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Lisa Kaplowitz

Exec. Director – CWIB and Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School
Lisa Kaplowitz

Lisa Kaplowitz is the co-founder and executive director of the Rutgers Center for Women in Business (CWIB), whose mission is to remove barriers, build community and empower women.  Lisa is a restless champion for gender equality and her advocacy began as a scholar-athlete at Brown University, when she was part of the landmark Title IX case that added more varsity athletic opportunities for women. Her work has been featured on Bloomberg TV and in USA Today, LA times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CFO Magazine and

Lisa is also an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Finance and Economics department at Rutgers Business School, where she leverages her 25+ years as an investment banker and CFO, challenging her students to move beyond the calculations and ask, “what does this mean?” and “how are we going to use this information to grow the business?”

She earned a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.  She was captain of the Brown Women’s Gymnastics team and in 2018, inducted in the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame. She also founded Brown Athletics W.O.M.E.N. (Women’s Opportunity, Mentorship & Empowerment Network) in 2018.

Lisa resides in New Jersey, is obsessed with her Peloton app (@Prof_Kap) and enjoys traveling, skiing and anything active. She continues to champion gender equity at work and in the home, alongside her husband and teenage sons, where you can see them in action in her latest TEDx, Advancing Women in the Workplace, One Son at a Time.


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