Navigating an Asymmetrical Work Environment (Ended)
Case Studies in Cultural Change
Have you ever felt that an opportunity has passed you by despite your best efforts and being the most qualified? Have you ever felt that persistent biases in your organization's corporate culture hindered your career? If you have, you are hardly alone!
Please join the C.F.A. (Cultivating Female Ambition) Advisory Group for an enlightening discussion about changing corporate culture. Learn from women who have prospered in male-dominated careers - whether in Mayor Daley's office or in the leadership of a top financial firm.
In keeping with the community service aspect of the C.F.A. Advisory Group mission statement, we ask that you bring any hygiene products (hotel or full-sized) to donate to Humboldt Park Social Services' Interim Housing program, a charitable organization that helps homeless single women, single parents with children and two-parent families rebuild their lives by providing housing and supportive services, such as job and life skills training, for a 6 month period.
Time and Date:
Thursday, March 15
Union League Club (Tudor Room - 7th Floor)
65 W Jackson Blvd
5:30-6:30: Panel Presentation/Q+A
Members - $25 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)
Student-Members - $10 (cash, check or credit card)
Non-Members - $35 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages included in fee
Register online below, or call CFA Chicago at 312-251-1301.
Cancellations accepted until 5pm, March 14. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.
Valerie B. Jarrett, President & Chief Executive Officer - The Habitat Company
Valerie B. Jarrett is the leader of The Habitat Company, one of the nation's premier developers and managers of residential apartments. Before joining the company in 1995, Ms. Jarrett served for eight years in the City of Chicago government; first as Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development, then as Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley, and finally, as Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development. Prior to her City government service, Ms. Jarrett practiced law with two private law firms, specializing in the area of commercial real estate. Ms. Jarrett received a J.D. degree from The University of Michigan Law School in 1981 and an A.B. degree from Stanford University in 1978.
Michelle R. Seitz, CFA, Principal - William Blair & Company
Michelle Seitz is a member of William Blair & Company's executive committee and head of the firm's Investment Management division. Under her five-year leadership, the group has broadly delivered strong investment results, and assets have grown organically in each consecutive year, from $10 billion in 2001 to over $42 billion today. Ms. Seitz has more than 19 years of investment experience, including senior portfolio management roles with NationsBank in North Carolina and Concord Investment Company in Chicago. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University.
Jodie Gunzberg, CFA - Morningstar
Ms. Gunzberg is currently employed at Morningstar (formerly Ibbotson Associates) where she manages hedge fund investments. She also built the Long/Short and Long/Flat Commodity Indexes that Morningstar acquired. Beforehand, she engineered a market neutral hedge fund at Driehaus Capital Management. Previously, she was at Chicago Capital Management where she directed quantitative research for fixed income. Ms. Gunzberg also ran commercial real estate portfolios at Equity Office Properties and started her career as an Actuarial Associate at New York Life Insurance. She earned her M.B.A from The University of Chicago and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Emory University.
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