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About the Haas Women in Leadership Group

WIL's mission is to serve the entire Haas community through a series of professional, educational, and social events designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of women's roles in business while equipping WIL members to achieve success.

Beyond hosting the annual WIL conference, WIL is actively involved in leading the Women’s Workshop and Diversity Conference, and offers regular social events and an annual retreat for Haas students and partners to Napa Valley.

  Visit the WIL club web page for more information about WIL.

About the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

For over 100 years, the Haas School of Business has offered exceptional management education to outstanding women and men from around the world. The school is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge for all areas of business, and a launching point for many new businesses. The Haas School is widely known for its diverse and talented faculty, staff, students and alumni. Its programs benefit significantly from the university’s practice of interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the school’s strong connections to nearby Silicon Valley.

  Visit the Haas School of Business web page.

For conference-related inquiries, please email us at wil_conference@haas.berkeley.edu


The 2011 WIL Conference Planning Team


Leisha Leclair

Leisha is an MBA/MPH student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and School of Public Health. After college Leisha worked as a scientist at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Leisha also spent three years working with McKinsey & Company’s healthcare practice in the US. Most recently Leisha spent her summer working in McKesson’s Corporate Strategy Group. Leisha graduated from Simon Fraser University with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

 
Rachel Sherman

Rachel is an MBA/MPH student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and School of Public Health. She has a background in healthcare and international development, and is deeply committed to empowering women globally and locally. She has worked in Dakar, Senegal at Dalberg Global Development Advisors on raising living standards in developing countries and in Boston, MA at Putnam Associates, a consulting firm to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Rachel graduated from Duke University where she studied Public Policy and Chemistry.

 
Anne-Elise Lansdown

Anne-Elise is an MBA student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She has a background in management consulting for The Boston Consulting Group, and has worked in BCG's Chicago and Amsterdam offices. Anne-Elise is committed to getting more women interested in business and has spent her last year as a WIL officer working towards increasing representation at Haas. Anne-Elise graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Economics and French.

 
Laura Todd Andron

Laura is a second-year MBA student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Prior to business school, she worked as an investment analyst at Northwestern Mutual Capital. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in investment management at PIMCO. Laura holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Minnesota.

 
Caroline Mock

Caroline is a MBA student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She served as the President of Women in Leadership at Haas, is a board member of Sally’s List, a non-profit dedicated to training and electing female candidates in Oklahoma, and recently completed a board fellowship with Girl’s Inc. in Alameda. Prior to attending Haas, Caroline worked in structured finance and will continue to work in finance at Amazon.com after graduation. Caroline graduated from Georgetown University and majored in Economics and Math.

 
Kumiko Isono

Kumiko is a second-year MBA student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business focused on cleantech and energy industry. During 3 years as a management consultant at McKinsey, she worked on projects in various industries, notably healthcare, consumer goods and chemicals, in Japan, US, Europe and Australia. Kumiko graduated from Keio University in Japan where she studied Environmental Policy and Geoinfomatics.

 
Laura Bentzien

Laura is a second year full time student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Prior to attending Haas, she served on the investment team of Horsley Bridge Partners, a fund of funds with over $13 billion under management. During her five years at Horsley Bridge, Laura focused on venture and private equity partnership investments out of the firm's San Francisco, London, and Beijing offices. She has also worked at Standard & Poor's. Laura earned her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

 
Priyam Singh

Priyam is an MBA student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She has a background in technology consulting and product development. Priyam has managed the rollout of technology products and solutions for various Fortune 500 financial services and insurance companies. She has recently led the national launch of an web personal finance management tool to Well Fargo Bank’s 10 million+ online customers. Priyam graduated from Birla Institute of Technology in India, where she majored in Computer Science.

 
Pulak Patel

Pulak is an MBA student at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She has a background in finance and real estate. Pulak has worked at Tishman Speyer, where she focused on real estate development in emerging markets, and at JPMorgan in New York. Pulak received her B.S. from New York University's Stern School of Business, where she majored in Finance and International Business.

 


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