Admissions Officers, alumni, and current Columbia Women in Business (CWIB) members share their experiences and the benefits of the Columbia Business School MBA.
Six high-powered business women speak about their experience starting and being a part of women's networks.
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch, CBS '99
Michelle Ferguson is Senior VP of Finance for the Higher Education Professional and International Group of McGraw Hill Education. She also is the Founder of the Women's Organization at McGraw Hill.
Hilary Hansen is a Partner at Ernst & Young Accounting.
Janet Hanson is recognized as a unique voice and champion for women globally. As CEO and Founder of 85 Broads, Hanson has built a global network community of 19,000 trailblazing women who want to leverage their best personal and professional relationships to create greater success for themselves and each other.
Hanson joined Goldman Sachs in 1977. In 1986, she became the first woman in the firm's history to be promoted to sales management. Following her 14-year career at Goldman Sachs, Hanson founded Milestone Capital Management, a $2 billion institutional money management company. From 2004 to 20007, Hanson was a Managing Director and Senior Adviser to the President of Lehman Brothers.
Hanson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College and The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She is an Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale University and serves on the Advisory Board of The Center for Work-Life Policy's Hidden Brain Drain Task Force. She has received a number of awards and honors, including an honorary degree from Middlebury College in 2007.
CBS '10, MBA Candidate
Kimberly Lane is Past Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting.
Josephine Linden is the regional manager of New York Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. She joined the firm in 1983 in Private Wealth Management in the Chicago office and moved to the Philadelphia office to become the regional manager in 1989.
She became head of Global Equities Compliance in New York in 1994. In 1999, she took responsibility for the Private Wealth Management training program before assuming her current responsibilities in 2000. Linden became a managing director in 1997 and a partner in 2002.
Linden is on the Board of Directors for the Millennium Promise, Board of Trustees for The New York Women's Foundation and Dress for Success; The Weill Cornell Dean's Counsel and the Finance Committee of the Collegiate School. She is also a senior member of Advance - Global Australian Professionals and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Linden earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1983 and a BA from the University of Sydney in 1973.