We create meaningful opportunities that connect and empower women who positively impact the College, University and the world.
We are a dynamic community of alumnae, women students and faculty. We welcome your participation, enthusiasm and leadership as we advance and support the women of Columbia College!
Something I’m proud of as a Columbia College alumna is ….
“... being a part of such a strong, intelligent, brilliant group of alumnae.” — Olivia Barry CC’17
“... being a woman pioneer in both college and the legal profession, having the courage to fight for my right to have a family and a career.” — Lauren Zinman CC’90
The mission of Columbia College Women is to connect alumnae to the College, to one another and to women at large at Columbia University; provide enriching experiences and benefits that support alumnae throughout their lives, in both personal and professional endeavors; and create an engaged and dynamic community that strengthens the voices and leadership of women at Columbia University.
- Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese CC’91, Secretary
- Sarah Aibel CC’92, Programming & Outreach Co-Chair
- Stephanie Falcone Bernik CC’89
- Tiffany Bryant CC’08, President
- Debra Chow CC’01
- Virginia Cornish CC’91, Faculty Liaison
- Ruth Degene CC’24, Student Representative
- Lainy Destin CC’00
- Lauren Dwyer CC’11
- Ahiza Garcia CC’10, Mentoring Co-Chair
- Marvellous Iheukwumere CC’14
- Kristi Kennedy CC’91
- Maria Ramirez Jurgens CC’92 Programming & Outreach Co-Chair
- Jacki Karsh CC’13
- Grace Kim CC’15
- Katie Kingsbery CC’07, Honorary Board Chair
- Hannah Lederman CC’23, Student Representative
- Akosua Oforiwaa-Ayim CC’11
- Blondel Pinnock CC’90
- Margaret Flynn Robison CC’90, Vice President
- Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard CC’93, President Emerita
- Cat Sposato CC’21, Student Representative
- Nina Tannenbaum CC’99, Mentoring Co-Chair
- Zahrah Taufique CC’09
- Elizabeth Yuan CC’96
The Columbia College Women Board of Directors has four priorities: programming, outreach, development and mentoring. We invite you to join in one of the following committees, or to simply be an ambassador, attendee and/or supporter in our efforts.
The Programming Committee develops and presents programming that will connect alumnae to one another and to students and faculty. This includes intellectual programming, social receptions, career networking and more.
The Outreach Committee seeks to grow the Columbia College Women network across the globe to increase participation from all women, including students. Outreach will increase visibility and elevate the voice of women across Columbia, while building sustainable networks and bonds that help CCW and its members thrive.
The Development Committee fosters a culture of giving among Columbia College alumnae and students. It identifies opportunities for giving that resonate with women, identifies strategies for motivating alumnae generosity and finds opportunities for alumnae volunteers who believe in building a culture of philanthropy.
Columbia College Women organizes a vibrant and successful mentoring program that matches alumnae mentors with female students. The mentoring program matches students and alumnae with similar interests, provides a template as to how the relationship can progress and provide forums for involvement. The committee encourages participation and supports career oriented programming to complement mentoring interactions.