Women’s Leadership in Business 2018


Friday, April 20, 2018Women Leaders


9:00am – 5:00pm


Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
Regina Peruggi Room, 2nd Floor


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

As space is limited, participants must register in advance for this workshop.

The registration fee is $30 (including coffee, lunch, and networking reception).  This fee is waived for current Marymount Manhattan College students.

Seats are guaranteed to early registrants.  The deadline for early registration is Friday, April 6th.  To register for this workshop, click here:

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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 Panelist: Jessica James

Jessica JamesJessica James has a vast range of experience and expertise within the non-profit space, having raised funds for Safe Horizon, Inwood House, Young Women’s Leadership Network, and Grace Institute, in addition to the Obama for America Tri-State Finance Office in 2008. Jessica launched Jessica James Consulting in 2016 to support companies and non-profits in the exploration and execution of meaningful philanthropic partnerships that recruit and retain talent, build culture, tell the brand’s story, drive the bottom line, and make the greatest possible impact in the community. Jessica is a featured speaker at the Support Center for Non-Profit Management, the Non-Profit Coordinating Committee, and SXSW 2018.


9:00          Arrivals & Coffee
9:15-9:45 Welcome address

A Brief History of Women Entering the Workforce and Its Repercussions

10:45-11:00 Break
 11:00-12:00 Structural and Socio-Cultural Barriers to Advancing in Business

Lunch & Keynote Speaker

2:15-4:00 Panel Presentation & Discussion:  Guest panelists discuss the hurdles they faced, how they challenged their own status quo, and what the realities of women in global business are today.
 4:15-5:00 Networking Reception

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