From the world of private equity to the world of fashion, Nina McLemore has blazed her own trail. This Columbia MBA and lifelong entrepreneur will address Booth alumnae and guests. Nina will share her varied experiences in an interview format conducted by Julie Morton, Associate Dean of Career Services. Recognized by her peers for her achievements, she is a founding member of the Committee of 200 and recipient of the Accessories Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. Nina also served as chair of The Fashion Group, International. Nina founded the private investment firm Regent Capital Partners as well as Liz Claiborne Accessories. She now has her own clothing line for professional women that is sold throughout the country. A strong supporter of women in business, Nina will address share her experiences. Participants will also be able to view her new spring line of fashions. To learn more about Nina, visit her website.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois


Admission is free and there will be a cash bar available.


Register Online

Deadline: 5/19/2009


6:15 PM-7:00 PM: Check-in and Cocktails (Cash Bar)

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Presentation

Speaker Profiles

Nina McLemore (Speaker)
CEO and owner of Nina Mclemore, Nina McLemore

Nina is a successful businesswoman, who founded Liz Claiborne Accessories and served on the Executive Committee of Liz Claiborne Inc. She also founded a private equity firm and has served as Capital Chair of the Center for Women's Business Research and Fashion Group International. She is a Founding Member of the Committee of 200 and Women Corporate Directors, and a member of the International Women's Forum World President's Organization, Women's President's Organization, and actively works on many projects for women in business and the arts. She founded Nina McLemore Inc., a unique women's clothing company in 2003.

Julie Morton (Moderator)
Associate Dean of Career Services, Chicago Booth School of Business


Demetra Paguio 


Other Information

Chicago Women in Business Alumnae Network (CWIBAN) is the worldwide organization of recent women graduates of Chicago Booth. Led by a team of alumnae volunteers and founded in 2002, CWIBAN connects over 3,250 members living in six continents and is recognized as one of the most active Booth alumni groups. CWIBAN’s mission is: 1. To support our alma mater; 2. To facilitate a global network for Chicago Booth women online and in person; 3. To promote women in business worldwide.