Women's Network

Chicago Booth Alumni Special Interest Group



President: Nima Parikh, '98
Chief of Staff/Events Chair: M Concepción Prado, ‘16
Vice President:
Demetra Simos Paguio, ’02
Communications Chairs: Jennifer Jaucian, ‘08, Vicky Lio, '12, Anna Bell, '01
City Ambassador Chair: Madhurima (Madhu) Bhattacharya, '16
President Emeritus: Zina Markevicius, ’02

About the Board

Nima Parikh, ‘98  | President  | Joined 2019 | LinkedIn

Nima is the President and Founder of Mezzanine Consulting  LLC.  With 25+ years of combined brand and business management with strategy and consulting experience, Nima brought her passions together to form a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping clients clarify and articulate their identity based upon the true, unique value they currently or aspire to deliver to their constituents through their brand, organization, products or services.  Mezzanine also helps design customer journeys and experiences to reflect that value, align internal operations, strategy and tactics towards execution, and explore new markets all based upon this unique Value Mosaic©.  Her particular niche is making what can oftentimes feel esoteric in nature tangible and actionable to her clients.  

Having lived in numerous cities across the country, Nima finally landed in Denver, CO in 2006 to start her business.  She, her husband and two children enjoy the over 300 days of sunshine and abundance of local outdoor activities, along with international and domestic travel as often as possible.  Nima is thrilled to have taken a leadership role with CBWN to empower Booth women around the world.

M Concepción Prado, ‘16  | Chief-of-Staff  | Joined 2022 | LinkedIn

Concepción graduated from the Executive MBA program in 2016.  She is the Principal and Founder of Greenfield Group, a management & IT consultancy based in Chicago. She sets the direction and vision of the organization and manages key national and local relationships with clients. As a practicing consultant, Concepción combines her hands-on technical experience and management skills with complex projects such as M&A integrations, system implementations, and enterprise strategy support. With more than 25 years of experience, Concepción provides leadership in support of her client’s priorities to deliver excellent service, maximize impact, and increase efficiencies in their operations using creativity. 

Her personal causes include education and women's rights. When she is not serving her clients as a consultant, you will find her reading, cooking, innovating for her company, or public speaking as a champion for her causes. She also serves as a Chicago Booth Ambassador for the Executive program.

Demetra Simos Paguio, ‘02  | Vice President | Joined 2005 | LinkedIn

Demetra graduated from the Full-Time MBA program in 2002 with concentrations in marketing and strategic management and holds an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in industrial management and graphic communications. On top of leading marketing and sales operations organizations, she is passionate about retail, having worked with Ralph Lauren Intimate Apparel and United Colors of Benetton, among others. One of the founding alumnae volunteers of the Women's Network, she joined the global board over ten years ago with a focus on connecting alumnae in person around the world. Demetra has championed popular events, including launching the annual global Booth Women's Holiday Tea series, as well as regional gatherings and dynamic speaker events, such as fashion entrepreneur Nina McLemore. She currently resides with her husband (a fellow Booth alum) and two children in Boston. Demetra is the president of a non-profit board supporting local female athletes, a member of the Junior League of Boston, and has served on the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Boston steering committee. 

Anna Bell, ‘01 | Communications Chair | Joined 2024 | LinkedIn 

Anna is a seasoned senior executive leader with experience across multiple consumer goods industries both in the U.S. and Europe. Marketing, strategy, business management, and corporate finance are Anna’s areas of substantial expertise. The innovative and impactful work that Anna has led across categories has driven significant growth and established new revenue streams and business opportunities for multiple consumer brand organizations across a variety of industries. Anna is currently the SVP of Marketing for Central Garden & Pet. She leads the marketing agenda and brand capabilities for the Pet segment, having the opportunity to work across several different business units that serve pets of all kinds. Prior to Central, Anna had the opportunity to work in the wine industry for over 10 years, and in consumer goods at SC Johnson and Wrigley. In addition to her corporate work, Anna serves as the Executive Director for JuJu Wine Labs, an innovative new concept which is creating breakthrough innovation for the wine industry. She is also an Advisor to Mai Vino LLC, an organic alternative format wine company led by two remarkable female entrepreneurs on the East Coast. In her personal time, Anna volunteers her time to the American Diabetes Association and her local community. She lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband, two very active teenage boys, and her two dogs, Lucy (Pug) and Lola (Boxer).

Vicky Lio, '12 | Events Chair | Joined 2020 | LinkedIn

Vicky has worked across diverse industries, combining her expertise in operations and value advisory with her passion for creating an unparalleled customer experience to deliver results. Whether it's expanding into new markets, building internal alignment, or making the tough call, her empathy and ability to quickly cut through noise has earned her recognition as an inspirational change agent from customers and internal groups alike. 

In her "past lives," she has also acquired broad functional experiences through roles ranging from financial controller in a global multinational corporation, to business development and product strategy in start-ups. After leading teams in North America, Europe, and Asia, Vicky is now in the US guiding companies to redefine what's possible and transform. 

Vicky speaks German and Mandarin and is an avid traveler. In her free time, she serves as a wellbeing coach and takes every opportunity to be outdoors.

Madhurima (Madhu) Bhattacharya, ‘16 | City Ambassador Chair | Joined 2022 | LinkedIn

Madhurima is an Associate Partner with Bain. She focuses on advising clients in Technology and Private Equity spaces on topics of Strategy and M&A. Madhurima loves connecting with people and is very closely involved in global training and US west coast recruiting efforts for Bain.

Travel and the outdoors are her passion. She has lived and worked across 9 countries, and is eager to explore more. She recently moved to Seattle, and can often be found exploring the outdoors with her husband and her pup, Loki.

Madhurima graduated from the full-time program in 2016 with concentrations in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Economics, and still looks back fondly to her experience with the LEAD office.

Zina Markevicius, ‘02 | President Emeritus | LinkedIn

Zina earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from Chicago Booth. She served as vice president of Roque & Mark, a family-owned boutique real estate firm specializing in multi-family properties, in the Los Angeles area for over 10 years. She is a management consultant for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the fields of strategy, operations, marketing, communications, and finance. Passionately devoted to her alma mater and encouraging smart women to pursue the Booth MBA, Zina is cofounder of the Women's Network. She has further put her degree to work in volunteer positions with the ALPHA Pregnancy & Parenting Support, Everychild Foundation, and the Consul of the Republic of Lithuania, among others.

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