Event Details

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 At this event, our panelists will offer guideposts from their personal and professional experience to help you successfully traverse your next career/life crossroads.

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Success Academy – Network Office | 120 Wall Street
Cost: $15 (includes admission & refreshments)

This content is geared toward those considering:
– Changing industries or type of work (example: between profit and non-profit companies)
– How to advance their career
– Pursuing a graduate degree
– How to exit/re-enter the workforce for personal/family matters

The Cornell Women’s Network connects alumnae of all ages for professional, personal, and social purposes. The collective experience of this network is impressive and astounding; from young entrepreneurs to mothers, and from teachers to senior leaders at major corporations, the women of Cornell have much to share with their peers and friends – including their Big Red Spirit!

Brought to you by the Cornell Women’s Network from the Office of Alumni Affairs.

Meet Our Panelists:

Kaitlin Dufton ’07, Chief of Staff – Two Sigma

Kaitlin Dufton serves as an advisor to the co-chairman of Two Sigma, where she ensures productivity and provides scale for the executive team. Prior to working at Two Sigma, Kaitlin worked in Alumni Affairs & Development in Cornell University’s New York City office  from 2010 to 2016. In this role, she planned and executed events for the alumni community demonstrating Cornell’s impact on the world and its mission to serve society through education and pursuit of knowledge. From 2007 to 2010, Kaitlin was a mergers & acquisitions analyst at Headstrong (now Genpact), a financial services consulting firm. Kaitlin holds an M.P.S. from Cornell University (2014), and a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, and in Communications from Cornell University (2007).

Milbert Kiggundu ’96, Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager – Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham has over 14 years of experience across finance, new business and recently marketing. Educated in the East Africa, the United Kingdom and the US, her cross cultural heritage provides her with a unique lens with which to view both the business and the academic landscape. She started out her career as an intern at the United Nations Development Program and was also selected as one of five Business Fellows for Africa as part of the United States Information Agency and the Corporate Council for Africa. Following her graduation from Cornell University, Ms. Kiggundu-Bentham spent a couple of years working in commercial banking in Uganda before returning to Georgetown University, where she was awarded a merit-based scholarship in the MBA program. Following graduation, she spent eight years in structured products research initially at Bear Stearns and then later as a Director at Standard and Poor’s where she evaluated asset managers and published multiple research reports which were quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. She also started a fashion line, Kalulu Kids, which created upscale children’s clothing using high quality cotton from East Africa and manufactured in New York City. In 2014, she returned to the corporate world and is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She remains interested in non profits and education – and was a former Board Member of DanceWave Inc., in New York. She also partnered with Scale Africa, a New York based non-profit that builds schools in Zambia. 

Jennifer MacDonald ’03, Director of Special Projects/Human Resources – Success Academy Charter Schools


Jennifer MacDonald (formerly Greenman) graduated from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in 2003 and worked in the hospitality industry in Las Vegas for seven years before joining the world of education reform. She joined Success Academies Charter Schools in 2010 as a Business Operations Manager at Success Academy- Harlem 4 before overseeing school operations at the network. She now works for the Chief People Officer on Organizational Development initiatives.