DSWIL Fall 2014


Female alumni involved in business, government, not-for-profit businesses, and education will share their stories with students at the second Symposium on Women in Leadership, sponsored by the Dyson School, scheduled for September 19-20.

“The event will be inspirational and also informative for students, no matter what their career paths,” said Deborah Streeter, the Bruce F. Failing, Sr., Professor of Personal Enterprise in Dyson. The event includes various student organizations and features two days of keynote speeches and panel discussions with more than 20 alumni.

Panelists will cover topics of interest in the entrepreneurship, corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Speakers will also talk about gender-related challenges in the workplace and participants can take part in workshops focused on skills like networking and pitching.

Friday night’s keynote speeches will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Suzy Welch, best-selling author, television commentator, and public speaker. The event will take place in the Ampitheater of the Statler Hotel and is free and open to the public.

Saturday’s events require registration and will include talks by Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, an organization working towards closing the economic and educational gaps in Arkansas through grants and partnerships as well as numerous other speakers here to discuss and answer questions in panels and workshops.

The symposium is sponsored through Entrepreneurship@Cornell, the Moses and Loulu Seltzer Endowment Fund, the Charles H. Dyson School, the Corporate Leadership Center (co-founded by Cheryl Francis (’76), Entrepreneurship@Dyson, eClips, and the Dyson Business Minor for Engineers.


Suzy Welch

Author, Television Commentator and Public Speaker, Suzy Welch Communications

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Sherece West-Scantlebury

President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

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Angie Kamath

Executive Director of NYC, Per Scholas

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Ashley Feinstein

Founder, Knowing your Own Worth

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Bridget Lowell

Vice President of Strategic Communications and Outreach, Urban Institute

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Caroline Kim Oh

Executive Coach for Nonprofits

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Carol Rattray

Founder at Zoomdojo

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Deborah Arrindell

Executive Director Global Safety, Amgen

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Deborah Streeter

Bruce F. Failing, Sr. Professor of Personal Enterprise and Small Business Management, CALS

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Diane Burton

Associate Professor in Human Resource Studies, Cornell University

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Diane Sakach

Executive Director, Leading Women Executives, at Corporate Leadership Center

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Erin O’Connor

President, Cammack Health LLC

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Joy Higa

Vice President, Health Care Reform at United Healthcare

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Katherine Amos

Vice President of Transfer Pricing Strategy, Eaton

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Marie Van Deusen

Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

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Mary Sutton

Senior Director of Human Resources, LEGO Systems, Inc.

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Michele Williams

Assistant Professor, ILR/Cornell

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Molly West

VP, Global Business Operations at ESPN

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Natalie Grillon

COO and Co-Founder, Project JUST

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Nicole Cramer

Senior Vice President, Global Chief Creativity Catalyst, McCann WorldGroup

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Rachel Trimarco

Founder & CEO at Bride & Blossom

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Rebecca Joffrey

Director of Interactive Services, CALS/Cornell

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Sharee Umpierre

Associate Professor and Director of Gynecologic Oncology at University of Puerto Rico Medical School
Principal in Medens

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Sharon Dauk

President, Sharon M. Dauk Coaching, LLC

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Susan Fleming

Senior Lecturer, Cornell School of Hotel Administration

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Tasha Lewis

Assistant Professor, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

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Women in Leadership Morning Keynote 2014

WIL Fall 2014 Sherece West-Scantlebury Keynote from eClips Video on Vimeo.

Suzy Welch Keynote