Natacha Rafalski ('95) began her Disney career while still in business school at UCLA Anderson. She started as an intern in the corporate treasury group where she spent 19 years, working with Christine McCarthy ('81), Disney senior EVP & CFO. Looking to move into the business side, she spent 4 years in China with Walt Disney International before making her way back to her home country of France. Now, as the president of Disneyland Paris, she oversees strategy, operations and 17,000 cast members. In conversation with student Erica Jackey ('21), Natacha shares her leadership lessons and why diversity and inclusion matters to her.
Last month's Embracing Diversity Week celebrated the strength of our diverse community and the power of our connections to reshape the future. Made possible with the support of the UCLA Anderson community and business partners, the week featured dynamic conversations on how to continue to break down barriers, build stronger (and more meaningful) connections, and lead for progress in this new virtual world. Watch Embracing Diversity Conference's morning and afternoon sessions featuring industry leaders from Airbnb, The Boeing Company, and more.
Prepare to lead your organization through a transformative time with Anderson's live, online program Leading in the Technology Driven World: New Paradigms and the New Normal. Enroll in the program, starting January 30, 2021, to learn about:
Anderson faculty lead pre-assignments, mini-lectures, fireside chats, and a case analysis to share current, real-world insights.
Join the Centers@Anderson for a conversation with Dr. David Feinberg, head of Google Health and former CEO of UCLA Health, on January 14 to get a look at the promising areas of innovation and better understand the role of data and technology in improving health outcomes, reducing costs and enhancing access. He will share his unique 360° view of healthcare from the point of view of health providers, payers, researchers, patients and technology providers to understand how and where transformations will occur.
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Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s Anderson Review.
Get a glimpse of the latest innovations at the Innovate Tech Conference 2021 to better understand recent developments with enabling technologies (e.g. AI, 5G), specific areas of product/service innovation with these technologies and the leadership thread that weaves everything together. Nan Boden ('11), COO of The Everyday Robot Project, and Sachin Jain, President & CEO of SCAN Health Group and SCAN Health Plan, will serve as keynotes.