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Gabelli School of Business to Present Fireside Chat with CNBC Correspondent Julia Boorstin, on Her Newly Published Book, “When Women Lead”

Featured Events | Nov 29, 2022 |

December 7, 2022 • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; McNally Amphitheater
140 West 62nd St, New York, NY

On December 7, 2022, the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business will host CNBC Senior Media and Tech Correspondent, Julia Boorstin, who will discuss her recently published book, “When Women Lead,” during a fireside chat moderated by Interim Dean Lerzan Aksoy. The talk, presented by Fordham Women in Business, a Gabelli School student organization, will focus on themes within the book that reveal the key commonalities and characteristics, which help top female leaders to thrive as they innovate, grow businesses, and navigate crises including: leading with empathy, embracing change, and creating new communities.

Boorstin was just 13 years old when her mother told her that, by the time she grew up, women could be just as powerful as men, “captains of industry, running the biggest companies.” Unfortunately, when it comes to gender equity, conditions have not changed as much as her mother had hoped. But women leaders all over the world are succeeding, not in spite of but, because of their unique strengths and personality traits.

Creator of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 franchise, Boorstin argues that gender equity shouldn’t be a pipe dream, even if women face massive social and institutional headwinds, and struggle with double standards. She will share her groundbreaking and deeply reported narrative work incorporating the stories of hundreds of female executives, revealing the counterintuitive, against-all-odds approaches of women running the world’s most innovative (and successful) companies, and what we can learn from them.

Join us for what is sure to be an inspiring and informative discussion. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Register here

About Julia Boorstin

Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent and has been an on-air reporter for the network since 2006. She also plays a central role on CNBC’s bicoastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” delivering reporting, analysis, and CEO interviews with a focus on social media and the intersection of media and technology. In 2013, Boorstin created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list she oversees, highlighting private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. She also helped launch the network’s ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative covering the people and companies closing gender and diversity gaps. A graduate of Princeton University, she has been a reporter for Fortune magazine, as well as a contributor to CNN and CNN Headline News. She was also an intern for Vice President Gore’s domestic policy office. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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