IBC has touched the lives of thousands of rising business leaders, inspiring them with speeches from leading businesswomen including Maureen Chiquet (Chanel), Donna Karan, Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), Julie Greenwald (Atlantic Records), Diane von Furstenberg, Kate White (Cosmopolitan) and Bobbi Brown.

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Jean Case

CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees

Jean Case is an actively engaged philanthropist, impact investor, and a pioneer in the world of interactive technologies. The Case Foundation, created by she and her husband Steve, is recognized for catalyzing movements that drive transformational change by building alliances and investing in people, ideas and organizations that harness the best impulses of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and collaboration. Before co-founding the Case Foundation, she was a senior executive at America Online, Inc., where she directed the marketing and branding efforts and helped establish AOL as a household utility. She was an advisor to the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investing Task Force and currently serves on several boards including Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, White House Historical Association and BrainScope Company, Inc. and the advisory boards of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation. Jean and Steve joined The Giving Pledge in 2010, and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to fund worthy charitable causes. Together, they have received a number of accolades, including Barron’s “25 Best Givers”, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) Citizens of the Year, and Washingtonians of the Year. Jean was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Washington DC.



Nella Domenici 

Chief Financial Officer, Bridgewater Associates

Nella Domenici currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Operating Committee at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. In this capacity, she oversees and leads all financial operations and drives firm-wide strategic projects. Prior to Bridgewater, Nella was a member of the Management Committee, Chief-of-Staff, and Strategist at the Citadel Group, another leading hedge fund. Before Citadel, Nella headed Credit Suisse First Boston’s top ranked Middle Market Mergers and Acquisition Group. Earlier at CSFB she was Chief-of-Staff and Strategist for Global Investment Banking. Nella graduated from Harvard Business School with High Distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. Nella is involved in numerous philanthropic activities including board service on behalf of One World Surgery, Regis High School (NY), and the International Folk Art Alliance.