The PSUNYC Women's Leadership Network - Women in Business - Q1 2020 Session


Registration is now closed for this event. Please join us in Q2 2020.

Be inspired by your fellow Penn State Alumnae! Each quarterly event will kick off with a guest speaker or panel at a corporate office space, followed by networking at a nearby bar/restaurant. Make new connections, meet new friends, support our PSUNYC chapter. 


Start the New Year off right and join us! You must register for this event for security purposes. There is no fee to attend, but you must register before Sunday, January 5, 2020 due to building security rules. Otherwise, you will not be admitted.


Event Details


When: 6:30PM on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Where: ADP Office - One Penn Plaza (Midtown)

Enter from 33rd Street between 7th and 8th Ave




6:30-6:45PM  PSUNYC Introduction

6:45-7:30PM Women in Business Panel

7:30-8:30PM  Networking at Tailor Public House


Thanks to Tailor Public House, PSUNYC Members will have an extended happy hour drink specials — $6 wine, $6 beer, $6 well drinks.

Become a PSUNYC Member

This will be our final event before making this a members-only event. While this January event is open to nonmembers and members, we ask that you consider joining our chapter to support this initiative. Dues are only $25 a year and your donation goes toward our operational expenses (such as event, website, and advertising/marketing costs). Plus, members will have discounted drink specials at Tailor Public House. Sign up today!


Event volunteers, guest speakers and office space needed! Please email if you would like to get more involved.




Angela Mak - VP, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls at JPMorgan Chase

Angela Mak brings over 18 years experience covering Information Technology, IT Security, Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Technology Risk. Angela currently serves as Vice President of JPMorgan Chase's Cybersecurity and Technology Controls division specializing in Information Security Management. Angela provides advisory services to technology development teams across the globe in security and risk initiatives of the firm's technology assests and processes.


Angela has a passion for people and technology, but most of all collaboration, bridging the gap between business and technology partners ensuring inclusivity and creating powerful partnerships that deliver business results without compromising security. Angela is a cohort lead in JPMC's Take if Forward community, supporting the development, retention, and progression of women in technology. She has also volunteered as a mentor, providing the unemployed and underemployed with skills and resources to secure and maintain employment.


Angela graduated from the Pennslyvania State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science and Information Systems.  She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified in Risk and Information Systsems Control (CRISC).



Cathy Lueders - SVP, Assistant General Counsel - US Markets at Mastercard

Cathy has been in house counsel at Mastercard since 2006. She is currently Assistant General Counsel for the US markets. Cathy is responsible for end to end support of all legal affairs in the US, providing timely, concise and business-focused advice on all matters affecting financial institutions, merchants, non-traditional and digital partners. She is a co-lead of the Law, Franchise & Integrity Department’s Community Service Volunteer efforts, personally logging over 150 hours in 2018.


Prior to Mastercard, Cathy was Chief IP Counsel and Senior Associate General Counsel for Instinet Incorporated, an electronic broker dealer in New York which is now a part of Nomura Securities. She was responsible for all intellectual property and technology strategies across the company as well as all transactional, technology and contractual matters for Instinet. Cathy began her career as an associate in the Advertising and Marketing group at Hall Dickler Kent Friedman and Wood in New York.


Cathy is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center where she earned both her Juris Doctorate and LL.M in Intellectual Property in 3 years. She received her B.A. in Administration of Criminal Justice from Penn State University and is excited to have “4 more years” as her son began his Freshman year at Penn State this past September!


Outside of work, Cathy has been heavily involved with the International Trademark Association since 1995, serving on the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee, moving up to lead that committee, then expand the competition to a 5th region in Dallas. She has also served on INTA’s Board of Directors, 2015 Presidential Task Forces and is currently serving on the 2019 Presidential Task Force alongside being Chair of the Data Protection Committee.


On a personal note, Cathy enjoys yoga, running and using her season tickets to watch Penn State football games.


Kelly Dormer - VP, Business Intelligence Group at Goldman Sachs 

Kelly Dormer is a Vice President in the Business Intelligence Group of the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs, where she focuses on assessing reputational risk for the firm through transactional due diligence. Kelly’s team supports all business lines and the firm’s committees in making fully informed commercial and reputational risk management decisions.


Prior to rejoining the Business Intelligence Group in 2016, Kelly worked in operational due diligence from 2015 to 2016 where she focused her time analyzing the control environment of leading alternative asset managers at GS, and also spent time with the Business Intelligence Group from 2013 to 2015. Kelly began her career at GS in the Office of Global Security as a Crisis Management Analyst from 2011 to 2013, where she focused on planning for and responding to crisis events and assisting with the Firm’s business continuity efforts.


Kelly received a B.A. in International Relations and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Legal Affairs from Penn State University. Kelly has been a member of the Executive Committee of The Hope Gala, a nonprofit focused on conquering childhood cancer, since 2012, and previously served as Executive Director for three years.


In collaboration with our community service committee, we will be collecting winter coats (for women, men, and children) at this event. Please consider donating any gently used jackets to help keep people warm this winter! 


  • What should I bring?
    • Please bring your ID (to get into the building) and business cards. ‚Äč
  • What should I wear?
    • Feel free to come as you are but if you are unsure, we recommend business casual. 
  • Can non-Penn State alumni attend?
    • Yes, friends of Penn State are welcome. Please note that after our January 2020 event, PSUNYC WLN events will be members-only. However, you do not have to be an alum to be a member. 
  • Can men attend?
    • Yes, learn more about the experiences of women in the workforce and join our discussions.
  • Who can I contact with questions?
    • ‚ÄčEmail