President's Council of Cornell Women
Advancing the women of Cornell...
|PCCW is a group of highly accomplished alumnae working to enhance the involvement of women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae as leaders within Cornell’s many communities.|
The organization was founded in 1990 by then-President Frank H. T. Rhodes with the guiding leadership of trustees Lilyan Affinito '53 and Patricia Carry Stewart '50.
Save the Date for the 2018 Symposium | April 20–21 in NYC
Strengthening Ties to Each Other and
Supporting Students with Mentoring, Scholarships, and Special Initiatives
Forwarding Faculty Research and Careers
Expanding the Role of Women at Cornell
GPWomeN-PCCW Speaker Series 2016-17
Beth S. Horowitz '79
Breaking Barriers to Women's Advancement: Stories and Lessons from the Front Lines
October 19, 2016 | Watch
Cornell alumna and PCCW member Beth Horowitz is an ardent advocate for women’s advancement. Beth currently serves on the advisory board of Catalyst Canada, a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. Beth is the former president and CEO of Amex Bank of Canada, and former president and general manager of Amex Canada, Inc. She has been an appointed member of the board of HSBC Bank of Canada since 2009, and the board of Aimia since 2012. In 2013, Beth was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in the Corporate Board category.
Phyllis Weiss Haserot '65, MRP '67
GENgagement™ Strategies for Mastering Intergenerational Challenges in Academia and Beyond
September 15, 2016 | Watch
Cornell alumna and PCCW member Phyllis Weiss Haserot is a passionate champion for improving relations among the generations in the workplace to boost client and employee attraction and retention, productivity, succession planning, and knowledge transfer. She is President of Practice Development Counsel (www.pdcounsel.com ) and founder of Cross-Generational Conversation Day. Phyllis has a book in progress titled You Can’t Google It! The Compelling Case for Cross-Generational Conversation at Work and is a columnist on intergenerational challenges for Forbes.com, Next Avenue, Huffington Post, and the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute blog.
Women's Leadership and the Imposter Syndrome
November 9, 2016 | Watch
Julie Kumble is a director, instructor, and writer in women’s leadership issues. Leading seminars and workshops in a lively, interactive approach, she helps emerging and seasoned leaders see the big picture on gender issues and grasp where their personal skills and stumbling blocks can sweep them forward or hold them back. She has been a U.S. State Department Fellow, recipient of the International Women’s Day award from the Amherst League of Women Voters, grantee of the Foundation for Motivated Women, and a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. Additionally, Julie was the founding director of the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact at the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, a philanthropic foundation, where she was director of grants and strategic initiatives as well as the interim CEO. Most recently, with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Emeritus Dr. Donald Smith (d. 10/29/16), Julie has written Leaders of the Pack: Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine, published on March 15, 2017.
Beth A. Livingston
Having it All? Work-Life "Balance" and How to Strategize for Success
February 15, 2017 | Watch
Dr. Beth A. Livingston is an assistant professor in Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. She currently teaches courses on staffing and human resource management, and on managing work and family. Her research interests lie primarily in gender, discrimination, and work-family, with additional interests in diversity and stereotypes. Dr. Livingston’s findings have been featured in news outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times, and she has been interviewed on NPR, NBC Nightly News, and the Fox News Channel. Her own journey managing work and family includes a husband, five-year-old daughter, and multiple fur-babies.
Jill I. Gross '87
Negotiating Skills in the Workplace
March 21, 2017 | Watch
Cornell alumna and PCCW member Jill I. Gross is a fervent advocate for women’s advancement. Jill currently serves as professor of law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, teaching alternative dispute resolution, securities law, ethics, and lawyering skills. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution, Chair of the ADR Section of the American Association of Law Schools, former Chair of the Securities ADR Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, former Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s annual Securities Arbitration program, and a member of the Securities Experts Roundtable. She has published prolifically in the areas of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of securities disputes, and been retained as an expert in securities arbitrations, litigations and enforcement proceedings.
PCCW in Action!
PCCW works to improve the campus environment to better support women students as leaders. To that end, PCCW has awarded grants aimed at fighting sexual violence.
The 2013 Speak About It program during Move-In Weekend 2013
Examples of recent grants include: “Speak About It,” an educational performance that gets students to think seriously about healthy sexual relationships, consent, sexual assault and prevention, and bystander intervention; and an integrated bystander education program at Cornell Health designed to prevent men’s violence against women, particularly among student-athletes and members of the Greek system.