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August 26, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET | Online

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The work force and work place are changing, and diversity and inclusion are a big part of the conversation. Ideally, we are all thinking about how to make positive changes in our workplaces. Whether you’re an entrepreneur leading a startup or part of a larger organization, you will want to hear from Magda Yrizzary ’84, MRP ’03, P ’18, Verizon’s Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer! We hope you join us to gain valuable insights and become part of the dialog. Register now for this one on one conversation between Yrizzary and director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90.

Magda Yrizarry ’84, MRP ’03, P ’18

Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer @Verizon

A longstanding champion for hiring, retaining and advancing workplace diversity, and creating an inclusive workplace for all, Magda has led the charge on many global initiatives. Her leadership, and partnership with executives and employees across Verizon, has resulted in Verizon being recognized as a great place to work and receive top accolades from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Working Mother, National Association for Women Executives (NAFE), Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Black Enterprise, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and Military Friendly®;. Since early 2020, Magda Yrizarry’s global, cross-enterprise responsibilities include Leadership Development, Performance Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Organization Effectiveness/Change Management, Employee Learning & Development, Employee Relations, EEO/Affirmative Action and Human Resources Communications.


Zach Shulman ’87, JD ’90

Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell @Cornell University

Zach Shulman has been Director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell since October 2013 and a Managing Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund since 2004. Prior to his current roles, Zach was a Senior Lecturer at Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and headed up many entrepreneurship-related programmatic activities there. Prior to that, Zach was a corporate lawyer at Ropes & Gray in Boston and Harris Beach in Ithaca and also General Counsel at a tech company that raised boatloads of venture capital in 1999 and 2000; ultimately, Zach took that company through bankruptcy. Zach earned a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and graduated from Cornell University Law School, magna cum laude.

Presented by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, the Cornell Entrepreneur Network and Cornell Mosaic