Young Alumni in Retail Network
The Columbia Business School Young Alumni in Retail Network (YARN) brings together the Business School’s graduates who work in retail, and helps them to reconnect with one another, enhance their ties to the Business School, and participate in scholarly discussions concerning their industry.
This initiative aims to provide graduates with several networking opportunities and ongoing educational experiences throughout the year.
Inaugural Breakfast & Discussion (Spring 2013)
The inaugural breakfast will be hosted at Columbia Business School on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Professor, Columbia Business School and former Chairman and CEO, Sears Canada Inc.
"The Catastrophe of J.C.Penney"
Karen Gray ‘81
Director of Retail and Global Expansion, Eileen Fisher
"Eileen Fisher Global Expansion Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities"
Burt Steinberg ‘70
Former President and Director, Dress Barn
"Trends in Supply Chain"
If you are interested in attending, please contact Paula Pontiliano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deming Forum in Retail (Summer 2013)
Launched with guidance from Richard Jaffe '92 and David Schick, managing directors of the Stifel Nicolaus Retail Team, the Deming Forum is an annual conference that addresses key issues in the Retail Industry. Some of the topics discussed in past events include: "Digital Age Marketing for Retailers", "Measuring the Effect of Customer Service Levels on Customer Purchases", “Union Relations with Large Retailers”, “Consumer Economics”, “Digital Branding at the Very High End”, “Trends in Retail”, and “Social Media Strategies for Consumer Brands”.
The date of this event for 2013 will be determined shortly.
Cocktail and Discussion (Fall 2013)
A reception will be hosted at Columbia Business School sometimes in the Fall 2013.