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Suit up for Success Event

Villanova Women’s Professional Network Event
September 16, 2015
HSB 200 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Featuring Speakers
Lauren Wattie and Lauren Nick



Joanna Barsh

Author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership

McKinsey Director Emeritus

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Joanna created and launched The Centered Leadership Project in 2008 at McKinsey & Company in collaboration with dozens of colleagues to accelerate development of aspiring leaders. She is a strong advocate for women

Invited by Mayor Bloomberg, Joanna served on NYC's Commission on Women's Issues from 2002 to 2013. She led ground-breaking research on unlocking the potential of women for The Wall Street Journal's Women in the Economy Task Force in 2011 and 2012 and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2013.  A member of the U.S. State Department's International Council on Women's Business Leadership, Joanna helped launch a program to develop women leaders globally. 

She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

6 - 8 pm

Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Villanova University



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Professor Amy Fleischer, College of Engineering

Villanova University Professor Amy Fleischer, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, one of the world’s leading scientific organizations for heat and mass transfer research. The first woman to be named full professor in Villanova’s College of Engineering, Dr. Fleischer is internationally recognized for her expertise in thermal fluid systems design. ...more information.

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Cheryl Carleton
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