Careers and Coffee

Careers and Coffee is a speaker series which will introduce Barnard students to professionals in a broad range of industries, giving students an honest look into industry specific careers. Guest speakers, consisting mostly of Barnard alumnae, will hold informal chats and participate in panel presentations, based on their industry.  These sessions provide the kind of knowledge one can only get from insiders. Students will gain exposure to career paths they may not have considered.


Fall Semester 2016

Women in Finance, Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Rebecca Baehr '13
    Senior Analyst, Investor Relations & Business Development, Trian Partners
  • Purvi Dave '06
    Vice President, Equity & Fund Structured Solutions, Barclays
  • Tara McDonough '10
    Assistant Vice President, Equities Sales & Trading, Barclays
  • Julie Melawni '09
    HR Business Partner, Bank Leumi


Women in Consulting, Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Kate Gester '16
    Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture
  • Nina Limaye '14
    Consultant, Capco
  • Julia Qian '15
    Business Analyst, McKenzie & Company
  • Valerie Rasines, BC
    Managing Consultant, Mobile, IBM


Women in Technology, Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Molly Alter '10
    Software Engineer, Google
  • Emily Hough-Kovacs '14
    Product Analyst, Spotify
  • Minki Jung '06
    Founder, WINii
  • Natalie Jung '14
    User Experience Designer, SapientNitro
  • Ananta Pandey '14
    Software Engineer, Birchbox


Women in Comedy Entertainment, Monday, October 24, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Courtaney Craig
    Producer, Above Average
  • Ally Engelberg '15
    Assistant to President
    Jen Danielson, Above Average
  • Kelly Harper
    Producer, Above Average
  • Jackie Jennings
    Writer, Above Average
  • Kayla Nadel-Lamotta
    Producer, Above Average
  • Caitlin Smith
    Producer, The Kicker


Women in Human Rights, Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Tania Bernath
    Human Rights Activist, Medecins Sans Frontieres & Amnesty International
  • Sonya Chemouni Bach '11
    Post Baccalaureate in Medicine & Public Health, New York University
  • Louisa Slavakova
    Executive Director, Sofia Platform, Bulgaria


Women in Talent Management, Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 to 9:00pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

  • Nancy Gates '89
    Partner & Co Head of TV Talent Department, United Talent Agency 


  • Kendall Ostrow
    Social Media & Digital Brand Strategy, United Talent Agency


  • Mary Petro
    Mid Western Territorial Agent, PAC/Adult Contemporary Division, United Talent Agency


  • Miro Terrell
    TV Talent & Literary Agent, United Talent Agency


Women in Law, Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Milbank Hall, 2nd floor, Ella Weed

  • Elizabeth Case '08
    Real Estate Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Svetlana Kolomeyer '08
    Assistant Corporation Counsel, Special State Law Enforcement Defense Unit
    NYC Department of Law
  • Elisabeth Maggi '03
    Senior Counsel, Office of the Corporation Counsel
    NYC Department of Law
  • Cathy Perifimos '06
    Smithsonian Networks
  • Miriam Weiler '06
    Executive Agency Counsel, Department of Housing Preservation & Development