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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey MD, MBA
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey MD, MBA

PIK University Professor of Population Health and Health Equity; President Emerita and Former CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Univerity of Pennsylvania

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, is the president emerita and former CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a position she held for nearly 15 years. She was named the RWJF University Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of Population Health and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the Wharton School, effective January 1, 2018.

During her tenure at RWJF, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey spearheaded bold health initiatives such as creating healthier, more equitable communities; strengthening the integration of health systems and services; and ensuring every child in the United States has the opportunity to grow up at a healthy weight. This work culminated in the Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health, enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

A specialist in geriatrics, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey came to the Foundation from the University of Pennsylvania, whe(Show Full Bio)re she served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems. She also directed Penn’s Institute on Aging and was chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.

She worked as deputy administrator for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research under President George H.W. Bush’s administration and continued to direct policy for the subsequent administration, serving as Quality of Care chair for President Bill Clinton’s panels on health care. She has served on numerous federal advisory committees and she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (2010- 2016).

She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and The American Philosophical Society. She currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, as well as on several other boards of directors.

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Colby College and Brown University. Forbes has included her on the list of the most important women in the world eight times, and as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 most influential people in health care eleven times.

Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter - @Risalavizzo
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Episode: 6/13/2018 @4:00 PM

Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Managing Director of North America Inclusion and Diversity

As managing director of North America Inclusion and Diversity at Accenture, Michelle Gadsden-Williams is responsible for further strengthening and accelerating the company’s efforts to foster an inclusive culture.

A seasoned practitioner, Michelle joined Accenture in July 2017 with more than 25 years of experience as an advocate for equality within corporate America and a thought leader around inclusion and diversity.

She was co-founder and chief executive officer of Ceiling Breakers, a consulting organization focused on women’s empowerment and diversity initiatives. Prior to founding her own business, Michelle served as the global head of diversity and inclusion at Credit Suisse and as chief diversity officer at Novartis. She has been widely recognized for her work as a diversity practitioner, including receiving the Maya Way Award for Diversity Leadership by Dr. Maya Angelou.

A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the Executive Leadership (Show Full Bio)Council, Michelle serves on several boards including the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Black Girls Rock, the SLE Lupus Foundation. She also is an Executive Committee Member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

She received bachelor’s degrees in marketing and communications from Kean College of New Jersey and a master’s in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter - @mgadsdenwilliam

Episode: 5/30/2018 @4:00 PM

Laura Vanderkam
Laura Vanderkam

Writer, Author, Speaker

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at

Twitter - @lvanderkam

Episodes: 5/23/2018 @4:00 PM, 6/10/2015 @4:00 PM

Kate White
Kate White

Professional Speaker, Bestselling Author and Former EIC of Cosmopolitan magazine
Grand Central Publishing

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve murder mysteries and thrillers and several popular career books, including The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success, based on her groundbreaking bestseller, Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. For 14 years, Kate was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, where she increased overall circulation by 30 percent and made Cosmo the #1 magazine in the U.S. in single copy sales. Visit her at

Twitter - @kmwhite

Episode: 5/16/2018 @4:00 PM

Susan Ganz
Susan Ganz

Lion Brothers Company, Inc.

Suzy Ganz is an entrepreneur, civic leader, corporate director and advisor.

She is the CEO and principal shareholder of Lion Brothers, the leading designer and manufacturer of apparel identity systems. Founded as an embroidery company in 1899, Suzy joined Lion to perform the initial turnaround on the company, repositioning the entity from a commodity manufacturer to become a recognized innovator in the apparel industry. Lion’s clients include global sports, lifestyle, fashion and workwear apparel brands.

Suzy’s serves on a number of corporate, governmental, academic and not for profit boards.

She is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Federal Reserve, part of the Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Ms. Ganz also serves on the Board of Visitors of Towson University, is Vice Chair of Maryland’s Regional Manufacturing Institute, on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Health Enterprise, a social enterprise based in Rwanda and (Show Full Bio)is a Trustee of St. Timothy’s School.

Suzy is a member of the Johns Hopkins Tech Transfer and Innovation Advisory Board, a Director of the Maryland - Israel Development Center and the MIDC Venture Fund.

Ms. Ganz is currently on the corporate boards of PRS Guitar, Barcoding Inc./Thames Technology and Credly, a digital credentials company.

Suzy is a member of Young President’s Organization/YPO Gold, the Committee of 200, the preeminent organization for women entrepreneurs and corporate executives and Maryland’s Executive Alliance.

Ms. Ganz received her MBA in Finance and Multinational Management from the Wharton School (WG'88) and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida.

Episode: 5/11/2018 @12:00 PM

Melissa Eisenstat
Melissa Eisenstat

Trustee, Board President
New York Youth Symphony

Melissa has been a Trustee of New York Youth Symphony since 2010 and Board President since 2012. She worked at several prominent Wall Street firms, most notably at CIBC World Markets, where she was Managing Director in Equity Research, leading the firm's software industry research team. She was ranked among the top three stock pickers from 1997 to 1999 in the Wall Street Journal’s All-Star Analyst Survey. Prior to joining CIBC, she spent four years at Pillar Corporation, a software company where she managed the company’s product testing program for its corporate financial planning product, and spent three years in direct sales. Before Pillar, she worked for Apple Computer, first in international marketing and later in US business development. At Penn, she earned her MBA/MA at Wharton’s Lauder Institute (WG'88), and her BA from the College of Arts and Sciences. A lifelong cellist and pianist, music served as a creative outlet during her career in tech and finance, and it inspires her(Show Full Bio) current work in music education.

Episode: 5/11/2018 @12:30 PM

Patty McCord
Patty McCord

Prinicpal; former Chief Talent Officer of Netflix
Patty McCord Consulting

Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the Principal of Patty McCord Consulting. She also speaks to groups and teams around the world. She has many years of working with companies to help people realize and practice leadership. She is an innovative business person who is willing to push the boundaries of thinking about the way we work.

Patty served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 14 years. Along with input from the Netflix management team, she helped to create the Netflix Culture Deck. When it was posted on the Web, this presentation took on a life of its own. Sheryl Sandberg has said it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.” The presentation has been viewed more than five million times.

Patty was in charge of operationalizing those concepts. This involved creating or sometimes eliminating patterns, systems, and structure so that the words and aspirations of the culture(Show Full Bio) document became behaviors and modes of operating. Her background includes staffing, diversity, communications and international Human Resources positions. From her many years working with companies that range from very large global tech companies to small very small innovative start-ups, Patty saw first-hand how companies can become slow and complacent and employees become cynics and whiners. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently.

Twitter - @pattymccord1
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Episode: 5/9/2018 @4:00 PM

Georgene Huang
Georgene Huang

CEO & Cofounder

Georgene Huang is obsessed with improving the workplace for women. She’s the CEO and Co-founder of Fairygodboss, a marketplace where professional women looking for jobs, career advice and the inside scoop on companies meet employers who believe in gender equality. Previously she ran the enterprise business at Dow Jones and was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures. She is a graduate of Cornell and Stanford Universities.

Twitter - @fairygodboss

Episode: 5/2/2018 @4:00 PM

Jenna Fisher
Jenna Fisher

Global Corporate Officers Sector Leader
Russell Reynolds Associates

Jenna Fisher leads the Corporate Officers Sector globally and specializes in leading senior financial officer assignments, serving clients across various sectors, including the technology, consumer, healthcare and retail industries. Jenna's clients include Fortune 1000 corporations, middle-market private equity portfolio companies, as well as highly visible, pre-public venture capital-backed enterprises. The majority of her work over the past ten years has been recruiting CFOs, although she has conducted numerous assignments for treasurers, controllers, internal audit executives and division chief financial officers. Jenna is also involved at the board level, recruiting financial experts to serve on Audit Committees. She is based in San Francisco.

Episode: 4/25/2018 @4:00 PM

Leah Fessler
Leah Fessler


Leah Fessler is a reporter at Quartz, The Atlantic's global business sister-site, where she covers gender, relationships, and work culture. She also writes on the intersection of feminism and tech, and is a nationally acclaimed expert on hookup culture. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Prior to Quartz, she worked in management at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, and studied English and creative writing at Middlebury College in Vermont. She lives in Brooklyn with her pug, Chester, and is originally from Boston.

Twitter - @LeahFessler

Episode: 4/18/2018 @4:20 PM

Mary Barra
Mary Barra

Chairman and CEO
General Motors Company

Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. Under Barra’s customer-centric leadership, GM has focused on strengthening its core business of developing great cars, trucks and crossovers, while also redefining personal mobility with investments in advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing. Prior to becoming CEO, Barra served as Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain and as Senior Vice President, Global Product Development. In these roles, Barra and her teams were responsible for the design, engineering and quality of GM vehicle launches worldwide. Barra holds her B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Twitter - @mtbarra

Episode: 4/18/2018 @4:00 PM

Jennifer Freyd
Jennifer Freyd

Professor of Psychology
University of Oregon

Jennifer J. Freyd, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon and an author, consultant, and speaker. She is known for her influential theories about sexual assault and harassment including her theories of betrayal trauma, institutional betrayal, institutional courage, and DARVO (Deny, Attack, & Reverse Victim & Offender – a perpetrator strategy). The author or coauthor of over 200 articles, Freyd is also the author of the Harvard Press award-winning book Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse. Freyd has received numerous awards including being named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, an Erskine Fellow at The University of Canterbury in New Zealand, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation. Freyd currently serves as the Editor of The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation and she is a Visiting Scholar at Stanford. Freyd attende(Show Full Bio)d the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate education and received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University.

Episode: 4/18/2018 @4:40 PM

Dawn Doebler
Dawn Doebler

Senior Wealth Advisor & Co-Founder, Her Wealth
The Colony Group

Dawn Doebler has provided wealth management, financial planning and corporate finance solutions for clients for over 25 years. As an MBA, CPA, Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), she understands the challenges and financial needs of clients from executives to entrepreneurs, women in transition, as well as single breadwinner parents. She is also a co-founder of Her Wealth®, an initiative to educate and empower women with the financial confidence they need to take control of their wealth.

Dawn is a weekly contributor to WTOP radio where she shares her financial advice with listeners in the Washington, DC region. Dawn enjoys educating and empowering women about their finances and is a sought-after speaker whose intelligent, down-to-earth message resonates with women in every stage of life. She has also appeared on NASDAQ Live, WJLA/ TV 7 Let's Talk Live and is frequently quoted in the media.

Dawn's experience working in larg(Show Full Bio)e corporations including Ford, Nissan, and Southern California Edison gives her a unique insight into the financial issues that many business owners and professionals face. She enjoys providing financial advice and solutions for successful individuals and the sometimes challenging family dynamics that come into play when managing their wealth.

Dawn earned her MBA in Accounting and Corporate Finance from the University of Maryland and her BA in Financial Planning and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania. Dawn obtained her Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation in 2008. She resides in North Potomac, Maryland with her two children.

Twitter - @HerWealthTCG; @ColonyGroup

Episode: 4/11/2018 @4:00 PM

Lauren Smith Brody
Lauren Smith Brody

Author and Founder
The Fifth Trimester

Lauren is the founder of The Fifth Trimester movement and the author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby (Doubleday), a simultaneous #1 best-seller in the Amazon categories of Motherhood, Women & Business, and Cultural Anthropology. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America,, Forbes, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glamour, Refinery29, and many more outlets for business leaders and mothers. Prior to launching T5T, Lauren had a 16-year career in magazine publishing, most recently as the longtime executive editor of Glamour magazine at Condé Nast, where she produced the Women of the Year awards, honoring luminaries like Dr. Maya Angelou and Hillary Clinton. As both an executive-level manager and a content expert, she led colleagues and 12 million monthly readers through career and life transitions with empathy and vital information. Raised in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia, she now lives in New York City with her (Show Full Bio)husband and two young sons.

Episode: 4/4/2018 @4:00 PM

Lisa Thomas-Laury
Lisa Thomas-Laury

Retired Television News Anchor; Author of "On Camera And Off: When the News is Good and When It s Not"
Action News, WPVI-TV

Both on camera and off, Lisa Thomas-Laury's life seemed perfect a glamorous job on television, a loving and successful husband, two great kids. She was a trendsetter, one of the first African American women to anchor TV news in a large U.S. city, and her work put her in touch with celebrities ranging from Ronald Reagan and Ted Kennedy to Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana. Within a few years at Philadelphia s Action News, she became one of the most popular local TV anchors in the country.

Then Lisa received news that wasn t so good. The strange pains she d noticed in her feet and ankles might signal a rare, crippling and potentially deadly disease. Her doctors disagreed about the exact diagnosis, and as they tried one treatment after another, her symptoms worsened. To search for an answer, Lisa took a leave from Channel 6. There was no time to waste. If her disease was the one with the odd name, POEMS syndrome, her life expectancy could be short.

Eventually, Lisa sought(Show Full Bio) help at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where she found that she did have POEMS. She also learned the treatment for this plasma cell disorder a grueling bone marrow transplant.

These harrowing experiences couldn t help but change Lisa s outlook on life. When she returned to Action News, she focused on stories of ordinary people overcoming obstacles and illnesses. She also made a point of giving back to the community by working with nonprofit groups and Mayo patients.

On Camera and Off tells the story of Lisa s remarkable journey. She never gave up and never lost hope. I remembered always the words of Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple: There are all these terrible things that can actually happen to us, and yet life is so incredibly magical and abundant and present that we can still be very happy. Takes a lot of work. But you can still be happy.

Twitter - @LisaLauryPhilly

Episodes: 3/28/2018 @4:00 PM, 11/29/2017 @4:00 PM

Subha Barry
Subha Barry

Senior Vice President, Managing Director
Working Mother Media

Subha V. Barry is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Working Mother Media. She oversees Working Mother magazine,, Diversity Best Practices (the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion), and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).

Subha’s career spans 30 years of experience in front-line business, operational, and leadership roles where she has built cohesive and productive teams to be agents of change. She has shown how strong and inclusive leadership can drive business results and profitability.

At Freddie Mac, Subha was Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer with oversight of of Diversity & Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Community Engagement, and the Freddie Mac Foundation. She was a direct report to the CEO and served on the firm’s management committee.

During her 20 plus years at Merrill Lynch, Subha was a wealth advisor, a branch manager, the creator of the Multicult(Show Full Bio)ural Business Development Group and lastly a Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion.

Subha is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs where she teaches gender policy. She serves on a number of Boards aligned with her passions – education, cancer research and women and girls.

Twitter - @_workingmother_ | @subhabarry

Episodes: 3/21/2018 @4:00 PM, 8/2/2017 @4:00 PM

Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Author of "EXTREME YOU: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass. Repeat."

Sarah Robb O’Hagan was born in New Zealand – the first country in the world to give women the vote and home to the first man to climb Mt Everest. The pioneering spirit of her country cultivated Sarah’s drive and imagination for “what’s possible” enabling her to found a movement she currently leads called “Extreme Living” - helping individuals, teams and businesses unlock their potential by discovering their own uniquely exploitable traits. Her book EXTREMEYOU will be published by HarperCollins early 2017.

Sarah’s career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands – including Virgin, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox the world’s premier fitness lifestyle company, where as President she led the transformation of the business from bricks and mortar health club to an “always on” fitness lifestyle partner heavily enabled by technology and proprietary content through the creation and launch of the editorial content platform “Furthermore from Equinox”.

Prior to(Show Full Bio) Equinox Sarah served as Global President of Gatorade where she was widely known for transforming the business from a declining sports drink into a sports performance innovation company serving nutrition solutions to athletes of all levels. As described by Fast Company magazine, Sarah inherited a “flaming mess” when she took over the legendary Sports Drink in 2008, but through a courageous transformation that involved flying in the face of a deeply ingrained PepsiCo culture that had watered down the brand’s true positioning, Sarah and her team took the Gatorade brand back to its roots, and then reimagined its future for a new audience of young, digitally savvy athletic teens.

Sarah’s career in the sports industry began at Nike where she was a key member of the team that launched the game changing innovation called Nike Plus, in collaboration with Apple. This was the world’s first digital-tracking device for runners that created a global social collaboration platform for fitness enthusiasts and in many ways birthed the fast- growing technology movement now known as the “Quantified Self.”

Sarah started her career in the airline industry as a marketing executive at her country’s national airline, Air New Zealand. In the early 90s she moved to Virgin Atlantic Airways where she became known for her breakthrough marketing campaign in collaboration with the Austin Powers movie where she rebranded the airline “Virgin Shaglantic” for a number of weeks, launched the world’s largest internet “event” for its time, and turned a 747 into a flying showcase of the entire initiative.

Sarah has served on Hillary Clinton’s US State Department Council to Empower Women and Girls through Sports, and is a trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation. She is also an active member of the World Class New Zealand Network, as she remains committed to helping the country’s development, international competitiveness and economic growth.

Throughout her career Sarah has been recognized for her many achievements. Recent honors include being named among Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” (2015 and 2009), being designated one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company (2012), and being named to the top 40 Under 40 lists by the Sports Business Journal (2009, 2011, and 2012), Sports Goods Business (2010), and Crain’s Chicago Business (2010), and Ad Age magazine’s “Women to Watch” (2010). In 2014 Sarah was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Trust Award for outstanding leadership.

Twitter - @ExtremeSRO
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Episodes: 3/14/2018 @4:00 PM, 3/29/2017 @4:00 PM, 1/18/2017 @4:00 PM

Mallika Dutt
Mallika Dutt

Founder, CEO

Mallika is a leading innovator in storytelling and culture change and has produced multimedia experiences that have reached millions of people to shift hearts and minds. She brings together the power of ancient wisdom and spiritual practices with contemporary technologies and tools for creative connection and transformation. She combines her creative advocacy for a thriving world with a coaching, speaking and strategy practice that connects planet, people, and purpose.

Mallika is the founder of global human rights organization, Breakthrough, and led the group as its President & CEO for 17 years. She has served as Program Officer for Human Rights and Social Justice at the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi Office. She was Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, an institution that was at the forefront of the global movement demanding recognition for women’s rights as human rights. She has served as the Director of the Norman Foundation, and(Show Full Bio) is also a co-founder of Sakhi for South Asian Women.

Mallika draws from the richness of multiple spiritual traditions and has trained as an energy medicine health coach with The Four Winds. She has a certificate in yoga from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and studies Zen Buddhism with Ryushin Konrad Marchaj. She currently co-teaches an annual Institute on Women’s Leadership at the Omega Institute. Her approach focuses on shifting the old “command and control” leadership model towards “connect and collaborate,” supporting people who are playing a central role in this important evolution.

Mallika has served on several boards and committees and is a member of New York City’s Commission on Gender Equity. She has been the recipient of several awards and received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2016.

Mallika began her career as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton. A graduate of NYU Law School, and Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, she is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from her undergraduate college, Mount Holyoke.

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Episodes: 3/7/2018 @4:00 PM, 11/22/2017 @4:00 PM, 5/31/2017 @4:00 PM

Elena Botelho
Elena Botelho

Coauthor of THE CEO NEXT DOOR; Partner

ELENA L. BOTELHO is co-author of THE CEO NEXT DOOR, founder and co-leader of the CEO Genome Project, and a partner at leadership advisory firm ghSMART. Elena’s passion is helping CEOs who aspire to elite levels of performance and social impact achieve their full potential. CEOs engage Elena to accelerate their success and protect them from painful setbacks.

The CEO Genome Project is an extensive research and client practice that provides guidance to CEOs and executives on the path to becoming CEO, including behaviors that lead to the top, typical setbacks CEOs encounter and ways to prevent them. Elena is a member of McKinsey M&A Integration Council—an invitation-only forum of senior executives from major corporations to share M&A best practices.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Elena was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and major private equity players on the issues of M&A, business strategy, organi(Show Full Bio)zational change, and operations. Her clients included major corporations in media, technology, and financial services.

Twitter - @elbotelho; @ghsmartco; #CEONextDoor

Episode: 2/28/2018 @4:00 PM

Dr. Dawn Graham
Dr. Dawn Graham

Director of Career Management; Personal Career Coach; Host of "Career Talk" on Wharton Business Radio
Wharton Executive MBA

Dr. Dawn Graham is one of the country’s leading career coaches, with almost two decades of experience in recruiting, coaching, career management, leadership assessment, training, and business transformation. As director of career management for The Wharton School’s Executive MBA program, Dawn works with a population of hard driving business executives, most of whom are changing careers at the prime of their professional lives while vying for some of the world’s most competitive jobs. Dawn also host Sirius XM Radio's popular weekly call-in talk show “Career Talk,” offering advice on career transitions to a diverse population of North America.

Prior to joining Wharton, Dawn ran her own career coaching business and had a successful career at Personnel Decisions International (a Korn Ferry company), providing executive consulting, assessment, and coaching services and also implementing the firm’s global talent resource allocation infrastructure. Before that, Dawn gained exposure to (Show Full Bio)corporate talent development via recruiting, training and coaching roles at companies such as Arthur Andersen, AT&T, and Lee Hecht Harrison.

A licensed psychologist, Dawn holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in applied behavioral science from the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelors’ degree in psychology from Seton Hall University. She is on the Board of Directors for the MBA Career Services for Working Professionals Alliance, and a member of the Association of Career Professionals International and the American Psychological Association.

She is a contributing writer for Forbes and her first book “Switchers: The Smart Professional’s Guide to Changing Careers and Seizing Success” is in press (AMACOM) and due in stores in summer 2018.

Twitter - @DrDawnGraham

Episode: 2/21/2018 @4:00 PM

Yasemin Besen-Cassino
Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Montclair State University

I am a Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Scholar. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently serving as the Book Review Editor of Gender & Society. I received my Ph.D. In Sociology from the State University of New York in Stony Brook in 2005. During my time at Stony Brook, I worked as the Managing Editor of Men and Masculinities ( editor: Michael Kimmel) published by Sage. My research focuses on work, gender, and youth. My work has appeared in many sociology journals such as Contexts, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Theory& Society, NWSAJ and Education& Society and has been featured in many popular venues such as the Atlantic, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Newsday, PolitiFact and the Star Ledger.

Twitter - @besencassino

Episode: 2/14/2018 @4:00 PM

Joanne Lipman
Joanne Lipman

Former Chief Content Officer, Gannett; Former Editor-in-Chief, USA TODAY; Author of "THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together"

Joanne Lipman is the author of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, published by William Morrow (January 30, 2018). A veteran journalist, she served most recently as Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY. She began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to deputy managing editor—the first woman to attain that post—and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. Subsequently, she was founding Editor-in-Chief of Portfolio magazine and, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.

Lipman has pioneered integrating gender equality into the workplace. She has written on the topic for publications including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA TODAY and Time. As one of the most senior women in the media industry, she has actively promoted women in the newsrooms she leads.

A frequent speaker about women in the workplace, sh(Show Full Bio)e has addressed mixed-gender groups at major law firms, banks, professional and civic organizations, on issues such as unconscious bias, women in leadership, and bringing men into the conversation about gender equality. Recent speaking engagements on women's issues include the Aspen Ideas Festival, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and Women in Cable Television's national leadership conference, which she keynoted with Katie Couric.

Lipman is a winner of the Matrix Award for women in media. She and her husband live in New York City and are the parents of two children.

Twitter - @joannelipman
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Episode: 2/7/2018 @4:00 PM

Jenna Kerner
Jenna Kerner

Co-founder & Co-CEO
Harper Wilde

Jenna has always had a passion for building things. She left a steady job in consulting to join an e-commerce startup and get her hands dirty helping an early-stage company grow. She used her experience in human-centered design as a product manager overseeing the company’s mobile app. More recently, she worked as a product manager at a mid-stage company. She focused on launching a new web product, including initial marketing strategy and ongoing feature development. Jenna received her B.A. from Cornell University and is pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

So, why Harper Wilde and why now? Jenna has been wearing bras for quite some time and has been frustrated with the experience of buying them – from the lack of a brand she loves to the high prices - for nearly that entire time. Her past experiences helped her uncover unmet needs in the market, and she co-founded Harper Wilde to help solve those needs for millions of women like her.
<(Show Full Bio)br>Twitter - @HarperWilde_

Episodes: 1/31/2018 @4:00 PM, 7/26/2017 @4:00 PM

Jane Fisher
Jane Fisher

Co-Founder, Co-CEO
Harper Wilde

Jane has a passion for driving change within and operating businesses. For her first job, she chose McKinsey & Co. to pursue this passion and put her skills to work across a variety of businesses. After 2 years, she diverged from the traditional consultant track to work on internal strategy projects within McKinsey in order to have a more hands-on operating role. There she was able to also pursue her desire to help empower women in the workplace by taking a leading role within Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In initiative. More recently, she worked with the operating team at Providence Equity Partners in New York to further hone her skills. Jane received her B.A. from Emory University and is pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

So why Harper Wilde and why now? For Jane, the only thing better than helping drive change at another company, is actually doing it within her own. Her personal frustration with bra shopping and passion for empowering wo(Show Full Bio)men in the workplace combined with her innate passion for operating businesses makes Harper Wilde the ideal fit.

Episodes: 1/31/2018 @4:00 PM, 7/26/2017 @4:00 PM

Kelly Dittmar
Kelly Dittmar

Scholar, Center for American Woman and Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers

Kelly Dittmar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University–Camden and Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She is the author of Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns (Temple University Press, 2015), as well as multiple book chapters on gender and American politics. Dittmar’s research focuses on gender and American political institutions, including Congress, with a particular focus on how gender informs campaigns and the impact of gender diversity among elites in policy and political decisions, priorities, and processes.

Dittmar was an American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow from 2011 to 2012, where she served as a legislative aide on education, labor, social welfare, and women’s issues. She previously worked as a Federal Legislative Assistant for Governor Jennifer Granholm (MI).

At CAWP, Dittmar manages national research project(Show Full Bio)s, helps to develop and implement CAWP’s research agenda, and contributes to CAWP reports, publications, and analyses. She also works with CAWP’s programs for women’s public leadership and has been an expert source and commentator for media outlets including MSNBC,NPR, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. She currently serves on the editorial board for Politics and Gender and is a board member for Women Under Forty PAC.

Dittmar earned her B.A. from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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