Session 1: 10:30 - 11:10AM , Session 2: 11:20 - 12:00PM

Speakers and topics will be repeated for both sessions.


Intersectionality in Business - LC 21

Be part of the conversation that discusses the dynamics of identity and bringing your whole self to work. How does gender, age, race, sexual orientation provide alternative lenses when approaching business situations? How can these combinations of identities work to empower each other and strengthen each others’ voices?


Daria Burke, Facebook

Daria Burke received her MBA from NYU Stern and BA in English Literature from the University of Michigan. She is a Client Partner at Facebook, where she serves as strategic business lead for Fashion Retail clients such as Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue and Michael Kors within the Luxury & Retail practice. Daria #MakesItHappen by following her passion for advancing women, which she does through Black MBA Women, a growing network of 900 black women from top-tier business schools.

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Michelle Liu, Vanguard

Michelle Liu is an Investment Analyst within Vanguard’s Defined Contribution Advisory Services team, working to implement Vanguard’s custom portfolio offer and with Institutional clients on investments related deep dives. Prior to this role, she rotated through several departments within Vanguard through the firm’s Accelerated Development Program. She is Vanguard’s Ambassador to NYU and graduated from Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2016 with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Showing up and being present is how Michelle #MakesItHappen.


Michelle Kuan, FTI Consulting

Michelle graduated from NYU Stern in May 2016 with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, with a minor in Creative Writing. She grew up in Maryland but now lives in NYC and works as a senior consultant in the restructuring practice at FTI Consulting. She #MakesItHappen by breaking traditional stereotypes about Asian women in finance and destigmatizing political and cultural discussions in the workplace.

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Kathy Sayko, PGIM

Kathy Sayko leads globally coordinated inclusion and diversity efforts at PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for raising PGIM’s profile as an inclusive workplace, and collaborating with senior leaders to foster an environment that attracts and retains a diverse pool of talent.


The Power of Presence: Tackling Imposter Syndrome - UC 21

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in a group, like you’re an imposter and cannot come to a conclusion of how you got to where you are? What recommendations do you have for fighting imposter syndrome and building the confidence that your successes have earned you the leadership roles you currently hold?


Lindsey Buckheit, Colgate-Palmolive

Lindsey Buckheit is originally from Rhode Island and attended The College of William & Mary where she was a Marketing major in The Mason School of Business. Lindsey currently works for Colgate-Palmolive on the National Category Development Team where she works with the Oral Care sales and marketing teams to grow the business. To #MakeItHappen, she approaches each day with a positive attitude and hunger to learn.

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Sean Haechler, FTI Consulting


Luana Barbosa, HAI SWIM

Luana Barbosa is originally from Brazil and moved to New York to go to NYU. She is a senior in Stern majoring in Marketing and Computing and Data Science. Last year she and her sister launched HAI SWIM, a brand that meets at the intersection of swimwear, streetwear, and art. Luana is the CMO of the company and oversees all of their Marketing, PR and Digital efforts. Luana and her sister #MakeItHappen by working twice as hard, respecting each other and making sure they still graduate on time.


Kayla Armgardt, M&T Bank

Kayla Armgardt is originally from Albuquerque, NM and graduated last year from Vanderbilt’s MBA program concentrating in strategy and finance. She a former professional ballet dancer and now works in Commercial Banking at M&T Bank.


The Turning Point: Transformative Career Moments - UC 15

A person’s career journey is oftentimes not linear. Come find out how these professionals were able to navigate their experiences and redirect their careers to achieve new goals. At what point in your career does one realize that something has to be changed, whether that change is entering a new industry, bringing creativity to work life, or challenging yourself through unfamiliar applications of your skills?


Jackie O’Keefe, Colgate-Palmolive

Jackie O’Keefe grew up in Mahwah, NJ. She attended University of Loyola in Baltimore, Maryland and majored in Biology with a minor in Mathematics and Chemistry.  Jackie is currently working for Colgate Palmolive as an Associate Business Development Manager of Oral Care. Jackie #MakesItHappen by always ensuring her field sales teams have the key insights and strategies trending within Oral Care that will strengthen their business at their customer at any given time.


Peggy Smith, Worldwide ERC

Peggy Smith’s come a long way from her hometown of Pittsburgh, where her farthest trip as a child was a move to Perryville, Kentucky (population 800!). After earning a BA in marketing from Seattle University while working in HR at Microsoft, she was tapped for CEO of Worldwide ERC®, an organization focused on global, mobile talent opportunities and challenges. Peggy #MakesItHappen by envisioning the world’s future of work.


Anne Marie Miller, EY

Anne Marie Miller is a San Francisco native and attended Northeastern University where she studied Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience. Always interested in what made people happy and human behavior she took a co-op internship with EY in Campus Recruiting in Boston. Upon graduating in 2016, she relocated with EY and moved to New York City where she started full time with the firm. She now leads recruiting efforts at New York University and several Advisory service lines at the firm.

She #MakesItHappen by not settling for the status quo and being empowered to bring her authentic self to work each day.  

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Maryanne Fitzmaurice, Bank of America

Maryanne Fitzmaurice is a Wholesale Credit Officer at Bank of America. She has over 20 years of experience covering the overall credit management of a portfolio of Financial Institution clients including large US and Canadian banks, broker/dealers, clearinghouses/exchanges and their domestic and overseas subsidiaries.


Andrea Wagonseller, M&T Bank

Andrea Wagonseller is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She hold a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU. She began her career at M&T Bank in the Retail Branch Division before transferring to Commercial Real Estate in 2015 where she currently works as a lender. She believes in being confident, gracious, and enthusiastic - always.


Christine Schneider, PGIM


A Mindful Moment: Mental Health in the Workplace - UC 19

Juggling work life, social life, and home life is not an easy task, but is something that is important for managing well-being. How do you find the balance between personal and career responsibilities, and what practices do you use to capture these mindful moments?


Nina Raman, Barclays

Nina was born and raised in Holmdel, NJ and went to NYU Stern where she majored in Finance and Economics and minored in Art History. Nina currently works as an AVP in the Leveraged Finance Credit Risk team at Barclays and has a major hearing disability.

Nina #MakesItHappen by encouraging people with disabilities or other health related challenges to chase their dreams and pursue a career in financial services.

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Nicole Fogel, Guggenheim Securities

Nicole is a second-year investment banking analyst in the healthcare group. Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, she attended The University of Virginia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business and Commerce in 2017.


Amanda McFeeley, Colgate-Palmolive

Amanda McFeeley was raised in Charlotte, NC and attended school at Texas Christian University where she majored in business marketing and minored in psychology. She currently works at Colgate Palmolive on the Softsoap Bodywash brand team. Amanda #MakesItHappen by being open-minded to all opportunities, and looking for creative and unique ways in which I can support my team.

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Mary Messer, Citi


Addy Guo, PwC

Addy is a former USWIB Conference Team member - turned - PwCer. After interning with PwC in June 2016, she started full time in August 2017 in the Risk & Regulatory practice. Past projects included large scale regulatory-driven remediations for financial services clients, which is an interesting intersection of finance and regulations that puts her degree in Business and Political Economy (BPE) to good use.


Kathryn Tirabassi, FTI Consulting


AlumniTalks - LC 25

Join these conversations with NYU Stern Alumni as they each share a powerful, curated presentation on the topic of their choice, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities they have encountered throughout their career path.


Lyndsay Fuhrhop, Colgate-Palmolive

Lyndsay Fuhrhop is from the St. Louis, MO area.  She graduated from NYU Stern in 2017 with concentrations in Management and Marketing.  Lyndsay currently works at Colgate-Palmolive, as a Commercial Development Associate.


Sarah Nash, JPMorgan Chase

Sarah Nash grew up in Westchester, NY and moved to NYC for college, where she received her BA in Economics from NYU. After college, Sarah started working at JPMorgan Chase, where she still works today 9 years later, currently as a VP on the Sustainable Finance team. To help facilitate career progressions and transitions within JPMorgan Chase, Sarah went back to school and received her MBA from NYU Stern through the Langone program (evening program), which she finished in 2016.


Tiffany Chan, Goldman Sachs

Tiffany Chan is Vice President in the Goldman Sachs Investment Management division and works in Alternative Capital Markets.