Carnegie Mellon University

2021 Leadership Conference: Mastering Resilience

Sunday, Feb. 28 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | virtual conference

Hosted by the Tepper Women in Business Club, this annual conference provides opportunities for future women leaders and allies to participate in leadership workshops, hear from accomplished Carnegie Mellon alumni, network with Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and executives, and build a community with peers. Guest speakers will share their career journeys, including how they navigated difficult decisions; moments of resilience in the face of challenging situations; and how they broke the glass ceiling to chart their own careers. 

This year’s conference theme is resilience. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Those aspiring for greatness often tend to be thorough planners who think through various aspects of a problem and the multiple ways in which a situation may pan out. The coronavirus pandemic has taught us that sometimes situations occur outside of any planned scenario. Success in these types of situations demands a variety of skills — agility, quick thinking, empathy for all stakeholders, communication — but most of all, an enormous amount of courage, optimism, and passion.  

"Companies who do better in the marketplace tend to be more diverse."

Robert Kelley
Distinguished Service Professor of Management

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Guest Speakers

bajeux isabelle

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Dean
Tepper School of Business

asha banks

Asha Banks
Founder and CEO
Cheernotes

pamela barnhill

Pamela Barnhill
Entrepreneur and past COO
InnSuites Hospitality

kimberly-chan

Kimberly Chan
Part-Time MBA Class of 2022
Tepper School of Business

alice ching

Alice Ching
Software Engineer
Figma

christine defilippo

Christine DeFilippo
Senior Director of Operations
Apple

nancy

Nancy Geronian
Senior Managing Consultant
IBM

shweta

Shweta Khandelwal
Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers

katherine

Katherine Kohatsu
Partner
Strategy&

jarred

Jarred Lazear
Leadership Coach, Accelerate Leadership Center
Tepper School

laura

Laura Maxwell
Leadership Coach, Accelerate Leadership Center
Tepper School

leanne

Leanne Meyer
Executive Director, Accelerate Leadership Center
Tepper School

ellen-noh

Ellen Noh
Full-Time MBA Class of 2021
Tepper School of Business

jordan-ollee

Jordan Ollée
Full-Time MBA Class of 2022
Tepper School of Business

nayli

Nayli Russo-Long
Vice President of Strategy
Pittsburgh Pirates

bhakti

Bhakti Vithalani
Founder and CEO
BigSpring

sruta

Sruta Vootukuru
SVP, Streaming Subscriber Acquisitions
SiriusXM

katterin

Katterin White
Full-Time MBA Class of 2022
Tepper School of Business

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