Barbara Cassani '82 – Advocate

(Presented by Liz DiCesare '17, Cathleen Pruden '16, and Camille Coklow '16)

A successful business woman, Cassani is a regular speaker and commentator on leadership and management across the globe, backed by her experiences in the airline sector and winning the 2012 Summer Olympic bid. She served as Chairman and Vice-Chair of the group that secured the Olympic and Paralympic bid for London – a site that was recognized as being the Olympics with the largest number of women participants with over 40% of the 10,500 athletes being female. Cassani also served as Chief Executive of Go Airline – a subsidiary of British Airways, and was later named chairman of the board at Vueling Airlines and Jurys Inn Hotels. An avid horse rider, Cassani is also a former trustee of Mount Holyoke. CLICK TO VIEW THE OFFICAL RELEASE.