YJP's Spotlight on Women
This event starts on November 8th at 6:00 PM.
YJP's Spotlight on Women is our female-focused event. In each iteration of this series, our esteemed group of cross-industry speakers and moderators are all women. Get ready for an evening of dinner, drinks, and stimulating conversation about women's workplace issues and industry-specific issues alike. Several of our industries will be represented, including Blockchain, Media, Tech, and more.
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Previously, CEO and Founder of RealFace, a startup company specializing in mobile authentication products using revolutionary face recognition and liveness algorithms. RealFace was acquired in 2017.
In the years before founding Realface, Adi was the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Syneron Beauty and was part of the founding team within Syneron Medical (Nasdaq: ELOS) to open the Home-Use device unit, later sold to Unilever.
Adi is a marketing executive that started her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and B.Sc. in Computer Science (graduate of the Zell entrepreneurship program) from IDC Herzliya and was also the captain of the IDC Chess team.
Alexia Brue is the General Manager and SVP of Leaf Group’s Fitness & Wellness Division. Most recently, she was the CEO and Co-Founder of Well+Good, a leading digital media company focused on health and wellness that was acquired by Leaf Group in June, 2018. Prior to founding Well+Good, Alexia was a journalist covering travel and wellness for publications including Vogue, the New York Times, and Luxury SpaFinder and the author of Cathedrals of the Flesh (Bloomsbury), a travel memoir. She has a BA in Classics from Grinnell College and a MA from the Columbia School of Journalism.
Eileen is an important architect and steward of Horizon’s culture. During Eileen’s twelve years at Horizon, she has accelerated change and transformed Horizon into a magnet for the industry’s best talent and a place widely recognized for the highest levels of commitment to inclusion, diversity and the professional and personal development of its people.
Eileen has made betterment a progressive cornerstone of Horizon’s culture, fostering a supportive environment for the total physical and mental well-being of Horizon’s employees. Eileen has championed the development of Horizon’s on-site gym and yoga studio, she was instrumental in developing classes for meditation, breathing and relaxation, and was the driving force behind Horizon’s ‘Retreat’, a new room of hanging silks where people can relax, recharge and rejuvenate.
Eileen is perhaps most proud of Horizon Health, the agency’s on-site nursing and urgent care facility where people have a low-cost and convenient option to manage their healthcare needs.
Eileen has twice been named an HR Practitioner Superstar by HRO Today Magazine and has helped establish Horizon as a perennial recipient of numerous major industry awards for culture and excellence. Horizon has been named multiple times as a Best Place to Work by Adage, Crain’s and the Los Angeles Business Journal, named the #2 Best Place to Interview in the U.S. by Glassdoor, and was honored to be listed as a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for Women.
Eileen is also a founding member of Horizon’s “Limitless” platform, which was created by five of the agency’s female leaders, with the intention of educating, motivating and inspiring each employee to identify and explore their own leadership potential.
Prior to joining Horizon Media, Benwitt worked for four years as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at MPG, and was Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Porter Novelli.
Eileen develops a healthy mind, body and soul through a regular practice of Pilates, meditation, cycling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She believes that a sense of humor and keeping it real is the key to all things in life.
Over her 11 years with Campbell, Dr. Grace Lo has taken on various roles, from developing quantitative trading models, to helping with peer reviews, marketing new products, and leading the risk and portfolio team. Lo is one of five research directors at Campbell, and sits on the firm's seven-strong investment committee. She provides analysis for portfolio and risk management, and feeds ideas into quantitative model allocation decisions for Campbell;s systematic investment strategies. Lo has delivered speeches at research and industry forums (e.g., the Princeton/University of Chicago Quant Trading Conference and Quant Invest Conference in London), and she is also an active member of local peer groups promoting the support for women in the finance industry. Pioneer commodity trading advisor Campbell was founded 45 years ago, was profiled in The Hedge Fund Journal in 2017, and offers a range of institutional products, as well as liquid alternatives offerings including '40 Act vehicles and a UCITS fund, launched in 2017. Before joining Campbell, Lo was a project manager at ICF Consulting, advising on energy matters, electricity and gas pricing. She received a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Katia is an acclaimed creative director and one of New York’s most influential visual visionaries, who works seamlessly between editorial, packaging, advertising, product development and brand identity as a 360-degree storyteller. She began her career in 2002 at Lloyd & Co. as a freelance art director for clients including Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. Finding balance in independent and commercial work, Kuethe produced her own magazine—"Editor & Art Director - The Glossy Zine— under her own company Studio Von Birken from 2004-2009, while also producing creative work for brands such as J. Crew, Jimmy Choo, Babyphat, Brioni and Ann Taylor. In 2010 Katia joined Teen Vogue as Creative Director to re-design the magazine’s visual language, as well as TeenVogue.com. Following her stint at there, Katia joined Kate Spade New York as Senior Director of Creative, where she served as the global lead on all brand creative and initiatives, from print and video campaigns to e-commerce, retail, copy, packaging and social media. In this role, she oversaw the re-launch of katespade.com, and designed and launched the brand’s latest fragrance. Kuethe has earned numerous awards, including those for excellence in design from FiFi, The Art Director’s Club New York, The Society of Publication Designers and The One Club. She also completed a redesign of Lucky magazine & developed the identity for LuckyShops - Lucky’s e-com platform, including logo, packaging & site look/feel. Katia is currently the Creative Director of Brand Marketing at Bergdorf Goodman, and lives in Manhattan with her son, Paz.
Katie Burke is the Chief People Officer at HubSpot, where she oversees HubSpot’s global employment brand to attract top-level talent as the company continues to grow and enter new markets. She creates and delivers the optimal candidate and employee experience for HubSpot’s offices around the world. Katie manages the team responsible for HubSpot’s award-winning culture and commitment to transparency and autonomy.
During her time at HubSpot, the company has received culture commendations from Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Boston Globe, Glassdoor, and The Boston Business Journal. Katie’s emphasis on a culture of inclusion, diversity, and support has also placed HubSpot on Fortune.com’s “100 Best Workplaces for Women” list.
Prior to HubSpot, Katie was the Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships at Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance. During her tenure, the company was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and was featured on CNN Money, Yahoo!, ESPN, The New York Times, and more. Katie also served as a Brand Manager at EXOS. She attended Bates College and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Katie is an advisor at Flybridge Capital and was on the part of the inaugural Rev Boston Class of Top Women in Boston Tech.
Maria Molland is the CEO of Thinx, the feminine hygiene company behind the eponymous leak-proof underwear brand. Maria has over 22 years of experience in the development andmanagement of marketplace, e-commerce, digital media, and technology businesses. She brings broad, international experience and experience scaling different sized companies, from small teams to hundreds of people. In past roles, Maria was an advisor to eBay’s CEO as well as Chief European Officer at Fab.com. Prior to Fab, Maria held global executive roles at corporations like Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, Yahoo, and Disney. Maria received her BA in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Varkey is responsible for the strategic, operational, clinical and fiscal leadership of Northeast Medical Group. Prior to her current role, she was president and CEO of the Clinical Enterprise, a multispecialty group at Seton Family Healthcare, the largest health system in Austin, Texas. Dr. Varkey spent most of her career at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was professor of medicine and preventive medicine and served in several leadership roles. A nationally recognized expert in quality improvement, she recently completed her term as president of the American College of Medical Quality. Dr. Varkey is the editor of two textbooks: Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice, and the Mayo Clinic Preventive Medicine and Public Health Board Review.
Dr. Varkey earned her MBBS (MD equivalent) from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India; internal medicine residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut; and preventive medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has a master's in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, a master's in health professions education from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.