Mar 29, 2017
New York, USA
The QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program - New York is hosted by PwC
. QUEST partner companies may send 6 emerging women leaders
. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. QUEST partner business schools may send 1 participant
Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.
- Learn about the latest research on the 'X factors' of what it means to be a high potential
- Prepare to navigate the career transition of 'becoming the boss' with success
- Discover best practices about how to build your company's diversity and inclusion strategy
- Develop a deeper self-knowledge about what drives, inspires, and completes you inside and outside of work
- Meet other high potential, early career women from QUEST partner companies
- Learn about common gender 'derailers' and how to overcome them
Who Should Attend
QUEST partner companies may send 6 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. QUEST partner business schools may send 1 participant.
US Diversity Strategy Leader, PwC
Jennifer Allyn is a Managing Director in the Office of Diversity for the US Firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. As an executive and thought leader promoting diversity initiatives, she is responsible for designing programs to retain, develop, and advance diverse professionals. Ms. Allyn also serves on PwC’s global diversity council, which drives alignment among member firms across territories.
Ms. Allyn is a recognized subject matter expert on gender, LGBT and work/life issues. A frequent public speaker, she has been widely quoted in the media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes.com. Among her many accomplishments, Jennifer spearheaded PwC’s enhanced parental leave policy and launched Full Circle, a program assisting parents who want to “on-ramp” after taking extended time off from work. She was instrumental in developing the firm’s first PwC Talks interview with Sheryl Sandberg and is a featured expert on LeanIn.org discussing Communicating with Confidence. PwC has been recognized by Catalyst, Diversity Inc, Fortune, the Human Rights Campaign, Out & Equal, and Working Mother Magazine as a best-in-class employer.
Prior to joining PwC, Jennifer was a senior consultant at Catalyst where she advised a diverse group of Fortune 500 clients, among them PwC. She is a recipient of the 2016 Ted Childs Life Work Excellence Award from Working Mother Media, the Diversity Champion Award from the American Conference on Diversity, and the 2008 Crossing Borders Award from The Feminist Press. From 2007-2009, Jennifer served on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and is currently a member of Barnard’s Athena Leadership Council. Ms. Allyn is a graduate of Brown University and earned her Masters’ in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Head of Executive and Management Development, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Inger Buus is the global Head of Executive and Management Development at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Inger headed up the global Senior Leadership Development team at Royal Dutch Shell. These corporate roles build on her consulting career at Mannaz, a specialist executive development consultancy, where she was EVP with P&L responsibility for the leadership development practice in Europe, having grown this practice from an entrepreneurial start-up to an international consultancy. Inger started her career in Operations Management at Rank Xerox UK. She has worked with global leaders at all levels and across many industries and lived in the US, Denmark, France and the UK during her career. Her areas of expertise are leadership and management development, strategic off-sites and top team workshops, executive development, design and delivery as well as executive coaching.
Inger holds an MA in French from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK. She is a Danish national who lives in New York City. Inger enjoys travelling and outdoor pursuits such as country skiing and hiking with her family, is a half-marathon runner and has recently taken up yoga.
Head of Talent Management, Hess Corporation
Angela Croghan leads the Talent Management practice for Hess Corporation, where she has worked for fifteen years. Prior to taking over Talent Management, Angela held various leadership roles within Human Resources. Her experience includes Leadership Development, Learning & Organizational Effectiveness, Mergers & Acquisitions, Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partnering. Prior to Hess, Angela worked for HSBC Bank for five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Public Communication from Brooklyn College and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Robert J. Milano Graduate School, New School University in New York City. She earned a certificate in Human Resource Studies from Cornell. Angela relocated to Houston, Texas 7 years ago where she lives with her husband and three sons. She enjoys running and has recently completed the Chevron Houston Marathon in January 2017.
Founder & CEO, Cotential
Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that helps organizations transform by delivering collaboration across teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders. As one of today’s most provocative business thinkers on the future of work, Erica
advises business leaders and companies to lead markets through innovations that matter, create increasing value for customers and clients, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness.
Erica Dhawan is the co-author of the bestselling book: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence rated #1 on What Corporate America is Reading. An in-demand speaker, Erica has spoken, worldwide, to organizations and enterprises that range from the World Economic Forum at Davos to U.S. and global Fortune 500 companies. Her clients range from Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse, and Pepsico. Her writings have appeared in dozens of publications, including Fast Company, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. In 2015, Erica was listed on the Thinkers50 RADAR list for the emerging management thinkers around the world most likely to shape the future of business, management and strategy and was named one
of Levo 100’s Transformers. She serves as a board member to Deloitte’s Inclusion External Advisory Council and Lufthansa Innovation Hub.
Erica also serves as a member of the Aspen Institute Socrates Society, World Economic Forum
Global Shapers, Milken Young Leaders and the Young Entrepreneur Council. She previously worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital and served as a research fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, MBA from MIT
Sloan, and BS at the Wharton School.
Learn more at http://ericadhawan.com and http://cotentialgroup.com
Global Leader, EY Beacon Institute and Executive Director, Advisory, EY
Valerie Keller has deep expertise in leadership, purpose-driven transformation and innovation. She is global head of the EY Beacon Institute and an executive director of Ernst & Young LLP in its Global Markets group.
As a former chief executive officer, she has established healthcare facilities, housing developments and social enterprises. Valerie was also founder of Veritas and two U.S. coalitions focused on housing and healthcare system reform. She has advised U.S. Congressional Committees and facilitated public-private partnerships across businesses, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Valerie is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and recipient of JP Morgan Chase's 20 Under 40 and Change Agent Network's Humanitarian of the Year awards. She is an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, where she designs and leads executive education programs.
Valerie serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board and the advisory boards of Global Thinkers Forum, World Policy Institute and Womanity U.S.
She holds an MBA with Distinction Honors from the University of Oxford and completed post-graduate work at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Executive Director, Program & Development Manager, Corporate Talent & Development, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
Carissa is part of the Corporate Talent & Development team, where she is the Program Manager for the Management Associate Program, designed to build a pipeline of future leaders for the Firm. She also manages the HR Analyst program, designed to build a pipeline of junior talent for the HR Community.
Carissa has been with the firm since 1994 and has experience in both consumer and wholesale businesses. Most of her career has been in Human Resources. From 2007 to 2014 Carissa spent time in the Consumer business working in Chase Auto Finance where she held various Product Manager and Pricing roles.
Prior to her role in the business, Carissa was part of the Learning and Development team in the Private Bank where she managed the Associate Program and developed training curriculum. She also was a part of the Retail Financial Services Leadership and Talent team where she focused on development initiatives including Talent, Performance Management, Diversity and Leadership Training. Before joining Consumer, she was part of the Corporate Organizational Learning Team where she managed the corporate curriculum for Management and Professional Development Programs. She also managed the heritage Chase HR Associate Program. Carissa began her career at Chase as a trainer in Auto Finance where she designed and facilitated systems training in Collections, Customer Service, Operations and Sales.
Carissa has a M.S. in Education from Hofstra University, and is certified to teach kindergarten through fifth grade. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Marketing from Hofstra University. She also has a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Cornell University. Carissa is an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. She lives on Long Island with her two children, Mikayla and Jack. In her free time she enjoys running and has completed multiple half marathons.
Senior Advisor, QUEST
Betsy Myers leads workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. She is deeply committed to enabling all women to realize their leadership potential and to assist companies to harness the full potential presented by talented women. Betsy is the author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.
As a senior adviser to Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign, Betsy served first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chair of Women for Obama. During the campaign, Betsy travelled extensively, speaking to undecided voters and leading the campaign’s outreach to women.
Betsy previously spent several years at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, ending as the Executive Director of its Center for Public Leadership.
During the Clinton Administration, Betsy spent several years at the U.S. Small Business Administration in posts that included Director of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership. She then moved to the White House as President Clinton’s senior advisor on women’s issues and Director of the Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.
Managing Director, QUEST
Lauren Noël is the Managing Director of Quest, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women. The International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) is a global consortium of 30 world-class companies and 15 business schools.
Lauren is an active researcher and writer. Lauren’s work focuses on engaging, advancing, and inspiring women in the first decade of their careers. Her publications include: 'How Women Leaders Build The Career They Thrive In' (The European Business Review, November-December 2018), 'What's Your Superpower?' (The European Business Review, November-December 2017), 'Be the Company Millennial Women Love' (London Business School Review, May 2015), 'How to Be a Company for Millennial Women' (Diversity Executive, July 2015), 'What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women' (ICEDR, 2015), 'How Women Take Charge of their Careers' (Business Strategy Review, Autumn 2014), 'Taking Charge - A roadmap for a successful career and a meaningful life for high potential corporate women leaders' (ICEDR, 2012), ‘What Executives Really Need to Know about Employee Engagement’ (Accenture Institute for High Performance, 2011) and ‘Talent Management Takes Action’ (ICEDR, 2011). In addition, her research has been featured in Forbes, the HBR Blog Network, Elle, Boston.com, Diversity Executive, and others.
Prior to working at ICEDR, Lauren was with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a CEO network for 20,000 CEOS. In that role, she coordinated over 60 leadership development programs for CEOs and their families. Prior to joining YPO, Lauren worked at Harvard Business School, where she partnered with faculty and staff to manage Executive Education programs for global business leaders.
In 2017, Lauren was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers globally who are shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. In 2017, Lauren was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 'Talent' award, which recognizes 8 thought leaders globally who are contributing to the field of talent management. In 2013, Lauren was named an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.
Founder & President, ICEDR
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan School
Douglas A. Ready is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is Founder and President of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), which develops senior level and next generation HR executives at leading global companies. Doug also served as Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Doug is an active consultant, helping CEOs, top teams, and senior executives develop organizational and leadership resources, and HR development practices, to sustain global competitiveness. He has recently worked with the top teams at Hess, HSBC, RBC, and PwC, helping them build the leadership and organizational capabilities for their newly reconfigured firms.
Doug is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development. He has authored a number of highly popular Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review articles, including: “Developing The Next Generation of Enterprise Leaders,” “Building a Game-Changing Talent Strategy,” “The Power of Collective Ambition,” “Are You a High Potential?” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” “Enabling Bold Visions,” “Make Your Company a Talent Factory,” “How to Grow Great Leaders,” and “Leading at the Enterprise Level.” In 2013 and 2015, he was named to the Thinkers50 list, the premier global ranking of management thinkers.
March 29, 2017
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Introduction
-Jennifer Allyn, US Diversity Strategy Leader, PwC
-Lauren Noel, Managing Director, QUEST
9:45-10:45 ICEDR & QUEST Research: What High Potential, Early Career Talent Values
-Lauren Noel, Managing Director, QUEST
-Doug Ready, Founder & CEO, ICEDR & Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
11:00-12:15 PwC's Global Diversity & Inclusion Journey
-Jennifer Allyn, US Diversity Strategy Leader, PwC
1:30-2:45 Panel - Being the Boss: The Changing Nature of What It Means to Lead
-Moderator: Inger Buus, Head of Executive and Management Development, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
-Angela Croghan, Head of Talent Management, Hess Corporation
-Erica Dhawan, Founder & CEO, Cotential and Co-Author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence
-Valerie Keller, Global Leader, EY Beacon Institute and Executive Director, Advisory, EY
-Carissa McBride, Executive Director, Program & Development Manager, Corporate Talent & Development, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
3:00-4:00 Authentic Leadership: Being Yourself With Strategy to Succeed in Your Career and Your Life
-Betsy Myers, Senior Advisor, QUEST & Former Senior Advisor on Women's Issues to President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton
This program will take place at PwC’s New York City office at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. The program will run from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. to pick up your materials.
300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Please bring your ID with you as you will need this to enter the building.
Each participant is responsible for making his/her own hotel reservations. We suggest the following hotels:
Renaissance Hotel - Times Square
714 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Marriot Marquis Hotel
New York, NY 10036
The New York Helmsley Hotel
212 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Business casual clothing is recommended for the program.
Final Participant List
QUEST and ICEDR Research: What Early Career Talent Values
In this presentation by Doug Ready, President, ICEDR and Lauren Noel, Managing Director, QUEST, learn about QUEST and ICEDR research on what early career talent values and how you can unleash your signature value-add.
Authentic Leadership: Being Yourself to Succeed in Your Career and Life
In this presentation by Betsy Myers, Former Senior Advisor on Women's Issues to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, you will discover how to lead authentically and build on your success if your career and life.
PwC Presentation: Women in Leadership
In this presentation, Jennifer Allyn, US Diversity Strategy Leader, PwC, shares four career derailers women face and suggested actions on how to address them.
QUEST and ICEDR Report: What Executives Need to Know about Millennial Women
Learn what high flying early career women value at work.
QUEST and ICEDR Report: Taking Charge
Learn valuable lessons from 60 exceptional women leaders around the world.