EmpowerHER: Career Insights from Eight Women Leaders

Moderated by Patricia Spencer Favreau ’88, P’24

November 30, 2023

Amherst students and alumni joined eight women leaders in a riveting panel discussion about the real world of work. The panel answered questions about what they struggled with in their ascent to the top and what advice they would give to early career professionals. Participants had the opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer period for the last portion of the session. 

Meet Our Panelists

Patricia Spencer Favreau ’88, P’24, Moderator
Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Church Pension Group

Kate Baldwin Ph.D. ’88, P’21
Professor of English, Communication, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Tulane University

Nadia Biassou M.D., Ph.D. ’88
Senior Clinician & Chief of Integrative Neuroscience of Communication Unit, NIH

Katherine Chia ’88, P’22, ’27, Trustee Emeritus
Co-Founder/Principal, Desai Chia Architecture

Jennifer Cody Epstein ’88
Award-Winning Author & Novelist

Donnella Comeau M.D., Ph.D ’88
Diagnostic Radiologist/Neuroradiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Marni Edelman ’88
Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity M&A, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Liz Garbus P’26
Documentary Film Director and Producer, and Co-Founder of Story Syndicate 

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