International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023: Join Industry Leading Women for a Discussion on the Systemic Challenges that Impact Equity and How to Truly Embrace Equity

By Audrey McGuckin, CEO, WOTW - 

On March 8th we are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with a free hour-long webinar for anyone looking to develop programs that truly embrace equity within their organization.

This year we have an impressive panel of women leaders from Northwestern Mutual, Johnson and Johnson, and eBay.  It’s going to be an event to celebrate women's achievement, raise awareness about the systemic challenges impacting equity, and how organizations and individuals can take action to “Embrace Equality.”

IWD also marks the 6th anniversary of our parent company, The McGuckin Group, a  leading talent design innovation firm. As we celebrate six years in business, this special International Women’s Day (IWD) virtual celebration means a lot to us.

In starting The McGuckin Group and Women On Their Way, Audrey McGuckin’s goal was to address the ways supportive leaders show up for the women on their teams. This year's IWD panelists are an amazing group of women leaders who are going to share their insights on leadership and supporting all women. 

Please Join Us Wednesday, March 8th

2023 International Women's Day Celebration

3 - 4pm EST / 12 - 1pm PST

Register Here



Introducing the WOTW 2023 IWD Panelists:

Danielle Clark – Vice President, Global Talent – eBay

Danielle is a seasoned talent leader who loves helping people fulfill their potential. She’s passionate about building, has significant global experience, she’s a natural collaborator and has a track record of building talent programs that directly drive business results. She’ll help us distinguish eBay as a great place to work in a competitive market, develop current employees, build our talent bench and create a great employee experience from the first point of contact.

Before joining eBay, she served as Acting Chief People Officer and Vice President of Talent at Fastly, a cloud platform provider, where she built a talent strategy focused on retention, operational excellence and scale. Prior to Fastly, she was the Head of Talent Development at Adobe. Danielle also held multiple consultancy roles at Korn Ferry where she focused on talent management, career development, organizational design, and leadership assessment and development and started her career in recruiting. 

At eBay, Danielle leads all aspects of talent programs including recruiting, performance management and people development.

Katherine Fischer – VP Contract Strategy, Pricing & Management – Johnson and Johnson

Katie Fischer is currently the Vice President, Contract Strategy, Pricing & Administration (Strategic Customer Group), reporting to the Chief Customer Officer, Nauman Shah. 

Katie is responsible for driving growth for the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device portfolio in the U.S. through leadership and management of innovative pricing and customer contracting strategies. She leads efforts to build capabilities in deal structures, negotiations, and joint value creation with customers, and focuses on driving continuous innovation across key processes, systems, data management and technology to enable strategic decision making. Katie works closely with key enterprise sectors and functions on contracting strategy and execution. Katie is a seasoned contracting and pricing professional who is highly adept at achieving growth through thoughtful innovation. She has extensive experience in leading and building high-performing, diverse teams, cultivating pricing strategies and leading complex, high-level healthcare negotiations, delivering consistently strong results throughout her career.

Prior to her current role, Katie served as Senior Director, Deal Desk, where she led a high-performing team in developing offers and strategies to drive growth. Among her accomplishments, she collaborated across the organization to manage a significant commercial model change, while improving service levels, driving growth & significantly exceeding erosion targets. She sponsored the development of the Early in Career Contracting Program, to create a more robust talent pipeline; in her prior role leading contract strategy for the DePuy Synthes business, she also launched deal scoring and developed other effective new contracting approaches by synthesizing customer, industry, and competitive intelligence, contributing substantial value to the organization.  

Prior to J&J, Katie’s robust career also included relevant positions of increasing responsibility at the diagnostic and medical imaging company, Hologic, Inc., where she launched SFDC and built and managed a large contracting organization for the diagnostics, surgical, and the breast & skeletal heath divisions, as well as at Roche Diagnostics, where she excelled in both sales and contracting leadership across multiple medical technology sectors, including large lab diagnostics, applied science and diabetes care.

Katie earned a Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is CCMP Certified by the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management. Katie has a strong commitment to the community and volunteers as a member of the development committee for Jane Doe, Inc. and is an avid Boston Celtics fan. She, her partner Carrie, and their puppies currently split time between Boston and New York.

Sangeetha Rai - VP, Technology Customer Success – Northwestern Mutual

Sangeetha Rai wears multiple hats at Northwestern Mutual- she is vice president, technology customer success, site leader for the New York campus and executive sponsor for Women-in-Tech. She represents Northwestern Mutual on the boards for Red Cross, Wisconsin, MKE Tech Hub Coalition and ConseroCX.

Rai is passionate about elevating service to her customers and the community and has led various award-winning service teams in her 20 year career. She is committed to moving the gender diversity needle in technology by actively leading and championing new initiatives to elevate women and the company’s D&I efforts.

Rai lives in New Jersey with her husband and two teenage kids. She loves traveling, adventure sports and is all about bucket lists. She’s driven coast to coast and has been to all continents except for Antarctica which she hopes to visit some day!

Audrey McGuckin, Founder and CEO, Women On Their Way and The McGuckin Group

Audrey McGuckin facilitates and enables “Aha Moments” for leaders to help transform organizations and deliver outstanding business results. Great organizations begin with great leaders who are committed to building a culture that nurtures great talent. Over her three-decade career, including ten years as the Chief Talent Officer for Jabil (27 billion in revenue, 250k employees), she led over ten CEO Succession transitions under the direction of the Board of Directors, led DEI strategy work that resulted in double digit growth for minority representation and spent 5 years collaborating with Harvard Business School designing cutting edge leadership programs for executives.

Over the last six years, she has partnered with Fortune 100 Organizations across 52 countries to design and deliver the long-term talent planning process to ensure the alignment of people, process and culture with their business strategies. As a trusted partner to hundreds of executives, she has helped them to navigate the complexity of their organization to see true transformation of organizational culture to unleash the power of their people.

One thing you’ll hear from each of her clients is that her approach is straightforward and frank – they know they’ll always get clear recommendations and solutions that are practical, executable, and innovative. No consulting-speak or equivocation or playing it safe. Her clients count on my honest appraisal, deep expertise and guidance to help them make the right decisions and put the best talent frameworks in place to assure their team’s success - this is especially true today during times of organizational and societal change and upheaval. Being a great leader in today’s world is harder than ever.

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2023 International Women's Day Celebration

3/8/23 @ 3-4pm EST / 12-1pm PST

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