Alumnae Participate in NYU Stern’s Women’s Week

Alumni panel at Women's Week
Women’s Week, driven by the Stern Women in Business (SWIB) student MBA club, convened graduate students, alumni/ae, faculty and administrative leadership around programming during the first week of April to celebrate the School’s community, allyship, female leaders across constituencies, and inclusive and progressive culture. The week culminated with the annual SWIB conference which brought in female executives from DMGT (Daily Mail), Mastercard and NYU’s own Trish Donnelly, MA '90, CEO of Urban Outfitters, and a Networking Breakfast featuring three generations of Stern women that kicked off Preview Weekend for admitted students.

Several alumnae returned to campus to share their professional experiences tied to the Women’s Week theme of “Through Her Eyes: Navigating the Jungle”:

Ilse Paanakker, BS '15, founder of Habit House, led a workshop focused on creating a personalized plan to build sustainable, empowering wellness habits.

Nashilu Mouen Makoua, MBA '18, First Round Capital, moderated the Female Founders Panel that included Kathryn Swintek, MBA '79, managing partner at Golden Seeds, about the value of mentorship to propel female founders to succeed.  
Panel on Managing the Lifespan of a Career
Students and alumni hear from Managing the Lifespan of a Career panel as part of Women’s Week
Sara Sindelar, MBA '17, welcomed attendees to the SWIB Alumnae group’s networking reception with Professors Susan Stehlik and Brian Hanssen who shared research on conscious communication strategies.

Alumnae Tess Caputo, MBA '10, principal, Boston Consulting Group, Cara Devins, MBA '11, training program manager, Google; Alyssa Stein, MBA '13, head of industry for Media & Platforms, Google; and Carley Graham Garcia, MBA '09, head of external affairs, NYC-Google, joined others in a panel on Managing the Lifespan of a Career.

Stern alumnae working in industries ranging from entertainment to private equity shared their stories in videos on Instagram @nyusternalumni
Alumnae share career advice on @NYUSternalumni on Instagram. 

Gary Fraser, MBA '92, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Stern, moderated a panel with three generations of Stern women that included Urboshi Pal, MBA '19, co-president of SWIB who will be joining L.E.K. Consulting after graduation; Jennifer Meacham (MBA '15), VP and chief of staff, Goldman Sachs Engineering; Laura Campbell, MBA '93, senior partner, InspireCorps, and Elizabeth Elting, MBA '92, co-founder TransPerfect and founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation.
Stern alumni and students participate on a panel for admitted students
NYU Stern faculty and panelists during the Networking Breakfast helped kick off Preview Weekend at Stern

Check out the video highlights below.

Three Generations of Stern Women: Career Advice and How to Stay Connected to Stern | Stern’s Networking Breakfast and Panel

Executives from DMGT (Daily Mail) and Mastercard share their career and leadership advice during the SWIB 2019 conference.

Annie Edwards, global HR director, DMGT (Daily Mail)   

Colleen Taylor, executive vice president, Mastercard