The events of 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest have turned workplaces upside down and are changing and shaping the world we live in. Join the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management (CGM) and Professor Sebastian Edwards in a moderated conversation with leaders across Europe, Latin America and the United States. Not only have these women tackled leadership challenges, they have done so in sectors not particularly known for diversity—namely finance, technology and education. Our panelists are: UCLA alumna Marilou Calara (B.S. ’86), chief operating officer of EMEA Investments, Citi Private Bank who has been with Citigroup for almost twenty years since receiving her MBA from Berkeley and originally considering a career in the foreign service; U.S.-based Katrina Jones, diversity and inclusion lead for Amazon Web Services ProServe who has served as a D&I lead at large, complex global companies and startups and now oversees thousands of employees at AWS; and Chile-based Manola Sanchez, former dean, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, who spent time at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs and was the first Chilean woman to obtain an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Drawing on professional and personal experiences, panelists will share stories and unique perspectives from their own careers. They will address challenges faced along the way and provide insights on equity, diversity and inclusion across global workforces. They will highlight the power of unfamiliar perspectives and experiences, show how international and domestic diversity go hand in hand, and underscore how this moment in time requires long-term thinking, creativity, strong leadership, and a laser focus on the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They also will discuss their longer-term views on the kinds of global experiences that may best prepare today’s leaders to thrive in increasingly dynamic and diverse organizations.