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Wharton Women Catalysts: Susan Lucas-Conwell

The Wharton Club of Northern California is pleased to share this event from Wharton Women. Wharton Women Catalysts: Susan Lucas-Conwell. Join us to hear her insights and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring board members.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Catalysts represent leaders across different industries that continually drive change to enhance their businesss and community. Wharton Women proudly sponsors this seriesdesigned to create and foster collisions through richdiscussion and connection.  

This month, Catalysts spotlights Board member and senior executive, Susan Lucas-Conwell, who drives impact by translating innovation into growth in Silicon Valley and beyond. Join us to hear her insights and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring board members.  

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Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
5:30PM PT
Zoom event. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered guests prior to the event.
Members: Free
Non-Members $10
About our speakers:

Wharton Women Catalysts: Susan Lucas-Conwell, WG83
With 20+ years of international leadership, Board and advisory experience, I am recognized for inspiring leadership, strategic thinking and a successful track record in translating innovation into growth. Most recently Executive Vice President of CSIRO US, I opened the Silicon Valley innovation center and managed North America for Australia’s national science organization. An NACD Fellow, I have extensive Board, advisory experience (Sparrho, Women in Sports Technology, Growth Resources Inc., Tiatros).

Previously, I developed a deep expertise in corporate innovation/venture at Global 1000's (Siemens TTB , Sapphire Ventures) and am on the Advisory Board of the Global Corporate Venture & Innovation Summit. As Global CEO and Board Director at Great Place to Work Institute, I re-invented the business model to increase annual revenues by 30%. My extensive start-up experience as founder, advisor has enriched the strategic thinking and value-add I bring regarding external innovation. After an MBA at The Wharton School I acquired strong consumer goods marketing experience in the US and France.

Public recognition includes The “Innovator Spotlight Award” (Frost & Sullivan), Watermark "Women who Made their Mark" and frequent speaking roles such as TedX.

I welcome opportunities to expand existing business relationships and explore Board possibilities.
Host: Sheila Bangalore, WG21

I am a senior leader and board advisor with a hands-on style, pragmatism, and focus on action and execution that enable me to convert challenges into winning solutions. I do this by blending nearly 20 years in the law with my Wharton Finance degree and working alongside teams to drive change and deliver value to shareholders and stakeholders.

Special experience in: IPO readiness, corporate governance, capital markets, ESG strategy, commercial transactions, M&A, complex negotiation, litigation management and building high-performing, diverse teams.

Industries include specialty materials, gaming, retail, real estate and technology (B2B and B2C).

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