Kellogg Alumni Virtual Programs

Throughout the year, Kellogg Alumni Relations is pleased to offer two distinctive virtual programs for our alumni audience:
  • Conversations with Distinguished Alumni: This series showcases Dean Francesca Cornelli in live discussions with prominent Kellogg alumni.
  • This Is Kellogg: This program highlights the school’s distinctive approach to different areas of thought leadership and innovation.

Conversations with Distinguished Alumni

Larry Levy

Larry Levy ’67

Managing Partner, Levy Family Partners and Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Levy Restaurants

Run Time: 1:01:32

Conversation about finding and following your passions, the entrepreneurial drive, and the importance of long-term vision.
November 30, 2021

Kellogg Alumna Penny Pennington '12

Penny Pennington ’12

Managing Partner, Edward Jones

Run Time: 1:01:38

Conversation about leadership during crisis, community and employee engagement and women in finance
September 8, 2021

Kellogg Alumna Ada Osakwe ’11

Ada Osakwe ’11

Founder and CEO, Agrolay Ventures and Nuli

Run Time: 56:12

Conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the food and agriculture systems in Africa and how to transition to an entrepreneurial career.
June 23, 2020

Kellogg Alumna Edith Cooper ’86

Edith Cooper ’86

Co-founder, Medley; Former Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

Run Time: 57:50

Conversation about lessons learned from working at a large financial firm to co-founding a startup with Edith’s daughter during COVID-19.
September 14, 2020

Kellogg Alumna Stephanie Gallo ’99

Stephanie Gallo ’99

Chief Marketing Officer, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Run Time: 56:19

Conversation about leadership, innovation and adaptation during the pandemic at the largest family-owned winery in the world.
October 28, 2020

David Kohler ’92

David Kohler ’92

President and CEO, Kohler Co.

Run Time: 57:21

Conversation about leadership and the culture of the 147-year-old family business, along with innovation and adaptation during the pandemic.
November 16, 2020

Kellogg Alumnus Bernard Dallé ’96

Bernard Dallé ’96

Partner, Index Ventures

Run Time: 59:09

Conversation about venture capital and the pandemic, culture, career and leadership.
December 4, 2020

Alexandra Jung ’99

Investor, Strategic Advisor and Board Director, Former Partner and Head of European Investments, Oak Hill Advisors

Run Time: 56:46

Conversation about leadership, women in business and investing strategies.
February 5, 2021

Kellogg Alumnus Mike George ’85

Mike George ’85

President and CEO, Qurate Retail, Inc.

Run Time: 56:56

Conversation about navigating the pandemic and values based leadership.
June 18, 2021

Bernie Banks

Bernie Banks ’08

Associate Dean for Leadership Development, Kellogg School of Management

Run Time: 1:01:26

Conversation about the nuances of leadership, the complexities of organizations, and the importance of realism when leading others through crisis.
May 15, 2020

Ellen Kullman

Ellen Kullman ’83

Northwestern University Trustee and President and CEO, Carbon

Run Time: 55:02

Conversation about creating different trajectories during and after crises, the “new normal,” and creating a sense of purpose in post-crisis management.
May 27, 2020

David Kabiller

David Kabiller ’85 ’87

Northwestern University Trustee and Co-Founder and Head of Business of Development, AQR

Run Time: 58:23

Conversation about socially-responsible hedge fund management, being empowered to create change, and how to cope with adversity and challenges.
May 21, 2020

Hiro Mizuno

Hiro Mizuno ’95

United Nations Special Envoy on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments and Member of the Board of Directors, Tesla, Inc.

Run Time: 59:42

Conversation about ESG investing, advocacy, and the importance of a sustainable climate for a sustainable capital market.
April 21, 2021

Kellogg Alumna Vinita Gupta ’92

Vinita Gupta ’92

CEO, Lupin

Run Time: 57:44

Conversation about the near- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the pharmaceutical industry and leading a global family enterprise during a crisis.
June 12, 2020

Dimitris Daskalopoulos

Dimitris Daskalopoulos ’81

Founder and Chairman, DAMMA Holdings SA

Run Time: 1:01:10

Conversation about the complexities of family enterprise, career growth and change, and the power of art and philanthropy.
October 6, 2021

This is Kellogg

Four alumni panelists on Zoom during the Spotlight on Private Equity Alumni Panel

Spotlight on Private Equity
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 1:02:10

Distinguished alumni leaders discuss the current state of private equity and their journeys within the field. The alumni panelists were: Kip Kirkpatrick ’97, Co-CEO, The Vistria Group; Beth Hoffman ’97, Managing Director, Berkshire Partners; Ram Jagannath ’07, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group LP; and Pamela Hendrickson ’84, Vice Chairman, The Riverside Company.

Moderated by Kip Kirkpatrick
December 9, 2021

Screenshot of keynote discussion about artificial intelligence

Spotlight on AI

Run Time: 1:00:23

This keynote provides an overview of the MBAi Program, a joint degree between Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering offering a blended approach to the teaching of business innovation and the complex technologies that drive it forward. The webinar includes professors Eric Anderson (Kellogg), Kristian Hammond (McCormick), Sara Sood (McCormick) and Brian Uzzi (Kellogg).

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli and Dean Julio M. Ottino
September 30, 2020

Screenshot of faculty panel

Spotlight on AI
Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:52

Kellogg faculty share their research on how machines are enhancing human expertise and decoding creativity and the psychological implications of an automated world. The webinar features professors Eric Anderson, Brian Uzzi, Dashun Wang and Adam Waytz.

Moderated by Professor Eric Anderson
October 27, 2020

Screenshot of dean and alumni panel

Spotlight on AI
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 58:26

Kellogg alumni industry leaders discuss the current and future impact of AI and technology in the workplace. The alumni panelists were: Robert Gamgort ’86, chairman and CEO, Keurig Dr. Pepper; Charles Kuai ’06, co-founder, corporate SVP and president – Mobility Solutions & Cerence, Inc., IoT Technology Division and Greater China Region; and Annette Rippert ’94, group chief executive – strategy and consulting, Accenture.

Moderated by Dean Francesca Cornelli
December 3, 2020

Screenshot of Kellogg alumna Cristina Junqueira ’08 discussing entrepreneurship

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship

Run Time: 59:52

This fireside chat features Cristina Junqueira ’08, co-founder, Nubank. Cristina discuss the ideals behind Nubank’s founding principles, her entrepreneurial journey and how she has broken down barriers throughout her career.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
April 23, 2021

Screenshot of Kellogg faculty in a panel discussion on entrepreneurship

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
Faculty Panel

Run Time: 57:52

Kellogg’s distinguished faculty panelists — Benjamin F. Jones, David Schonthal and Dashun Wang — discuss their research and insights from their work in entrepreneurship.

Moderated by Senior Associate Dean Jan Eberly
May 27, 2021

Screenshot from alumni panel discussion on entrepreneurship

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
Alumni Panel

Run Time: 58:17

Distinguished alumni panelists discussed their personal experiences with entrepreneurship. The featured alumni were: Ariel Cohen ’08 co-founder and CEO, TripActions; Hilary Coles ’16, co-founder and VP of merchandising, Hims & Hers; and Sam Shank ’04, co-founder & CEO, HotelTonight.

Moderated by Dean Francesca Cornelli
June 10, 2021

Screenshot of James H. Lowry discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Spotlight on DEI

Run Time: 1:00:58

This fireside chat features James H. Lowry, a business icon, sought-after speaker, strategic advisor and nationally recognized workforce and supplier diversity expert. He is the author of Change Agent: A Life Dedicated to Creating Wealth for Minorities, a memoir that demonstrates the power of iconic mentors and pivotal opportunities leveraged across the globe and offers solutions to the ever-widening wealth gap.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
January 15, 2021

Mike Shannon '83

Spotlight on Private Equity

Run Time: 1:00:47 

This lively fireside chat features Kellogg alumni, Michael Shannon ’83, co-founder of KSL Capital Partners, LLC. Mike discusses his journey from the resort and recreation business to becoming an “accidental private equity person,” who’s company has raised $13 billion in equity capital commitments and invests exclusively in travel and leisure businesses.

Hosted by Dean Francesca Cornelli
September 30, 2021

Upcoming Alumni Events

View the list below and register for upcoming events to access premier Kellogg content, such as the Conversations with Distinguished Alumni series, career and professional development webinars, or events near you hosted by alumni clubs and affinity networks.

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