Silicon Valley venture capitalist Heidi Roizen, the subject of a popular case study on networking, will give the final keynote address at the 17th annual Women in Leadership Conference April 6 at the Haas School of Business. With a focus on pathbending leadership and the four Berkeley-Haas Defining Principles, this year’s conference will explore the type of leaders that help drive business towards a more sustainable, healthy, and just future. Roizen, a venture partner with Draper Fisher [...]

Education Leadership Competition Winners: Alma Rico, Vishal Shah, Sheila Bharucha, and Eddie Medina, all MBA 14. An interdisciplinary team proved to be a “secret weapon” for the second-place Berkeley winner in the Education Leadership Case Competition at Haas Feb. 15-16. The team included full-time MBA students Eddie Medina, Alma Rico, and Vishal Shah, all MBA 14. Sheila Bharucha, MPP 13, a student at Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, rounded out the team and, according [...]

With Latin America representing 8 percent of global GDP, the region’s role as an important destination for local and foreign investment will take center stage at the fourth annual Latin American Business Conference at Haas on April 5. Titled “Creating Value in a Thriving Region,” the full-day conference is organized by the Latin American and Hispanic Business Association. “Latin America is becoming a key region in the world,” says conference organizer Sandro Del Rosario, MBA [...]

The Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business (CRB) has been named the new secretariat for the United States Network of the United Nations Global Compact. As secretariat, the center will play a major role in helping the nearly 500-organization U.S. Network support the U.N. Global Compact’s goals in such areas as human rights, labor conditions, environment, and anti-corruption.  “The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations,” says [...]

“Quants” from the Federal Reserve, Barclays, and BlackRock will share their personal stories on building careers in quantitative finance during a panel discussion March 12 at the International House. The “How I Became A Quant” panel, designed for students considering careers in financial engineering, will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a reception for students and panelists. The event is hosted and sponsored by the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program and [...]

The Federal Reserve’s policy of open-ended quantitative easing emphasizes short-term tactics over longer-term strategy, writes Stephen Roach. “The focus, instead, should be on accelerating the process of balance-sheet repair, while at the same time returning monetary and fiscal policy levers to more normal settings.”

Photo caption: Joanne Legler and Meghan Keedy visit Carleton College this winter, and catch up with SBSP alum Danny Geiger while there. As Joanne and I make our way around the country visiting undergraduate schools and talking about MBA preparation and the Chicago Summer Business Scholars Program, one question has resurfaced again and again from students we meet along the way; it usually goes something like this: “Hi Joanne, Hi Meghan.” [Nervous shuffle of the [...]

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