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01CONNIE K. DUCKWORTH, Chairman of the Board

Connie Duckworth founded ARZU, Inc. in 2004 and serves pro bono as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. She is a retired Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs, & Co., where she was named the first woman sales and trading partner in the firm’s history during her 20 year career. Ms. Duckworth is a Trustee of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and a Director of Russell Investment Group and of Steelcase, Inc. She serves on the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School in Philadelphia. Ms. Duckworth also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago and of NorthShore University HealthSystem, in Evanston, Illinois, where she was the first woman to be Chairman of the Board. She is a past Chair of the Committee of 200, the organization of leading women entrepreneurs and corporate business executives in the U.S. and is the author of The Old Girls Network: Insider Advice for Women Building Businesses in a Man’s World (Basic Books 2003), a primer on entrepreneurship.

The recipient of numerous awards for leadership, advocacy, social impact, innovation and global presence, Ms. Duckworth was awarded the 2011 Wharton School Dean’s Medal, the school’s highest honor. In addition, Ms. Duckworth was named a 2008 Skoll Foundation honoree for Social Entrepreneurship. She holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the University of Texas.



Annette Carroll was a Principal/Partner with Hewitt Associates, a leading Human Resources consulting and outsourcing firm. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, both in the U.S. and internationally. In her immediate past role, she was Hewitt’s Global Solutions Architect Leader and was directly responsible for crafting outsourcing deals for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that, she had a successful 8 year assignment with Hewitt in Europe where she was a Lead Managing Consultant, working with some of the largest companies in Europe.



Christina Corsiglia is a Capital Partner with the law firm of Winston & Strawn L.L.P. in Chicago. Her legal practice has involved both transactions and federal tax controversies, with a special emphasis on cross-border or transnational businesses and business transactions. Ms. Corsiglia is a graduate of Grinnell College and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Vanderbilt University. Ms. Corsiglia also currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Vice-President of AboutFace USA, another tax-exempt organization.


REBECCA BOENIGK, Chair: Design Industry Committee

Rebecca Boenigk is a Management Executive with twenty years of experience in research, development, design, and the manufacturing of ergonomic seating with expertise in the areas of finance, strategic planning, H.R., operations, growth, and diversity. Since 1989, Rebecca has worked as C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board for Neutral Posture, Inc., an international company with numerous award-winning patented products and facilities in both Texas and Ontario, Canada. As a woman-owned business and the only certified Women’s Business Enterprise seating manufacturer, Neutral Posture has experienced phenomenal growth resulting in net sales for fiscal year 2006 in excess of $22 million and growth in excess of 20%. She is committed to furthering diversity, corporate sustainability and public policy concerning small business enterprises as well as promoting Women Business Enterprises, and mentoring other women. In October of 2011, Rebecca Boenigk joined the ARZU STUDIO HOPE Board.