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Pre-Women’s Week

Wednesday, March 27

Rugby Happy Hour – Hosted by CWiB and the CWiB Manbassadors (9:00pm, Parlour Bar)

Women’s Week is sponsoring the first round of beers and food for Rugby Happy Hour to kick-off an amazing week of programming! During the event, the Women’s Week team will be collecting donations to support the 100inspiring100 campaign, an initiative to donate Startup Squad books to girls in underserved communities. Checkout their fundraising page here for details and to donate!


Thursday, March 28

Preview: Faculty CBS Matters with Neale Godfrey & Cecilia Manzolillo (12:30 – 2:00pm, Warren 208)

Join CWiB to hear Executive-in-Residence Neale Godfrey and CMC’s Cecilia Manzolillo share their stories in our special edition of CBS Matters for Women’s Week! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Women’s Week


Monday, April 1

Keynote Speaker: Maryam Banikarim (5:45 – 7:00pm, Calder Lounge)

Join CWiB for a conversation with Maryam Banikarim (CBS ‘93), former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Learn from Maryam about her personal and professional journey and how she has become a fearless force for change with a track record of creating and leading successful brands such as Hyatt, Gannett, NBCUniversal, and Univision. Please RSVP here.


Keynote Reception with Sponsors & Alumnae (7:00 – 9:00pm, Calder Lounge)

Following Maryam Banikarim’s keynote address, please stay for refreshments and light snacks. This will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with CWiB members, past and present, and interact with our sponsors in an intimate setting. Please RSVP here.


Tuesday, April 2

Enterprise Industry Series: Women’s Week Discussion with Maria Kelts (7:30 – 8:45am, Uris 142)

Join CWiB and the Career Management Center for a special breakfast with Maria Kelts, the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Walmart eCommerce. Maria will share her perspective on diversity and inclusion from her 15+ years of management consulting, marketing and executive coaching experience for global organizations, including Nike, the International Monetary Fund, KPMG and BDO International. Please RSVP via Coin here.


Speaker Series: Lindsey Pollak (12:30 – 2:00pm, Uris 141)

Join CWiB for a conversation with New York Times Best Selling Author Lindsey Pollak, an expert on millennials and the multigenerational workplace. Lindsey will share her perspective on the importance of developing a stellar professional brand for students and early career professionals, and will provide real-world, actionable tools and habits to help attendees take immediate steps to achieve their current goals and rise in their careers after graduation. Please RSVP here.


Panel: Women in Entrepreneurship (7:30 – 9:00pm, Calder Lounge)

Join CWiB and the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization for an enlightening panel featuring female entrepreneurs, who will discuss their journey from idea to launch, and, ultimately achieving scale. Panelists include Lindsey Johnson (CBS ’18), founder of Weezie, Abigail Stone (CBS ’16), founder of Otherland, Amy Ling Lin (CBS’16), founder of Sundays studio, and Teressa Foglia, founder of Teressa Foglia. Andrea Hubert, a current CBS student working to launch her own venture, will moderate. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here.


Wednesday, April 3

Workshop: Negotiations with Professor Malia Mason (7:30 – 8:45am, Uris 141)

Join CWiB for a special breakfast and negotiations workshop featuring Professor Malia Mason! Successful negotiation is often considered an art form, and yet it is also an expertise that can be developed with practice. Through role-play exercises and discussion, Columbia Business School professor Malia Mason will help you sharpen your bargaining skills. Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Panel: Women Disruptors – Technology & Investing (6:30 – 7:45pm, Calder Lounge)

Join CWiB, the Technology Business Group and the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate for an exciting panel that will feature women who are making waves in technology through investing in and building disruptive businesses. Panelists include Annelise Osborne (CBS ’03), Chief Operating Officer of Propellr, Asha Saxena, Chair, Board Member and former CEO of Future Technologies and Aculyst, Jodi Kessler (CBS ’15), Vice President of 3L Capital, and Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO of iFundWomen. Jodie Zhang ’19, current CBS student, VP of J-Term, Real Estate Association, will moderate this dynamic panel. Please RSVP here.

Technology Panel Reception (8:00 – 9:00pm, Calder Lounge)

Following the Panel on Women Disruptors, please join us for refreshments and food and take the opportunity to connect with the speakers, as well as fellow classmates, alumni, and prospective students.

Thursday, April 4

Breakfast Series: Managing Successful Dual Careers (7:30 – 8:45am, Uris 307)

Join CWiB to learn about how two successful MBA graduates, Ilene Gordon, Fortune 500 CEO, and her husband Bram Bluestein (CBS '71), senior partner at A.T. Kearney and Booz, managed two successful careers while building a fulfilling life and family together. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Katherine Phillips. Please RSVP here.


Chazen Institute Breakfast: Julie Yang (8:00 – 9:00am, Community Restaurant)

Join CWiB and the Chazen Institute for Global Business for an intimate breakfast and discussion with Julie Yang, Senior Vice President of Core Business for Mastercard in China. To secure your spot, please add your name to the Google Doc here.


Speaker Series: Carol Sankar (12:30 – 2:00pm, Uris 140)

Hear from business consultant and author Carol Sankar about how to develop the “Confidence Factor” in your personal and professional life. Perfect preparation for your next interview and nailing your summer internship or new full-time role! Please RSVP here.

Speaker Series: Govern for America with Kyleigh Russ (5:45- 7:00 pm, Warren 416)

Join CWiB, the CBS Government and Business Club and Social Enterprise Club for a conversation with Kyleigh Russ, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Govern for America, an organization that is building a pipeline into public service by connecting high-potential recent graduates to high-impact role in state governments. Please RSVP here.


Friday, April 5

Company Event: Tiffany & Co (11:00am – 12:00pm, Tiffany & Co’s NY office – 200 5th Ave)

Tiffany & Co invites you to visit their New York office for a panel discussion with several Tiffany leaders. You will have the opportunity to learn about their current roles and responsibilities, various career experiences and gain advice on starting your own career in luxury/retail. There will be time for Q&A during this session.

Women’s Week Workout @ 305 Fitness & Brunch (11:00am start, 305 Fitness – 33 E 33rd St)

Finish off the exciting week of events in style! Get your sweat on with CWiB at 305 Fitness, followed by brunch. To secure your spot, please add your name to the Google Doc here and Venmo Ani Margaryan (@Ani-Margaryan) $30

Post Women’s Week


Thursday, April 11

Brand Bash Social (7:00 – 9:00pm, Uris Deli)

Already missing the excitement of Women’s Week 2019? Join CWiB, the Marketing Association of Columbia, and Cluster Q for the last Uris Deli Social for the year! Enjoy an evening of merriment with drinks, food, games, prizes, swag, and more! More details to come.