2024 PCCW SYMPOSIUMInspiring through community, engagement, and lasting connections – Our Voices

February 21 – 23, 2024

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD


We hope that you will join us at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, in Baltimore, MD for 2024 PCCW Symposium, February 21-23! This year’s theme is: Inspiring through community, engagement, and lasting connections – Our Voices. 

The event will begin on Wednesday, February 21 with meetings for Steering Committee members only. The Steering Committee consists of the PCCW Chair, PCCW Vice Chairs, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, and selected Members at Large. The Symposium will begin for ALL MEMBERS on the morning of February 22, 2024. Over the course of the Symposium, you will hear and learn from university faculty and staff, alumni, and your PCCW peers. You have the opportunity to network and socialize with one another, young alumni in the region, and former PCCW Grant recipients, and you will be invited to a behind the scenes tour of the historic Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library in downtown Baltimore.


We are looking forward to bringing this community together for networking, socializing, and learning opportunities. We hope that you will join us!



2:30 – 5pm                                     Steering Committee Meeting 

Steering Committee Members only. The Steering Committee consists of the PCCW Chair,

PCCW Vice Chairs, Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs, and select Members at Large.

5:45 – 7:15pm                               Steering Committee Dinner 

Steering Committee Members only


Thursday, February 22

11:00 – 11:45 am                         New Member Welcome

                                                         All Members, Symposium Kick-off

                                                         Casual Networking Gathering


12:00 – 1:30 pm                           Luncheon

Raising women’s voices on how to feel understood, supported, and empowered in reaching goals professionally and personally.


Jennifer Dulski ’93 (PCCW Member), MBA ‘99 Founder and CEO Rising Team

Jennifer Dulski has 20+ years of executive experience including leadership roles at Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, and Change.org. She is currently CEO and founder of Rising Team, a team development platform that improves employee engagement and scales talent development with software that equips managers to run deeply connecting, interactive team sessions without an outside facilitator. Her lifelong passion is empowering people to reach their full potential. From a very early age she was focused on bringing out the best in others, from her time as a crew coxswain to teaching high school and founding a Breakthrough program to help motivated students become first generation college graduates. In addition to her role at Rising Team, she currently teaches leadership & management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, serves as the Lead Independent Director on the board of Arcadia, and writes about leadership and the future of work for Fortune and LinkedIn Influencers. Dulski’s first book, Purposeful, about how each of us can be movement starters, is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.


2:00 – 3:00 pm                              Concurrent Sessions

                                                         Session 1—Building Wealth and Your Legacy

How do women engage with wealth creation and management to build their legacy? In this session, we will discuss how to learn about, participate in, and access the financial market as important wealth-building tool and opportunity for long-term financial security.  Further, expert panelists will share how to protect assets and build long-term financial plans through tax and estate planning strategies while considering a legacy for future generations.



Joy Boatwright ’92Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Opus Group, PCCW Member






Melinda Fellner ’89, Partner and Chair of Carter Ledyard’s Tax Department






Carine Hails, Executive Director of the Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning, Cornell University






Session 2– Freedom of Creative Expression and Its Impact on Society

Artistic freedom has a strong ability to drive social change. Creative expression drives change by challenging the status quo, raising awareness, promoting diversity and inclusion, and more. 

Employing a panel discussion format, we will explore how creatives have a huge opportunity to make change through their artistic expression. Discussion will revolve around how artists use their creative expression to foster positive change, the challenges they face in doing so, and why creative expression plays a vital role in our future. 


Ariana Kim, Violinist, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Cornell University







3:15 – 3:45 pm                              Campus Update, featuring Fred Van Sickle, Cornell Vice President, Alumni Affairs and Development and Michelle Vaeth ’98, Cornell Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs

4:00 – 5:00 pm                              Lessons we learn from women’s sports and how they apply to our careers

Over 90% of women c-suite executives played sports when they were young and over 50% played sports in college. What can these athletes teach us – sportsmanship, leadership, competitiveness? They win, fail, innovate and lead. How can these lessons be applied to business? Come learn from the some of the most distinguished women in sports.


                                                        Nicki Moore, Meakin Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, Cornell University







                                                        Noreen Morris ’87, Commissioner of the Northeast Conference, PCCW Member








                                                        Digit Murphy ’83, Vice President of Business Development, Icemann Development, Co-Founder/President, Play it Forward Sport Foundation, Former Head Coach and President, Toronto Six, PCCW Member






6:00 -7:45 pm                                Networking Mentorship Reception


7:45 – 8:00 pm                              Group Photo


8:00 – 9:30 pm                              Dinner and Informal Closing with Alma Mater

Location: Salon 1-2, 3rd Floor


Featuring: Jenny Yang ’92, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Racial Justice and Equity, Former Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Former Director of the Federal Contracts Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, PCCW Sustaining Member.


Jenny R. Yang serves as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Prior to that she served as the director of the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. In the Obama-Biden Administration, Jenny served as Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A graduate of Cornell University, she earned a B.A. in Government and a J.D. from NYU School of Law.


Following dinner: Members are invited to continue to connect with one another in the hotel restaurant/bar, Apropoes. The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 3pm – 12am. Members are also invited to take a brief walk to The Elk Room at 1010 Fleet Street (2 minute walk from the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront) for an informal after hours

Friday, February 23

8:00 – 10:00 am                            Optional Headshots

                                                         Back by popular demand! Please stop by to receive a professional headshot by Adam Murtland, Cornell Digital and Marketing Team staff member. Headshots are first-come, first-served.


9:00 – 9:45 am                              Continental Breakfast


10am – 12:00 pm                         Tour and Session– Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest public free libraries in the country, opening in 1886. Enoch Pratt is attributed to have said My library shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color, who, when properly accredited, can take out the books if they will handle them carefully and return them.” 


Join us for a tour of this historical space, and following, 

Elaine Westbrooks, Chief Administrative Officer of Cornell University Library will lead her lecture:


On this Rock: Why Democracies Need Libraries.

In a time of intense political polarization, libraries in every state are facing an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books. Yet the Pew Charitable Trust has documented that Americans have consistently put their trust in libraries more than other institutions. Carl A. Kroch University Librarian Elaine Westbrooks will discuss how research libraries promote and sustain democratic activities by highlighting the role Cornell’s librarians play in providing citizenship education, stewarding facts, and building pluralistic and diverse communities—activities that fundamentally make our democracy more secure and stable for future generations. *Additional tours may be included as planned.


12:00 pm                                       Lunch on your own at nearby restaurants


Special thanks to the PCCW Symposium Committee for their thoughtful programming session topics and speaker selection. 


PCCW Symposium and Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC)

Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference – February 23-25

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

PCCW Symposium will be held prior to the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), which will also held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront from February 23-25. Discounted rates for PCCW MEMBERS ONLY are available if you would like to participate in both the PCCW Symposium and the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference. 



PCCW Symposium Early Bird Rate: 

$250 per person (offer ends Tuesday, January 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET)

PCCW Symposium Regular Rate: 

$300 per person

Discounted CALC Friday Only Rate for PCCW Members:

 $100 per person (Symposium + CALC Friday Only Rate: Early Bird $350, Regular $400)

Discounted CALC Full Weekend Rate for PCCW Members:

$299 per person (Symposium + Full Weekend CALC Rate: Early Bird: $549, Regular $599)


Please use the registration buttons below to register. You will ONLY receive the discounted PCCW member rate for CALC if you go through the PCCW registration links provided. Should you register directly on the CALC website you will not receive the registration discount. The discounted rate is available to PCCW members only.


*Note: PCCW Symposium is open to PCCW Members only. Guests may attend the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference. 








*Note: Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance of the event date, by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 12, will qualify for a full refund of registration fees. If you need to cancel, please get in touch with us at pccw@cornell.edu with your request.


Hotel Reservations:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna St.

Baltimore, MD 21202


PCCW Symposium and CALC 2024 will be hosted at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, which is conveniently located in the Harbor East neighborhood. The hotel offers unparalleled access to Fells Point, the National Aquarium, and the variety of restaurants and shops at the Inner Harbor. All conference activities take place at the hotel.


The conference room rate for a single/double room is $209 per night for your selected dates between February 21-26, 2024.  Book your stay by January 31, 2024, to receive our discounted rate.




*Additional rooms have been added to the room block for February 22 and 23


Questions? Contact Nataki Corneille, Director of Diversity Alumni Programs at pccw@cornell.edu.