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Out Women in Business Conference Organizers

Nicole is a CAP Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. At JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nicole is a part of Women on the Move which is a global, firm wide initiative to propel women forward in their professional and personal lives. The key objectives are to expand women-run businesses, improve women’s financial health and advance women’s career growth. An MBA and experience in education, legal, banking and private equity provide her strong business and analytical skills and a native Spanish speaker being originally from Chile. In her MBA at the College of William and Mary, she co-founded the college’s first ever LGBTQ+ MBA club named Out/Allied, participated in Lavender Graduation, and was a member of volleyball, tennis, and soccer teams. She lives in New York City and enjoys weekend international travel, playing for Ladies Village Soccer, and entertaining friends in her brownstone with a private terrace in the West Village.

Nicole Carrasco

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Diana is a Texas native who is currently a first-year MBA student at the University of Texas and is interested in Retail Operations. Before business school she received a Chemical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and then worked for a residential construction company. Working in a male dominated field made her passionate about breaking barriers for all women in business. For recreation, she loves to do all things outdoors and train in Olympic weightlifting. She likes to keep it weird in Austin, TX with her wife and two fur-babies.

Diana Lainez

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs

Coco Li is an MBA student at Wisconsin School of Business. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Genetics. Prior to business school, she worked as a research scientist at University of Nevada, Reno. Her work including initiating projects to discovering new drugs for diabetes and streamlining lab operations. Coco is passionate about ameliorating public health and leading new product launches. Growing up in a warm and supportive family, Coco knows the strength of trust. She wants to give it back to the community and bring people closer together.

Coco Li

Wisconsin School of Business


Julia H. Rhee is a brand strategist who helps mission-driven organizations think through their 'how' and 'why' for their campaign work. She's currently pursuing her MBA with a focus on data analytics. She's excited to bring her entrepreneurial background to connect content that meaningfully engages OWIB audiences. In her first career, Julia proudly served as a community organizer and women's rights advocate with over a decades' worth of leadership experience in New York City, the Bay Area, and the Pacific Northwest. She currently serves on the Board of Directors Co-Chair at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, a national federation of LGBT Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations around the country. 

Stephanie Simpson is a MBA candidate at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. She graduated with a BS in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Technology Management from Indiana University. Prior to business school, Stephanie spent four years in Chicago as a Technology Consult at Deloitte, mostly focusing on data management and data migration. Stephanie hopes to be the bridge between front end digital product design and back end technical data consumption, which is why she is pursuing a dual degree at the School of Information, focusing on User Experience Design. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, consuming large amounts of coffee, and cuddling with her two cats. 

Julia Rhee

University of San Diego


Stephanie Simpson

University of Michigan, Ross

Stefy Smith is a dual MBA-MPA (Public Administration) candidate at Cornell University with experience in social entrepreneurship and a passion for the technology industry. Prior to school, she spent 3.5 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa where she worked with the Chamber of Commerce to establish a Youth Incubator Program to train youth in entrepreneurship. In 2015, she co-founded a waste management company that currently employs over 50 individuals and trains community members in improved sanitary practices. At Cornell, Stefy leads the Diversity Council that brings together all affinity club leaders to shape the diversity initiatives of the school. Stefy grew up in Monterrey, Mexico and loves traveling, her friends, and walks around campus. 

Stefy Smith

Cornell University, Johnson