Boston University’s Third Annual WMBAA Conference

in Career Related, School, Students
November 9th, 2010

Conversations with Business Leaders

Left to right: Dr. Ilya Khalil, Miriam Katz, Susan Fulshaw, Susu Wong, and Candida Brush.

November 13, 2010

10am-3:30pm

Boston University School of Management

This fall, Boston University’s student-run Women’s MBA Association hosts its third annual conference, bringing a wealth of business leaders together to discuss “how they have successfully molded their careers and navigated their way to the top.” The event, and particularly the breadth of speakers it has attracted, highlights the passion of School of Management students for fostering a rich and exciting leadership community on the Boston University campus.

The event features conversation, networking, and the following panels, many of which include Boston University School of Management alumnae:

Health Care Panel

  • Dr. Candida Fratazzi, President, Boston Clinical Research
  • Naomi Muse, Senior Manager, Clinical Operations, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Michelle Yannetti, Marketing Manager, Life Technologies
  • Alyson Simonetta, Manager, Health Industries Advisory Practice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Dr. Ilya Khalil, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Gene Network Sciences

Technology Panel

  • Elizabeth Albee, Associate Director and Program Manager, Information and Records Management, Genzyme
  • Julia Austin, Senior Director of R&D, VMware Inc., and Boston University alumna
  • Susu Wong, Business Strategy and Licensing Manager, Partners HealthCare

Finance Panel

  • Mac Chiulli, Executive Officer, Department for General Assembly & Conference Management, UN, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Susan Fulshaw, Managing Director, Product Management & Development Retirement Plans, TIAA CREF, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Vanessa Marrou, Director of Homeowner Claims, Liberty Mutual
  • Pam Northon, Director, M&A Transaction Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Public & Nonprofit Panel

  • Gina Perille, Chief Communications Officer, Boston Public Library, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Kristian Darigan Merenda, Senior Vice President, Brand & Corporate Citizenship, Edelman, and Boston University School of Management alumna

Entrepreneurship Panel

  • Candida Brush, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Marion Freijsen, CTO and Co-Founder, Efactor
  • Miriam Katz, Founder, TrueCalling, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Lisa Prior, Founder, Prior Consulting, and Boston University alumna

Marketing Panel

  • Leena Dalal, Associate Director for Global Marketing, Novartis, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Laura Howard, Chief Marketing Officer, ECI Telecom
  • Laura Marx, Director of Strategy & Development, Media Alliances, Monster, and Boston University School of Management alumna
  • Tara Greco, Strategic Consultant

Operations Panel

  • Janet Porter, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • June Youngs, Director of Supply Chain for North America, Ocean Spray, and Boston University School of Management alumna