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Date: Friday, October 6, 2017Location: 10 on the Park60 Columbus Circle | 10th Floor | New York | NY 10019*Pre-Conference Session: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 21 ClubAt the MIT Sloan Women’s Global Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from (and among) our vibrant community of women who are making ideas matter, making an impact through their work, and leading to make a difference for women everywhere.
Registration closes Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
147 PEOPLE ARE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE MIT SLOAN GLOBAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Registration & Welcome Reception
Pre-Conference Dinner with Presentation: MIT’s Cutting Edge Innovation Ecosystem
Moderator: Fiona Murray, William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Dean for Innovation & Co-Director MIT Innovation Initiative; Faculty Director, Legatum Center; Member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology (CST)Lightning Round Panelists: Katie Rae, President & CEO, The Engine
Georgina Campbell Flatter, SM ‘11, Executive Director, The Legatum Center, and Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Elizabeth Sikorovsky, MBA ’98, Executive Director, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Donna Levin, GM ’16, Trust Center Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Welcome RemarksKris Schaefer, Senior Associate Dean, External Relations and International Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management
Fireside Chat with Martha Samuelson, SF ’86 (Analysis Group, Inc.)
Moderator: Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Finance
Opening Keynote Address: The Journey from MIT Sloan and Back: Life and Leadership Lessons
Judy Lewent, SM ’72, Retired Executive Vice President & CFO, Merck & Co., Inc
Panel Discussion: Women on Boards
Moderator: Judy Lewent, SM ’72, Retired Executive Vice President & CFO, Merck & Co., Inc
Panelists: Sandy Helton, SM ‘77, Former Executive Vice President and CFO, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.
Rohini Chakravarthy, MBA ’99, Former Partner, New Enterprise Associates
Suzanne Frey, SF ’06, Operations Strategy & DSS, GooglePanel Description: Serving on corporate boards is both a career accomplishment and a powerful opportunity to influence business outcomes. Led by Judy Lewent, Sloan alumna, former EVP & CFO of Merck, Board member GlaxoSmithKline, Motorola, and others, this panel of MIT Sloan alumnae spans the gamut of public and private corporation board governance; inside, investor and independent directors; seasoned board veterans and newer members. They will provide insights into what board members really do, how to obtain board positions that build on executive experience and key ingredients to being influential board members thereafter.
Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Fiona Murray, William Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Dean for Innovation & Co-Director MIT Innovation Initiative; Faculty Director, Legatum Center; Member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology (CST)Panelists: Alex Wright-Gladstein, MBA ’15, Ayar Labs
Martha Amram, PhD ’87, Founder & CEO, WattzOn
Catharina Lavers Mallet, MBA ’09, COO, Talla
Yscaira Jimenez, MBA ’14, CEO, LaborXPanel Description: Great entrepreneurs innovate, create, and adapt – often in the midst of seemingly unsurmountable challenges. Led by MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray, this panel of MIT Sloan entrepreneurs will share their experiences taking an idea from concept to company, and describe the ways they have successfully responded to changing circumstances and new market demands.
Faculty Fireside Chat with Renee Gosline (Senior Lecturer & Research Scientist, MIT Sloan)
Moderator: Carla Avila, MBA ’97, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Electa Partners
Panel Discussion: Challenges of Managing a Global Business
Moderator: Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship; Professor of FinancePanelists:
Debra Stabile, SM ’81, Managing Director, Citi
Liesbet Peeters, MBA ’05, Managing Partner, D. Capital Partners
Mary Puma, SM ’81, President and Chief Executive Officer, Axcelis
Michele de Nevers, SM ’81, Senior Associate, Center for Global Development
Panel Description: Consumer and business behaviors and practices are rapidly evolving and changing across the globe – driven in large part by economic, political, regulatory and technological factors. Led by MIT Sloan Professor Antoinette Schoar, MIT Sloan alumnae from diverse business sectors and areas of the globe will provide their unique perspectives regarding the impacts and go forward implications for managing and driving success in this dynamic environment.
Closing Keynote Address
Rosalind Picard, SM ’86, SCD ’91, Founder & Director, Affective Computing Research Group, MIT Media Lab
Closing Remarks & Call to Action
Lotte Bailyn, T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita, MIT Sloan School of Management
Networking Cocktail Reception
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Sponsorships are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about how to become a 2017 MIT Sloan Women’s Global Conference sponsor, contact Kathleen Kalell, Senior Development Officer, at email@example.com or 617-324-7695.
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