Events

November 6, 2017

6:00PM - 7:30PM
Claudia Cohen Hall
Terrace Room

Penn Arts & Sciences Professional Women's Alliance (PWA) Career Roundtables


The Penn Arts and Sciences Professional Women’s Alliance (PWA) is partnering with Career Services and the Women in Leadership Series (WILS) to host a unique Career Roundtables event, featuring accomplished College alumnae across many industries.

Students will meet alumnae in small groups for low-pressure, interactive roundtable discussions lasting about 8 minutes each, to provide the opportunity to meet many different alumnae and learn about a wide range of career paths possible with a liberal arts degree, in just one evening’s time.

During each rotation, the alumna will discuss a “day in the life” in her role, insights on what skills are required, what she looks for in new hires, advice on preparing for a career in the field, challenges and opportunities in the field/position, etc. with time for Q&A.

Click here to register on Handshake.


Roundtable Presenters:

  • Alyse Bodine, C’98 – Co-Managing Partner, Global Financial Officers Practice; Partner-in-Charge – Philadelphia, Heidrick & Struggles

  • Suzie Cohen, C’04 – Manager of Brand Strategy, Buzzfeed

  • Jamie Handwerker, C’83 – Partner, KSH Capital

  • Allison McKibben, C’93 – Founder, The McKibben Group

  • Ilene Karp-Michaels, MD, C’89 – Attending Anesthesiologist, Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • Swapna Pathare Podlich, C’01 – Strategic Marketing, Google

  • Jessica Lieberman Quinn, C’94, W’94 – SVP, Corporate Planning & Analysis, American Express

  • Caryn Karmatz Rudy, C’92 – Literary Agent, DiFiore and Co.

  • Eileen Simon, C’87, W’87 – Chief Franchise Integrity Officer, Mastercard

  • Lisa Thompson, C’87 – Equity Portfolio Manager, The Capital Group

  • Jamila Justine Willis, C’06 – Associate, DLA Piper