Darden Speakers and Events
Leadership Unscripted: The Unique Role Female Leaders Can Play in Times of Crisis

Leadership Unscripted: The Unique Role Female Leaders Can Play in Times of Crisis

June 17, 2020

A Conversation with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Halla Tómasdóttir, a former candidate for president of Iceland and CEO of The B Team.

Leadership Unscripted: What’s Holding Business Back from Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Leadership Unscripted: What’s Holding Business Back from Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

March 31, 2020

Speaking at a Leadership Unscripted event at UVA Darden DC Metro, Darden Professor Laura Morgan Roberts, incoming Wharton Dean Erika James and Airbnb Head of Global Diversity and Belonging Melissa Thomas-Hunt discuss the connection between identity and experience in the workplace and what it might take to achieve a truly inclusive professional environment.

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation with Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children

January 3, 2020

In this episode, Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles (MBA'88) discusses the role of women in the developing world and the ability of women and girls to change the trajectory of a country's development towards a more equal and democratic society. 

Leadership Unscripted is a Darden speaker series hosted at UVA Darden DC Metro in Arlington, Virginia. To learn more, visit us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 6 November 2019.

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation with Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation with Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation

December 10, 2019

In this episode of Leadership Unscripted, Case Foundation CEO and National Geographic Society Chairman Jean Case discusses the importance of taking risks, being fearless, and leveraging difference in order to change the world. 

Leadership Unscripted is a Darden speaker series hosted at UVA Darden DC Metro in Arlington, Virginia. To learn more, visit us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 10 October 2019

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Scott Price, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of UPS

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Scott Price, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of UPS

December 10, 2019

In this episode, UPS Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Scott Price (MBA/MA ’90) discusses how to influence and create transformation from within a global corporation. 

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series is held on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and events are open to the public. To learn more, visit us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 31 October 2019

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Tom Barkin, Richmond Federal Reserve President and CEO

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: Tom Barkin, Richmond Federal Reserve President and CEO

December 10, 2019

In this episode of Darden Leadership Speaker Series, Richmond Federal Reserve President and CEO Tom Barkin shares 10 life tips he has learned during his career and offers his thoughts on economic issues, from global trade wars to potential recession. 

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series is held on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and events are open to the public. To learn more, vist us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded 3 October 2019

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: His Excellency Mahendra Siregar, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America

Darden Leadership Speaker Series: His Excellency Mahendra Siregar, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America

December 10, 2019

In this episode of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States of America Mahendra Siregar shares the story of Indonesia's recovery from near collapse and discusses the impact of global trade skirmishes. 

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series is held on Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and events are open to the public. To learn more, visit us at: www.darden.virginia.edu

Recorded on 16 September 2019

Lessons from the World of Banking: Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Barclays

Lessons from the World of Banking: Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Barclays

April 5, 2017

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Barbara Byrne, a Vice Chairman within the Investment Bank at Barclays. Based in New York, Ms. Byrne is Chairman of both Barclays Americas Citizenship Council, overseeing strategic programs to foster global economic growth and opportunity, and Barclays Social Innovation Facility, a cross-business resource dedicated to the development of self-sustaining commercial solutions to social challenges.

With over 35 years of financial services experience, Ms. Byrne has been at the forefront of developing and leading longstanding partnerships with some of Barclays’ most important multinational, corporate clients. She is responsible for leading cross business teams in delivering the firm’s products and services to those clients, and is the primary architect of several of the firm’s marquee transactions. She has held senior management positions in Energy and Technology Banking groups throughout her career, and has led diverse strategic advisory initiatives across the firm focused on enhancing clients' global market position. Additionally, Ms. Byrne graduated from Mount Holyoke College magna cum laude in 1976 and served on its Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for ten years.

Recorded 27 March 2017.

Leading the Digital Enterprise: Dr. Claudy Jules, Accenture

Leading the Digital Enterprise: Dr. Claudy Jules, Accenture

February 28, 2017

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Claudy Jules, Ph.D., Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Talent & Organization.

Dr. Jules leads Accenture’s strategy consulting work globally on leadership. He has extensive experience working as an advisor and executive coach to corporate, government and NGO executives, providing counsel on a wide range of organization and leadership issues in many countries globally. A prolific author and innovative thinker on leadership effectiveness, Dr. Jules writes and presents on a range of topics including executive leadership, top team effectiveness, coaching and global operating models. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

This event was co-sponsored by Darden's Black Business Student Forum (BBSF).

Recorded 22 February 2017.

5 Things I Wish I’d Learned in School: Tobias Dengel, CEO of WillowTree

5 Things I Wish I’d Learned in School: Tobias Dengel, CEO of WillowTree

February 16, 2017

The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Tobias Dengel, CEO of WillowTree. This event was co-sponsored by the Darden Technology Club.

Prior to his role as CEO of WillowTree, Tobias co-founded Leads.com in 2003, based in Northern Virginia. He was at AOL from 1996 to 2003, with his final role being VP of AOL Local. Tobias holds a BS in Economics and a BS in Engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

WillowTree, Inc. is an international leader in digital strategy, design and development. The majority of its 150 employees are in Charlottesville, VA with an additional office in Durham, NC. Clients include HBO, Johnson & Johnson, GE, Fox News, CBS Sports, Regal Cinemas and Wyndham Hotels.

Recorded 15 July 2017.

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