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What I Wish I Knew at 22

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Join us for an evening of pizza and drinks as we talk about the things you really want to talk about. Whether you're just graduating from college, entering the "real world," or embarking on your professional journey, these Cornell women have done it and succeeded in a multitude of fields. Now, they're back for a once in a lifetime panel to share some genuine advice and provide a forum for open discussion on the things that matter to you!


4 Alumnae, 3 CEOs,  2 C-Suite Executives, 1 Harvard Professor and an infinite amount of wisdom. 


Come hear what they have to say about: Life, Love, Careers, Successes, Failures, Self-Discovery & More! Join us and find out about the things you really want to know!



Amy SiskindAmy Siskind is a highly successful Wall Street executive, co-founder and President of The New Agenda, a national spokesperson, writer and expert on helping women and girls advance and succeed. She has been featured on: CNN, Fox News, CNBC, PBS,, NPR and Marketplace Radio. She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella at the age of 31, and later ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was also a partner. She also serves on Cornell University’s highly prestigious President’s Council of Cornell Women and Cornell University Council, and was recently honored by the Westchester County Legislators for her LGBTQ advocacy.She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from The NYU Stern School of Business. 

Jeannette-M-Perez-RosselloJeannette M. Perez-Rossello, MD, is a Pediatric Radiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Perez-Rossello holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University where she was also inducted into the Quill & Dagger Honor Society for exemplary service to the university. She received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed her radiology residency training at Mount Auburn Hospital, earning the Roentgen Ray Resident Research Award. Dr. Perez-Rossello is a lecturer in the Pediatric Radiology Elective at Harvard Medical School and a member of her department’s Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Lauren D. MyersLauren D. Myers is the Owner of The Myers Group, Inc. where she focuses in both Human Resources Consulting and Sports and Entertainment Marketing Partnerships and Development. Prior to developing The Myers Group, Inc. Lauren served as an Executive Search and Human Resources Consultant for various Fortune 500 companies, as well as the Director of Marketing and Player Development for Sports West Football in Oakland, CA.  A native of Philadelphia, PA, Lauren is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  She is also a member of the Cornell University Council, and the Cornell Association of Class Officers where she chairs Diversity and Inclusion.  

Suzanne Penavić is currently Senior Director of Employee Engagement and Corporate Citizenship for SunGard, a $2.8 billion dollar leading software company. She has had an international career that has spanned privately held 2 startups, venture capital funded mid-sized companies and both public and private Fortune 500 firms.  Suzanne sits on the School of Human Ecology Dean’s Advisory Council, on advisory councils for The Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology and NPower’s The Community Corps (TCC) in New York City and is a board member of the AIC Foundation. She holds a B.S. in Human Development Family Studies from Cornell University and will embark on a Master of Human Resources program at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations this summer. 

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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management







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Amy Siskind, Jeannette M. Perez-Rossello, Lauren D. Myers, Suzanne Penavic

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