Lisa S. Kaplowitz
Lisa Kaplowitz is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Women in Business, whose mission is to develop women business leaders by removing barriers, building community and empowering them with the confidence and skills necessary to succeed. She is also Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Finance, at Rutgers Business School. Lisa has been a restless champion for gender equality and has been recognized as a Woman on the Rise by Paradigm for Parity and as a Women in Business Influencer by ROI-NJ. Her work has been featured on Bloomberg TV and in Forbes, CFO Magazine and Bloomberg.com. Lisa began her advocacy work as scholar-athlete at Brown University, when she was part of a landmark Title IX case that added more varsity athletic opportunities for women. She also co-founded Brown Athletics W.O.M.E.N. (Women’s Opportunity, Mentorship & Empowerment Network) and serves on the Board of the Brown University Sports Foundation. Lisa began her career as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America. She then transitioned to the company side, where she served as the Treasurer of Bed Bath & Beyond, and subsequently, as CFO of various private equity-backed start-ups, working with firms such as L. Catterton Partners and Eurazeo. Lisa earned a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Brown, where she was Academic All-Ivy and 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.