Women in the economy is Fresno State lecture focus

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Women in the economy is Fresno State lecture focus

Dr. Heather Sumner, a business consultant, will discuss “Women in the Economy” during a presentation 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Fresno State to the university’s Women’s Campus Connection and Leadership California.

The event in the Vintage Room of the University Center, will attract staff, faculty, administrators and campus community participants.

Sumner is a consultant in the Silicon Valley Office of McKinsey and Co., where she focuses on pharmaceutical companies, particularly understanding strategies related to pricing, contracting, and reimbursement.

She was the key lead on McKinsey’s research on Women in the Economy, presented last year during a Wall Street Journal conference. Sumner is part of McKinsey Women and West Coast with Children within the firm.

Sumner’s doctorate in physical chemistry was awarded by the California Institute of Technology. In addition to journaled research, she taught a variety of chemistry courses and was heavily involved in the Graduate Student Council at CalTech.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $5.

For more information, visit www.csufresno.edu/wcc or call 559.278.2083. RSVPs should be addressed to nipalomino@csufresno.edu by Wednesday, March 7.

Women’s Campus Connection was established in 2011 and offers women faculty, staff and administrators at Fresno State an environment in which to socialize and build connections that provide professional and personal benefits for support and success on campus and beyond.

Leadership California is a network of accomplished women, dedicated to advancing the leadership role women play in business, social issues and public policy.