Thursday, October 19, 2017,
Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union

Note: This event is at capacity.

A lunchtime discussion with Colby Trustees Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 and Catherine Roosevelt ’89
Lunch served at noon; discussion begins at 12:15 p.m.

Many leadership studies suggest that women are more participative, collaborative, transformational, and democratic than men; female managers are seen as less transactional, authoritative, or “command-control.”.  Other research has revealed that Fortune 500 companies with a higher percentage of women on their boards experience significantly higher financial outcomes. In what other ways do women’s leadership traits influence professional organizations? How can students develop leadership skills that will translate into professional success in the business world today and in the future?

Two highly accomplished trustees, Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 and Catherine (Kate) Roosevelt ’89, will lead a discussion on their experiences and the strategies they’ve employed to develop their leadership skills and advance their careers.

Anne Clarke Wolff ’87 is the managing director, head of global corporate banking, and head of global leasing for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Kate Roosevelt ’89 is executive vice president for Campbell & Company, a strategic consultancy to the nonprofit sector. The conversation will be moderated by Patrice Franko, interim director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Grossman Professor of Economics and Global Studies.

Public event