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Women's Leadership Symposium in Malibu

Center for Women in Leadership
Executive Speaker Series

Trends, Disruptions and Strategies in Technology

November 8, 2018 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
West Los Angeles Graduate Campus


The Center for Women in Leadership is pleased to welcome Mary-Ann Somers, Senior Vice President Chief Commercial Officer, Intuit, Inc., Consumer Group to our West LA campus for an informative session on executive leadership at the intersection of financial management and technology.

In her role at Intuit, Mary-Ann is responsible for revenue, strategy, marketing, sales, insights, and analytics for the Consumer Group which includes the #1 tax preparation TurboTax®, the new TurboTax Live with on-demand CPA’s, and Turbo and Mint personal finance apps.

Prior to joining Intuit in 2018, Mary-Ann held a variety of leadership positions in companies responsible for some of the world’s best-known brands such as Hershey, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever. During her tenure at the Coca-Cola Company, Mary-Ann spent three years as the vice president of Marketing for the Venturing and Emerging Brands group then promoted to general manager/senior vice president, Water-Tea-Coffee. In this capacity, she led the team responsible for the water, tea and coffee business in the U.S. including Dasani, Gold Peak, Honest Tea, and Fuze.

Ms. Somers will comment on trends in FinTech along with her career journey and leadership wisdom from the perspective of an executive who has worked at the intersection of reviving brands through a commitment to being Consumer driven, Creativity inspired, and Commercially grounded.

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Dean, Deryck J. van Rensburg and the Center for Women in Leadership are so pleased to welcome Mary-Ann Somers, SVP and CCO Intuit, Inc. to our West Los Angeles campus.