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Meet Our Heroines on April 19th

Meet Our Heroines on April 19th

In March, you told us about the impressive women leading your industries as part of our Women's History Month initiatives

On Tuesday, April 19th, meet these leading women, hear their stories, and learn about what it took for them to get to where they are. We profile each of our heroines below, with a taste for how each woman makes her mark:

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Lauren Colonna

Lauren Colonna, LUMAS Soho Gallery Director and Head of Retail in the U.S.
linkedin.com/in/lauren-colonna

How she's making a mark in her industry:

For over eight years, Lauren has worked with LUMAS and led their Soho Gallery as the Director. She has played a pivotal role in LUMAS' growth in brand recognition in her region, and has a distinct sense for stellar art pieces to adorn the Soho space. With her recent transition to Head of Retail in the U.S., Lauren now leads LUMAS' expansion to other major cities in her region.

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Kelly Peeler

Kelly Peeler, Founder & CEO of NextGenVest
linkedin.com/in/kellypeeler

How she's making a mark in her industry:

Kelly is the Founder and CEO of NextGenVest, a free text message service to help students navigate the financial aid and student loan process. A recognized thought leader in her field, Kelly was selected as one of the eight Kauffman Foundation Global Scholars, accepted as one of 30 up and coming women in Women In America, named by Goldman Sachs as one of the100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and named a White House #StartTheSpark Ambassador.

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Katy Zhao

Katy Zhao, Vice President at Morgan Stanley
linkedin.com/in/katyzhao

How she's making a mark in her industry:

Katy Zhao is the lead manager of the Sustainable Impact Model Portfolio, which focuses on investing in companies that address key sustainability challenges like climate change, water scarcity, and health & wellness. Katy is a rising leader in socially responsible investing, advising individuals, family offices, foundations and endowments. She is a writer for the CFA Institute and the national Treasurer of the Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association.

 

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Kari Desai

Kari Desai, Corporate Vice President and COLI Product Manager at New York Life Insurance Company
linkedin.com/in/karidesai

How she's making a mark in her industry:

In addition to her role as a Corporate Vice President in business analytics at New York Life, Kari is the driving force behind New York Life's Peer Leadership Circles, a powerful program that engages over 200 participants in 6 locations to inspire, guide, and challenge members of NYL's Women's Initiative to reach new heights in the career. Kari is a visionary who inspires others to drive change and progress -- no matter how big or small.

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Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew, Founder & CEO of The Muse
linkedin.com/in/kathryn-minshew

How she's making a mark in her industry:

Kathryn is the founder of the Muse, an only online career resource that offers a behind-the-scenes look at job opportunities. As the founder and CEO, Kathryn is familiar with breaking ceilings in New York and helping millennials find their dream jobs. Kathryn is a Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review contributor, Y Combinator alum, and was named Forbes 30-under-30 & INC 15 women to watch in tech. 

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Join us for a celebratory champagne reception with New York City's best along with a trunk show and exclusive gifts from Citizen's Mark, our friends at Tuxe, and LUMAS Gallery.

Bring your wingwomen, male allies, mentors and friends for an inspiring evening celebrating those who make their mark. 

More details and event registration here.

CM Heroines Reception




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