Lunch with a Leader

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Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends. 

Registration is required and you may register for multiple speakers by using the links below. If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify as soon as possible so we can release the spot to a wait listed student. You may not transfer your position to another student–we will go through the wait list first, but encourage your friends to sign up. 

These lunches count for credit for the ELI minor, Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.


February 8th, 2023

  • Lynn Le 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Lynn Le

    Lynn could not find boxing gloves that fit a woman’s hands, so she launched Society Nine, an award-winning, modern femme sports brand providing boxing gear and sportswear to empower women in their fight. Currently she is Brand Director at Adopt, an agency that uses the power of sport to build brand.

February 21st, 2023

  • Marcos Najera 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Marcos Nájera

    A reporter, Nájera has filed stories for NPR, the BBC, CNN and NPR’s Latino USA and describes himself as a “hybrid storyteller”: an actor/director/journalist/teacher. He created a one-man show which explores mental health issues in communities of color.

March 2nd, 2023

  • Shannon Berg 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Shannon Berg

    Shannon Berg is the founder of a women-owned strategic communications firm. She serves both as a crisis communications expert and helps companies communicate their social impact, sustainability and brand to build trust with stakeholders.

March 15th, 2023

  • Michael Lombardo 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Michael Lombardo

    Michael oversees eOne’s scripted and unscripted television.Shows include Yellowjackets on Showtime, The Recruit on Netflix, The Rookie and The Rookie: Fedson ABC, and Cruel Summeron Freeform/Hulu. eOne is a global independent studio for television and film that Hasbro acquired in 2019.

April 4th, 2023

  • Eric Liedtke 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Eric Liedtke

    CANCELED - Eric is no longer able to join us - new speaker at this time and date is Cyrus Wadia

    Former adidas board member and once responsible for all its brands including Yeezy as well as the key brand management functions of product design, innovation, sustainability, marketing, and digital brand commerce, Eric recently launched the brand Unless Collective which makes 100% plant-based streetwear designed to leave nothing behind. 

  • Cyrus Wadia 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Cyrus Wadia

    Come listen to Dr. Cyrus Wadia talk about his multifaceted career in sustainability. Committed to a consumer led movement to combat climate change his career path spans from leadership roles in Silicon Valley, to the White House, to Nike and Amazon.  



These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.