Jessica Weis**Title:** Program Director, Women in Energy, Columbia University **Sector:** Energy **Advising On:** Job Interview Prep, Personal Branding Networking, Moving Into Management **Bio:** Prior to joining Columbia, Jessica spent nearly a decade in New York City government implementing job training programs and supporting New York City’s GED programs with District 79. Jessica previously served as Program Director of the Petey Greene Program which provides academic support to incarcerated people. She began her career in direct service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Jessica has a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Rosario Casas**Title:** Co-Founder at XR Americas, BCPartners Tech, Co-founding Member at Dreamers & Doers, Co-creator of the 4 Dimensional Quotient Guide **Sector:** Tech **Advising on:** Entrepreneurship, Moving Into Management **Bio:** Rosario is an award-winning tech entrepreneur with over seven years of executive experience in data and technology-driven platforms. Rosario serves on advisory boards, including SXSW Pitch and XR In Learning, and is a business mentor at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. In 2017, she was named one of the 100 World Disruptors in NYC by the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Miho Shoji**Title:** Co-Founder, moodbit **Sector:** Tech **Advising on:** Changing Industries, Entrepreneurship, Moving Into Management, Negotiation Skills, Career Pivot **Bio:** Miho Shoji is a seasoned entrepreneur and the co-founder of Moodbit, a tech startup focused on revolutionizing the HR industry. With over a decade of experience in the HR tech sector, Miho has become an expert in people analytics and corporate communications. She is passionate about using data to create a better workplace for employees and employers alike. Prior to Moodbit, Miho held various leadership roles in the HR tech industry, where she honed her skills in developing and implementing HR technology solutions.
Fabianna Rodriguez-Mercado**Title:** CISO Cyber Security Services (CSS) Business Manager / Chief of Staff, Citi **Sector:** Tech/Finance **Advising on:** Entrepreneurship, Moving Into Management, Negotiation Skills, Workplace Dynamics **Bio:** Fabianna oversees cyber security headcount, finance, and communication at Citi. Previously, she worked for Accenture as an IT Project & Project Management Analyst and IT Support for Infrastructure Services. Fabianna has an MBA in Technology and a BBA in Marketing, both cum laude. She co-leads Latinas in Tech in NYC and serves as chair on the advisory board of Per Scholas in New York.
Fatima Brown**Title:** Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Reclassify AI LLC. **Sector:** Tech **Advising on:** Job Interview Prep, Changing Industries **Bio:** Founded in 2019, Reclassify AI helps companies extract truth in data and enforce truth in AI systems by leveraging interdisciplinary knowledge to design and deploy sophisticated semantic data platforms. Leveraging her 18+ years of broad business experience, which includes driving enterprise-scale technology initiatives at Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and BNY Mellon, Fatima has positioned Reclassify to deliver bespoke data management solutions across sectors
Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne**Title:** CEO & General Partner, Wocstar Capital **Sector:** Finance/Tech **Advising on:** Entrepreneurship, Negotiation Skills, Changing Industries, Job Interview Prep **Bio:** Gayle is CEO of Wocstar Capital and co-founder of the Wocstar Fund, investing in female tech entrepreneurs of color. She was named one of "10 Women Changing the Landscape of Leadership" by the New York Times. She hosts the Wocstar Academy and co-founded Ally Capital Collab with over 30 years of experience in Wall Street, technology, and philanthropy. She is a Wharton School of Business graduate and a former and current board member of Women.NYC and BE.NYC, respectively.
Regina Gwynn**Title:** Co-Founder, Black Women Talk Tech **Sector:** Tech **Advising on:** Entrepreneurship, Moving Into Management, Networking, Career Pivot, Personal Branding **Bio:** In addition to starting Black Women Talk Tech, Regina also launched TresseNoire, the first on-demand, on-location beauty booking app designed for women of color. Regina began her career at Federated Department Stores (Macy’s) before earning her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. She has worked as a management consultant and led marketing at The Apparel Group. Regina is a Cabinet member of the Black Entrepreneurs initiative for the City of New York. *Office Hours to begin in June*
Charlotte Broadbent**Title:** Structural Engineer for COWI North America **Sector:** Green Economy - Offshore Wind **Advising on:** Changing Industries, Job Interview Prep **Bio:** Charlotte is part of the Offshore Wind team and works with developers to design foundations for offshore wind turbines and associated port and marine infrastructure. Prior to joining COWI last year, she worked for over four years in the water/wastewater industry. Charlotte received her BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Columbia University.
Cathleen Trigg-Jones**Title:** Founder, iWomanTV, Catscape Productions,Trigg Global Media **Sector:** Media/Entertainment **Advising On:** Personal Branding, Entrepreneurship, Networking **Bio:** Cathleen Trigg-Jones is a social entrepreneur, executive, and media leader. She created and leads three successful media companies, including iWomanTV, the first over-the-top streaming network built by women. Cathleen won an EMMY award for quality journalism, the Executive Producer and Host of the iWoman Report, and the creator and co-star of the docu-series We Are The Joneses. Cathleen is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Children and serves on several boards. *Office Hours will begin in June*
Alex Batdorf**Title:** Founder and CEO, Get Shit Done **Sector:** Tech **Advising On:** Entrepreneurship, Negotiation Skills, Personal Branding, Networking, Fundraising, Growing & Scaling a Business **Bio:** Alex started Get Sh!t Done to support women entrepreneurs in gaining traction to grow game-changing businesses. Featured in Forbes and Business Insider, 3X veteran entrepreneur built a community of experts around her to scale her 2nd company to $1M+. Realizing only 1.7% of women entrepreneurs ever scale beyond $1M, she launched Get Sh!t Done, an accelerator and community membership supporting women entrepreneurs in breaking out of survival mode and scaling their vision of impact.
Mária B. Rahmany, PhD, MBA**Title:** Director for Business Development & Portfolio Management at Columbia University’s Technology Transfer Office (CTV) **Sector:** Tech/Life Sciences **Advising on:** Negotiation Skills, Moving into Management, Workplace Dynamics, Job Search, Career Paths In Early Commercialization **Bio:** Maria works to commercialize innovations from Columbia Investigators and manages Columbia's strategic partnerships. She also leads the Columbia Diversity & Inclusion in Commercialization & Entrepreneurship program and serves as an Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Maria holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine & Translational Science and an MBA from Wake Forest University. *Office Hours will begin in June*
Dr. Joan Fallon**Title:** Founder and CEO, Curemark **Sector:** Life Sciences **Advising on:** Changing Industries, Negotiation Skills, Moving Into Management, Entrepreneurship, Workplace Dynamics **Bio:** Dr. Joan founded Curemark, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for serious diseases, including Autism, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, and addiction. With over 400 patents worldwide, Joan has written several scholarly articles worldwide and is a former Assistant Professor at Yeshiva University. She is a Senior Advisor to the Henry Crown Fellows at The Aspen Institute, a Distinguished Fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, and a board member for various organizations, including Springboard Enterprises and Vote Run Lead. Joan has received numerous awards, including the 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year NY in Healthcare.
Drake Hicks**Title:** Head of Strategic Partnerships, Manifest Climate **Sector:** Climate Tech **Advising on:** Job Interview Prep, Moving Into Management, Workplace Dynamics **Bio:** Drake is a seasoned investor and impact strategist. Formerly with Base10 and the JPB Foundation, Drake has a strong background in growth equity investing and impact investing. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and serves on the boards of Reclaim Childhood and Harboring Hearts, non-profits focused on creating safe spaces for girls and supporting heart patients in New York City, respectively. *Office Hours will begin in June.*
Tinia Pina**Title:** Founder, CEO, Re-Nuble **Sector:** Climate Tech/AgTech **Advising on:** Entrepreneurship, Negotiation Skills, Customer/Sales Development **Bio:** Tinia founded Re-Nuble, Inc., an agricultural technology company and social enterprise in NYC. She has a B.S. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech and began her sustainability career while pursuing a Master's at Columbia University. With over ten years of experience in the sustainability industry, Tinia advocates for sustainable waste management and closed-loop agriculture, focusing on unique technologies to extract optimal value from organic waste streams for indoor growers. *Office Hours will begin in June*