Business Panel

This panel features women who have leadership roles in various business industries.

 
 
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LEA KOUSSOULIS

Lea Koussoulis is Vice President of Digital & Communications, overseeing Redken, Pureology, and Mizani at L’Oreal.  An accomplished global beauty marketing executive with over 13 years of experience, she has led and implemented digital media, brand development, and communications strategies across a wide portfolio of beauty brands.  She is known for being a results-driven leader with a consistent record in innovating brands, increasing sales, reaching new consumers, and accelerating growth opportunities internationally.

 
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CILÉIA MIRANDA-YUEN

Ciléia Miranda-Yuen is an acclaimed speaker, leadership coach and workplace innovator. A talented executive with keen professionalism, visionary spirit, and charisma, she is the President of the leadership development and diversity consulting company Genway International. With vast corporate experience in marketing and finance in conjunction with her expertise in the field of Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Human Consciousness she works to advance authentic leadership and diversity & inclusion in the workplace. A trailblazer, Ciléia has fomented several cross-cultural collaborative initiatives among prominent art, cultural, and business organizations and forged bridges between the Hispanic-Latino communities and the community in general.

 
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THERESE FAUERBACH

Therese Fauerbach is a highly regarded business leader and entrepreneur with an extensive track record in international management and consulting. As co-founder, owner and chief executive officer of The Northridge Group, Fauerbach leads a management consulting services organization specializing in end-to-end customer experience solutions and cost transformation initiatives with an emphasis on data analytics and business process redesign. Through a deep understanding of business and no-holds-barred honest discussion, Fauerbach creates simplified and attainable business solutions for organizations with complex operational problems. Her team of consultants is comprised of more than 200 professional problem solvers committed to providing real-world, cost effective and executable solutions that drive profitability. The Northridge Group clients include Fortune 100 enterprises and notable state and federal government agencies. Under her leadership, The Northridge Group has operated profitably each year since its inception.

 
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Jessica Coleman

Jessica Coleman is a vice president in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Chicago. She serves as a trusted advisor for high net worth individuals and families as well as foundations & endowments on all aspects of wealth management. Jessica joined Goldman Sachs in 2004. Prior to joining the firm, she spent ten years in institutional equity sales & trading, advising portfolio managers on stock selection and trading strategies. Prior to business school, she was an associate in debt capital markets for First Chicago and an analyst at American National Bank. Jessica serves on the steering committee for the Goldman Sachs Chicago Women’s Network and is active with the Latin School of Chicago, the Chicago Finance Exchange and the Lincoln Park Zoo Planned Giving Advisory Committee. Jessica earned her B.A. with honors from Lake Forest College in 1989 and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1994. She and her husband have two sons.