“They answer the questions you have and even the ones you didn’t know you should have.”

Russell Weiner | CEO, Domino’s US

Invite the Band of Sisters

Invite the Band of Sisters

The Band of Sisters brings a fresh take on the topic of corporate culture and inclusion.

We are six executive level women who have seen it all – from the bottom rung to the Boardroom. We have operating experience across 20+ industries – from large corporations to small start ups, in many male-dominated industries – and we bring unparalleled insight into inclusive leadership and work culture.

Our unique approach focuses on the micro moments – the little things you didn’t know mattered – and provides truly diverse perspectives – not “one size fits all” answers. Our work complements the academic research with decades of hands-on operating experience and real world examples. Our approach is designed to engage all genders, through humor and storytelling – which we believe is the key to unlock action.

The Band of Sisters is available for speaking or consulting at your company, event, or network group.

Speaking

Energize the Culture Conversation at your company, event, or network group. Designed to entertain, educate and inspire leaders – both women and men – to drive engagement and retention. Available as a panel, fireside chat, keynote address, media or podcast interview – flexible for a range of settings from broadcast to intimate.

C-Suite Consulting

Take Action on Inclusive Culture in your company or department. The Band of Sisters apply the same approach used in writing our book to give you a pulse on your own culture. Most leaders don’t know what they don’t know – and we can quickly assess the topics that matter in your culture to drive engagement and retention, and provide an actionable “Pulse Report” to guide practical action, which could include Coaching, Support Circles, or Mentorship of Senior Executive Women.

Custom Engagements

Talk to the Sisters about designing a custom session or advisory consultation to advance the DEI efforts of your organization.

“Band of Sisters were fantastic and engaging speakers! As a male in a position of leadership, I learned a lot about how to better advocate for my female colleagues.”

Davis Wright Tremaine
Women’s Day Event

“Your collective experience is impressive, and your anecdotes were both engaging and what we really needed to hear out loud.”

Women’s Forum of NY

“The audience loved it – this was the top rated session of our summit!”

Adweek Women’s Trailblazer Summit

This is serious work but we make it fun through our stories – it’s the best way to really engage an audience.

Watch a sample of us in action.

Meet the Band

Dawn Hudson

At PepsiCo: 11 years as CMO then President and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America.

After PepsiCo: Vice-Chairman of Parthenon (now part of EY); CMO of the NFL; Board member of Lowe’s Home Improvement, Allergan Pharmaceutical, PF Changs, Amplify; Chairperson of the LPGA and ANA (Association of National Advertisers).

Today: Board member: Nvidia, Interpublic Companies, Rodan + Fields.

Education: BA from Dartmouth College.

Passionate about: The difference a good culture can make on sustained performance. Staying competitive in tennis, paddle tennis and golf against increasingly younger players.

Cie Nicholson

At PepsiCo: 11 years including CMO, Pepsi-Cola North America; VP Non-Carbonated Beverages

After PepsiCo: EVP/CMO Equinox; SVP/CMO Softcard (fintech start-up acquired by Google); private board member for Heartland Food Group and the ANA (Association of National Advertisers).

Today: Board member, Selective Insurance. Advisor and Investor to startup companies.

Education: BS from University of Illinois, MBA from Indiana University.

Passionate about: 20 year quest (2015-2035) to do handstands all over the world – Instagram @cienicholson

 

Mitzi Short

At PepsiCo: 25 years in sales, operations, and marketing leadership roles, including PepsiCo Customer Team VP/GM and VP of Multicultural Marketing.

After PepsiCo: Co-Founder and CEO of New Season Coaching & Consulting Group; Franchise owner, GOLFTEC

Today: CEO, New Season Coaching & Consulting Group; Franchise owner, GOLFTEC; Board Member: Fund for Education Abroad

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College, M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.

Passionate about: Big sports fan who loves traveling, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Lacey

At PepsiCo: 12 years at PepsiCo in a variety of marketing roles at both Frito-Lay and Pepsi Cola.

After PepsiCo: SVP, Marketing for ESPN; President & CEO of Crane Stationery

Today: Board member of wellness brand, Designer Protein.

Education: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Passionate about: Chief Dog Walker to labradoodle Maggie. Don’t make me say “there are no bad ideas” in a workshop.

Lori Tauber
Marcus

At PepsiCo: 24 years at PepsiCo in multiple roles, including Senior Vice President, Marketing Activation.

After PepsiCo: SVP, CMO of The Children’s Place Retail Stores; EVP, Chief Global Brand & Product Officer at Keurig Green Mountain; Interim Global CMO, Peloton Interactive. Leader of the direct-to-patient workstream at Harvard Business School’s Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator.

Today: Board member: Fresh Del Monte Produce, 24-Hour Fitness.

Education: BS from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Passionate about: health and fitness nut. You can find her most mornings riding her Peloton bike at the crack of dawn.

Angelique Bellmer Krembs

At PepsiCo: 23 years at PepsiCo, leading turnaround and growth for many beloved brands, including VP of Pepsi in the US and VP/Regional CMO for Brand Activation.

After PepsiCo: CMO at News America Marketing, a division of News Corp; CMO Advisory practice across a portfolio of private equity-backed startups and emerging brands

Recent: Global Head of Brand at BlackRock

Education: BS from Georgetown University, MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Passionate about: “Starting with Why” to unlock great business results and high functioning teams. Plus a quirky hobby of solving business problems through board games.

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