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Commencement Weekend: Rose Marie Bravo Lecture (with Bowdoin Professor Jennifer Scanlon)

  • 5/24/2013 | 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Commencement Weekend: Rose Marie Bravo Lecture (with Bowdoin Professor Jennifer Scanlon)2013 Honorary Degree Recipient Rose Marie Bravo will discuss leadership in a changing business world, with Bowdoin Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Jennifer Scanlon.

Rose Marie Bravo, former CEO and vice chairman of Burberry Group Plc., has established a record of outstanding leadership in the retail industry. Born in the Bronx, she graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and then from Fordham University. She began her career as a buyer for Abraham and Strauss in 1971 and later became chair and CEO of the I. Magnin Specialty Division of R.H. Macy. She was president of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1992 to 1997, and then took on the challenge of reforming the British fashion brand Burberry as its CEO. She was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Time magazine in 2004 and was included in Forbes's list of "The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World" in 2005.

No tickets required.

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