Each year, alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members and friends of the Georgetown community travel to a different city to celebrate the university and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural and intellectual events that give participants the chance to engage with one another and with Georgetown’s outstanding faculty and university leaders.
As part of a series of events during 2014 John Carroll Weekend, held in Miami, Catherine Tinsley, McDonough School of Business professor and executive director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative, led the women and leadership panel by welcoming Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where she offered her insights from her extensive experience leading as a woman. Professor Tinsley then laid out the statistics on women’s advancement in business and active discussion on the challenges and opportunities for women ensued (presentation).
During this informative panel discussion led by Catherine Tinsley, panelists Kara Ross (C’88), owner of Kara Ross New York LLC; Maria C. Hackley (B’83), Citigroup managing director; and Regina Scully (I’85), founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, explored the complexities of women’s leadership, ambition and competitiveness in pursuing their dreams.