Workshop Speakers

Cissy Hu | Wellington Management | Dream Mapping Workshop

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Cissy works as a fixed income product management analyst at Wellington Management. She works closely with the investment teams and investment directors to help ensure the integrity of the investment approaches by overseeing portfolio positioning, performance, and risk exposures. She contributes to developing new products and client solutions as well as managing business issues such as capacity, fees, and guidelines.


Prior to joining Wellington in 2014, Cissy interned at Fidelity Investments, Bain Capital, John Hancock, and the Massachusetts State House. Cissy received her BS in business administration from Boston University with a concentration in Finance (2014). At Boston University, she served on the executive board of herNetwork (formerly 85 Broads) and the Panhellenic Council. Additionally, she worked as a Career Peer Coach and a Teaching Assistant at Questrom’s Feld Career Center and as a Resident Assistant at 10 Buick Street.


She is passionate about helping others maximize their potential and seeks to bring the best out in others. In her free time, Cissy enjoys traveling to new destinations on her bucket list and is currently training for the 2018 Boston Marathon as a member of Team MR8. 

Life Design Lab workshop

Less than 8% of people accomplish the New Year’s resolutions they set out to tackle. Swept up by the day-to-day to do lists with no time to focus on the bucket list items? Join Cissy for the Life Design Lab workshop – spend an hour mapping your most important goals and design a game plan to help you reach new heights.


Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Kim Jackson

Senior Director of Brand Merchandising at Alex and Ani

Kim Jackson is the Senior Director of Brand Merchandising for ALEX and ANI who works every day with a diverse group of innovators creating meaningful eco-conscious jewelry that empowers and connects humanity.

Kim is an award-winning merchandiser who has led teams for stores and ecommerce.  Her extensive experience ranges from apparel and footwear to cosmetics and accessories and includes career stops at May Company, Talbots, and PUMA.  Kim is an alum of Syracuse University.

Kim is passionate about helping early career women build confidence and develop their resumes, and to that end is active on the college speaking circuit supporting young professionals with their job search.  Kim lives near the beach on the south shore of Boston with her husband and three children.