UVA Darden Women's Leadership Summit in Rosslyn, VA 23 Sept 2022

Women in Leadership Summit: The Great Reinvention

Date

Fri, 23 Sep

Time

8:30am - 7:30pm

Address

UVA Darden DC Metro
1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
2022 Women in Leadership Summit: The Great Reinvention

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DC Emerging Leaders


 

The inaugural Women in Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, 23 September 2022, at UVA Darden DC Metro in Arlington, Virginia.

The Summit is free and open to recent Darden alumni, students, prospective students and emerging Washington, D.C., leaders.

Space for this event is limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Once the event is full, there will be an opportunity to join a waitlist to attend.

  • Overview

    The theme of this year's event is “The Great Reinvention.” The summit will feature leading-edge discussions, networking and skill-building focused on developing and celebrating female leaders in times of change.

    This exciting event for Darden alumni, current and prospective students, and emerging leaders in D.C. will highlight scholarly thought leadership and research, forge new connections, and feature programming such as: 

    • Conversations and skill-building workshops on topics including inclusivity and belonging, engaging in critical conversations and navigating ethical dilemmas
    • Industry-focused workshops including experts from tech, media, venture capital/private equity, and entrepreneurship fields, with insights from all three Darden winners of the 2022 UVA Entrepreneurship Cup
    • Expert panels on sustainability and the state of women in the workforce moderated by leading Darden faculty
    • Hear from expert leaders from Lot Sixteen, Dcode, Meta, Deloitte and more
    • Structured networking opportunities with alumni, guest speakers and fellow attendees

     

  • Agenda

    Preliminary Agenda

    Sessions, times and topics are subject to change

    Time Session
    8:30-9:30 a.m. Welcome, Registration and Breakfast
    9:30-9:40 a.m. Opening Remarks and Introductions
    9:45-10:30 a.m. Keynote
    10:35-11:35 a.m.

    Workshops | Skill-Building

    - Engaging in Critical Conversations
    - Navigating Ethical Dilemmas
    - Creating Connection and Championing Equity & Belonging

    11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Panel | Good Disruptors: Women in Sustainability
    12:45-1:40 p.m. Lunch and Informal Networking
    1:45-2:45 p.m. Panel | The New World of Work
    2:50-3:50 p.m.

    Workshops: Industry Insights

    - Venture Capital and Private Equity
    - Entrepreneurship 
    - Media
    - Tech and Innovation

    4:00-4:50 p.m. Speed Networking
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Presentation of Awards
    6:00-7:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour 

    We hope to see you in Rosslyn in September for this inaugural event celebrating the remarkable women in our community who are reimagining and reinventing a new world of work!

  • Speakers

    We look forward to adding speakers and panelists in this section as they are confirmed.

    Faculty

    Tatiana Batova, Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Allison EliasAssistant Professor of Business Administration
    Mary Margaret Frank, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Samuel A. Lewis Sr. Faculty Fellow; John Tyler Professor of Business Administration; Institute for Business in Society Academic Director
    Yael Grushka-CockayneAltec Styslinger Foundation Bicentennial Chair in Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs
    Rebecca GoldbergVisiting Executive Lecturer
    Toni Irving, Frank M. Sands Sr. Professor of Practice
    Mike LenoxTayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer
    Elena LoutskinaProfessor of Business Administration, Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration
    Panos Markou, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
    Roshni RaveendhranAssistant Professor of Business Administration
    Bobby Parmar, Shannon Smith Emerging Scholar in Business, Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Melissa Thomas-Hunt, John D. Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
    Kim WhitlerFrank M. Sands Sr. Associate Professor of Business Administration

    Alumni 

    Elizabeth Blankenship (MBA ‘22), CEO and Founder at by Eilly (formerly Coton)
    Natalie Cucchiara (EMBA '20), Vice President at Lot Sixteen
    Christine Fruehwirth (MBA '96), Founder at FlexCareers Consulting
    Ivy Ghatan (MBA '09), Senior Account Executive, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn 
    Anshu Gupta (MBA ‘16), Incubation Manager, New Products at Meta
    Karen Henneberger (EMBA '20), Senior Executive, New Ship Design at U.S. DOE
    Claritza Jimenez (EMBA '21), Managing Producer, POLITICO live, POLITICO; Founder, InColorStock.com
    Patrice Ju (MBA '14), Head of Business Operations, PeopleDev at Google
    Ashley Keating (EMBA ’20), Founder & CEO at the Mediterranean Movement
    Laure Katz (GEMBA '16), VP, Blue Nature & Co-Lead Blue Nature Alliance at Conservation International
    Nicole Lindsay (MBA ’99/JD ‘00), SVP, People & Capability, Products and Technology at Mastercard
    Tolu Oyefesobi (MBA ‘08), Head of Operational Risk and Financial Controls at Inter-American Development Bank
    Cecilia Rios Murrieta (MBA ‘22), Founder at JAS Alcohol-free cocktails
    Gretchen Pace (MBA ‘22), Founder & CEO of Goose & Willow
    Chrissa Pagitsas (MBA ‘09), Founder & Principal at Pagitsas Advisors
    Pavani Reddy (JD/MBA ’06), Managing Director at EAB
    Bill Shelton (MBA '93), CMO at Group 1001; Co-CEO and Co-Founder at Parity
    Erin Tollini (EMBA ’20), CEO & Founder at SoSocial App
    Meg Vorland (MBA ’16), Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Dcode, Managing Partner at Dcode Capital
    Meghan Welch (EMBA '10), Chief People Officer at Plaid
    Elizabeth Weymouth (MBA '94), Founder and Managing Partner at Grafine Partners

    Additional Speakers

    Jenny Abramson, Founder and Managing Partner at Rethink Impact
    Aurelia Flores, Venture Partner at New Market Venture Partners
    Meghan Fennell, Director at Deloitte
    Jack Speer, Nightly Newscaster at NPR
    Stef Strack, Founder & CEO at Voice in Sport, VIS and Voice in Sport Foundation
    Robyn Swift, Partner and Head of Investor Relations at Transform Capital

  • Awards

    Several new women's leadership awards will recognize individuals in the community for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the advancement of women in business.

    A fireside chat featuring the three award winners will be hosted by Mary Margaret Frank, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Samuel A. Lewis Sr. Faculty Fellow; John Tyler Professor of Business Administration; Institute for Business in Society Academic Director

    Women's Leadership Champion Award

    Awarded to a prominent and successful leader in the corporate, public service or non-profit space who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to championing women in her field and an extensive focus on developing, challenging, motivating and supporting women in their careers and lives


     

    Recent Alumni Leader Award

    Awarded to a recent Darden graduate (2012-21) in the corporate, public service or non-profit space who has demonstrated a commitment to developing, challenging, motivating and supporting women in their careers and lives


     

    Women’s Leadership Summit Trailblazer Award 

    Natalia Alvarez Diaz (MBA '22)

    natalia alvarez diazFor her leadership and numerous contributions to advancing women and gender equity at Darden, inside and outside of the classroom, through her work with faculty, Admissions, [email protected], the MBA Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives, and her presidency of the Graduate Women In Business club. Diaz is a visionary leader, paying careful attention to the individuals and the community around her, working to make Darden the best school it could be for diverse women and all. This award will be further recognized at the Women in Leadership Summit in September.  

  • Details

    Accommodations

    Darden has special rates with both the Hyatt Centric Arlington and Le Meridien (Marriott). When making a reservation, please use the links below to receive a reduced rate at these nearby properties. Reduced rate rooms may be limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    View additional information about visiting UVA Darden DC Metro

    Health and Safety

    In accordance with University of Virginia direction, all participants should follow CDC guidelines for safe in-person events and gatherings. We encourage all participants to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, we kindly ask that you choose not to attend the Summit. Wearing of masks is not required at the Summit; however, we respect and support any participant who chooses to wear a mask.

    Questions?

    Contact us at [email protected]

     

     

 

Sessions + Speakers

 

Our distinguished Keynote speaker will be announced soon!

Keynote

Professor Toni Irving, Frank M. Sands Sr. Professor of Practice

Presented by

Professor Toni Irving, Frank M. Sands Sr. Professor of Practice

Engaging in Critical Conversations

Roshni Raveendhran

Roshni Raveendhran

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Tolu Oyefesobi

Head of Operational Risk and Financial Controls at Inter-American Development Bank

Christine Fruehwirth

Founder at FlexCareers Consulting

Navigating Ethical Dilemmas

Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar

Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar

Shannon Smith Emerging Scholar in Business Associate Professor of Business Administration

Karen Henneberger

Senior Executive, New Ship Design at U.S. DOE

Pavani Reddy

Managing Director at EAB

Creating Connection and Championing Equity & Belonging

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

John D. Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and Special Advisor

Brian Krentz

Class of 2023, Allies for Gender Equity

Patrice Ju

Head of Business Operations, PeopleDev at Google

Bill Shelton

CMO at Group 1001; Co-CEO and Co-Founder at Parity

Stef Strack

Founder & CEO at Voice in Sport, VIS and Voice in Sport Foundation

Good Disruptors: Women in Sustainability

Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs

Mike Lenox

Mike Lenox

Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer

Laure Katz

VP, Blue Nature & Co-Lead Blue Nature Alliance at Conservation International

Chrissa Pagitsas

Founder & Principal at Pagitsas Advisors

The New World of Work

Allison Elias

Allison Elias

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Meghan Welch

Chief People Officer at Plaid

Jenny Abramson

Founder and Managing Partner at Rethink Impact

Meghan Fennell

Director at Deloitte

Industry Insights: Venture Capital and Private Equity

Elena Loutskina

Elena Loutskina

Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration

Elizabeth Weymouth

Founder and Managing Partner at Grafine Partners

Aurelia Flores

Venture Partner at New Market Ventures

Robyn Swift

Partner & Head of Investor Relations at Transform Capital

Industry Insights: Entrepreneurship

Rebecca Goldberg

Rebecca Goldberg

Visiting Executive Lecturer

Erin Tollini

CEO & Founder at SoSocial App

Ashley Keating

Founder & CEO at the Mediterranean Movement

Meg Vorland

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Dcode; Managing Partner at Dcode Capital

Elizabeth Blankenship

CEO and Founder at by Eilly (formerly Coton)

Gretchen Pace

Founder & CEO at Goose & Willow

Cecilia Rios Murrieta

Founder at JAS Alcohol-free cocktails

Industry Insights: Tech and Innovation

Panos Markou

Panos Markou

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Tatiana Batova

Tatiana Batova

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Anshu Gupta

Incubation Manager, New Products at Meta

Nicole Lindsay

SVP, People & Capability, Products and Technology at Mastercard

Ivy Ghatan

Senior Account Executive, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn

Industry Insights: Media

Kimberly A. Whitler

Kimberly A. Whitler

Frank M. Sands Sr. Associate Professor of Business Administration

Natalie Cucchiara

Vice President at Lot Sixteen

Claritza Jimenez

Managing Producer, POLITICO live, POLITICO; Founder, InColorStock.com

Jack Speer

Nightly Newscaster at NPR

 

[email protected]

Learn about the [email protected] initiative, student organizations and alumnae groups that support women at Darden.