Bryn Mawr College International Forum

2022 Virtual International Forum

Over 200 alumnae/i, parents, and members of the Bryn Mawr community joined us from around the world for the International Forum sessions in March. We thank our speakers and panelists for engaging and stimulating discussion on leadership and entrepreneurship. We hope to see you at an International Forum event in the future!

A Fireside Conversation with Sonali De Rycker '95 and Linda Hill '77

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (local Bryn Mawr time)
Program duration: 1 hour (approximate) 

Sonali De Rycker '95, Partner at Accel, and Bryn Mawr College Trustee Linda Hill '77, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, will discuss leadership, entrepreneurship, and the value of a liberal arts education. President Kim Cassidy will offer introductory remarks.

Perspectives on Growing as an Innovative Leader

Friday, March 18, 2022, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (local Bryn Mawr time)
Program duration: 1 hour (approximate)

Katie Krimmel, Associate Dean of the Career & Civic Engagement Center, will lead a panel discussion with current students and young alumnae/i. The Career & Civic Engagement Center prepares and supports liberal arts students and alumnae/i to be effective, self-aware leaders in their chosen life pursuits including exploration of leadership and digital competencies. These are critical skills to thriving and innovating on the many paths that Bryn Mawr prepares you to take. Join us to learn how students and recent alumnae/i have grown in these areas through participation in Career & Civic Engagement Center programs, featuring alumnae/i panelists Steffany Chou '18 and Lydia Sanchez '18 and student panelists Minolta Ndlovu '23, Dounya Ramadan '22, Mahima Silwal '22, and Chloe Stapleton-Gray '23. Trustee and Career & Civic Engagement Center Advocacy Board member Sara Moreno '95 will offer introductory remarks.


Sonali De Rycker

Sonali De Rycker '95 joined Accel in 2008 and invests in consumer internet, software and fintech businesses.

Sonali led Accel’s investments in Avito (acquired by Naspers), Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), Primer, MerxU, Calastone, Monzo, Shift Technology, Letgo (acquired by Naspers), Kry/Livi, Soldo, Hopin, and Sennder. Prior to Accel, Sonali was with Atlas Venture (now Accomplice). She also previously served on the board of (NASDAQ:MTCH).

Sonali is from Mumbai and graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Business School.


Linda A. Hill

Linda Hill '77 is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Hill is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on leadership. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and 2021 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015. Hill is the author or co-author of several award-winning articles and books including Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership. Hill’s TED talk on how to manage for collective creativity has over 2.6 million views.

Hill’s research and consulting focuses on leadership development, leading change and innovation, and implementing global strategies. In 2014, she co-founded Paradox Strategies—an advisory and research firm that advises organizations and boards on leadership, innovation, and diversity and inclusion.

Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of Relay Therapeutics and is on the Board of Trustees of the ArtCenter College of Design and of Brigham Health. She is also a member of the Team8 Fintech Strategic Committee and she serves on the advisory boards of several organizations including the American Repertory Theater, the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Eight Inc., the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. She sits on the board of the Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. and is a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. Hill is a former member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Business Publishing, State Street Corporation, The Bridgespan Group, and the Eaton Corporation. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA.

Hill completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard Business School and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.

About the International Forum

The International Forum is an opportunity to gather our vibrant, global community of more than 22,000 alumnae/i and 6,000 parents to:

  • Engage in deep, multi-dimensional and substantive discussions around a timely topic
  • Exchange ideas and forge greater connections among each other and with the College
  • Be inspired to continue making meaningful contributions to the world

More than 300 alumnae/i, parents and friends of Bryn Mawr from 37 countries and a multitude of time zones registered for the live, online events at the inaugural International Forum in 2021.


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