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Caroline Ghosn
Phi deuteron/Stanford

Leading Women Luncheon Speaker: Caroline Ghosn

Caroline Ghosn is the founder and CEO of Levo, the largest and fastest-growing professional network for millennials. Levo is using technology to mentor and arm its members with the tools needed to build excellence – to develop their talent, make connections, and learn from each other. Launched in 2012 with offices in New York and San Francisco, Levo has become the largest and fastest-growing movement in the workplace, with an average member age of 23 and 85% female members. Ghosn has raised more than $10 million from individual and institutional investors at the top of their game, including Sheryl Sandberg, Fran Hauser, The Stanford Fund and Social Capital Partners.

Levo’s birth came from a very personal experience while working at McKinsey & Company. How are you supposed to figure out how to achieve your full potential? Where do you go to navigate your career? What if you don’t have a mentor? What if you start letting self-doubt creep in?

At Levo, Caroline has directed product innovation, spearheaded the Office Hours virtual mentorship with marquis influencers from Warren Buffett to Kevin Spacey, and launched Levo’s nationwide Equal Pay and Levo 100 campaigns, among other accomplishments.

Caroline, 29, was named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in business, and by Mashable as a founder every entrepreneur should know. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers program and has spoken at prestigious conferences including the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg’s The Next Big Thing Summit, and LeWeb. Ghosn graduated with honors from Stanford University.

Brooke Johnson
Tau/Northwestern

Leading Woman Speaker: Brooke Johnson

Named president of the Food Network in April 2004, Brooke Johnson, Tau/Northwestern, directed the network’s programming and managed the network’s relationships with other Scripps Networks brands. During a tenure of more than 12 years, she supervised the creation of programs including “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Food Network Star,” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” expanding the Food Network menu to include reality programming as well as celebrity chefs.

Having recently concluded her role as Food Network president, Johnson is capping off a storied career that put her in the planning room for such durable TV concepts as History Channel and “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee.” She joined Food Network in 2003 after working at A+E Networks, where she launched the Biography Channel and proposed the original concept for History Channel. Prior to joining A&E, Johnson was program director for WABC-TV in New York, where she launched “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee,” first at the local level and then in national syndication. Under her guidance, Food Network expanded into branded products, launched in conjunction with Hearst Corp. a magazine based on the network, and expanded the network’s digital footprint through a series of apps and web offerings.

At Grand Convention 2016, Johnson will serve as the Leading Women speaker, addressing participants on Friday, June 24. “To me,” she says, “a leading woman is someone who is totally herself and acts with courage, integrity, and kindness. This makes her a leader, whether it is in business, arts, philanthropy, or just life itself.”

Johnson will continue to serve as a consultant to Scripps Networks Interactive through the end of 2016. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in English from Northwestern University, Johnson also holds a master’s degree from the university’s Medill School of Journalism and completed the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Business.

A proud member of Tau Chapter, she reminds both collegians and alumnae to treasure and embrace their Theta friendships. “They really do last a lifetime,” she says.
 
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