Empowering Women through Leadership Summit

Center for Women in Business

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Agenda at a Glance

8:00AM- 9:00AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:00AM- 10:00AM
Opening Session & Keynotes

The State of the State – Women in Leadership

  • Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, KPMG

Diversity in the Workplace - Having More Women in Decision-Making Roles is Good For Business

  • Seema R. Hingorani, Founder and Chair, Girls Who Invest, Inc
10:15AM- 11:00AM
Breakout Sessions I

Business Finance - Owning That P&L

  • Jacqueline Allen, Senior Manager – Operational Risk, Citigroup Inc
  • Shifra Ansonoff, Global Head of Service Operations, Qontigo
  • Florianna Heun, Finance Manager, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Diane Johnson, Senior Director – Consolidation & Analysis, S&P Global
  • Lisa Kaplowitz, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice – Finance, Founding Director – Center for Women in Business, Rutgers Business School

Empower the Female Investor

  • Candice Tse, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Persuasion & Influence: Getting People to want to work with you

  • Robin Doyle, MD– Office of Regulatory Affairs, JP Morgan Chase
  • Glenda Gracia-Rivera, Director of Professional Development– Center for Women & Work, Rutgers University
  • Terri Kurtzberg, Associate Professor, Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School
  • Sharon Patterson, SOX Compliance Manager, B&G Foods

Resilience, Stress and Career-Life Balance

  • Frieda Aboyoun, President, Clarewood Consulting LLC
  • Diana Haussling, Director – Shopper Marketing & Ecommerce Strategy, Campbell’s Soup
  • Sandra Lewis, CEO & Personal Energy Strategist, The Living Source; Professor, Montclair State University
  • Soobin Yoo, Global Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Christofferson Robb & Company
11:15AM- 12:00PM
Breakout Sessions II

What's Next for Employee/Business Resource Groups

  • Jan Helgeson, Managing Director, Deloitte Global Employer Services
  • Maricella Herrera, VP of Operations and Strategy, Ellevate Network
  • Karen Lemon, Vice President – AT&T
  • Sangeeta Rao, Assistant Dean, Rutgers Business School

Diversity, Inclusion & Intersectionality

  • Wanda Cruz-Mendez, Assistant Dean/Director of Office of Career Management Undergraduate Program-Newark, RBS
  • Carolynn Johnson, CEO, DiversityInc
  • Elena Richards, Minority Initiatives and Talent Management Leader, PWC
  • Phyllis Tsai, Finance Operations Specialist, BCG Securities

Identifying your Vision, Values, and Purpose

  • Cathy Andruzzi, Leadership & Performance Coach, Cathy Andruzzi LLC
  • Desiree' Kinney, Private Client Associate – Wealth Management, JP Morgan Chase
  • YoungMi Park, Adjunct Professor, RBS

Women in the Continuously Evolving Workplace

  • Madison Kraus, Principal - Artificial Intelligence, Data & Analytics Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
  • Spring Lacy, VP – Learning and Assessment, Future of Work, Prudential Financial
  • Elvia Novak, Senior Manager – Audit and Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLC
12:15PM- 1:15PM
VIP Lunch & Choose a New Story Workshop
  • Lisa McCarthy, CEO & Founder, Fast Forward Group

Several networking lunches will be offered. The VIP lunch is exclusive to those who were invited.

1:30PM- 2:15PM
Breakout Sessions III

Career Pivots –  Why? Why Not? Lessons Learned

  • Yla Eason, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers Business School
  • Jamie Easton, Founder & CEO, The Uptick
  • Sheila McGrath, MD, Evercore Partners
  • TJ Niranjan, Chief Operating Officer, Evercore – Restructuring Group
  • Barbara Weber, Principal, Petasus LLC

Effective Authentic Leadership: Matching Your Stories to the Audience

  • Patricia David, Former Senior Diversity Advisor, JP Morgan Chase
  • Nancy DiTomaso, Distinguished Professor- Management & Global Business, RBS

    Engaging Male and Female Allies

    • Adam Feigenbaum, Chief Customer Officer, iCIMS
    • Willie Grant, VP – HR, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • Richard Greene, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
    • Luciana Mascarenhas, Associate Director – Business and Relationship Management, Fitch Ratings
    • Pooja Songar, Business Development Strategy and M&A Leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Gender Diversity Increases the Bottom Line

    • Kristina Durante, Associate Professor – Marketing, RBS
    • Natalia Espejo, Global Vertical Marketing Lead - North America, Snap Inc
    • Liz McCormick, Reporter – Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange, Bloomberg
    • Veronica Velazquez, Global Lead of Inclusion & Diversity, Expedia Group
    • Minué Yoshida, President, Yoshida Consulting 
      2:30PM- 3:00PM
      Closing Session and Keynote

      What's Next: Key Takeaways and Action Items

      • Lisa Kaplowitz, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice – Finance, Founding Director – Center for Women in Business, Rutgers Business School 

      Cocktail Reception & Informal Networking

      The Rutgers Club

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      Thank You

      We would like to thank the Board and Committee members who worked incredibly hard to make this event a reality.

      Board Members

      • Frieda Aboyoun, Clarewood Consulting, LLC, President
      • Jacqueline Allen, Senior Manager, Operational Risk
      • Judy Cavalieri, AT&T, VP & GM Sales 
      • Robin Doyle, JP Morgan Chase, Managing Director
      • Richard Greene, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
      • Adam Feigenbaum, iCIMS, Chief Revenue Officer
      • Carolynn Johnson, DiversityInc, Chief Executive Officer
      • Lisa Kaplowitz, Rutgers Business School, Asst. Professor - Finance & Director - CWIB
      • Allison Matejczyk, Ellevate Network, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships
      • Sheila McGrath, Evercore, Senior Managing Director
      • Maria Montano, Gerber Childrenswear, CEO/President
      • Laurie Platek                     
      • Sangeeta Rao, Rutgers Business School, Asst. Dean - Student Development
      • Katie Stratton, Facebook, US Head of Industry, Restaurants
      • Candice Tse, Goldman Sachs, Managing Director

      Committee Members

      Frieda Aboyoun

      Erin Adcock

      Jacqueline Allen

      Shifra Ansonoff

      Cathy Bochnak

      Judy Cavalieri

      Lalita Chelluri

      Robin Doyle

      Kristina Durante

      Yla Eason

      Adam Feigenbaum

      Pilar Garcia

      Michelle Gerard

      Ashley Huang

      Monika Juzwiak

      Lisa Kaplowitz

      Desiree Kinney

      Maggie Lake

      Allison Matejczyk

      Samuel McKenzie

      Sheila McGrath

      Allison Nagelberg

      Sangeeta Rao

      Hannah Salto

      Stacy Schwartz

      Pooja Songar

      Katie Stratton

      Candice Tse

      Olivia Waaben

      Sydney Winnick

      Soobin Yoo

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