Johnson MBAs and Network Power Builders Honored on Forbes 50 Over 50 List
Linda Latsko Lockhart and Karen Derr Gilbert, both MBA ’85, share their career trajectories and offer aspiring woman leaders career tips.
The Forbes 50 Over 50 list, produced in partnership with Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski’s “Know Your Value” initiative, recognizes women over the age of 50 “who are shattering age and gender norms across every sector of business, politics, the sciences and society.”
Latsko Lockhart and Derr Gilbert certainly fit the bill. They were MBA students at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management when the school was housed in Malott Hall and women made up only 25 percent of the school’s student body (by contrast, women constitute 39 percent of the class of 2024 in Johnson’s Two-Year MBA program). They both went on to successful careers in financial services, a male-dominated industry, and continued to buck trends. Both are firm believers in the power of networks and are themselves network power builders. And both are champions for diversity and inclusion. Their achievements represent a proud legacy for Johnson MBAs.