Fall Transforum 2013 Hosts Capacity Crowd
For its 4th Fall Transforum Luncheon on October 11, 2013, Mount Mary welcomed more than 200 guests to Discovery World for a presentation by Milwaukee native Mona Sutphen.
Sutphen, a diplomat, author, business executive and mother of two, has distinguished herself in government and business. Her lengthy credentials include serving two U.S. Presidents in diplomatic and advisory positions. From 2009-2011, she was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama and was the first African American in that position. During the Clinton administration, she was on the staff of the National Security Council and earlier in her career was a United States Foreign Service Officer.
During her remarks, Mona Sutphen shared her perspective on where the U.S. economy is headed, helped connect the dots on a career that has taken her from Milwaukee's westside to Washington and around the world, and underscored the Fall Transforum's theme of how one woman can change the world.
"I felt the country was at a crossroads. We could start tackling profound problems that have been brewing for years, like our inability to educate our kids, a dysfunctional health-care system, our addiction to foreign oil. These problems tear at our ability to have a prosperous future."
--Mona Sutphen on the attraction to working with the Obama Administration, Working Mother Magazine
Now a Managing Director at UBS AG, she covers geopolitical and macro-policy trends and is a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. A graduate of Milwaukee’s John Marshall High School, Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics, Sutphen is also an adjunct professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University and has also co-authored a book titled The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.
The event was hosted by the university’s Women’s Leadership Institute, which aims to develop the full potential of women as creative, transformative leaders within the global community.
See the a video recap for the event.
See photos from the event.