Female Power Players & Leadership Lessons from the Top – A Fireside Chat with Desiree Rogers '81 (CEO of Fashion Fair Cosmetics)photo-drogers3x4300dpi

From Wellesley College and Harvard Business School to running the Illinois State Lottery, being the White House Social Secretary for President Obama, and now overseeing Johnson Publishing Company and currently serving as the CEO of Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Chair of Choose Chicago, Desiree Rogers '81 has had a very interesting and diverse career in the public and private sectors.  Come hear Desiree discuss her career, lessons learned through triumphs and failure, and how women can better drive their own success. The fireside chat will be moderated by Fatimah Gilliam '96 (Founder & CEO of The Azara Group), and followed by Q&A from the audience.

This event is the NYWC’s first Power Player Series event and is a part of the club’s broader and recently-launched Wellesley@Work initiative. This event is being sponsored by the Dow Jones & Company's professional networking group UpStart and will have Dow Jones employees in attendance. Through their generous support, we are able to bring this event to the Wellesley community free of charge.


DATE: Thursday, June 23, 2016

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Please arrive between 15-30 minutes prior with government-issued ID to clear security.

LOCATION: The News Corp Building, 1211 Avenue of the Americas (between 48th & 49th) – 9th floor (The Impact Room)

RSVP: Please note, this event is sold out, and the wait list is now closed as well.

COST: Free.

A Note About the Power Players Series

As part of the NYWC’s recently launched Wellesley@Work (that features career events for Wellesley alumnae in the New York Area), we are also launching our “Power Player Series.” This new series will provide Wellesley women an opportunity to hear from senior professionals – both male and female – who are top executives in their field and have reached great success in business. 


The Power Players Series will feature speakers from various industries who will share career, leadership, business, and management lessons from the C-Suite. Each event will provide an opportunity for Wellesley women to network across industries with fellow alumnae and a platform from which they can proactively take charge of their professional future. The NYWC is excited to launch this Power Player Series as part of the club’s broader Wellesley@Work initiative, and looks forward to seeing growing participation from Wellesley alumnae. 

Event Details...


6:30PM - 9:00PM Thu 23 Jun 2016 ( Timezone: Eastern )


The News Corp Building
1211 Avenue of the Americas 9th floor (The Impact Room)
New York, NY 10036 USA

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