YWIB Speakers

YWIB Speakers 2017-07-11T07:56:13+00:00


Sadie Hayes, Life Care ServicesYoung women in business suite headshot
Senior Financial Analyst

Oh The Places You’ll Go! (With an Accounting Degree!)

Accounting is the language of business. Learn what ‘speaking the language of business’ looks like and all the places an accounting degree can take you.


Sadie is a CPA and a graduate of Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy.  Recently, she completed the Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Iowa. She is currently a Senior Financial Analyst for Life Care Services in Des Moines, Iowa. Sadie supports Senior Living Communities around the U.S. with financial budgeting, projections, financial statement review, etc. She loves a good book, running, and ‘talking business’!



Alicia Snyder, Pella CorporationYoung women in business suite head shot
Marketing Communication Specialist

Navigating Your Own Path

I hope to walk the group of high schoolers through narrowing in on what excites them, and how a career path is not a straight ladder to success – as often we are presented with opportunities that don’t fit right in line with what we had planned.


Alicia Snyder graduated from Iowa State University in Spring of 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Interior Design. She began her career in product management, and now works for Pella Corporation as a Marketing Specialist, supporting the trade and commercial segment of the business.


Polly Harris, Union Pacific
Director of HR for Marketing & Sales

Launching a career in the Human Resources arena.

Are you innovative?  Are you a problem solver?  Do you enjoy building relationships?  Do you operate with integrity and high ethical standards?  Are you interested in driving an organization’s business strategies and identifying talent?  Consider learning more about how your human resources or management degree can be applied in the various functional areas within Human Resources.


Polly Harris is the director of HR for the Union Pacific Marketing & Sales department.  She is responsible for the deployment of talent management strategies and programs for a workforce of over 900 employees across 50+locations including Mexico.  Polly is extremely passionate about developing creative solutions which promote employee engagement.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa.  She is a 2014 graduate of the Union Pacific Leadership Development Program.   In her spare time she enjoys being a spectator at her children’s recreational baseball and gymnastics events as well as supporting her Chicago Cubbies!

Lindsay Moser, PrincipalYoung women in business suite head shot
University Relations & Recruiting Manager

Get Unstuck: Be a Change Agent

The only thing that is constant in today’s world is CHANGE. We work in a time where change is big and change is fast. Change can happen in a number of ways: technology changes, reporting to a new leader, HOW WHEN and WHERE we do our work…This session is designed to be interactive and share tools/resources that can help you get unstuck as you experience change.


Lindsay Moser leads the University Relations & Talent Pipeline functions within HR Recruiting & Diversity and joined Principal in 2005. She started her career on the university relations team and held several positions within talent acquisition prior to moving to her current role in 2013. Lindsay received her B.S. in Psychology and her M Ed. in Higher Education/Student Affairs from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Principal, Lindsay worked within intercollegiate athletics at Iowa State University.

Erin Maltby-Addelia, PrincipalYoung women in business suite head shot
University Relations Consultant

Get Unstuck: Be a Change Agent


As a University Relations Consultant at Principal, Erin Maltby-Addelia primarily supports the Accounting community with internship recruitment and leads university relationships with Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Motivated by student development and career coaching, Maltby-Addelia graduated from Iowa State University with an M.Ed. in Higher Education, where she held assistantship roles in the College of Human Sciences Career Services office and graduate program recruiting. Maltby-Addelia earned a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa prior to attending ISU.

Management Information Systemsheadshot of young woman in striped blouse

Erin Hofer, KPMG
Manager, IT Advisory

Passion for Problem-Solving

If you are interested in making things better, solving puzzles, and helping people, come learn how degrees in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) can open doors for you. Active participation welcome (but not required). We will discuss how curiosity, education, and experiences can help drive your success, and how these are all fundamental to MIS and SCM.


Erin Hofer graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a BS in Supply Chain Management, and a BS in Accounting. She quickly put both to use in an IT field, working for a Big 4 accounting firm to provide IT Advisory consultative services.

Supply Chain Management

Mylissa Carstens, Caterpillar Inc.
Program Manager

What do you mean you’re out of…??  Why the world will always need Supply Chain professionals.

Everything you touch has a supply chain that was responsible for sourcing, creating, and distributing it to you.  Careers in Supply Chain Management are challenging, rewarding, and constantly changing.  In this session, we will explore what supply chain management is and how it silently plays a critical role in our everyday lives.  Join this session to learn how you can influence supply chains of the future!


Mylissa Carstens is a 2005 graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  Upon graduation, she accepted a position with Caterpillar Logistics in Morton, IL.  Mylissa has held multiple roles within Caterpillar’s aftermarket parts Value Chain including parts forecasting and inventory planning, facility start-up coordination, global prime product distribution, management of 3rd party contract packaging facilities and as an Operations Manager at Caterpillar’s Global Distribution Center.  Mylissa is currently a Program Manager in Caterpillar’s Surface Mining & Technology division.

Jen Estochen, 3M 
Supply Chain Manager

Create Your Chain Reaction – How a Supply Chain degree Ignites your Future!

Have you ever wondered… how did that product get on the store shelf? How do they make that? How do they know how much to make? What is the best way to make it? If so, then a career in Supply Chain might be in your future!  Join this session to learn how a career in Supply Chain can help you explore answers to these questions, and create a chain reaction for your future!


Jen has been with 3M for more than 18 years, working in roles in Information Technology, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma and Business Transformation across multiple business groups and staff organizations. Jen lives with her three daughters and Shih Tzu.  She enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends, as well as attending her daughters’ activities, trying new restaurants, hiking, golfing and spending time outdoors.

Rebecca Mohling, Permasteelisa North America
Building Information Expert

Discover the Hidden Adventures of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management is a broad field that includes careers from procurement to logistics to operations. The career options truly are endless if one realizes e very company and service has a supply chain. This session will discuss an industry and role that is rarely talked about when taking supply chain courses and will encourage future students to think outside the box when the time comes to start their career.


Rebecca graduated from ISU’s Supply Chain Management program in May 2014 and started her career with Permasteelisa North America in the Twin Cities. Her role in the company consists of planning and ordering all materials needed to construct exterior building facades. She has a passion for her industry (curtain wall) and Supply Chain Management, which she loves to share with others whenever possible!

Collegiate Women in Business

College of Business, Iowa State University

Business Majors: A Day in the Life

Meet current members of the College of Business Collegiate Women in Business student organization, tour the Gerdin Business Building, plus have your questions about business majors, career opportunities, and what it’s like to be a college student answered!

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