Kellogg Alumni Virtual Programs

Throughout the year, Kellogg Alumni Relations is pleased to offer two distinctive virtual programs for our alumni audience:
  • Conversations with Kellogg Leaders: This series showcases Dean Francesca Cornelli in live discussions with prominent Kellogg alumni.
  • This Is Kellogg: This program highlights the school’s distinctive approach to different areas of thought leadership and innovation.

Conversations with Kellogg Leaders

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Gary Parr ’80 MBA

Senior Managing Director, Apollo

Run time: 56:07

Parr discusses his professional leadership journey in finance and private equity.
January 30, 2024

Headshot of Kate Solomon ’02 MBA -- Founder and CEO, Athletic Cosmetic Company

Kate Solomon ’02 MBA

Founder and CEO, Athletic Cosmetic Company

Run time: 55:50

Solomon discusses her professional journey building brands in the beauty industry and the history of her prior company Babo Botanicals.
January 18, 2024

Neha Parikh ’07 MBA

CEO, President, Board Member

Run time: 57:51

Parikh discusses her professional journey as an executive, including challenging herself to be fearless in her life and career.
September 26, 2023

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Tina Rubin ’09 MBA

Chief Marketing Officer, Wave

Run Time: 59:36

Conversation about the unique opportunities of marketing to Gen Z, how technology and entertainment intertwine in today’s landscape, and tips on how to successfully transition from a large corporation to a startup.
June 6, 2023

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Anant Goenka '07

Vice-Chairman, CEAT Limited

Run Time: 56:36

Conversation with a seventh-generation leader of a family enterprise on family values in business and how implementing total quality management changed the course of their company.
May 25, 2023

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Ukonwa Ojo '05

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zaia Ventures

Run Time: 59:58

Conversation about about what courageous leadership looks, seizing opportunities and mastering the art of the pivot.
April 20, 2023

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Frank Su '02

Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Asia, CPP Investments

Run Time: 58:49

Conversation about the emergence of Asia as a top market for private equity, how to work across cultural differences, and the skills it takes to be successful in the sector.
February 16, 2023

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Joseph C. Papa '83

Chief Executive Officer, Bausch + Lomb

Run Time: 56:39

Conversation about leading through a turnaround, restoring a company’s reputation, and dealing with issues head-on to ensure success.
January 17, 2023

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Craig Williams '01

President, Jordan Brand at Nike, Inc.

Run Time: 55:51

Conversation about career journeys, becoming the best leader you can be, and shaping the future of an iconic brand.
November 29, 2022

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Angela Dong '08

Vice-President, Nike Inc.

Run Time: 57:32

Conversation about consumer insights, customer engagement, and digital transformation.
October 18, 2022

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John E. Schlifske ’83

Chairman, President and CEO, Northwestern Mutual

Run Time: 54:44

Conversation about building and maintaining trust, attracting new talent in a competitive market and what makes him a “Kellogg Leader."
September 27, 2022

Sasan Goodarzi '02

Sasan Goodarzi '02

CEO, Intuit

Run Time: 58:42

Conversation about dreaming big, practicing integrity without compromise, and giving back.
June 16, 2022

Cindi Bigelow '86

Cindi Bigelow '86

President, R.C. Bigelow Inc.

Run Time: 58:57

Conversation about creating a positive company culture and leading by example.
May 31, 2022

Ming Mei '02

Ming Mei '02

CEO & Co-Founder, GLP

Run Time: 52:50

Conversation about company culture within a global corporation, the importance of mentors, and minimizing regret in life. 
May 19, 2022

Andy Mills '85

Andy Mills '85

President, Medline Inc.

Run Time: 57:50

Conversation about how a family-owned medical supply company came to the aid of a nation in need, the impact of the pandemic on the medical supply industry, and what it takes to lead a company consistently awarded “best place to work” accolades.

April 14, 2022

Njideka Harry

Njideka Harry ’12

Global Vice President for Strategic Entrepreneurship, Ashoka and Founder, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)

Run Time: 58:37

Conversation about bridging the digital and gender divide in technology access, high-impact entrepreneurship, and the concept of “humble audacity.”
February 11, 2022

Kellogg alumna Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar ’08

Chairperson, HCL Technologies

Run Time: 59:51

Conversation about family enterprise, the concept of “ideapreneurship,” and the effects of the pandemic on the tech industry.
January 5, 2022

Larry Levy

Larry Levy ’67

Managing Partner, Levy Family Partners and Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Levy Restaurants

Run Time: 59:12

Conversation about finding and following your passions, the entrepreneurial drive, and the importance of long-term vision.
November 30, 2021

Dimitris Daskalopoulos

Dimitris Daskalopoulos ’81

Founder and Chairman, DAMMA Holdings SA

Run Time: 1:01:10

Conversation about the complexities of family enterprise, career growth and change, and the power of art and philanthropy.
October 6, 2021

Kellogg Alumna Penny Pennington '12

Penny Pennington ’12

Managing Partner, Edward Jones

Run Time: 1:01:38

Conversation about leadership during crisis, community and employee engagement and women in finance
September 8, 2021

Kellogg Alumnus Mike George ’85

Mike George ’85

President and CEO, Qurate Retail, Inc.

Run Time: 56:56

Conversation about navigating the pandemic and values based leadership.
June 18, 2021

Kellogg alumnus Paul Brown

Paul Brown ’94

Co-Founder & CEO, Inspire Brands

Run Time: 57:31

Conversation about the changes in the restaurant industry, creating a culture of innovation, and ensuring uniqueness in brands.
May 14, 2021

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Joey Wat '00

CEO, Yum China

Run Time: 57:50

Conversation about COVID-19’s impact on the restaurant industry, successfully guiding a corporation through a global crisis, and the importance of values in leadership.
May 6, 2021

Hiro Mizuno

Hiro Mizuno ’95

United Nations Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments and Member of the Board of Directors, Tesla, Inc.

Run Time: 59:42

Conversation about ESG investing, advocacy, and the importance of a sustainable climate for a sustainable capital market.
April 21, 2021

Alexandra Jung ’99

Investor, Strategic Advisor and Board Director, Former Partner and Head of European Investments, Oak Hill Advisors

Run Time: 56:46

Conversation about leadership, women in business and investing strategies.
February 5, 2021

Kellogg Alumnus Bernard Dallé ’96

Bernard Dallé ’96

Partner, Index Ventures

Run Time: 59:09

Conversation about venture capital and the pandemic, culture, career and leadership.
December 4, 2020

David Kohler ’92

David Kohler ’92

President and CEO, Kohler Co.

Run Time: 57:21

Conversation about leadership and the culture of the 147-year-old family business, along with innovation and adaptation during the pandemic.
November 16, 2020

Kellogg Alumna Stephanie Gallo ’99

Stephanie Gallo ’99

Chief Marketing Officer, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Run Time: 56:19

Conversation about leadership, innovation and adaptation during the pandemic at the largest family-owned winery in the world.
October 28, 2020

Kellogg Alumna Edith Cooper ’86

Edith Cooper ’86

Co-founder, Medley; Former Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

Run Time: 57:50

Conversation about lessons learned from working at a large financial firm to co-founding a startup with Edith’s daughter during COVID-19.
September 14, 2020

Kellogg Alumna Ada Osakwe ’11

Ada Osakwe ’11

Founder and CEO, Agrolay Ventures and Nuli

Run Time: 56:12

Conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the food and agriculture systems in Africa and how to transition to an entrepreneurial career.
June 23, 2020

Kellogg Alumna Vinita Gupta ’92

Vinita Gupta ’92

CEO, Lupin

Run Time: 57:44

Conversation about the near- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the pharmaceutical industry and leading a global family enterprise during a crisis.
June 12, 2020

Ellen Kullman

Ellen Kullman ’83

Northwestern University Trustee and President and CEO, Carbon

Run Time: 55:02

Conversation about creating different trajectories during and after crises, the “new normal,” and creating a sense of purpose in post-crisis management.
May 27, 2020

David Kabiller

David Kabiller ’85 ’87

Co-Founder and Head of Business of Development, AQR

Run Time: 58:23

Conversation about socially-responsible hedge fund management, being empowered to create change, and how to cope with adversity and challenges.
May 21, 2020

Bernie Banks

Bernie Banks ’08

Associate Dean for Leadership Development, Kellogg School of Management

Run Time: 1:01:26

Conversation about the nuances of leadership, the complexities of organizations, and the importance of realism when leading others through crisis.
May 15, 2020

This is Kellogg

Venture Capital Alumni Panel

Spotlight on Venture Capital Alumni Panel

Run Time: 59:56

Kellogg alumni discuss their paths in venture capital and the current global trends in the field. The alumni panelists were Promod Haque ’74 MS, ’76 PhD, ’83 MBA, Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners; Andrea Jackson ’06 MBA, Partner, Northpond Ventures; Sumant Mandal ’00 MBA, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, March Capital; and Maya Pizov ’12 MBA, Managing Partner, Amiti Ventures.

Moderated by Promod Haque ’74 MS, ’76 PhD, ’83 MBA
June 13, 2023

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Spotlight on Venture Capital Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:49

Kellogg faculty discuss the unique ways in which Kellogg teaches its students about venture capital, the future of those programs, and how alumni can get involved. The webinar features Scott Baker, Peter McNerney, and Paola Sapienza.

Moderated by Dean Francesca Cornelli
May 3, 2023

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Spotlight on Venture Capital Keynote

Run Time: 59:51

This fireside chat features Woody Marshall ’96 MBA, General Partner of TCV. Woody discusses today’s investing climate and offers advice for future tech and financial investors.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
April 11, 2023

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Spotlight on Sustainability Alumni Panel

Run Time: 1:01:43

Kellogg alumni discuss their experiences in making sustainability an integral part of their business practices. The alumni panelists were Wendy Abrams ’90, Founder and CEO, Eleven Eleven Foundation; David Chen ’84 MBA, CEO, Equilibrium; Darpan Kapadia ’00, COO, LS Power; and Denise Lee ’08 MBA, Vice President, Cisco Engineering Sustainability Office.

Moderated by Wendy Abrams '90
March 14, 2023

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Spotlight on Sustainability Faculty Panel

Run Time: 1:01:21

Kellogg faculty discuss their research on sustainability and how businesses, and the individuals they serve, can make impactful change. The webinar features Ravi Jagannathan, Klaus Weber and Aaron Yoon.

Moderated by Megan Kashner
March 7, 2023

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Spotlight on Sustainability Keynote

Run Time: 58:20

This fireside chat features Max Bittner ’07, CEO of Vestiaire Collective. Max discusses fashion activism, the negative effects of fast fashion, and how luxury resale has the potential to change the landscape of the fashion industry.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
January 23, 2023

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Spotlight on Healthcare Keynote

Run Time: 58:43

This fireside chat features Rob Davis ’93 MBA, ’98 JD, chairman and chief executive officer of Merck. Rob discusses the current business landscape of the pharmaceutical industry and the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in research and development.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
November 9, 2022

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Spotlight on Healthcare Faculty Panel

Run Time: 59:34

Kellogg faculty discuss their research on the state of healthcare in America and how it can be navigated and improved. The webinar features professors David Dranove, Craig Garthwaite, and Amanda Starc.

Moderated by Professor Gregory Carpenter
December 13, 2022

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Spotlight on Healthcare Alumni Panel

Run Time: 57:12

Kellogg alumni discuss the challenges and opportunities present in the digital healthcare space and the different ways technology can address them. The alumni panelists were Ricky Goldwasser ’08, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Jim Pursley ’08, President, Hinge Health; Patty Riskind ’97, CEO, Orbita; and Carla Robinson ’98, CEO and Co-Founder, Canary Telehealth.

Moderated by Ricky Goldwasser '08
December 6, 2022

David Kabiller

Spotlight on Science of Empathy Keynote

Run Time: 56:36

This fireside chat features David Kabiller ’85, ’87 MBA, co-founder and the head of business development at AQR Capital Management. David discusses the “power of empathy” in life, what led him to establish the Kabiller Science of Empathy Prize, and the business case for empathy.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
April 5, 2022

Ginny Clarke, Mike George, and Guilherme Johannpeter

Spotlight on Science of Empathy
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 58:45

Kellogg alumni discuss how to become a more empathetic leader and how to integrate empathy into your company’s culture. The alumni panelists were Mike George ’85, ’87 MBA, retired President & CEO, Qurate Retail Inc; Ginny Clarke ’84, CEO, Ginny Clarke, LLC; and Guilherme C. Gerdau Johannpeter ’00, Chairman, Gerdau S.A.

Moderated by Mike George ’85, ’87 MBA

June 22, 2022

Spotlight on Science of Empathy
Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:47

Kellogg faculty share their research on empathy and how it can be used to improve both business and personal relationships. The webinar features professors Eli Finkel, Neal Roese, and Adam Waytz.

Moderated by Professor Brooke Vuckovic
May 24, 2022

Alumni panelists: Barbara Hulit ’91, Executive Advisor, Fortive; Susan Abrams ’90, CEO, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center; Ada Osakwe ’11, Founder & Chief Executive, Agrolay Ventures and Nuli; and Keech Combe Shetty ’99, ’06 MBA, Executive Chair, Combe Incorporated

Spotlight on Women
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 60:01

Kellogg alumni discuss their experiences as women in corporate, philanthropic, and board leadership; the hardships they’ve faced, and the ways they’ve overcome them. The alumni panelists were Barbara Hulit ’91, Executive Advisor, Fortive; Susan Abrams ’90, CEO, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center; Ada Osakwe ’11, Founder & Chief Executive, Agrolay Ventures and Nuli; and Keech Combe Shetty ’99, ’06 MBA, Executive Chair, Combe Incorporated.

Moderated by Barbara Hulit ’91
March 17, 2022

Spotlight on Women
Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:52

Kellogg faculty share their research on the challenges and successes of women in business as well as Kellogg’s strong commitment to women at all stages of their career, from their time as students through the senior levels of their career. The webinar features professors Angela Y. Lee, Maryam Kouchaki, Victoria Medvec, and David A. Matsa.

Moderated by Professor Angela Y. Lee
February 23, 2022

Ann Drake

Spotlight on Women

Run Time: 59:06

This fireside chat features Kellogg alumna, Ann Drake ’84, president and founder of Lincoln Road Enterprises. Ann discusses the growing and changing roles of women in the supply chain field, the importance of networking for career growth, and advancing the influence and contributions of women in public and private enterprise.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
January 31, 2022

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Spotlight on Private Equity
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 1:02:10

Distinguished alumni leaders discuss the current state of private equity and their journeys within the field. The alumni panelists were: Kip Kirkpatrick ’97, Co-CEO, The Vistria Group; Beth Hoffman ’97, Managing Director, Berkshire Partners; Ram Jagannath ’07, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group LP; and Pamela Hendrickson ’84, Vice Chairman, The Riverside Company.

Moderated by Kip Kirkpatrick
December 9, 2021

Mike Shannon '83

Spotlight on Private Equity

Run Time: 1:00:47 

This lively fireside chat features Kellogg alumni, Michael Shannon ’83, co-founder of KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Mike discusses his journey from the resort and recreation business to becoming an “accidental private equity person,” who’s company has raised $13 billion in equity capital commitments and invests exclusively in travel and leisure businesses.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
September 30, 2021

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Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 58:17

Distinguished alumni panelists discussed their personal experiences with entrepreneurship. The featured alumni were: Ariel Cohen ’08 co-founder and CEO, TripActions; Hilary Coles ’16, co-founder and VP of merchandising, Hims & Hers; and Sam Shank ’04, co-founder & CEO, HotelTonight.

Moderated by Dean Francesca Cornelli
June 10, 2021

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Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:52

Kellogg’s distinguished faculty panelists — Benjamin F. Jones, David Schonthal and Dashun Wang — discuss their research and insights from their work in entrepreneurship.

Moderated by Senior Associate Dean Jan Eberly
May 27, 2021

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Spotlight on Entrepreneurship

Run Time: 59:52

This fireside chat features Cristina Junqueira ’08, co-founder, Nubank. Cristina discuss the ideals behind Nubank’s founding principles, her entrepreneurial journey and how she has broken down barriers throughout her career.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
April 23, 2021

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Spotlight on DEI

Run Time: 1:00:58

This fireside chat features James H. Lowry, a business icon, sought-after speaker, strategic advisor and nationally recognized workforce and supplier diversity expert. He is the author of Change Agent: A Life Dedicated to Creating Wealth for Minorities, a memoir that demonstrates the power of iconic mentors and pivotal opportunities leveraged across the globe and offers solutions to the ever-widening wealth gap.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
January 15, 2021

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Spotlight on AI
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 58:26

Kellogg alumni industry leaders discuss the current and future impact of AI and technology in the workplace. The alumni panelists were: Robert Gamgort ’86, chairman and CEO, Keurig Dr. Pepper; Charles Kuai ’06, co-founder, corporate SVP and president – Mobility Solutions & Cerence, Inc., IoT Technology Division and Greater China Region; and Annette Rippert ’94, group chief executive – strategy and consulting, Accenture.

Moderated by Dean Francesca Cornelli
December 3, 2020

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Spotlight on AI
Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:52

Kellogg faculty share their research on how machines are enhancing human expertise and decoding creativity and the psychological implications of an automated world. The webinar features professors Eric Anderson, Brian Uzzi, Dashun Wang and Adam Waytz.

Moderated by Professor Eric Anderson
October 27, 2020

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Spotlight on AI

Run Time: 1:00:23

This keynote provides an overview of the MBAi Program, a joint degree between Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering offering a blended approach to the teaching of business innovation and the complex technologies that drive it forward. The webinar includes professors Eric Anderson (Kellogg), Kristian Hammond (McCormick), Sara Sood (McCormick) and Brian Uzzi (Kellogg).

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli and Dean Julio M. Ottino
September 30, 2020

Other Conversations

Fireside Chat with Professor Philip Kotler

Run Time: 1:02:42

Known globally for his marketing expertise, Professor Emeritus of Marketing Phil Kotler spoke with Dean Francesca Cornelli at two different times to accommodate alumni in all time zones.

Moderated by Dean Francesca Cornelli
February 12, 2021

Conversation with Pete Henderson

Run Time: 36:56

This event features a conversation with Pete Henderson, facilitated by Lloyd Morgan ’63 and David Spitulnik ’80. Kenneth M. “Pete” Henderson served as professor of management and dean of administration at Kellogg from 1971 to 1981. In those positions, he played a key role in strengthening the school’s connection with the Chicago business community and helped to establish the school’s collaborative culture.

May 20, 2021

Conversation with Brian Sternthal and Alice Tybout

Run Time: 57:27

A Pete Henderson Society sponsored event featuring a conversation with Brian Sternthal and Alice Tybout '75, emeritus professors of marketing, facilitated by alumni Tyler Johnston ’80.

December 2, 2021

A Conversation with Jeanne Brett

Run Time: 55:28

A Pete Henderson Society sponsored event featuring a conversation with Jeanne Brett, the DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations, facilitated by alumna Nadia Hewett '16 MBA.

November 3, 2022

PHS Breakfast and Lecture with Ehud Kalai

Run Time: 51:38

A Pete Henderson Society sponsored program featuring remarks by PHS President David Spitulnik '80 MBA, Dean Francesca Cornelli and Professor Emeritus Ehud Kalai.

March 9, 2023

Kellogg Legends: A Conversation with Al Rappaport

Run Time: 1:03:32

A Pete Henderson Society sponsored program featuring a conversation with Leonard Spacek Professor Emeritus Al Rappport, hosted by Professor Harry Kramer '79 MBA. 

May 18, 2023

Upcoming Alumni Events

View the list below and register for upcoming events to access premier Kellogg content, such as the Conversations with Distinguished Alumni series, career and professional development webinars, or events near you hosted by alumni clubs and affinity networks.

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