Can We Have It All? Leadership and Work-Life Balance
It’s a timeless — and challenging — question: How can any of us make work-life balance a reality? Meet our panel of highly accomplished speakers who will address the challenges and rewards of finding a lasting work-life balance, despite demanding professional careers. Our panel consists of leaders from Ford, PwC and startups, including Michelle Young, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer; Georgina Miranda, Founder at Altitude Seven, Rani Radhakrishnan, Partner at PwC - Digital Health; and Lisa Sperling - Controller, Retail and Fleet Variable Marketing at Ford Motor Company.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Michelle is responsible for establishing and executing the strategic objectives of the firm. In addition to overseeing operations and compliance, Michelle is also a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to Ohana, Michelle worked in the Capital Restructuring Group of Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors. Michelle is fluent in Spanish, received a B.S. in Finance from Sonoma State University and is a Certified Financial Planner®.
Founder @Altitude Seven
Georgina is the Founder of Altitude Seven, an adventure lifestyle media platform that helps a global community of women adventurers and travelers discover the best outdoor and adventure travel products, experiences, stories, and inspiration all in one place. She is a purpose driven entrepreneur, adventurer, speaker, and consultant. She has scaled the highest peak on 6 of the 7 continents and aiming to complete the Explorer Grand Slam in 2017. She’s an advocate for empowering women globally and loves pushing past personal limits and inspiring others to do the same. To learn more about Miranda, visit:GeorginaMiranda.com
Partner at PwC - Digital Health
Rani is a Partner with PwC's Health Industries Advisory practice based out of San Francisco. She has 18+ years of experience in consumer digital transformation initiatives across multiple industries from strategy through execution. Her work includes strategic envisioning to implementation, process improvements to achieve operational efficiencies and Program Management. Rani holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Engineering from India.
Controller, Retail and Fleet Variable Marketing at Ford Motor Company
Lisa has held a series of finance and management positions across the Company – including Manufacturing, Purchasing, Product Development, Corporate Staffs, and Ford Credit. Sperling is Co-Chair of the Ford Women in Finance Employee Resource group and has been extremely active in influencing Ford’s finance culture with respect to work-life balance. Sperling continues to be a pioneer in the area of advocating for women’s development and networking. She initiated programs for employees interested in part time programs and also founded Women in Product Development Finance. Sperling holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Michigan. She is married with two children and lives in West Bloomfield, Mich.