Athena and Ares in the Workplace: Leadership Styles and Gender Clichés
On May 24, the Yale SOM Alumni Association, New York Chapter, hosted a panel discussion on the differences in men’s and women’s management styles, featuring prominent SOM alumni. The event was sponsored by Morgan Stanley (thanks to Ray Spitzley ’85) and held in its headquarters in New York City. Over 60 SOM alumni attended from a broad range of classes.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Associate Dean of Yale SOM and Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, moderated a lively discussion. The panelists were Teresa Barger ’82, Director of Corporate Governance at the World Bank and the International Finance; Hugh Sullivan ’82, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch; Emily Swenson ’82, President of Weekly Reader; and Ray Spitzley ’85, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Special thanks to Betsy Jacobson ’81 for coordinating this event.
This event was part of the SOMAA New York Chapter’s plan to offer more programs of professional interest to SOM alumni in the area. These programs have been well received, and provide an excellent opportunity for alumni to reconnect and share ideas.