Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Russ and Daughters Cafe, 127 Orchard Street, New York City.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome reception and networking dinner.
Conference sponsors, Cornell alumni, invited guests.
Friday, September 28, 2018 – M & T Bank, 350 Park Avenue, New York City
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Registration, networking, breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome remarks, opening comments, introductions
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Session I – The glass ceiling in family business: Roots of gender stereotypes and discrimination from within the family
Moderator: Daniela Scur, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Session II – When work is family, and family is work: Realities, Myths and Blurred Lines.
Moderator: Margarita Tsoutsoura, Cornell University and Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles, Vassilaros & Sons Coffee
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Family business leadership profile: Niki Russ Federman, is the fourth generation CEO and Owner of Russ & Daughters in Manhattan's Lower East side. Russ & Daughters is the first known business to incorporate with the name "& Daughters" and has been a New York City icon. Niki will share her story growing up in the business, as well as her journey to leadership.
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Session III – Can Mom or Dad be an effective mentor? How best to support women for leadership.
Moderator: Alvina Lo, Wilmington Trust and Kaleen Allyn, Allyn Foundation
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Session IV - Leading the Family Business: Realizing the Impact of Female CEOs and Executives.
Moderator: Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University and Niki Russ Federman, CEO and Owner, Russ & Daughters
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Closing Comments – Kim Eddleston, Daniela Scur and Daniel Van Der Vliet