BREAKOUT 1 (10am-10:50am)

Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews

HUWIB alumni who are now HBS students or business professionals will be conducting private individual resume reviews and mock interviews. Those interested in taking part in the resume reviews should bring a copy of their resume to this breakout session.

Architecture & Design: A Blueprint of the Industry

Begin to build your career in architecture at this panel. Hear from top architects and designers and learn how they handle business in this field.
Alexis Contant, Vice President and General Manager, Boston Design Center
Andrea Leers, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Jinhee Park, Principal, SINGLE speed DESIGN
Susan Stacy, Principal, Gauthier & Stacy
Moderator: Kaley Blackstock, HUWIB Senior
Speaker Bios »

Conquering the I-banking Interview

Representatives from leading banks will offer their interview tips and run through simulated interviews with small groups of attendees in order to explain how best to approach and answer questions in I-banking interviews.

Consulting 101

Find out if consulting is the right career for you! Learn about the responsibilities of a consultant, how consultants are assigned to projects, and how the field is distinct from, yet complementary to, banking. Discover how the current economic crisis has affected the industry and how to develop a career in consulting.
Vanessa Webb, Principal, Parthenon
Julia Park, Analyst, Oliver Wyman
Avini Patel, BCG
Tiffany Foster Rech, Bain & Co

Finance 101: Investment Banking, Investment Management,
and Sales & Trading

Finance and Business go hand-in-hand. Come to this panel if you want to understand the different areas of banking, interact with top bankers, and learn about this prominent industry.
Reshma Patel, Director in US Fixed Income Credit- Municipal Trading (Global Markets), Barclays
Tracy Welch, Director from Equity Sales and Trading, Credit Suisse
Christine Albertelli, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Raymond James
Alexandra Levin, Sales & Trading Associate, Citigroup
Karen Keating, Managing Director, JP Morgan
Meghan McCormack, Goldman Sachs
Moderator: Elizabeth Stahl, Barclays Capital

Hot Off the Press: Headlining Journalism & Publishing

Learn how to break in to this desirable industry, how to gain an edge, and what the specific day-to-day responsibilities involve. Panelists will share how emerging forms of media are being incorporated into the industry and how they adapt to the constantly changing habits of the consumer.
Jessica Avery, Business Director, Harvard Business Press
Galina Espinoza, Senior Editor, People Magazine
Faryl Ury, Broadcast, The Associated Press Television
Roxanne Garcia-Bell, Deputy Director, NBC News
Kerri Kolen, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster

Networking Workshop: Step Away from the Cheese Table, Invest in Your Network

Be proactive about building your network. Attend this workshop to learn from the field’s experts! Make better impressions, learn how to market yourself, and become an adept networker.
Marlena Hubley, Director of Network & Corporate Strategic Relations, 85 Broads
Ellen Reeves, Author of Can I Wear My Nosering to the Interview?
Stephanie Deitzer, Founder and Owner, Style at Work
Rosanne J. Thomas, Founder, Protocol Advisors Inc.
Moderator: Roxy Wacyk, HUWIB Senior
Speaker Bios »

National Women in Business Summit Exclusive Breakout

Special breakout session for delegates from the National Women in Business Summit.

Secure your Spot: An Insider’s Guide to Business School Admissions

If you've ever considered an MBA, you need to attend this panel. Business school admissions officers from top programs around the country will break down the application process, explain what is taught in classes, and discuss how an MBA can expand your future.
Julia Schreck, Assistant Director of MBA, The Wharton School at UPENN
Stephanie Singer, Assistant Director, NYU Stern
Whitney Myers, Regional Director, Kaplan


BREAKOUT 2 (11am-11:50am)

Business That Makes an Impact: A Guide to Non-Profit Success

In this day and age, corporate social responsibility is more prominent than ever. Philanthropists and non-profit business leaders will share their experiences in the hopes of inspiring you to become involved with businesses that are motivated by social causes.
Jenny Jordan, Associate Consultant, The Bridgespan Group
Cristina Ros, Co-Founder, Circle of Women
Roberta Snow, Professor of Management, West Chester University
Amma Sefa-Dedeh, Executive Director, One Hen Inc
Moderator: Neha Chauhan, JP Morgan
Speaker Bios »

Conquering the Case Study Interview

Nervous about your consulting interview? Come to this workshop and learn from the insiders! Get strategy tips and pointers that will make you feel more prepared for your next case study.
Kara Culligan, Analyst, Oliver Wyman
Larissa de Lima, Analyst, Oliver Wyman
Mrinal Mahonar, Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
Carolina Lescano, Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
Tiffany Niver, Associate, Parthenon
Natalya Shulga, Senior Associate, Parthenon
Morgan Allen, Module Leader Consultant, Monitor Group
Hana Adaniya, Associate, Boston Consulting Group
Moderator: Kristina Dominguez, HUWIB Senior
Speaker Bios »

Consulting 101

Find out if consulting is the right career for you! Learn about the responsibilities of a consultant, how consultants are assigned to projects, and how the field is distinct from, yet complementary to, banking. Discover how the current economic crisis has affected the industry and how to develop a career in consulting.
Vanessa Webb, Principal, Parthenon
Julia Park, Analyst, Oliver Wyman
Avini Patel, BCG
Tiffany Foster Rech, Bain & Co

Finance 101: Investment Banking, Investment Management,
and Sales & Trading

Finance and Business go hand-in-hand. Come to this panel if you want to understand the different areas of banking, interact with top bankers, and learn about this prominent industry.
Reshma Patel, Director in US Fixed Income Credit- Municipal Trading (Global Markets), Barclays
Tracy Welch, Director from Equity Sales and Trading, Credit Suisse
Christine Albertelli, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Raymond James
Alexandra Levin, Sales & Trading Associate, Citigroup
Karen Keating, Managing Director, JP Morgan
Meghan McCormack, Goldman Sachs
Moderator: Elizabeth Stahl, Barclays Capital

How much is it worth? Valuing a Company

Learn hands-on how to value a company! Panelists will lead the group through a case study by presenting actual financial documents and helping you to create the most accurate valuation. You will learn the different ways to determine company value, the benefits and drawbacks of each method, and what methods are most appropriate in which situations.
Al Riddick, Training the Street

How to Get Your Financial News

Wonder what the best way is stay up to date on financial news? This panel will teach you how to interpret information from the top financial news reporters including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Google Finance, and Financial Times.
Tracy Britt, Student, HBS
Alicia Mundy, Writer, Wall Street Journal
Leslie Wayne, Writer, New York Times

At Your Leisure: The Business of Hospitality

Ever wonder what it's like pursuing a career in the things people love: comfort, food, and leisure? Our panelists will share their experiences in the business behind restaurant and hotel management.
Laura Mutterperl, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Jacqueline Akiva, Director of Operations, 1 Oak
Bobbie Lloyd Petracca, President, Magnolia Bakery
Kristina Kovacic, Boston Spa Director, Bella Sante Spa

Secure your Spot: An Insider’s Guide to Business School Admissions

If you've ever considered an MBA, you need to attend this panel. Business school admissions officers from top programs around the country will break down the application process, explain what is taught in classes, and discuss how an MBA can expand your future.
Julia Schreck, Assistant Director of MBA, The Wharton School at UPENN
Stephanie Singer, Assistant Director, NYU Stern
Whitney Myers, Regional Director, Kaplan


BREAKOUT 3 (2pm-2:50pm)

Behind the Curtain: An Inside Look into Media and Entertainment

Are you passionate about film, music, or sports? Hear unique stories on how to find success in the media and entertainment world.
Brenda Chapman, Animator and film director, Pixar
Galina Espinoza, Senior Editor, People Magazine
Lisa Hsia, SVP of New Media and Special Products, NBC Universal
Regina Hutchinson, VP Learning and Development, Comcast, WICT
Moderator: Kristina Dominguez

Be your Own Boss: Business Advice from Real Entrepreneurs

Find inspiration in successful entrepreneurs who will explain the necessary steps to start your own business. Dare to dream, start from scratch, and bravely pursue the next big thing!
Sarah Endline, Sweetriot
Lynn Gray, Campus Scout
Zulema Griffin, Zulema Griffin
Alexa Hirschfeld, Paperless Post
Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women
Moderator: Teresa Hsiao
Speaker Bios »

Beyond Banking: Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds

This panel will present finance careers that are outside of banking. You will learn how these careers differ from those in banking and from each other, what the daily responsibilities are, and why they are so appealing.
Dorothy Hill, Partner, CMH Partners, Senior Managing Director, Colcomgroup
Jill DiLosa, Private/Personal Investor
Daphne Tong, Associate, Blackstone
Shruti Saini, Student, HBS

Developing Frontiers in Real Estate

Learn the ins and outs of an industry that has received increasing attention, from real estate investment, to development, to sales. Our panelists will give you a big picture view of the varying business functions in real estate and discuss current hot topics in this industry.
Anne Nelson Zahner, Principal and Founding Member, Radiant Partners LLC
Anne Columbia, Principal and Founder, The Columbia Group
Robyn Reid, Executive Vice President, Charles Rutenberg Realty

Branding Yourself

An exciting breakout hosted exclusively by our platinum sponsors, NBC Universal.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Opportunities in Technology

This panel will focus on exposing undergraduate women to the large variety of careers at the forefront of business in technology.
Tom Conrad, Chief Technology Officer, Pandora
Christine Eun, HBS Student, Previous experience at Google and Apple
Catherine Frame, Director of Capital Markets Segment, Hewlett Packard
Marilyn Nagel, Chief Diversity Officer, Cisco
Alexa von Tobel, Chief Executive Officer, LearnVest
Moderator: Kelly Peeler

Unveiling the Industry: A look into Fashion

How did high profile fashionistas land their creative dream jobs? Learn the inside scoop on how to find a personal edge in the competitive yet desirable fashion industry.
Brian Reyes, Founder, Brian Reyes
Kate Macaluso, Director of Marketing, Tory Burch
Christiane Pendarvis, Chief Merchandising Officer of Aerie, American Eagle
Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Co-founders, DANNIJO Jewelry
Moderator: Alexandra Daum, Founder, Sasha Rhett


BREAKOUT 4 (3pm-3:50pm)

Behind the Curtain: An Inside Look into Media and Entertainment

Are you passionate about film, music, or sports? Hear unique stories on how to find success in the media and entertainment world.
Brenda Chapman, Animator and film director, Pixar
Galina Espinoza, Senior Editor, People Magazine
Lisa Hsia, SVP of New Media and Special Products, NBC Universal
Regina Hutchinson, VP Learning and Development, Comcast, WICT
Moderator: Kristina Dominguez

Branding Yourself

An exciting breakout hosted exclusively by our platinum sponsors, NBC Universal.

Go Green! The Benefits of Environmentally-Friendly Business

Learn what it means to go green and how to incorporate green business into your life. Discover how innovative business leaders are taking on environmental challenges and facing the future by going green.
Mariana Brugger, Divisional Human Resources Vice President, Walmart
Dana Judge, Director of Digital and Brand Marketing, Hewlett-Packard
Jess Matthews, Co-Founder and Business and Finance Director, sOccket
Albe Zakes, Vice President of Media Relations, TerraCycle
Carolyn Lewis, Student, HBS

HUWIB Alumni Exclusive Breakout

Special breakout session for HUWIB Alumni.

Marketing and Advertising 101

This panel will cover practical, in-depth information about how to break into marketing, life on the job, and the variety of opportunities applicable to marketing. Our panelists will share their experiences and insights into the industry as well as discuss their range of responsibilities.
Lori Robinson, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing and Business Development, Hill & Knowlton
Amanda Baldwin, Director of Retail Development, Parfums Christian Dior
Meghan Henderson, Executive Program Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Lesley Solomon, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Prospectiv
Sara Beth Zivitz, Manager of Business Development/Marketing, NBC Universal

Personal Finance

You may be able to reel off the hottest stocks of the moment, but can you handle your personal finances? A personal finance expert will walk you through the steps you should take to avoid disaster and secure financial success.
Jill DiLosa, Personal/Private Investor

Today’s Economy

How did this crisis begin and expand? Hear from Harvard professors and Federal Reserve economists about where it all began. They will discuss the impact of the crisis on the way we do business and if recovery is in the foreseeable future.
Chris Foote, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Patricia Mosser, Senior Advisor and Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Unveiling the Industry: A look into Fashion

How did high profile fashionistas land their creative dream jobs? Learn the inside scoop on how to find a personal edge in the competitive yet desirable fashion industry.
Brian Reyes, Founder, Brian Reyes
Kate Macaluso, Director of Marketing, Tory Burch
Christiane Pendarvis, Chief Merchandising Officer of Aerie, American Eagle
Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Co-founders, DANNIJO Jewelry
Moderator: Alexandra Daum, Founder, Sasha Rhett

Valuing Van Gogh: Uncovering Business in the Arts

Panelists come from a diverse range of organizations in the arts and performance industry and will provide insights into the business aspect of the industry. This panel will also cover opportunities for entering into the arts and how to transition into this industry.
Regan Byrne, Owner, Regan Byrne & Associates
Alexandra Rethore, Vice President, Christie’s
Jane Young, Director, Chase Gallery
Speaker Bios »

www.YOURCOMPANY.com: Internet and Business

The fast-paced internet culture has transformed the way the world conducts business. Hear from companies that made it on the internet and discover the secrets of their success.
Megan Meagher, Senior VP of Sales for the Americas, Stylesight
Julie Farago, Product Manager, Google
Stephanie Frias, Manager, NBCU Digital Media, iVillage Ad Sales Finance & Pricing, NBC Universal
Katherine Capelluto, Business Development, Sugar, Inc.
Julia Allison, journalist & web entrepreneur, NonSociety
Moderator: Meghan Muntean