General Panels:
Reunion: HBS in the Rearview Mirror. Did I make the right choices?
Panel Chairs:
Elise Bergeron & Caroline Wilson
Jana Kierstead, Managing Director, MBA Career and Professional Development,
Harvard Business School
Our lives at HBS and beyond are filled with decisions – some seemingly small ones that turn out
to be critical and others that we didn’t even realize we were making at the time. Find out which
decisions mattered for HBS women 5-25 years out. How did they make those decisions, who did
they rely on for advice, and what would they change if they had it to do all over again?
Amee Chande, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Staples
Mikey Kindler, Director, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Danaher
Leigh-Ellen Louie, Former President, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Patricia Santos, Director, Highland Capital Partners
Anne Zahner, Managing Member, Radiant Partners, LLC
The Great Work-Life Balance Illusion
Panel Chairs:
Taylor Apfel & Radka Dohnalova
: Julie Battilana, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Having a personal life within the very demanding expectations of leadership is a real question for
many women.
Is it possible not to give up home life while still pursuing a successful career? Is
work life balance a myth? Come to experience a life changing conversation about how several in-
spirational and successful women have been able to create a successful and sustainable life.
Patricia Bell, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Bea Benkova, Founder and CEO, Extraordinary Women
Merrilyn Datta , Global Leader, Innovation Management, Life Technologies
Donna Levin, Vice President of Operations,
Anne Weisberg, Director of Talent, Deloitte
Dynamic Duos: Can we really put the Blackberry down?
Panel Chair:
Candice Bradley
Amy Cuddy, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Life beyond HBS will inevitably involve tough trade-offs between work and family. Can couples
have exciting, ambitious careers, intelligent, well-adjusted children and a mutually beneficial rela-
tionship? Our panelists will share their perspectives on work-life balance and whether this con-
cept is just theory.
Tom Eisenmann, Professor, Harvard Business School
Jill Greenthal, Senior Advisor, The Blackstone Group LP
Debby Sharpe, Manager, Steinsharpe LLC
Jim Sharpe, Entrepreneur in Residence, Harvard Business School
Harry Slatkin, President,
Limited Brands Home Design and Bath and Body Works Home Fra-
Laura Slatkin, CEO, Nest Fragrances