World Economic Forum 2015
The World Economic Forum’s 2015 annual meeting just ended a few days ago in Davos, Switzerland, and GUWLI’s Executive Director Catherine Tinsley attended as an invited panelist for a private luncheon sponsored by the Tupperware Brands Corporation. Professor Tinsley took part in the Women’s Economic Empowerment discussion, as a primary investigator on the subject of “Women and Confidence”.
The event was hosted by Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, and invited attendees included top female representatives from Goldman Sachs, Newmont Mining Corporation, Aetna, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, ManpowerGroup, the Washington Post, and Thomson Reuters, among other notable organizations.
Professor Catherine Tinsley, McDonough School of Business professor and executive director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative, opened the women and leadership panel by welcoming Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who offered her insights from her extensive experience leading as a woman. Professor Tinsley then laid out the statistics on women’s advancement in business and active discussion on the challenges and opportunities for women ensued (presentation).
Moreover, during this informative panel discussion led by Catherine Tinsley, panelists Kara Ross (C’88), owner of Kara Ross New York LLC; Maria C. Hackley (B’83), Citigroup managing director; and Regina Scully (I’85), founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, explored the complexities of women’s leadership, ambition and competitiveness in pursuing their dreams.
TED talk at CIA headquarters 2013
Professor Catherine Tinsley, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative, gave a TED talk to CIA staff about the importance of negotiations. She debunked common myths about negotiations and gave special emphasis on what women do well and how they can improve their negotiation performance. She offered concrete advice based on her research for enhancing the effectiveness of negotiations as a tool to maximized outcomes.