WOMENSPHERE GLOBAL NETWORK FOUNDING MEMBERS

The Womensphere Global Network Founding Members are comprised of accomplished and emerging global leaders, business executives, academic leaders, rising managers, entrepreneurs, social innovators, creative visionaries, and thought leaders, across industries, fields, and disciplines.  Founding Members include Members of our Global Advisory Board, Womensphere Global Award honorees, emerging leaders, and past Summit Speakers and participants from Womensphere Summits, including:

  Shazi Visram  CEO & Founder Happy Family Brands   VIP Founding Champion

Shazi Visram
CEO & Founder
Happy Family Brands

VIP Founding Champion

  Blake Irving  CEO, GoDaddy   VIP Founding Champion

Blake Irving
CEO, GoDaddy

VIP Founding Champion

  Loreen Arbus  Philanthropist; President, Loreen Arbus Foundation; President, Loreen Arbus Productions; Board Leader, Women Moving Millions;   VIP Founding Leader

Loreen Arbus
Philanthropist; President, Loreen Arbus Foundation; President, Loreen Arbus Productions; Board Leader, Women Moving Millions;  VIP Founding Leader

  Roz Abrams  Award-winning TV Anchor & Journalist;  VIP Founding Leader

Roz Abrams
Award-winning TV Anchor & Journalist; VIP Founding Leader

  Patricia David  Global Head of Diversity, JPMorgan Chase;  VIP Founding Patron

Patricia David
Global Head of Diversity, JPMorgan Chase; VIP Founding Patron

  Susan Hunsberger  Senior Vice President The Nielsen Company;  VIP Founding Patron

Susan Hunsberger
Senior Vice President
The Nielsen Company; VIP Founding Patron

  Jeanne Sullivan  Founder and General Partner Emeritus, Starvest Partners

Jeanne Sullivan
Founder and General Partner Emeritus, Starvest Partners

  Marissa Wesely  Board of Director, Global Fund for Women; Partner Emeritus, Simpson Thacher

Marissa Wesely
Board of Director, Global Fund for Women; Partner Emeritus, Simpson Thacher

  Dr. Monica Beltrametti  Chief Services Research Officer    Xerox Innovation Group

Dr. Monica Beltrametti
Chief Services Research Officer    Xerox Innovation Group

  Anna Ewing  Chief Information Officer NASDAQ OMX

Anna Ewing
Chief Information Officer
NASDAQ OMX

  Cindy Pace  Head, Global Women's Initiative    MetLife

Cindy Pace
Head, Global Women's Initiative    MetLife

  Catherine Leslie  Executive Director Engineers Without Borders

Catherine Leslie
Executive Director
Engineers Without Borders

  Lord Michael Hastings, OBE  Global Head, Corporate Citizenship KPMG

Lord Michael Hastings, OBE
Global Head, Corporate Citizenship
KPMG

  Nami Park  Chief Strategy Officer Blackrock

Nami Park
Chief Strategy Officer
Blackrock

  Lisa Shalett  Advisory Director, Former Head of Brand Goldman Sachs

Lisa Shalett
Advisory Director, Former Head of Brand
Goldman Sachs

  Debora Spar  President Barnard College

Debora Spar
President
Barnard College

  Kevin Colket  SVP, Strategy & Acquisitions Starwood Hotels

Kevin Colket
SVP, Strategy & Acquisitions
Starwood Hotels

  Laura Lee  Head, East Coast Content Partnerships, YouTube, Google

Laura Lee
Head, East Coast Content Partnerships, YouTube, Google

  Sheryl Tullis  Chief Veteranista Launch Consulting

Sheryl Tullis
Chief Veteranista
Launch Consulting

  Vanessa Pestritto  Group Manager New York Angels

Vanessa Pestritto
Group Manager
New York Angels

  Nita Patel  Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Nita Patel
Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

  Dannae Ringelmann  Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer Indiegogo

Dannae Ringelmann
Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer
Indiegogo

  Stephanie Fierman  Chief Marketing Officer, MediaCom

Stephanie Fierman
Chief Marketing Officer, MediaCom

  Carolina Jannicelli  Managing Director & Head, Global Talent Acquisition & Development JPMorgan Asset Management

Carolina Jannicelli
Managing Director & Head,
Global Talent Acquisition & Development
JPMorgan Asset Management

  Nadine Mirchandani  Partner Programs Ernst & Young

Nadine Mirchandani
Partner
Programs
Ernst & Young

  Kathy Lemay  CEO & Founder  Raising Change

Kathy Lemay
CEO & Founder

Raising Change

  VC Powe  Executive Director, External Programs  UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

VC Powe
Executive Director, External Programs

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

  Suzanne Davidowitz   Vice President, Diversity, L’Oreal USA

Suzanne Davidowitz 
Vice President, Diversity, L’Oreal USA

  Rodney Reid  Head of EMEA Secondary Advisory, Private Funds Group, Investment Banking, UBS

Rodney Reid
Head of EMEA Secondary Advisory, Private Funds Group, Investment Banking, UBS

  Helena Verellen  VP of International Marketing, WWE

Helena Verellen
VP of International Marketing, WWE

  Gay Gaddis  CEO & Founder, T-3; Chair, Committee of 200

Gay Gaddis
CEO & Founder, T-3; Chair, Committee of 200

  Michelle Clayman  Chief Investment Officer & Founder, New Amsterdam Partners; Member, Committee of 200 (C200)

Michelle Clayman
Chief Investment Officer & Founder, New Amsterdam Partners; Member, Committee of 200 (C200)

  Marcy Syms  CEO & Founder, SYMS Corp.; President, Sy Syms Foundation; Member, Committee of 200 (C200)

Marcy Syms
CEO & Founder, SYMS Corp.; President, Sy Syms Foundation; Member, Committee of 200 (C200)

  Dr. Karen Gould  President, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Dr. Karen Gould
President, Brooklyn College, CUNY

  Soon-Young Yoon  Chair, NGO CSW New York

Soon-Young Yoon
Chair, NGO CSW New York

  DEBORAH JACKSON  CEO & Founder Plum Alley

DEBORAH JACKSON
CEO & Founder
Plum Alley

  Mary Graham Davis  Chair, Board of Trustees, Mount Holyoke College; Partner, Davis Bateson Group

Mary Graham Davis
Chair, Board of Trustees, Mount Holyoke College; Partner, Davis Bateson Group

  BEVERLY NEUFELD  President, Equal Pay Coalition of New York (EPCNY); Past President, New York Women's Agenda (NYWA)

BEVERLY NEUFELD
President, Equal Pay Coalition of New York (EPCNY); Past President, New York Women's Agenda (NYWA)

  CARLA GOLDSTEIN  Co-Founder, Women's Leadership Institute Omega Women’s Leadership Center

CARLA GOLDSTEIN
Co-Founder, Women's Leadership Institute
Omega Women’s Leadership Center

  Lynda Applegate  Faculty Chair, HBS Business Owner Portfolio, Harvard Business School

Lynda Applegate
Faculty Chair, HBS Business Owner Portfolio, Harvard Business School

  Dr. Eva Paus  Head, Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Eva Paus
Head, Center for Global Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College

  Dr. Joanna Rubinstein  Assistant Director for International Programs, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Dr. Joanna Rubinstein
Assistant Director for International Programs, Earth Institute, Columbia University

  Arturo Condo  President, INCAE Business School (Costa Rica);  Young Global Leader

Arturo Condo
President, INCAE Business School (Costa Rica); Young Global Leader

  Rajiv Pant  Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times;  Young Global Leader

Rajiv Pant
Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times; Young Global Leader

  Michele Wucker  President, World Policy Institute;  Young Global Leader

Michele Wucker
President, World Policy Institute; Young Global Leader

  LARA SETRAKIAN  Founder & CEO Syria Deeply, News Deeply World Economic Forum  Young Global Leader

LARA SETRAKIAN
Founder & CEO
Syria Deeply, News Deeply
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

  Nico Canner  CEO & Founder, Incandescent Partners; Founder, Katzenbach Partners;  Young Global Leader

Nico Canner
CEO & Founder, Incandescent Partners; Founder, Katzenbach Partners; Young Global Leader

  Winston Damarillo  CEO & Founder, Amihan Global Strategies and Acaleph;  Young Global Leader

Winston Damarillo
CEO & Founder, Amihan Global Strategies and Acaleph; Young Global Leader

  Ayesha Vera-Yu  CEO & Founder, Advancement for Rural Kids;  Young Global Leader

Ayesha Vera-Yu
CEO & Founder, Advancement for Rural Kids; Young Global Leader

  Kim Slicklein  President, OgilvyEarth; CEO & Founder, Enclave Rising;  Young Global Leader

Kim Slicklein
President, OgilvyEarth; CEO & Founder, Enclave Rising; Young Global Leader

  Sonia Medina  Investment Director, Climate Change, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK);  Young Global Leader

Sonia Medina
Investment Director, Climate Change, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (UK); Young Global Leader

  Kacey Ronaldson  President & Co-Founder, Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), Columbia University PhD Candidate, Laboratory for Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Columbia University;  Young Global Leader

Kacey Ronaldson
President & Co-Founder, Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), Columbia University
PhD Candidate, Laboratory for Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Columbia University; Young Global Leader

  Joy Marie Johnson  PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT;  Technology Manager, The Womensphere Nuclei Media Project; MIT Official Delegate, Womensphere Emerging  Leaders Summit 2013;  Young Global Leader

Joy Marie Johnson
PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT;  Technology Manager, The Womensphere Nuclei Media Project; MIT Official Delegate, Womensphere Emerging  Leaders Summit 2013; Young Global Leader

  Yanne Doucet  President of Women In Science at Columbia University (WISC); Networking Committee Chair of New York Women in STEM (NYWiSTEM); PhD Candidate, Columbia University / Université Aix-Marseille (France);  Young Global Leader

Yanne Doucet
President of Women In Science at Columbia University (WISC); Networking Committee Chair of New York Women in STEM (NYWiSTEM); PhD Candidate, Columbia University / Université Aix-Marseille (France); Young Global Leader

  Eric Cecil

Eric Cecil

  Joan Cao  Technology Solutions Engineer, McGraw-Hill Financial; Graduate of MS in Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Columbia University;  Young Global Leader

Joan Cao
Technology Solutions Engineer, McGraw-Hill Financial; Graduate of MS in Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Columbia University; Young Global Leader

  Aidan Madigan-Curtis  Co-President, Entrepreneurship Club; Co-President, African Business Club; MBA Candidate, Stanford Business School;  Young Global Leader

Aidan Madigan-Curtis
Co-President, Entrepreneurship Club; Co-President, African Business Club; MBA Candidate, Stanford Business School; Young Global Leader

  Morley  Award-winning Music Artist;    Young Global Leader

Morley
Award-winning Music Artist; Young Global Leader

  Ame Igharo   Former Global Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Arden; Former Manager, Beaute Prestige International (managing brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez) and L'Oreal; Current MPA Candidate in Sustainability Management, Earth Institute, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University  ;     Young Global Leader

Ame Igharo
Former Global Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Arden; Former Manager, Beaute Prestige International (managing brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Narciso Rodriguez) and L'Oreal; Current MPA Candidate in Sustainability Management, Earth Institute, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University; Young Global Leader

  Kaori Fujii  International Award-winning Music Artist (Classical Music, Flute) ;     Young Global Leader

Kaori Fujii
International Award-winning Music Artist (Classical Music, Flute); Young Global Leader

  Dr. Celia de Anca  Director, Center for Diversity in Global Management IE Business School

Dr. Celia de Anca
Director, Center for Diversity in Global Management
IE Business School

  Beverly Willis  FAIA, Founding Chair Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

Beverly Willis
FAIA, Founding Chair
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

  Heleen Kist, MSc  Chair, Scottish Health Innovations Ltd COO, HCI Viocare Inc

Heleen Kist, MSc
Chair, Scottish Health Innovations Ltd
COO, HCI Viocare Inc

  Sandra Archibald  Dean and Professor of Public Affairs University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs

Sandra Archibald
Dean and Professor of Public Affairs
University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs

  Dr. Saleem Razack   MD FRCP(C)   Associate Professor of Pediatrics,   Core Member of the Centre for Medical Education,   Assistant Dean of Admissions, Equity, and Diversity   Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Dr. Saleem Razack MD FRCP(C)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Core Member of the Centre for Medical Education,
Assistant Dean of Admissions, Equity, and Diversity
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

  Marisa Jo Clark  Product Management Team Lead GE Transportation

Marisa Jo Clark
Product Management Team Lead
GE Transportation

  Tricia Berry  Director, Women in Engineering Program (WEP) The University of Texas at Austin

Tricia Berry
Director, Women in Engineering Program (WEP)
The University of Texas at Austin

  Sara Xayarath Hernández  Director, Diversity Programs in Engineering Cornell University College of Engineering

Sara Xayarath Hernández
Director, Diversity Programs in Engineering
Cornell University
College of Engineering

  Bhavna Toor  Founder Shenomics

Bhavna Toor
Founder
Shenomics

  Sonita Lontoh  Chairman, IDF Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Asia Tech Alliance

Sonita Lontoh
Chairman, IDF
Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Asia Tech Alliance

  Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D.  Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean USC Rossier School of Education

Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D.
Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean
USC Rossier School of Education

  La-Toya Niles  Columbia University, SIPA Master of Public Affairs, Urban & Social Policy 2015 Candidate

La-Toya Niles
Columbia University, SIPA
Master of Public Affairs, Urban & Social Policy
2015 Candidate

  David Norman  Chief Business Development Officer, FACE Africa Social Entrepreneur 

David Norman
Chief Business Development Officer, FACE Africa
Social Entrepreneur 

  Michelle Capezza  Partner Epstein Becker Green

Michelle Capezza
Partner
Epstein Becker Green

  Tina Adolfsson  VP Corporate Partnerships, Mobee Founder, Africa SwITch Initiative Chair of Boston Women in Finance

Tina Adolfsson
VP Corporate Partnerships, Mobee
Founder, Africa SwITch Initiative
Chair of Boston Women in Finance

  Simon Lopez  President Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

Simon Lopez
President
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)

  Michelle Korevaar   Chief Excitement Officer, SPICE4LIFE Director, Entrepreneurs of Africa Founder, Leading Women in Business Hub

Michelle Korevaar 
Chief Excitement Officer, SPICE4LIFE
Director, Entrepreneurs of Africa
Founder, Leading Women in Business Hub

  Zoe Mesnik-Greene  Founder & CEO Lasting Smiles

Zoe Mesnik-Greene
Founder & CEO
Lasting Smiles

  Catherine Law  Executive Editor ALIST Magazine

Catherine Law
Executive Editor
ALIST Magazine

  Amber Wilmore Álvarez  Executive Director of Career Services IE Business School

Amber Wilmore Álvarez
Executive Director of Career Services
IE Business School

  Anne Ristau  EMC Director, GTM Strategy & Operations

Anne Ristau
EMC
Director, GTM Strategy & Operations

  Robin Merritt  Senior Associate - Executive Recruiter CTPartners

Robin Merritt
Senior Associate - Executive Recruiter
CTPartners

  Fariha Ansari Javed  Advisor, India Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry (ISPAT)

Fariha Ansari Javed
Advisor, India
Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry (ISPAT)

  Ash Varma  Founder, Varma & Associates CFO, Jennifer Brown Consulting Executive Coach, Partners International

Ash Varma
Founder, Varma & Associates
CFO, Jennifer Brown Consulting
Executive Coach, Partners International