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Women's Leadership Panel on October 10
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Financial Women's AssociationThe Stillman School of Business is pleased to co-sponsor a panel presentation and reception with the Financial Women's Association. A dynamic panel of industry leaders will be discussing Leadership for Growth and Success: Lessons Learned - Challenges Overcome - Creative Solutions. When faced with challenges, would you like to respond as a leader and help your organization move forward successfully? Come hear New Jersey leaders share how they faced challenges and found creative growth oriented solutions.

Our exceptional panel includes Linda Bowden, Regional President of PNC Bank, Nancy Connell, Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at UMDNJ and Director of the Center for Biodefense and Allison Cornell, CFO of Covance. Sharon Waters, editor of NJBIZ, will moderate the session, which will focus on how an organization can move forward successfully while facing business challenges.

The Stillman School is pleased to collaborate with the Financial Women's Association. The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. They are dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community. Within the financial services industry, the FWA provides a public forum for examining important contemporary issues in business.

This special program takes place on October 10 in the Chancellor Suite of the Bishop Dougherty University Center. Registration and reception start at 5:30 p.m. with the panel discussion starting at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will enjoy professional networking and hors d'oevres before the event.

Speakers' Profile:

Linda Bowden is the New Jersey regional president of PNC Bank. Bowden has Linda Bowdenextensive industry experience that spans every aspect of wealth management, having served as portfolio manager, trust and investment officer and as a manager overseeing private banking officers. Bowden has been named among the "25 Women to Watch" by U.S. Banker magazine and was recognized as one of the "Best 50 Women in Business" by New Jersey business news publication, NJBiz.

Alison Cornell is Chief Financial Officer of Covance and has overall Allison Cornellresponsibility for finance and corporate development activities. She serves as a member of the Executive Committee and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Cornell joined Covance in 2004 as Vice President, Late Stage Development Services and was promoted in 2010 to Vice President, Global Financial Planning and Analysis, responsible for approximately 75 percent of Covance's finance staff. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer in May 2012.

Nancy Connell is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Nancy ConnellMedicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School. A Harvard University Ph.D. in Microbiology, Dr. Connell's major research focus is the interaction between M. tuberculosis and the macrophage. She is Director of the Biosafety Level Three Facility of UMDNJ's Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens.

Sharon Waters has been the editor of NJBIZ since July 2008 and joined the Sharon Waterscompany in 2007 as deputy editor—news. Sharon started her journalism career at the Home News Tribune, where she worked as an editor and reporter for seven years. A CPA, Sharon previously worked for seven years in public, private and governmental accounting.

For more information please contact:
Leigh Onimus
(973) 313-6058


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