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Working Motherhood Panel


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The Office of Career Development and the SWIB Alumnae Group invite you to join us for a panel discussion and networking reception on December 4th: Transitioning into Working Motherhood: Navigating a Successful (or good enough) Transition into Pregnancy and Returning Back to Work.

Transitioning into working motherhood can be a complex time in which women are often just trying to survive let alone thrive. This panel is targeted at working MBA women who may be anywhere in their early motherhood journey from informing her manager to preparing for maternity leave, the initial return or the months that follow. We’ll take a candid look at what is often described as a daunting, chaotic, scary, humbling and hilarious time in a woman’s life with fellow Stern MBA alums to discuss how women can return to work, and not just survive, but flourish in their new roles as working mothers.

Panel Discussion hosted and moderated by Jennifer Schwartz, MBA '13 and Brand Leader, Pernod Ricard - Monkey 47 Gin  

Laura Bueno de Greco, MBA ‘12 and Senior Marketing Manager, Johnson & Johnson
Jessica Lustgarten Courtemanche, MBA ‘13 and VP, Data & Analysis, DigitasLBi North America
Jackie Walters Park, MBA ‘13 and Chief Operating Officer, Red Rabbit LLC

6:00-6:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30-7:15 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:15-8:00 PM Networking -- Cocktails/mocktails and light bites available

$10, includes a variety of drinks and appetizers

 SWIB: Jennifer Schwartz
Jennifer Schwartz (MBA ‘13)  

As a Brand Leader at Pernod Ricard, Jennifer Schwartz is responsible for the brand marketing, communications, innovation and sales strategy of Monkey 47 gin across the U.S. At Stern, she was an active member of GMA, SWIB and enjoyed working as a coach in the Office of Career Development. When she is not traveling for work, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Andrew and their 17 month old daughter, Isla.
SWIB: Jackie Walters Park
Jackie Walters Park (MBA ‘13)
As the COO of Red Rabbit, Jackie Walters Park oversees the sales and operations of a social enterprise cooking and delivering 30,000 made from scratch meals each day to schools throughout NY and NJ. While at Stern, she was an active member of SWIB and SEA. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Tyson, 18 month old son, Kai and their dog Tucker.

SWIB: Jessica Lustgarten Courtemanche
Jessica Lustgarten Courtemanche (MBA '13)  
As a VP/Director of Data & Analysis at Digitas, Jessica Lustgarten Courtemanche has been focused on transforming data and analytics strategies to enable a more connected marketing environment to better engage consumers and drive bottom-line business growth. At Stern, she was Vice President of Conference for the Entertainment, Media and Technology Association. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, and their son Max (2 yrs old).

SWIB: Laura Bueno De Greco
Laura Bueno de Greco (MBA ’12)

is a Senior Brand Manager in Consumer Health at Johnson & Johnson, currently leading innovation on LISTERINE®. During her time at J&J, her roles have crossed skincare, wound care and oral health and have given her the opportunity to lead both U.S. and Global initiatives across iconic brands like BAND-AID®  and AVEENO®.  Laura was also recently named Johnson & Johnson's 2019 Working Mother of the Year.   At Stern, she was an active member of AHBBS, LABA and GMA, as well as a spirited Block Leader and Admissions Student Ambassador. She resides in Berkeley Heights, NJ with her husband Vincent and her 3 children Leo (7), Oliver (5) and Emilia (3).

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