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Booth Women Connect 2021 Speakers

Alaina Anderson

Alaina Anderson, ’06

Partner and Portfolio Manager, William Blair

Anderson joined William Blair & Company in 2006, and has over a decade of experience covering stocks globally. As portfolio manager of William Blair’s International Leaders ADR strategy, Anderson leads decision-making for a $700M portfolio. She is the former president of the Chicago Booth School of Business Black Alumni Association.

Jennifer Scanlon

Jennifer Scanlon, ’92

President and CEO, UL

Prior to becoming president and CEO of UL in September 2019, Scanlon served as president and CEO of USG Corporation, a manufacturer of innovative building products. Scanlon sits on the board of Norfolk Southern Corporation and serves as vice chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and chair of the Commercial Club of Chicago. She is also a member of The Chicago Network and the Economic Club of Chicago. 

Julia Taxin

Julia Taxin, ’12

Partner, Grotech Ventures, and Board Member, The Mom Project

Taxin brings over a decade of experience in venture capital, finance, and consulting to her role as partner at Grotech Ventures. Prior to joining Grotech, she spent time at Sandbox Industries. She currently serves on the board of or led investments in Airside Mobile, Backbone PLM, Drum Technologies, and The Mom Project. 

Booth Women Connect Moderators 2021

Kweilin Ellingrund

Kweilin Ellingrund

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

With 15 years of experience at McKinsey & Company, Ellingrund is the leader of the company’s life insurance work in North America. She is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council. Her areas of expertise include women in STEM, accelerating gender equality through investment strategies, women in leadership, and the future of work.

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