Independent Consultant, Information Technology and Systems, Donor Profiles
My classmates and I formed deep friendships, many of which continue today. We’ve even organized our own reunions.
Why She Gives Back
“I think it’s important to be a faithful annual donor and to remember the institution with a gift each year, which is also why I have included Columbia in my estate plans. Columbia has been in my family for more than 50 years, both as a staff member [as the former assistant dean at the School of Nursing] and an alumna. I want to ensure that future students are afforded the same opportunities as me.”
Managing Director, Anand Group of Companies, Donor Profiles
A Life-Altering Class
“Personal Leadership and Success with Professor Hitendra Wadhwa was my favorite class. He taught me that in order to deal with whatever comes your way, you have to look inward and find your inner compass. You have to find what gives you personal satisfaction. He also taught me that everything comes down to having a positive attitude. Understanding and, most important, internalizing that philosophy helped me out after some serious personal setbacks.”
Dr. Nayla Bahri is a coach, leadership educator, designer, teacher, facilitator, speaker, and advisor. Her work reflects both a sense of purpose and a sense of humor. Nayla’s coaching clients are professionals seeking or facing career disruption who are looking to work with greater meaning and effectiveness across industries and levels. She partners with clients to create greater insight and clarity, generate new ideas and options, and to take action that moves them in the direction that best suits their goals, desires, and needs.
Tricia Bolender is a strategy consultant and executive coach, partnering with senior leaders in government, nonprofits, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies globally to accelerate impact and transformation. As Faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, she has supported and advised Ministries of Health in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Scotland in developing national quality strategies and policies to accelerate affordable access to high quality health care rooted in the science of improvement. She received her BA from Harvard University, MB
Check out his recent webinar, Art of Salary Negotiation (January 2018), which served as a salary negotiation primer for both job seekers and professionals operating within their own business environmnents.
"A Columbia education is the best gift we can give to future generations. It makes the world a better place—for the next 100 years and beyond.”
Why He Gives Back
“Columbia Business School has made a huge difference in my life. The confidence and variety of business skills I gained at the School were particularly meaningful when I was first starting out and have continued to be useful throughout my 25-year career. Giving back to the School is a top priority for me.”