8:00–8:45 a.m.   |   Registration Opens & Networking
8:45–9:00 a.m.   |   Welcome Remarks
9:00–9:50 a.m.   |   Session I
10:00–11:00 a.m.   |   Session II
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.   |   Session III
12:15–1:15 p.m.  |   Lunch & Networking
1:15–2:15 p.m.   |   Session IV
2:30–3:30 p.m.   |   Session V
3:30–4:10 p.m.   |   Coffee Break & Networking Salons
4:10–5:00 p.m.   |   Session VI
5:00 p.m.   |   Closing Remarks & Thank you

Thayná Teixeira da Silva ’18BUS
MBA Candidate
at Columbia Business School

Prior to Columbia Business School, Thayná was as a consultant at Bain & Company for four years where she worked with business unit strategy, performance improvement, change management, and organization design. Her past assignments include projects in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and USA in a variety of industries such as financial services, education, the public sector, private equity, and NGOs. At Bain, she was also engaged in the Social Impact Group coordinating social activities, partnerships with institutions, and fundraising campaigns. In her second year of MBA, Thayná aims to deepen her knowledge of current challenges and levers to improve education and healthcare in developing countries, focused on how private sector and individuals can play a relevant role to foster existing and new social organizations.


JoAnne Williams ’18BUS
MBA Candidate
at Columbia Business School

Prior to joining CBS,  JoAnne spent three years working for the Financial Access Initiative at NYU Wagner where she managed grant funding and coordinated research projects focused on understanding how financial services can better meet the needs and improve the lives of low and moderate-income households. While at NYU Wagner, JoAnne also helped with special research initiatives including the MacArthur Foundation’s pre-network on Opening Government, an initiative designed to understand how technology can be leveraged to create a more participatory government.  In JoAnne’s final year at CBS, she hopes to further explore how the intersection of fintech, social finance, and small business development can create equitable outcomes for communities of color.


5:30 p.m.   |   Networking Reception (offsite)