Apr 28, 2015
San Francisco, CA
The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by BlackRock
ICEDR sponsor companies may send 5 emerging women leaders
. The primary audience for this program is millennial women (~age 23-35) in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive
. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Join a peer group of amazing millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program: Connect, Develop, Inspire! hosted by BlackRock. You will learn insights from ICEDR’s brand new research on organizational strategies to advance millennial women. You will discover how to “Lean In” without burning out and achieve success with ease through an interactive session with the co-founders of Mindfulness Based Achievement. Through a session on the BlackRock's "Art of the Ask" program, discover how to ask for what you want in your career. Learn vital lessons from eBay executives about how to be purposeful with your career. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
Who Should Attend
- Sponsor companies may send 5 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is millennial women ~age 23-35 in line roles.
- Sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive.
- Partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Co-Founder, Mindfulness Based Achievement
Lisa Abramson is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement (MBA) who has dedicated her life to inspiring others to achieve success in an entirely new way. Her corporate and individual programs teach high achieving women how to "Lean In" without burning out. The MBA curriculum has been taught to thousands of women, as well as at Google, The Stanford Graduate School of Business, LinkedIn, StubHub!, YouTube, BrightRoll, Castlight Health, Salesforce, The North Face, Goldman Sachs, Airbnb, Bain & Co. and many others. Lisa graduated Magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.
Director, Women's Initiative Network (WIN), eBay Inc.
Michelle Angier is the leader of the global Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) at eBay Inc. As WIN leader, Michelle is responsible for defining and executing the priorities of a CEO-sponsored initiative to enable women to build lasting, successful careers at the company. She joined eBay Inc as Chief of Staff to Beth Axelrod, SVP of Global Human Resources in 2011.
Prior to eBay Inc, Michelle was an experienced consulting manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Human Capital practice, where she specialized in strategic communications, change management and talent strategies for clients undertaking strategic M&A and other transformative change and talent initiatives. While at Deloitte, she also served as WIN chief of staff for Deloitte’s award-winning Women’s Initiative and held several leadership roles in undergraduate recruiting.
Her prior management and professional work experience includes HR project management at Macromedia (now Adobe) and corporate communications at Fremont Group, a privately held investment firm owned by the Bechtel family. She also has several years of experience in economic analysis and investment research for senior executives.
Michelle is the co-author of “Realizing the Power of Talented Women”, McKinsey Quarterly 50th Anniversary edition, September 2014, and “Merger Aftershocks: Surviving the People Challenges of a Post-Merger Integration“, Deloitte 2009. Michelle was certified as a Strategic Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a past member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). She holds a B.A. degree in history from Northwestern University and a M.P.P. degree in public policy analysis from the University of California at Berkeley. She resides in San Francisco, California, with her husband and young daughter.
Head of University Programs, eBay Inc.
Sarah has held a variety of roles during her almost-ten-years at eBay. She first joined eBay in 2004 as a global policy manager in Trust & Safety – followed by a stint on the Cross Border Trade team. In 2008, she was asked to build an account management team to establish stronger, growth-oriented relationships with eBay’s largest, most strategic sellers. In 2011, she became Devin Wenig’s chief of staff (then eBay’s president and its future CEO). In 2014, Sarah took over as Head of University Programs for eBay, Inc., globally – a role she holds today.
Prior to eBay, Sarah was a strategy consultant with Accenture’s Tech practice in Boston.
Sarah received her MBA from Cornell University and her BA from Occidental College.
Mangaging Director, BlackRock
Kara Helander, Managing Director, BlackRock leads the firm's global efforts in diversity and inclusion and philanthropy. She is an expert in organizational change, diversity and inclusion, and strategic philanthropy and has been quoted in media including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Wired, and National Public Radio.
Kara's service with BlackRock dates back to 2007, including years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, she led Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to this, she established and led the Western Region office for Catalyst, the leading research and advisory services organization dedicated to the advancement of women in business. She began her career in management consulting at Corporate Decisions Inc. (CDI), working with Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech and healthcare industries. With colleagues from CDI, she launched The Partnership for Organ Donation, an innovative non-profit organization that brought business strategy and process improvement expertise to a critical health issue.
Kara received her BS magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with Directors Honors. She co-chairs the Corporate Advisory Board for the National Center for Research on Women, is a member of the UC Berkeley Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.
Christie Hunter Arscott
Managing Director, Quest
Christie Hunter Arscott is an experienced advisor and strategist, specializing in advancement strategies for women and millennials.
As Managing Director of Quest, ICEDR's global leadership institute for early career women (current) and Deputy Leader of Deloitte Consulting’s National Diversity & Inclusion Service Offering (former), Christie has helped organizations across industries and sectors recruit, retain and advance the next generation of women leaders. Her clients have included Fortune 100 companies, Big 4 professional services firms, national government entities, leading talent research bodies and Ivy League institutions. Her work has spanned geographies – including, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
On the research front, Christie broke new ground as one of the first Rhodes Scholars to pursue a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Oxford, where she researched women and gendered leadership styles. Christie completed a second Master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy, focused on the impact of family-friendly policies on women’s participation in the workforce. Christie’s research and writing have been featured by the World Economic Forum, London Business School Review, Forbes, Diversity Executive, Bersin by Deloitte, Thinkers50 and the Rhodes Project, among others.
Christie received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University, where she studied gender and race relations, and a certificate of Distinction in General Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
In 2014, Christie received her coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. In 2016, Christie was appointed to the Millennial Advisory Board for the Women’s Foodservice Forum of North America.
Co-Founder, Mindfulness Based Achievement
Vanessa Loder is an entrepreneur and former private equity investor whose company, Akoya Power
, supports women in leading more purposeful professional lives. She is also the Co-Founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement
, the New MBA, a company that provides in-person and online educational tools to help high potential women leaders learn how to “Lean In” without burning out. Through meditation, visualization, and coaching, Loder and her cofounder, Lisa Abramson, teach women how to quiet their minds, set boundaries without feeling guilty, let go of the pressure to be “perfect”, and get more of what they want in life.
Vanessa received her MBA from Stanford University and her BA in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work has led to thousands of women finding more passion, success and love with greater ease. You can read more at Vanessa’s blog, Akoya Power
, as well as LivingMBA
or find her on twitter @akoyapower.
Watch Vanessa’s Tedx Talk “How to Lean In Without Burning Out”
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 40 world-class companies and 25 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: 'Winning the War for the Best Female Talent' (European Business Review, July 2016), '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 thinkers globally who are shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. 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.
Director, Index Asset Allocation, BlackRock
Maya Tussing, Director, leads US Defined Benefit Index Asset Allocation within Beta Strategies. The team manages over $200B in risk managed assets across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment vehicles, such as ETFs and collective trust funds.
Prior to her current role, Maya led the Americas West Corporate Risk team within BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group. Her team oversaw operational risk identification, assessment and analysis for Business groups, Operations functions, Regulators and Committees across the BlackRock fund complex. Maya's service with the firm dates back to 2005, including her years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009, where she led the US Operational Risk team. Prior to BGI, she held risk management roles at GE Capital and Visa International with a particular focus on product development and six sigma process improvement for the retail financial services market.
Maya earned a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from the University of Washington.
8:30 Coffee & Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Overview: ICEDR Research on Millennial Women
- Christie Hunter Arscott, Strategic Advisor
- Lauren Noël, Director Women's Leadership Initiatives, ICEDR
9:30-10:30 BlackRock's Art of the Ask Program
- Kara Helander, Managing Director, BlackRock
- Maya Tussing, Director, Index Asset Allocation, BlackRock
11:00-12:15 How to Lean In Without Burning Out – Why Mindfulness Matters
- Lisa Abramson and Vanessa Loder, Co-Founders, Mindfulness Based Achievement
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Being Purposeful About Your Career
- Michelle Angier, Director Women's Initiative Network (WIN), eBay
- Sarah Brubacher, Head of University Programs, eBay
2:15-2:30 Closing Remarks & Discussion
*schedule is subject to change, check back for updates!
This ICEDR Program will take place on April 28 at BlackRock’s office in San Francisco. Registration will begin at 8:30. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 to pick up your materials and to enjoy coffee and tea. The program sessions will start promptly at 9:00 and end at 2:30.
Room: Howard A/B (First floor)
400 Howard Street
San Francisco, California
Travel time from the San Francisco Airport (SFO) to the BlackRock office is about 45 minutes (with no traffic). We highly suggest you allow additional time if you are traveling during rush hour.
Hotel reservations must be made by the participants. For participants who need to stay overnight, the following hotels are close to the BlackRock office:
InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
Rates from ~$306
W San Francisco
181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Rates from ~$329
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Rates from ~$354
Business casual dress is recommended for the program.
ICEDR Presentation: ICEDR Millennial Women Research Overview
Here is the link to the presentation on ICEDR's research on millennial women given by Christie Hunter Arscott and Lauren Noel at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program.
Participant list for ICEDR's NextGen Women Leaders Program in San Francisco.
How to Lean In Without Burning Out
Lisa Abramson and Vanessa Loder, Co-Founders of Mindfulness Based Achievement, present on How to Lean In Without Burning Out at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program.
Being Purposeful About Your Career
Michelle Angier and Sarah Brubacher from eBay present on how to be purposeful about your career.
Art of the Ask
Maya Tussing and Kara Helander present on the Art of the Ask program at BlackRock.
Class Notes: How to Lean In Without Burning Out
Here are the class notes for Lisa Abramson's and Vanessa Loder's session on How to Lean In Without Burning Out.