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Leadership Dialogues: Robin Washington

November 10, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Leadership Dialogues Speaker Series Robin Washington

Leadership Dialogues Speaker Series Robin WashingtonWhat does it take to lead and inspire others at the intersection of science and business?

Robin Washington, BBA ’84, board member of Alphabet, Salesforce, and Honeywell, and former chief financial officer of Gilead, joins Professor Yesim Orhun to talk about leading as a woman in complex environments. Washington, who ranked sixth on The Wall Street Journal’s 2014 list of Top Performing CFOs, has also been named one of Treasury & Risk’s 30 Outstanding Women in Finance and Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Washington will describe her journey from an undergraduate student at Michigan to various roles in finance, leading up to her experience as a CFO and corporate board member. Along the way, she has lifted and inspired numerous women and underrepresented individuals. Professor Orhun, whose research explores gender disparity in business and experimentation in leadership behaviors, will explore how scholarship relates to Washington’s vision and practice of leadership. Join us for an engaging talk from leaders in both industry and research.



Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business
701 Tappan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 United States
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