The Johnson Women in Technology Committee is a student-led organization. At Johnson, students are encouraged and supported to take action in leadership.
Co-Chair - MBA '19
Rebecca is a second-year MBA Student at S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She holds a BA in History of Art with a minor in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. She worked at the Museum of Modern Art for two years after undergrad. Prior to Johnson, Rebecca worked at Warby Parker for four years on the Customer Experience and Supply Chain teams. She is pursuing an MBA focused on strategic operations and consulting. She spent her summer interning at Ernst & Young's M&A consulting practice and will be joining them full-time in 2019.
Co-Chair - MBA '19
Chandni is an MBA Candidate and Social Media Ambassador at SC Johnson College of Business. Prior to Johnson, she was working in her family business, as a part of which, she did market research about technology trends in the emerging market. At Johnson, Chandni has been involved with various clubs and organizations such as Women’s Management Council, Johnson Women in Business, the High-Tech Club and the Consulting Club. She is interested in pursuing the Digital Technology Immersion that will expose her to experiential learning opportunities in the tech industry by combining analytics with real world casework at well- known companies. It will also provide her with an opportunity to take classes at the newly opened Cornell Tech Campus in her beloved New York City.
After Johnson, Chandni wants to pursue a career in technology consulting, using her experience at solving problems while managing her own business and combining it with newly acquired skills during her MBA program.
Sponsorship Co-Chair - MBA '20
Grace is a first-year MBA student at Cornell Johnson School of Management. Prior to her MBA, she worked in the wealth management space with a focus on financial due diligence and investment execution for high net worth individuals. As part of her role, she worked on a number of venture capital deals in the technology space and found herself drawn to the workings of the tech industry and its ability to make a tangible impact on people’s lives at scale. At Johnson, Grace led the High Tech Club’s New York City trek in the fall and is an avid participant of hackathons on campus. Grace’s focus at Johnson will be digital technology, product management, and consulting.
Sponsorship Co-Chair - MBA '20
Alina is a first-year MBA Student at S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She holds a BA in Psychology and English from Dartmouth College. Prior to Johnson, she spent six years in consulting, focused on strategy and technology transformation projects. She is focusing her MBA studies around product development and technology enablement in the consumer retail space. Alina is active in the High Tech Club, the Forté Fellows community, Women’s Management Council, Out for Business, General Management Club, and hosts a daily meditation session for the Johnson Wellness Club.
Company Fair & Panelists Co-Chair - MBA '20
You is a first MBA student and Forté Fellow at Johnson. She holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, where she was granted $0.5M funding for her research on nano-sized magnetic graphene adsorbents for wastewater treatment. This innovation was published in a patent, three journal articles, and was also proved successful in industrial trials. Prior to Johnson, she worked as an R&D Project Manager in Kemira, where she led a global and multi-functional team to build the first lab in Canada. She also volunteered in the Science Interpretation Program in the Pacific Science Center in Seattle for a year and enjoyed igniting the curiosity of children. At Johnson, she focuses on Digital Technology and Product Management. She also serves as the Seattle Trek Lead in High Tech Club, Admission Campus Visit Ambassador, and an active member in Women’s Management Council.
Company Fair & Panelists Co-Chair - MBA '20
Emily is a first year MBA student at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She holds a BS in Finance with a minor in International Business from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to Johnson, Emily worked for Barclays in Risk Control and Regulatory management where she focused on Federal and Regulatory reporting. At Johnson, Emily helped lead the New York City fall recruiting trek for the High Tech Club and is a Campus Visit Ambassador. She is pursuing an MBA focused on Digital Technology.
Speakers Chair - MBA '20
Olga is a first-year MBA student at Cornell Johnson School of Management. She holds a BA in Linguistics from University of Virginia. Prior to Johnson, Olga worked at a rapidly growing tech company, Indeed, where she specialized in internationalizing products and supporting global operations. Passionate about diversity and inclusion in the technology industry, Olga worked on a side project to promote gender bias awareness in workplace promotion announcements at Indeed. After Johnson, Olga wants to pursue a career in product management and advocate for diversity in technology leadership.
Publishing Chair - MBA '20
Ashley Clark is a first-year MBA student and Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow at Johnson. On campus, Ashley is an associate for BR Consulting and will be co-leading the upcoming High Tech Club trek to Austin, TX. She holds a BS in International Business and Spanish from Elizabethtown College and studied abroad in Spain and Ecuador. Prior to Johnson, Ashley worked in IT project management for a German printing press manufacturer and gained experience in software implementation, process optimization, and change management. Passionate about digital transformation and utilizing technology in order to help businesses run better, Ashley is focusing her MBA studies on consulting and technology.
Caitlin Paulette Namnoum
Social Media Chair - MBA '20
Caitlin is a first year MBA candidate at Cornell University and an accomplished brand marketer and retail startup manager. In her pre-MBA career, she had the opportunity to manage large teams at startup organizations, launch several new products at a large consumer retail firm, and build out a propriety influencer-ranking algorithm for her brand team’s social media initiatives.
She is passionate about technology, pioneering groundbreaking products, and building global brands. She seeks to leverage her appetite for innovation and digital experience in her search for a summer internship within the Tech or FinTech marketing space.
Also, she is a former D1 NCAA athlete with high leadership standards who deeply values inclusion and diversity. She is the founder and president of the Johnson Wellness Club here at Cornell, sits on the board of Johnson Women in Technology, and is an active member of the Women's Management Council. She has also broadened her technology skillset at Johnson by securing classes in artificial intelligence, coding languages, and the FinTech intensive at Cornell Tech. She believes that her professional experiences combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, and ease of working in white space is what gives her a competitive edge.
Operations & Logistics Chair - MBA '19
Sara Schmitt is a one-year MBA at Johnson focused on tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Before Cornell, Sara worked for nine years in healthcare software implementation at Epic in Verona, WI, and for 3 years at a leading media planning agency in NYC, handling media allocation and spend for brands ranging from AT&T to Swedish Fish. Sara graduated from Allegheny College in 2005, with a degree in poetry.
At Johnson, Sara is a Forte Fellow, and was the co-chair for Johnson Women in Business (JWiB), the flagship women’s recruiting event for the school. Her current startup project in eLab is Ethichain, a business concept focused on bringing transparency to outsourcing in the apparel supply chain. Post-graduation, Sara is targeting a COO-type position at a tech startup.
Webmaster - MBA '20
Tania is a first year MBA student at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. She holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and has five years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to Johnson, she worked as a software developer at an investment bank, creating applications for financial compliance measures. At Johnson, she is an active member of the Communications Club and the High Tech Club. Her career interests lie in product management in consumer-facing technology products and in the tech-for-good space. She is tailoring her MBA experience to her interests by pursuing the Sustainability and Global Enterprise track coupled with technology-oriented topics like data analytics. In her free time, she likes to volunteer, plan travels and play the ukulele.
Finance Chair - MBA '20
Susanna is a first year MBA student and Forté Fellow at Johnson. She holds BAs in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. Prior to Johnson, Susanna worked in the banking industry with J.P. Morgan Chase in the debt capital market space. At Johnson, Susanna is pursuing her MBA with a focus on digital technology and product management. She’s also involved in the BR Tech Strategy club as a Commercialization Fellow and member of the High Tech Club.
JWiT University Relations Chair - MBA '20
Alia Singh is currently a first year MBA student at the Johnson School of Management and will be serving as the Johnson Women in Tech Ambassador. She was born and raised in California and received her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior from UC Davis. Prior to business school she was working in sales for ZipRecruiter, a tech company in Santa Monica, CA. Currently, she is also a BR Microenterprise Coach, a program that allows MBA students to help coach Ithaca local entrepreneurial projects. After Johnson she is interested in pursuing a career in tech within a sales strategy or product marketing function. For fun she loves to go to concerts and travel whenever possible.
Cornell Tech/AMBA Chair - MBA ‘19
Sara is a one-year MBA candidate and a Forté Fellow at Johnson Cornell Tech. She holds a BS in Hotel Administration with a minor in French Studies from Cornell University. After undergrad, she spent one year working in Ernst & Young’s transaction advisory practice. Prior to her MBA, Sara founded YuniApps, a technology startup focused on creating and developing Phoodieur, a restaurant discovery mobile app that leveraged photo-based menus to visually communicate dining experiences. As Chief Executive Officer of YuniApps, Sara was responsible for fundraising and maintaining investor relations, managing the technical and design implementation for all products, and executing the company’s digital marketing and distribution strategy.
At Cornell Tech, Sara is focused on entrepreneurship, startups, and venture capital. She is currently a Fund Manager at Big Red Ventures and an InSITE Fellow. Post-graduation, Sara is interested in pursuing her own venture.