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Women in Business Featured Panelists

Zubaida Bai

Zubaida Bai, '10 | Managing Director - CARE Social Ventures

Zubaida Bai is a thought leader and innovator of health and livelihood solutions for underserved women and girls globally. Building on her expertise as a mechanical engineer, a product designer, and empathetic communicator, Zubaida, a mother of three, has put her unique passion to work. In the process, she built a brand and a growing product line and set in motion a movement that addresses market failures, breaks taboos, and gives voice to women’s health issues.

Lisa Hackard

Lisa M. Hackard, '97 | Partner, Audit, Department of Professional Practice - KPMG

Lisa is an audit partner in KPMG’s Denver office, where she leads teams of multiple audit, tax and advisory professionals across the U.S. and globally, providing integrated and financial statement audit and business advisory services primarily to large public companies. Lisa served three years with KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York City, assisting clients and engagement teams with complex accounting, reporting, and auditing matters. She is accredited as an SEC Reviewing Partner, responsible for the quality review of audits of SEC registrants and related SEC filings.

Pam Jeffords

Pam Jeffords | Senior Partner, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Sapient Insights

Pam Jeffords is a Sr. Partner leading the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice with Sapient Insights Group, a research and advisory firm. Pam has over 25 years of experience advising companies and organizations on how they can break the status quo and drive progress with their diversity, inclusion, and engagement goals. Pam’s unique ability to resonate and engage with people at all levels of an organization on sensitive issues is something her clients energetically endorse.

Cathy Morris

M. Catherine Morris, '80 | Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer - Arrow

M. Catherine Morris is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Arrow Electronics, Inc, where she leads strategic initiatives for the company, including emerging business development and global acquisition activity. Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2020 sales of $29 billion.

Cynthia Patterson

Cynthia Patterson, D.V.M., '06, '08 | Regional Strategic Veterinarian - Zoetis

Dr. Patterson is a graduate of the combined MBA/DVM program at Colorado State University (‘06/’08) and currently resides in Aurora, Colorado. She has spent her veterinary career practicing small animal medicine in the Denver Area, and for the past seven years she has been a team member at Zoetis, the largest animal health pharmaceutical company, where she currently serves as the Regional Strategic Veterinarian for the Southeastern US. Enjoying giving back to the veterinary community, Dr. Patterson currently sits on the advisory boards of the Black DVM Network and VetTreks. In her free time, she has a passion for cycling and outdoor sports, and is a proud member of “Black Girls Do Bike:Denver.”