Print Page   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
News & Press: Ascend National News

Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summit (Jan.19) 20% Discount for Ascend Members

Friday, January 6, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Juan Percy
Share |

We are thrilled to be a Community Partner of Womensphere. Through this partnership, we’re excited to offer you a 20% scholarship to the 3rd Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit! Please use this code upon Registration to activate your 20% Scholarship: ASCEND2012


January 19, 2012 (Full Day Conference) - Columbia University, New York City

January 20, 2012 (Optional Industry Immersion) – Various Corporate Locations, New York City



The 3rd Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit will convene and create community among emerging women leaders, and the men and women who want to mentor them!

Emerging women leaders and interested Mentors are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2012 on Creating the Future: The Next Generation of Women Leaders Transforming the World ( hosted by Columbia University in the City of New York on January 19, 2012. The Summit is open to emerging women leaders – professionals who are interested in mentoring the next generation, rising managers, young professionals, emerging innovators, women at the leading graduate schools, premier colleges, and emerging entrepreneurs/social entrepreneurs. We are also actively inviting both women and men (professionals, entrepreneurs, investors) to participate as Mentors at the Summit! :)



· Ambassador Melanne Verveer - US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, Department of State, United States

· Anna Ewing – Chief Information Officer, NASDAQ OMX

· Virginia Ruesterholz - President, Verizon Services Operations


  • Alicia Stewart - Senior Producer, CNN
  • Angela Leaney – EVP, Brand Marketing, Harlem Globetrotters
  • Benjamin Stone – CEO, Indego Africa
  • Carmen Niethammer - Senior Program Manager, Women in Business, IFC (World Bank Group)
  • Cheryl Benton - President, UN WOMEN Metro New York; Founder, Three Tomatoes
  • Evie Evangelou – Co-Founder, Fashion4Development
  • Francine Delgado - Senior Vice President for NYC Programs & National Technical Assistance, Seedco
  • Dr. Heather Berlin - Cognitive Neuroscientist, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Dr. Jane Carter Ingram - Lead, Ecosystem Services, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Jacqueline Wales - CEO, The Fearless Factor
  • Dr. Joanna Rubinstein - Director of Center for Global Health and Economic Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Dr. Keren Bergman - Director, Lightwave Research Laboratory; Chair, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Lisa Shalett – Partner and Head of Brand, Goldman Sachs
  • Lynn Edmark – Chief Program Officer, Cloud Vantage, Microsoft
  • Madeline Nelson - SVP and Head of Talent & Label Relations, SONY Music
  • Marnie Kane-Cacossa - Chief Marketing Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Michele Wucker – President, World Policy Institute
  • Monica Beltrametti - Vice President and Director, Xerox Innovation Centre, Xerox Europe
  • Monica Mandelli - Managing Director, Head of Strategic Relationship Management, Investment Banking Division; Co-Head, Firmwide Women's Network, Goldman Sachs
  • Rebecca Caruso - EVP, Corporate Communications, L'Oreal USA
  • Phillip Scanlan – Consul General, Australian Consulate General of New York; Founder, Australian American Leadership Dialogue
  • Susan Tardanico - CEO, Authentic Leadership Alliance
  • Suzanne Zemke – Management Coach; Former Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
  • Toshi Reagon – Award-winning Music Artist; Founder of the band BIGLovely
  • Violet Zaki - Adidas Global Fitness Ambassador; Founder, Zaki Fitness


Through the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit, we aim to unleash the potential of emerging women leaders, and to create opportunities for more effective leadership, more successful careers, and accelerated impact on the world. We aim to inspire, empower, connect, and educate the next generation of women leaders on creating a better future through organizational leadership, venture creation, social entrepreneurship, public policy, scientific and technological innovations, and novel frameworks for problem-solving.

Through the 3rd Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit, participants will benefit from meeting inspiring leaders, being part of a vibrant community of leaders and innovators, and invaluable connections that offer:

· Leadership development

· Professional development

· Innovation development

· Mentoring & networking

· Strategic insight & education

· Career exploration & immersion opportunities

· Recruiting opportunities for jobs and internships

· Impact opportunities for local and global community

· Inspiration from leaders across varied industries and disciplines

To enable career exploration and success in finding jobs, internships, and graduate programs, the Summit will feature a unique Cross-Industry Career Fair and Non-Profits Fair for all participants, offering over 100 internship and fellowship opportunities. In addition, the Summit offers a unique Industry Immersion & Exploration experience on Day 2 of the Summit, hosted by a diverse group of companies in the media, technology, financial services, consulting, fashion, medical sciences, and startup sectors.

Participants will leave the Summit enriched with new opportunities, inspiring connections with leaders from many institutions, exposure to mentors and career opportunities, continued access to an invaluable network of influential leaders and peer emerging leaders, as well as many opportunities for continued leadership and involvement.

If you have any questions, please email both Summit Convenor Analisa Balares ( and Conference Program Manager, Amy Strano (

We hope that you can participate as a Delegate, as well as bring others with you, to join us at the 3rd Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit!

Community Search
Sign In

Latest News