Women and Family’s Business Roundtable

Women, Leadership and Their Family’s Business

Roundtable Co-Chairs

  • Kimberly Eddleston, ’95, Cornell Family Business Scholar, Professor of Entrepreneurship, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
  • Daniela Scur, Postdoctoral research fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management

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
Networking Break

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
Networking Break

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