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The Council for Women of Boston College
invites you to

Continuing the Journey:
The “How To’s” of Finding Your Way Back to the Workplace

The Council for Women of Boston College invites you to a career and networking program for alumnae navigating the path back into the workforce or looking for a career change. The program will incorporate an interactive seminar led by the Women@Work Network; two breakout sessions focused on the “how to’s” of resume writing, interviewing, and networking; and a wonderful opportunity to network with distinguished alumnae facilitators and fellow alumnae.

Monday, November 16, 2009
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
JPMorgan Conference Facility
17th Floor
277 Park Avenue (between 46th and 47th streets)
New York, NY

8:30 a.m. Registration and Early Networking

9:15 a.m. Communicating Your Brand with a Compelling Resume and Engaging Interview Techniques

This is an interactive seminar led by Eliza Shanley, cofounder of Women@Work Network. Women@Work is an industry leader in both training and placing professional women who are reentering the workforce or are experiencing career transition.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions Focused on the “How To’s”

1) Resume writing: This is a table exercise, where up to eight attendees and one facilitator review each other's resumes. A handful of attendees will be asked to share their resumes or brag sheets with others at that table. Please bring nine copies of your resume (in any stage) to share with your table.

2) Interviewing/Networking: An informal, interactive panel discussion to cover "Yikes" questions (what are you most afraid of being asked and how you handle it); the different types of interviews (informational, formal, the elevator speech); how to leverage your networks, etc.

Each session will last 45 minutes, so attendees can attend both.

12:00 p.m. Networking Session

A continental breakfast and luncheon will be provided.
The cost is $25 per person and is payable by registering online here.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Huard Daly at

Alumnae Facilitators

Pat Bonan ’79
Managing Director (Retired)
JPMorgan Chase Securities

Pat Bonan worked for JPMorgan Chase for more than 28 years in a variety of investment banking and capital market roles until she retired. Her most recent assignment was managing the firm’s top-ranked, short-term fixed income division, where she oversaw the origination, sales, and trading of a variety of fixed income securities. Upon her retirement, Bonan relocated to the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two daughters. She is now actively engaged in the management of several privately owned commercial properties in Maryland.

Darcel D. Clark ’83
Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of the State of New York

Hon. Darcel D. Clark began her judicial career as an appointed NYC Judge of the Criminal Court in 1999. She was later elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 2005. She presently presides over felony and misdemeanor criminal matters in the Bronx County Hall of Justice. She has been a member of the Boston College Board of Trustees since 1998.

Diane Coletti ’81
President and CEO
Prestonwood Associates, Inc.

As a business advisor and strategist, Diane Coletti founded Prestonwood Associates, Inc., 25 years ago and has helped numerous CEOs move their company forward. Her firm provides strategic direction in acquiring executive talent for small- to medium-sized organizations. Today, Coletti and her firm are recognized throughout New England as a leader in recruiting executives for life sciences, “cleantech,” and technology firms. Coletti has personally conducted over 1,000 executive searches, where she has advised hundreds of companies regarding company or functional leadership, recruiting talent from across the United States and Canada. She has been tapped to serve on several boards, including The Brain Science Foundation, a supporting organization of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston Children’s Museum; WEST-Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology; and most recently on the advisory board of a VC-funded for-profit venture. She also has led many public school initiatives in her hometown in Massachusetts, and has been actively involved in helping individuals at all levels with their career planning, including being involved with the Boston College Career Center. She currently is chairperson of the Initiatives Committee of the Council for Women of Boston College.

Kathleen A. Corbet ’82
Cross Ridge Capital, LLC

Kathleen A. Corbet is the founder of Cross Ridge Capital, LLC, a private equity and consulting firm focused on alternative energy and financial information services. Corbet has more than 25 years of financial services experience—serving as president of Standard & Poor's from 2004 to 2007 and previously serving as a senior executive at AllianceBernstein. Corbet is on the MassMutual Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College and The Jackson Laboratory. Corbet serves as an advisor to BNE Energy, Inc.; Emerging Managers Group, LP; InfoEx Inc.; Rapid Ratings International, Inc.; and StarVest Partners, LP. She also serves as a member of the New Canaan, CT, Board of Finance and the Investment Advisory Committee of the New York Community Trust.

Lisa Corvese ’81, P'07
Director and Global Head of CRM
GlobeOp Financial Services

Lisa Corvese is a successful entrepreneur who always focuses on her clients' needs. Covese is head of Global Client Relationship Management for GlobeOp Financial Services, a leading, independent financial technology specialist providing automated, integrated middle- and back-office administration and risk reporting services. The firm serves hedge funds and asset management firms, including banks, insurance companies, mutual and pension funds, and proprietary traders. As a member of Independence Financial Partners, Corvese also provides insurance and long-term care planning. From April 2008 to August 2009, she worked for and advised InfoExchange, Inc., a financial technology firm that has developed the matching engine to connect information to real-time trade flow. From 2002 to 2008, Corvese was with Standard & Poor’s, first as managing director of Standard & Poor’s Investment Services Data Operations and Strategy group, leading a global organization of over 300 personnel serving S&P’s indices, investment data, and research businesses. She was then managing director of Global Client Service and Sales, where she was responsible for commercializing S&P’s investment in Web 2.0 technologies. Corvese is an entrepreneur in the financial information industry with a global perspective, having hired and developed virtual workforces in Europe and India. She has built profitable businesses in electronic brokerage, wealth management, and financial services and from 1989 until 2002 she was involved in the following ventures: Reality Technologies, sold to Reuters in 1994; GivingCapital, sold to Kintera in 2002; and Restricted Stock Systems, sold to Computershare in 2007.

Ann Finck ’66, P'93, '95, '96, '06, '08
Nurse Practitioner/ ICU Nurse
Department of Neuroscience
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Ann Finck has held a variety of nursing positions in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. As a neuroscience intensive care unit nurse, she renders bedside care to critically ill patients; as a preceptor nurse, she instructs new nurses in the delivery of patient care; and as a nurse practitioner, she manages overall postoperative care of all the patients on the neurological service. Finck has also presented and published on a variety of neuroscience nursing topics over the past 35 years.

Susan Gianinno ’70, P'93
Chairman and CEO
Publicis USA

Susan Gianinno is the chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, a position she assumed in January 2003 when Publicis Groupe acquired D’arcy Worldwide, where she was chairman and president. Gianinno is a member of the Publicis Worldwide Board. Prior to joining D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Gianinno was CEO at J. Walter Thompson New York. She joined JWT from the position of executive vice president, worldwide client managing director at BBDO. Gianinno spent 12 years at Young & Rubicam, where she was executive vice president, worldwide client managing director, leading the agency’s global assignments. She was the first female member of the board of directors at all four agencies.

Noelle Grainger ’93
Managing Director, Deputy Head U.S. Equity Research

Noelle Grainger is managing director and deputy head of U.S. Equity Research at JPMorgan in New York. She assumed this position in April 2005. In this role, Grainger manages teams of equity analysts focusing on a variety of sectors ranging from banks to diversified industrials to biotechnology. In addition to overseeing day-to-day management and strategy, Grainger also has responsibility for spearheading the department’s relationship with investment banking. She is a standing member of the firm’s equity commitments committee, which determines the firm’s involvement in transactions, driving its small/mid cap research strategy.

Susan LaMonica ’83
Managing Director, Global Head of Human Resources (Retired)
JPMorgan Chase

In her most recent position with JPMorgan Chase, LaMonica was responsible for driving a strategic and fully integrated agenda that sought to shift the culture at a time of great change in the organization. Prior to that role, she held a number of positions in human resources including human resources director for consumer business, and global head of development. LaMonica started her career managing various operations and technology organizations at Chase Manhattan Bank, prior to moving into human resources.

Beth Maher NC’71, P'02
After working for a number of years as a learning disabilities specialist in New York City, Maher retired to raise her four children, becoming involved as a volunteer in all five schools that they attended for the next twenty years. At the same time, she became involved in the non-profit world as a volunteer and board member for the National Down Syndrome Society, the NYC-Parents in Action organization, and the Bloomingdale House of Music. Maher currently serves on the board of the Off-the-Record Lecture Series of the Foreign Policy Association and as a member of the NYC board of the Trust for Public Land.

Margot Morrell NC’74
Margot Morrell is the author of Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer. Hailed as one of the “five best leadership books ever,” Shackleton’s Way has sold over 300,000 copies since publication in early 2001. Morrell travels all over the world sharing the inspirational story of Shackleton’s people-centered leadership with corporate, military, non-profit, and university audiences. She also works with senior-level executives to fine-tune and polish their leadership skills.

Marie T. Oates ’85
Boston PR Group

Marie T. Oates is the principal of Boston PR Group, Inc. For over 15 years, her firm has assisted companies and foundations with strategic planning, media training, and communication projects. Her clients include foundations, educational institutions, medical and biotech firms, and non-profits. Oates is also an avid writer. She is the author of Erin’s Song, a novel, and Women of Opus Dei: In Their Own Words. Her work has also been published in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Washington Times, and a number of other publications.

Dineen Ann Riviezzo ’89
New York State Court of Claims

Dineen Ann Riviezzo was confirmed as a Court of Claims judge by the New York State Senate in December 2006, after being nominated by then Governor George E. Pataki. Prior to becoming a judge, she was the New York State Inspector General, responsible for the office that investigates fraud and mismanagement in executive branch agencies. Riviezzo also served as the chairperson of the New York State Commission of Investigation, the state's only bipartisan law enforcement commission charged to investigate organized crime, fraud, and corruption in state and local government. Her legal career also includes four years as a senior associate at the firm of Clifford Chance, specializing in general civil litigation, white collar defense, and reinsurance arbitration. Upon graduation from Georgetown Law, Riviezzo was an assistant district attorney for seven years at the Manhattan District Attorney's office, designated to prosecute sex crimes and narcotics trafficking organizations responsible for drug-related homicides.

Eliza Shanley

Women@Work Network

Eliza Shanley developed research and public relations expertise with a small female-owned business that served high-profile clients, such as the International Herald Tribune. She later worked with the Public Broadcasting Service, managing the public relations effort for its Adult Learning Service. Shanley worked for a year after her first child was born and then left the full-time workforce for four years as she raised two daughters. In 2002, Shanley cofounded Women@Work Network to help women at every stage of the workforce reentry and career transition process.


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