The theme of the 2022 Spring Business Conference is Building YOU: Owning Every Step of Your Career. The event features speakers who have all owned every step in their respective fields of business.
KEYNOTE: IDA LIU
Keynote, Global Head of Citi Private Bank
Ida leads the Private Banking activities in 50 offices across 18 countries an delivers wealth management solutions to ultra-high net worth families and their businesses globally. She created Citi Private Bank's North America Asian Clients Group and started her career at Citi by launching and heading the Fashion, Retail and Entertainment Group. Ida has received many industry accolades including Barron's 10 Most Influential Women in Wealth Management.
Closing note, Global Wholesale and Travel Retail Director for Salvatore Ferragamo
Angelica Visconti joined Salvatore Ferragamo in 2002 in the Corporate Induction Training Programme. Since then she has occupied a number of positions for Ferragamo in Marketing and Retail in various countries such as the US, Greater China and finally the Europe Region. She is currently Global Travel Retail and Wholesale Director and is a Member of the Board of Directors.
Former President of WNBA
Lisa Borders is the host of “Enlightened”, a new weekly podcast featuring a diverse array of people from all walks of life, highlighting stories of inspiration and overcoming adversity. She has three decades of leadership, delivering results across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Lisa is the CEO of LMB Group, LLC, a management consultancy firm, and chaired the Borders Commission, a task force chartered by the United States Olympic and Paralympic CommiTTee.
Founder of Maison Miru Jewelry
After studying industrial engineering at Stanford University, Trisha spent ten years working in tech during the day, dreaming and designing at night. She decamped for London and New York and launched Maison Miru, her unisex system of jewelry - pieces you can infinitely remix and reimagine - for other dreamers, thinkers and makers. Beyond building Maison Miru, Trisha is the president of Stanford Startups New York and runs the group's creative entrepreneurship program.
Founder of Myna Mahila Foundation
Suhani Jalota is the Founder and CEO of Myna Mahila Foundation, an organization working on women’s health in slum communities in India. For the last eleven years, she has been working in urban slum areas and rural communities on projects ranging from adolescent girl health, water and sanitation, to social protection policies in South Africa, Thailand, and several cities in India. She is a Forbes Asia under 30 recipient, Hindustan Times 30U30, Asia 21 Young Leader, and Queen’s Young Leader.
CEO of Bell Solar
Alexia Cooper is the CEO of Bell Solar & Electrical Systems. She is listed on Forbes 30 under 30 in the Energy Category and she holds the title for the youngest female C2 Electrical License holder in Nevada. Over the pandemic, Alexia grew Bell Solar’s revenue by 416%, which enabled her to buy out the founder and become 100% owner. Her mission is to Rewire the World to build a sustainable future, which includes spreading the impact of renewable energy and self-development for her team.
Chief Technology Officer of Verizon
Heidi Hemmer has 30+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry working for Verizon Communication Inc., a fortune 20 global technology company. As SVP-Field Engineering, Heidi leads the team responsible for building out America’s most reliable 5G Network while continuing to widen the lead against competitors in 4G LTE coverage and performance thereby delivering the promise of the digital world to millions of customers every day.
Group Chief Technology Officer of Barclays
Janhavi joined Barclays in September 2012 to lead the Investment Banking Surveillance Technology program which was geared towards strengthening the bank’s controls. In 2017, Janhavi was appointed the Head of Functions Technology. and in March 2020, she became the bank’s Chief Technology Officer. Janhavi won the FDM Everywoman International Leader Award, having built a reputation for innovation within the technology function.
Founder and President of Rewriting the Code
Sue Harnett is the Founder and President of Rewriting the Code (RTC), a nonprofit focused on preparing college women studying computing for careers in technology. With over 14,500 student participants worldwide, RTC’s community of women are committed to completing the work required to change the face of data science. Prior to RTC, Sue built and exited her first technology company, Replay Photos, in 2013 and played on the Duke Women's Basketball team.
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