Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
New York
1204 Broadway
New York,
New York

Join your fellow women alumnae leaders in the Greater New York area for this alumnae leadership event on Feb 28. Our host, Luminary, founded and run by Terp alumna Cate Luzio '97, is the premier collaboration hub for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.

The evening will consist of networking, followed by an alumnae panel moderated by Cate Luzio. The event will conclude with networking, food, and an open bar. 



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Cate Luzio
Founder and CEO, Luminary
Cate Luzio is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, the premier collaboration hub for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. This 15,000 square foot meeting space in New York City includes a rooftop deck and two floors of open workspace, conference rooms and meeting space, a fitness studio, beauty bar, locker room, lactation room, prayer/meditation room and much more. Luminary is the ultimate career advocate offering members unparalleled programming from office hours with dynamic leaders to a pioneering speaker series. A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, Cate serves on the National Board for Girls Inc. 

Cate has over twenty years of leadership experience in financial services. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC managing roughly $2 billion in revenue and teams in 55 countries. Cate also served as a Managing Director and Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan. She has received numerous recognitions including being named to the Most Powerful Women in Banking List by American Banker multiple times as well as a two-time recipient of the Financial Times and Heroes Global Diversity Champion. Cate has also been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, Bloomberg, USA Today, NowThis News, Politico, Women’s Wear Daily, Robb Report and more. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland. She’s a global traveller having visited more than 114 countries. Cate also sits on the Advisory Board of Girls Inc. NYC as well as the National Board of WaterAid.

Jeanne E. Branthover
Co-Head & Managing Partner of DHR International’s New York Office

Jeanne closely partners with her global clients on senior level searches personally managing each assignment. Known for her hands-on approach she consults with her clients on succession planning, organizational change, precision hiring and talent management. She has recruited across industries and functions identifying Boards, C-Suite and senior level decision makers.

Jeanne is a leader in the firm’s Financial Services, CEO & Board and Technology Practices. She specializes in placing women on boards and in senior leadership positions in all industries.

Prior to joining DHR, she was Managing Director and owner of Boyden New York, Head of Boyden’s Global Financial Services Practice and spearheaded the firm’s global fintech subsector. Jeanne started her career establishing her own New York based executive search firm, Branthover Associates, which she successfully ran for more than 20 years.

Jeanne appears frequently on television to offer her expertise on the current trends and issues in human capital such as: CEO and human resources strategy in changing environments, as well as analysis of management and compensation issues. She is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes on leadership, succession planning and market trends.

Jeanne has been named one of the World’s Top 50 Most Influential Headhunters by BusinessWeek. She was featured as a panelist at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit and the recipient of the 2016 College of Education Award by the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Jeanne has served as the United Way’s first female President of The Community Fund and sits on the University of Maryland College of Education Board of Visitors, NYCC Board, as well as several not-for-profit boards. Jeanne is a strong supporter and mentor to young women in the financial services and technology sectors and is also a regular speaker at both universities and corporations advising on the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Aurelia Michael
Founder and Coach of Confidence Is K.E.E

Aurelia Michael was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and double majored in Dance and Business Management, as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology for Image Consulting. She most recently starred in the Broadway Production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Aurelia is also the founder and coach of Confidence Is K.E.E: a life coaching, image consulting, and motivational speaking organization. 

Ruth Umoh
Reporter at Forbes

Ruth Umoh a reporter at Forbes covering the various aspects of diversity and inclusion in business and society at large. Previously, Ruth was a reporter at CNBC, where she focused on leadership, strategic management and the future of work. Her articles have been featured on New York Daily News, MSNBC, Yahoo Finance and Time Out. Ruth is a proud alumna of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on investigative and business journalism. Ruth is also a University of Maryland graduate and a lifelong Terps fan.

Dana Ritzcovan
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for News Corp.

Dana Ritzcovan is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for News Corp.

Ms. Ritzcovan joined News Corp in 2018 from UBS where she served as Group Managing Director and Head of Human Resources for Global Wealth Management.

Prior to UBS, Ms. Ritzcovan was the Chief Operating Officer for the Strategy, Digital and Client Segmentation Division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Before that, she served in several senior Human Resources roles within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, including running the Human Resources Integration Office during the joint venture between Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney.

Before Morgan Stanley, Ms. Ritzcovan served as Global Head of Human Resources at Navigators Group and as Head of Human Resources for Credit Suisse Asset Management Americas, where she led HR efforts around the integration of the acquisition of Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette.

Ms. Ritzcovan earned a master’s degree after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Ms. Ritzcovan and her husband Alex live in the suburbs of New York with their two teenage sons, Evan and Adam.