2020 Panel Discussion

Join us for an in-depth conversation with dynamic female leaders in finance!

March 12

6 p.m. Sips & Sweets reception
6 p.m. Leadership inspiring and skill-building activities for girls in grades 5-8

6:30 p.m. Panel discussion begins featuring Mary Callahan Erdoes '85 and Wan Ling Martello.

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Imagine Yourself in the C-Suite is an educational event series that provides an opportunity for school-aged girls across Chicagoland to engage in dialogue with leading professionals and with one another. Featured speakers include CEOs and executives who share their success stories – as well as the failures that helped shape their professional development – to inspire achievement, build confidence and embolden girls to forge pathways to excellence.

The second annual panel discussion on March 12 features women at the top of their game in finance.

Named American Banker’s "most powerful woman in finance,"  Mary Callahan Erdoes '85, a graduate of Woodlands, has led the investment management and private banking arm of JPMorgan Chase for the last decade. She sits on the JPMorgan Chase's Operating Committee, and serves on the boards of the U.S.-China Business Council, the Robin Hood Foundation of New York City and Georgetown University.

Wan Ling Martello is Co-Founder and Partner at BayPine, a recently launched private equity firm. Prior to BayPine, Ms. Martello served most recently as Executive Vice President for Nestle, the world’s largest food company.  From 2011 until 2018, she split her time as Corporate Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Asia Region.  Wan Ling currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Alibaba and Uber.

The program’s moderator is Woodlands Academy alumna M. Julie McKinley '74, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiduciary Counselling Inc., one of the country’s largest registered investment advisory firms. Knowledgeable in both banking and investments, her very successful career has included prior service as senior vice president and managing director at Northern Trust in Chicago for nearly 20 years. Ms. McKinley, whose daughter is also a Woodlands Academy alumna, has served on the school’s board of trustees and its alumnae board.

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