Organizations that are on the cutting edge of talent development realize they can achieve a competitive advantage by developing a high-performing and diverse workforce—one that includes women in senior leadership positions. It’s the smart thing to do.


Tuck is proud of its long-standing commitment to preparing women for senior leadership roles. For over 10 years, Tuck has partnered with like-minded organizations to offer programs such as the Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Programfor women taking on leadership responsibilities in major corporations and the Tuck-WBENC Programfor women business owners.

Join us in celebrating women leaders and through these stories, get to know some of the outstanding women who chose Tuck on their leadership journey.

In This Issue




The WISE (Women in Sports and Events) mission is to create and support programs that enhance the success and growth of women in the business of sports and events. WISE has partnered with Tuck to co-create a custom program for senior-level women executives.

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Video: Women Leaders on Learning at Tuck

It’s about empowerment and developing not just as a business leader, but as a whole person.

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Linda Parks, president and CEO of Lixit Corp –an animal care and pet supplies company – was in the midst of a an acquisition of another company when she returned from her program at Tuck, only to learn that her bank had just declared bankruptcy. Financing was critical to complete the deal, and so she needed some solutions, and fast.

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Faculty Profile: Punam Keller
Punam’s research focuses on consumer decision making, including the determinants of effective positioning and communications. She is also actively engaged with nonprofits and government agencies in the design and delivery of social marketing campaigns in health and financial literacy. Learn more about Punam's work »

Kim Schaller may have shattered the glass ceiling at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. The famed chocolate maker’s sister company operates the 11-roller coaster Hersheypark and a number of other hospitality and entertainment businesses. The first woman on the executive committee of the 86-year-old Hershey, Pennsylvania-based company, she’s modest about her accomplishments. “It’s been an amazing run,” she says. “I love my job. I love the brands and the products and the people.”

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