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Our ambition is to enhance and improve connections between our community of 1,500+ Berkeley-Haas alums in the Tri-state area (expanding to the wider community of UC Berkeley alums interested in business).

Upcoming

  • Event: June 7 Panel Discussion on Driving African Innovation with Haas ’99 alumni Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini

    Panel Discussion on Driving African Innovation with Haas ’99 alumni Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini

    The McNulty Foundation in partnership with Ashesi Foundation will be hosting a reception and panel discussion entitled Driving African Innovation – The urgent need for ethics and entrepreneurship in higher education.

    To spark innovation across Africa, today’s university students must gain foundational skills in ethics and entrepreneurship. Join them June 7th for a discussion on nurturing these abilities through higher education. Panelists include Ashesi President Patrick Awuah MBA ’99, MIT Professor Emeritus Phillip Clay, and Leading Ladies’ Network Founder Yawa Hansen-Quao. The Moderator is Ashesi Co-Founder Nina Marini MBA ’99.

    Where:

    The Harvard Club
    35 W 44th St.
    New York, NY 10036

    When:

    Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Registration:

    To confirm your attendance and receive directions, email Ashesi Foundation, events@ashesi.org or call 206.545.6988.

Past

  • FORUM: Blockchain – The Future of Finance? – May 1
    “Blockchain – The Future of Finance?” – Professor Adam B. Sterling

    Date: Tuesday, May 1

    Time: 6:30-9pm

    Location: Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, 787 7th Ave., 34th Floor New York, NY 10019
    Blockchain is one of the most significant technologies to impact law and business in many years. Blockchain is also one of the most interdisciplinary areas, bringing together new questions and opportunities at the intersection of technology, business and law. This lecture will provide an overview of the technology behind blockchain and explore current and potential real-world applications in technology, business, and law and explore the future of this fascinating technology.
    Panelist: Adam B. Sterling
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BERKELEY CENTER FOR LAW AND BUSINESS
    Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business at Berkeley Law and co-founder of Startup@BerkeleyLaw. Previously he was a startup and venture capital attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and the co-founder and director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and Conflict Risk Network. Adam’s writings and work have appeared extensively in the press; including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. He has appeared on a number of broadcast news programs, including CNN’s Situation Room and CNBC’s Street Signs.
  • Forum: Successful strategies for developing diverse and inclusive cultures – April 19
    Recruiting diverse talent is a challenge for many organizations, and fostering an inclusive climate in which talent will thrive can be even harder. Hear best practices from diversity experts and learn how they create inclusive cultures that enable their teams to thrive. Topics include:
    • Diversity and inclusiveness goals
    • Actions that support an inclusive climate
    • Leveraging affinity groups
    • The next steps for diversity and inclusion

     

    Moderator: Dr. Élida M. Bautista, Berkeley-Haas Director of Inclusion & Diversity
    Panelists:
    Kenny Vaughn (Haas ’16), Diversity Outreach Officer at West Point
    Mike Burns, Chief Diversity Officer at Conduent and was formerly the Head of ICG Diversity at Citi
    Special thanks to our sponsors – WeWork and the Berkeley-Haas Master of Financial Engineering Program.
    Please RSVP so that we manage attendance appropriately. The event is free thanks to our generous sponsors.

    Where:  WeWork, 115 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10006

    When: Thu, April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/successful-strategies-for-developing-diverse-and-inclusive-cultures-tickets-44206835836?aff=es2

  • Cal & Haas @ the Brooklyn Nets – April 9

    Join Cal and Haas alumni for our Big Give fundraiser in a Barclays Center Executive Suite for a Nets game! Your ticket gives you access to the VIP level at Barclay’s Stadium, 1 hour of open wine/beer bar, and appetizers and finger foods.

    There is a mandatory $5 donation to either Berkeley or Haas as part of the Big Give. Additional donations are also encouraged!

    There are a limited number of tickets available.

    In collaboration with the Cal Alumni Club of New York and BABNY.

    Date and Time: Mon, April 9, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

    Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Cost: $50

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-haas-brooklyn-nets-executive-suite-tickets-43168986601?aff=es2

  • Dean Rich Lyons in NYC – March 27th

    Dean Rich Lyons, BS ’82, will be in New York City as part of his farewell tour!

    When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00-9:30 pm
    Where: Harold Pratt House, 58 East 68th St, New York, NY 10065

    Cost: $60, food and drink included; $40 for recent graduates (classes of 2008-2018) and prospective students

    Attire: Business or Business Casual

    Registration: http://www.cvent.com/events/the-berkeley-leader-live-an-evening-with-dean-rich-lyons-bs-82/agenda-78ad788325464912be4ee3ef0dec83c6.aspx

    Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided during the opening and closing receptions. The program will include reflections and a lecture by Dean Rich Lyons as well as a musical performance. Come for the content, stay for the music.

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Chapter Leadership

Co-Presidents: Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02 • Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Alex Pederson, MBA ’12
President-Elect: Judy Chou, BS ’96
Co-Treasurers: Fennie Wang, BS ’06 • Juhi Saha, EMBA ’15
Co-Secretary: Vacancy
Co-VP Communications and Marketing: Jacob Berman, BA ’07 • Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98
Co-VP Student Outreach: Vacancy
Co-VP Social: Rupam Shrivastava, BCEMBA ’11 • Vacancy
Co-VP Professional and Career Development: Jabril Bensedrine, Post Doc ’02 • Vacancy

Industry Champions

Finance: Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Amy Prager, BS ’99 • Raja Khanna, MBA ’04 • Samir Mathur, MBA ’93
Real Estate: Neil Seth, MFE ’05
Health Care / Life Sciences / Medical Devices: Tanya Shah, MBA/MPH ’04 • Alind Sahay, MBA ’00
Media, Technology & Entrepreneurship: Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Alex Abelin, BS ’05 • Zach Stevens, BS ’08 • Michael Lapin, BS ’08
Marketing: Jeanne Washington, MBA ’00
Consulting: Chris Nuttall MBA ’02
Retail, Consumer:  Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02

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