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Columbia College Dinner & Discussion

Date:March 04, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Alumni Center, Schapiro Room
113th St. between Broadway and Riverside Dr.
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Kohari by sending email to lk2574@columbia.edu .

This event is only open to current Columbia College students.

Picture this: You and a few of your peers having an intimate conversation over dinner with a highly-accomplished alumnus from an industry of interest to you. A chance to have all of your burning questions answered without the pressure of a formal networking event.

For this event, we welcome Sheena Wright.

Sheena Wright was named President and CEO of United Way of New York City in October 2012, the first woman to lead the organization in its 75 year history. United Way of New York City (“UWNYC”) is a non-profit, community service organization with a long and rich history of helping people build more self-sufficient lives. As one of the best-known nonprofits and part of the worldwide United Way brand, UWNYC helps to mobilize communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all.

From 2002-2012, Sheena served as President and CEO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), where she was responsible for leading and managing one of the nation’s premiere community and economic development organizations. Sheena previously served as Chief Operating Officer of ADC. Prior to ADC, she served as the General Counsel and EVP of Business Development for Crave Technologies, a Senior Associate at the law firm of Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard and Kristol, and an Associate at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.

Sheena serves on the board of trustees of the Vera Institute for Justice and the New York City Regional Economic Development Council. She is a graduate of Columbia University, which she entered at age 16, received her law degree from Columbia Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar. Sheena was born and raised in the South Bronx and now lives in Harlem, New York with her 3 sons.

Business attire.
Registration REQUIRED.
All interested students must apply by filling out the registration form. You will be contacted as soon as you have been approved to attend.
Resume required? No.
Eligibility: This event is only open to current Columbia College students.

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