A View from Above: Success in a Corporate Setting

Elizabeth Cornish, Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group; Robin Kane, WhiteWave Foods Company; Caroline N. Gundeck, Morgan Stanley

Elizabeth Cornish is a Senior Vice President at Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group. Her primary responsibility at DAS is to be a conduit and catalyst for change and success among the network agencies. So far, her biggest accomplishments have been singing at St. Patrick's Cathedral, earning a hi-brown belt in mixed martial arts, and maintaining her sense of humor in the quest for "having-it-all". Elizabeth lives on Long Island in New York with her husband, eleven-year-old son and his zoo.

Robin Kane is the Director of Human Resources at WhiteWave Foods Company in Broomfield, CO, makers of Horizon Organic milk, Silk soymilk and International Delight coffee creamer. She has over 20 years of global experience in human resources in various industries including consumer packaged goods, technology, public education, and manufacturing. She holds a BA and MS from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Caroline N. Gundeck was named Chief Diversity Officer for the Global Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley September 2006. Her focus is on continuing and advancing diversity efforts throughout the business. Ms. Gundeck began her career with Merrill Lynch in 1983 in the White Plains, New York office as a Sales Associate. After earning her Series 7 in 1984, Caroline became a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch. During her 20 years as a Financial Advisor, Caroline earned the title of First Vice President~Investments and distinguished herself as a leader and mentor at Merrill Lynch and in her local community. Caroline approached senior management in the Fall of 2002 with a proposal for a business development unit focused on the women's market. In January of 2003, Caroline was appointed to head Women's Business Development for Merrill Lynch Global Private Client.

Moderator: Liz Ryan, an award-winning entrepreneur, former corporate executive, working mother, published author and acclaimed speaker on business and workplace issues, started WorldWIT in July 1999 because she believed "smart women should know each other." Today, there are 83 chapters worldwide, providing networking, mentoring and support to nearly 50,000 members in 25 countries around the globe.