Lake Forest series urges girls to ‘Imagine Yourself in the C-Suite’
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart hosts its second annual public forum aimed at motivating girls to explore high-level business executive roles on March 12. Area school-aged girls and their parents are invited to join the Woodlands Academy community free of charge. It’s part of a series in which leading female executives share stories and insights from their professional experiences during presentations at the all-girls college-preparatory high school in Lake Forest. Those attending the March 12 session will hear from Woodlands Academy alumna Mary Erdoes, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s asset management division. American Banker has called her "the most powerful woman in finance." Erdoes will be joined by Wan Ling Martello, former executive vice president of Nestle, the world’s largest food company, who is a co-founder and partner at BayPine, a recently launched private equity firm. The program’s moderator is Woodlands Academy alumna M. Julie McKinley. Knowledgeable in both banking and investments, her very successful career has included prior service as senior vice president and managing director at Northern Trust in Chicago for nearly 20 years. The forum will take place in the Gloria Dei Center on Woodlands Academy’s campus at 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest. It begins with a 6 p.m. Sips and Sweets reception followed by the program at 6:30. To learn more or to register, visit www.woodlandsacademy.org/csuite2020.