal Government Practice in Washington, DC. Here, she worked with clients ranging from the Smithsonian Institution to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, focusing on strategic planning, business process improvement and project management. Laura received a MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania in Bioengineering and Mathematics.
Elissa Ellis Sangster, Executive Director, Forté Foundation
Elissa serves as Executive Director for the Forté Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring women business leaders. Ms. Sangster brings to the role extensive knowledge of issues affecting women’s abilities to seek, prepare for, and attain business leadership positions, drawn from her prior experience as Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. There she oversaw all activities related to the full-time McCombs MBA program including marketing, admissions, student services, and alumni relations. Elissa received her MBA and her BA in English from Texas A&M University, where she was the Assistant Director of the MBA Program until 1997. She is also past Chair of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Annual Industry Conference. Elissa formerly served as chair of the MBA Student Services Professionals (MBA SSP). She is an ex-officio member of the Forté Foundation Executive Committee.
Aradhana Sarin, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Group, Citi
Aradhana joined Citi in 2010 as a Managing Director in Citi’s Global Healthcare Group in New York. Prior to Citi, Aradhana was a Managing Director in UBS Investment Bank’s Healthcare Group for 9 years and before that she was with the healthcare and M&A groups at J.P. Morgan. Aradhana has worked with several growth companies and established companies in the diagnostics, life science and biopharma sectors completing over 100 transactions including IPOs, Secondary Offerings, Convertible Debt transactions, High Yield and leverage finance transactions as well as advised clients on both buy side and sell side M&A transactions. Prior to joining investment banking, Aradhana practiced medicine in both India and East Africa. Aradhana graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar from Stanford Business School and completed her medical training from the University of Delhi.
Pattie Sellers, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune & Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.
Fortune senior editor at large Pattie Sellers has written some of Fortune's most talked-about cover stories, including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Oprah's Next Act," "Can Meg Whitman Save California?" "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Remodeling Martha" (Martha Stewart). She has helped oversee Fortune's "Most Powerful Women in Business" package every year since its launch in 1998. Pattie is Executive Director of the Fortune MostPowerful Women Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond. She oversees MPW programs that enable women leaders to extend their influence and empower the next generation—such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Beyond her Fortune duties, she is also developing Live Content across Time Inc. Pattie grew up in Allentown, PA, graduated from the University of Virginia, and started at Fortune in 1984. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead, manage others, and navigate their careers.
Risa Sparks, Investment Strategist in Benefit Plan Investments, Chevron
Risa Sparks is an Investment Strategist in Benefit Plan Investments with Chevron Corporation. Ms. Sparks joined Chevron as a Finance MBA Development Program (FMBADP) summer intern. She returned as a full-time hire, completing rotations in a variety of finance and business development roles in Chevron's Singapore, London, and San Ramon, California offices. Since completing the FMBADP, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in Corporate Comptrollers, Upstream Finance based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Canada Natural Gas based in Calgary, Canada. Ms. Sparks holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to business school Ms. Sparks was an operations manager at Intel Corporation based in Arizona. Ms. Sparks currently resides in the Berkeley Hills with her husband and 19 month son.
Sarayu Srinivasan, Venture Capitalist and Advisor
Sarayu Srinivasan is a venture capitalist and an advisor to, executive with, and investor in technology companies in the US, Europe and Asia. Ms. Srinivasan was a Director at Intel Capital focusing on sector and stage agnostic technology investment in the US, Asia and Europe. Earlier she was a venture partner; headed marketing for uReach Technologies; was a brand manager at Pepsi-Cola; and a research analyst. She has published literature on technology and investment and is a frequent speaker on private equity, emerging markets and entrepreneurship. Ms. Srinivasan earned a BA in Architecture from Barnard College/Columbia University, a Certificate in Medieval Studies from Cambridge University, an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, and held a research fellowship at the Harvard Business School pre-PhD.
Vikki Tam, Partner, Bain & Company
Vikki Tam joined Bain & Company in 1998 and is a partner in Bain’s New York office. Prior to joining New York, she was a partner in the Greater China office, based in Shanghai. Vikki has advised clients across multiple locations in the Asia Pacific region, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.
While in China, Vikki led Bain’s Greater China Telecom, Media & Technology Practice as well as Organization Practice. She advised multinational and local companies on growth, market entry, sales and marketing strategy, organizational design and performance improvement. In particular, Vikki has led multiple telco transformation efforts across various Asia Pacific locations. In addition to her corporate client work, Vikki also led a multi-year relationship with One Foundation, China’s first non-government public foundation.
Now based in New York, Vikki has assumed a leadership role to head up the firm’s social impact efforts in global development. In particular, she is leading Bain’s global partnership with Endeavor, a non-profit focused on catalyzing long-term economic development in emerging and growth markets through high-impact entrepreneurship.
Vikki earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. She graduated phi beta kappa from the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Jaime Trish, Regional Vice President, New York Metro, Liberty Mutual
Jamie Trish is the Regional Vice President for the New York Metro region of Liberty Mutual Insurance, a global leader in property and casualty insurance. Her unit is part of Liberty’s Business Insurance division, which works with independent agents and brokers to provide a wide array of insurance products and services to small and middle market businesses. Jamie joined Liberty in 2006 as part of the Corporate Development Program and has held several roles across the organization since completing the program. Prior to joining the company, Jamie worked as a consultant specializing in financial services. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from MIT.
Laura Vanderkam, Author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, and the What the Most Successful People Do Series of ebooks. The first installment, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, hit #1 for audiobooks at iTunes. She is a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors, writes the 168 Hours blog for CBS MoneyWatch, and posts daily at www.LauraVanderkam.com. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children.
Karen Welt Steeves, Manager, Bain & Company
Karen Welt Steeves is the manager of Bain’s Global Women’s Leadership Council. She leads the Women at Bain program, implementing initiatives and providing thought-leadership to enhance the career progression and success of women across Bain’s global offices. Karen’s efforts involve the coordination of large cross-functional teams and impact recruiting, training, and employee engagement programs. She plays an active role in developing flexible opportunities, sponsorships, and communication channels.
Prior to Bain, Karen was a Senior Program Director at the Fidelity Foundation, where she managed a multi-million dollar grant portfolio in the arts & culture, education and health sectors. At the Foundation, Karen developed sustainability plans and provided strategic guidance to major national and regional non-profit organizations. Karen also served as a Director with the Fidelity Consulting Group where she advised business unit leaders on marketing strategies, international business expansion and forming academic research partnerships. Karen started her career with Bain as an Associate Consultant in the Boston and Sydney, Australia offices.
Karen holds an AB cum laude in political economy from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where she was an F.C. Austin Scholar.
Karen enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with her husband and sons.
Cali Williams Yost, CEO and Founder, Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit Inc. & Author of TWEAK IT: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day
As one of Mashable’s Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter, Cali Williams Yost has been pioneering ways to manage work and life in the new economy for nearly two decades. A graduate of Columbia Business School, Yost is the CEO and founder of the Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit Inc, as well as the author of the recently released TWEAK IT: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day (Center Street/Hachette). Yost's Work+Life Fit blog is regularly voted one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes.com, and named "Best of the Net" by WorkingMother.com. She has been featured on numerous national media outlets, including the TODAY Show, NPR, and Huffington Post Live. Yost lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
Amy Wittmayer, Director, MBA Career Management, UNC Kenan-Flagler
Amy Wittmayer joined UNC Kenan-Flagler as the Director of the MBA Career Management Center in 2010. Amy leads a team of nine to prepare nearly 600 full-time MBA students for the MBA job search, as well as manage relationships with over 100 MBA employers.
Amy began her career as a finance professional in the high-tech sector. She spent seven years at Dell in the research and development, procurement, audit, and international call center organizations. While at Dell, Amy traveled to its Latin American locations and enjoyed a short-term assignment in Panama City, Panama. Amy also worked as a finance, budget and investor relations analyst at Globeset, a 300-person ecommerce startup.
While in industry, she sought out opportunities to mentor and develop both her staff and other junior employees. Finding a true passion for developing others, Amy transitioned into MBA Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin as Assistant Director and later Senior Associate Director and Lecturer. There, she led a team of four to provide career coaching to 500 full-time MBA students. She also forged strong alliances with employers and directly coached MBA students on case interviewing, investment banking interviewing, networking, resume writing, and career choice. Amy then started her own firm providing executive and career coaching before joining UNC Kenan-Flagler as Director of the MBA Career Management Center.
Amy earned her BBA in Finance from Mercer University and her MBA from University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.
Laxmi Wordham, Chief Digital Officer, Michael J Fox Foundation
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