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Elizabeth Caley (GEMBA ’10) discusses pandemic challenges during Reunite 2020

Earlier this month, Elizabeth Caley (GEMBA ’10) joined Rotman for Reunite 2020. For her fireside chat during the Reunite weekend at Rotman, Caley reflected on the past year and dove into the things we’re worrying about right now.

This year virtual event kicked off with a series of fireside chats, where attendees were invited to engage in small-group discussions with established leaders (including Rotman alumni) from various industries.

With so many of us feeling disconnected from our communities and anxious about the future, this year’s Reunite weekend came at a crucial time – and brought together alumni from across the globe and took aim at the big issues keeping us up at night.

As for Elizabeth Caley - she hasn’t been getting much sleep lately.

She’s been busy. Last fall, Caley launched a new venture called Poppy, the world’s first pathogen monitoring and protection network. Back when the global pandemic struck, Caley had a lot to think about. COVID-19 had created an even greater sense of urgency in getting Poppy off the ground and it opened her eyes to the bigger issues.

“I think most of us are starting to realize that the challenges we’re dealing with now are here for the long term,” explains Caley. “We're all waking up to the idea that this is not going to be the last pandemic of the century. And this will not be the last major disruption to the global economy.”

This is a lot to process — and it’s time to talk about it.

“As we look to rebuild after this pandemic, now is the perfect time to challenge what wasn’t working before.”

- Elizabeth Caley, GEMBA ’10

Over the past months, we have witnessed the world coming together to tackle global challenges. As we prepare to re-open the economy, it has never been more important to embrace the learnings that transcend limits and borders. The Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA program helps you build a network of international contacts, learn invaluable tools to advance your career, and gain the ability to tackle the global business challenges of the future.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 intake. Be among the first to apply to be considered for our merit-based entrance awards. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving an entrance award.

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