MMC Women in Leadership Series

Women’s Leadership in Business 

Alumni awards 2017

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 8:45am – 4:00pm

  Location: Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
Regina Peruggi Room  


This hands-on workshop traces the trajectory of women entering and occupying prominent roles in the global labor force over the last 50 years and its ongoing challenges. The advancement of women from employees to employers and leaders has extensive impact for the social and economic foundations of a country. In addition to affecting macroeconomic factors such as labor force participation and unemployment rates, women employees also affect the microeconomic concerns of businesses such as talent acquisition, unequal wages, and diversity.

During this workshop, participants will gain an educated viewpoint on the dynamic challenges facing women as they enter and rise to leadership positions in organizations. Via panelists and keynote addresses, the workshop will highlight real-world examples of how women have reached the top ranks in business and how to apply those skills to their own careers. In addition to an enlightened outlook and a practical skill set, participants will be able to articulate potential issues and outline prospective strategies that can remedy the specific challenges faced by this untapped talent pool.

Registration Information

This event is free to all Marymount Manhattan students with ID. A ticket is not needed. you simply need to show your ID at the door.

The cost for Marymount alumni is $25.00. Alumni must register in advance for this conference.

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Convener: Gunjali Trikha

Gunjali TrikhaGunjali Trikha, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marymount Manhattan College, earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics from Hollins University. Prior to joining Marymount Manhattan College, Trikha worked at the NYSE for thirteen years, most recently as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, where she engaged with the world’s largest companies on issues pertaining to women’s leadership, financial capability, and environmental sustainability.

During her career at the Exchange, Trikha spent a majority of her time in Marketing as a Product Manager, Customer Relationship Manager, and Project Manager for a portfolio of digital services. At Marymount Manhattan College, Trikha teaches Marketing, Introduction to Business, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Advertising. She also teaches Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility and Women in Business Leadership at NYU.

Featured Panelists:

Urvashi Sen

Urvashi SenUrvashi Sen is a CIPP/US certified attorney with over 14 years of experience in the legal industry, currently specializing in Data Privacy Law and Compliance.  As a Data Privacy attorney, Urvashi has counseled clients on all aspects of business privacy matters, including providing them with compliance and risk advice on legislative and regulatory requirements and developments, developing policies and procedures for implementation, conducting investigations and engaging in notification and remediation efforts for data breaches, and drafting and negotiating contractual agreements.  She is currently the acting Chief Privacy Officer and Privacy Officer for the Americas for HCL Technologies Ltd., a large global IT services company with 124,000 employees and operations in 41 countries.  As the CPO, Urvashi is responsible for the creation and implementation of HCL’s global privacy program across the EU, APAC and Americas regions.  Prior to joining HCL, Urvashi was Counsel at the law offices of DeVore & DeMarco, and a litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.  Urvashi has a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Yale University.



Beth Griper, Director, Product Specialist

Beth joined MacKay Shields in 2007 as a Director in the Institutional Client Service Division.  Prior to joining MacKay Shields, she was a Director within the Global Corporate Client Group at NYSE Euronext where she was responsible for soliciting new listings and managing relationships with 120 listed companies.  Beth also spent six years with Zurich Financial Services Group as a Business Development Analyst working with institutional and high net worth clients.  Prior to that, Beth was with Credit Suisse First Boston and Shearman & Sterling.  She received an MBA in Finance and Economics from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BA in International Relations and German from Bucknell University.  Beth’s career in the financial service industry began in 1996.



Workshop Schedule

8:45am   Arrivals & Light Breakfast
9:00am Introductions

History of Women in Business Leadership

10:30am Speaker: Beth Griper, Mackay Shields LLC
 12:00pm Lunch

Keynote: Urvashi Sen, Chief Privacy Officer, HCL Technologies

1:30pm Challenges and Potential Solutions IRL
2:30pm Getting to Your Goals
 3:00pm Networking Reception

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