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Women on Boards Alumnae Event

Thursday, Sep 5 2019 at 6:00 pm EDT

50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017
United States

For Women on Boards, a one-of-a-kind alumnae event: a workshop complete with cocktails and friends. Spend an evening speaking directly with board experts on your most pressing issues and reconnecting with your fellow Women on Board alumnae, all in the elegant atmosphere of the Yale Club of New York City.

All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book  Be Board Ready by Betsy Atkins, a 3-time CEO and corporate governance expert who currently sits on both public and private boards. 
More events details to come.  Contact Lisa Kammert (+1 203.432.3584) with any specific topics you’d like addressed or if you have any questions.


  • Sandra Horbach

    Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

    Sandra Horbach is a Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Buyouts at The Carlyle Group, a leading global private equity firm with $223 billion in capital, where she leads the firm’s three largest company portfolios. She joined Carlyle in 2005 to launch the Consumer & Retail Group and has since led all of Carlyle's U.S. consumer investments, including Acosta Sales & Marketing, Beats Electronics, CVC Brasil, Dunkin’ Brands, Philosophy, The Nature’s Bounty Co., and Vogue. She became Co-Head of U.S. Buyout in 2016. She is also a member of Carlyle’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, one of the first of its kind in the investment management industry. She is not only one of the leading executives on Wall Street but one of the most senior women there as well. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Horbach was a General Partner with Forstmann Little & Co. and spent two years in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley & Co. She earned her MBA from Stanford University and her BA from Wellesley College. Ms. Horbach currently serves as a Director on the boards of Acosta and Novolex. She serves as a trustee at Rockefeller University and at Wellesley College, and was formerly Chair of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.

  • Jeff Sonnenfeld

    Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld served as full tenured professor at Emory's Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade, and is currently the senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance. Professor Sonnenfeld's related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which appeared in the leading academic journals in management such as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Forces, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero's Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.