Alumni Affairs

Women's Leadership Forum

March 26, 2020 7:00 PM
Whittaker Hall

Women's Leadership ForumAlumni Professional Development Symposium & Networking Reception

Doors open at 6:15 pm

Join us as we bring together a group of inspiring Mount women from the business arena who are setting the world on fire, much in the same way the founders of Mount Saint Mary College, the Dominican Sisters of Hope. This event is free. Light refreshments will immediately follow the program. 

Featured speakers

Karina Cabrera Bell ’01, Founding Partner/Founder & CEO
OpenAccess/Reach Mama Network 
San Francisco, CA

Kathryn Gagnon Rose ’91, Founding CEO 
Framingham, MA

Shannon Morris Zawiski ’06, Chief Operating Officer
Independent Living
Newburgh, NY


Kathleen O’Keefe, Director of the Career Center 
Mount Saint Mary College


Sr. Catherine Walsh O.P. ’70, Professor Emerita of Communication Arts
Mount Saint Mary College

Space is limited, but all are welcome! Kindly RSVP by March 23 at

If you have any questions please contact the Alumni Office at or 845-569-3217.



Alumni Women's Leadership Forum

Karina Cabrera Bell ’01, Founding Partner/Founder & CEO
OpenAccess, a boutique talent strategy firm working with companies to close the gender equity gap in the workplace. The firm places executive women in leadership roles and shapes workplace cultures where women can thrive. Reach Mama Network is a premier community of professional moms of color who are passionate about professional development and expanding their network. Karina will have a new segment in Univision’s morning show. Her segment is Mujeres Poderosas (Powerful Women).


Alumni Women's Leadership Forum

Kathryn Gagnon Rose ’91, Founding CEO

wiseHer is a global knowledge marketplace that helps women business owners and professionals overcome unique challenges on-demand through 1:1 access to thousands of executives, coaches/mentors, education and resources that accelerate business or career growth.


Alumni Women's Leadership Forum

Shannon Morris Zawiski ’06, Chief Operating OfficerIndependent Living, Inc. is a consumer-directed, cross-disability advocacy and service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities living in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. Their vision is a barrier-free society, with opportunities for all persons to achieve their maximum potential.