Work-Life Balance: Personal Stories from Women Leaders

January 31, 2008
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

One Boston Place
201 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108


Nancy Hawthorne, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Avid Technology
Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant in Medicine, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Laura Hodges Taylor, J.D., Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Moderator: Maureen Walker, Ph.D.


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Nancy Hawthorne, M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Avid Technology
Nancy Hawthorne has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, Inc. since July 2007. Avid, a NASDAQ-traded company based in Tewksbury, MA, is the world leader in digital media creation tools. Nancy has served on the board of Avid since 1997, and was chairman from May 2004 to May 2007; she has been a member of the audit committee, the nominating and governance committee and the compensation committee.Previously, as chief financial officer of Continental Cablevision, Inc., Nancy was responsible for treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, accounting functions, and oversaw the company's financial strategy and capital markets activities. Following Continental Cablevision’s merger with US West Inc., she became an executive vice president of the merged company, MediaOne.

Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant in Medicine, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Lydia Shrier conducts research on mental health and risk behavior in adolescents and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and several private foundations. At Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Shrier directs clinic-based research and coordinates management of sexually transmitted infections for the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine. Lydia also maintains a clinical practice in adolescent primary care, reproductive endocrine, and eating disorders in Boston and Weymouth.

Laura Hodges Taylor, J.D.
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Laura Hodges Taylor focuses on corporate finance and securities law in the Business Law Department. Laura represents a range of investment management firms, including private equity firms, hedge fund managers, and investment advisors. She also works with businesses in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, traditional industry and business services, and with investment banking firms in connection with financings and mergers and acquisitions.


Maureen Walker, Ph.D. Director of Program Development, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women; Associate Director of Support Services, Harvard Business School; Private Practice for psychotherapy and multicultural consultation, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Co-editor of How Connections Heal and The Complexity of Connection.

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