Young Alumni in Retail Network

The Columbia Business School Young Alumni in Retail Network (YARN) brings together the Business School’s graduates who work in retail, and helps them to reconnect with one another, enhance their ties to the Business School, and participate in scholarly discussions concerning their industry.

This initiative aims to provide graduates with several networking opportunities and ongoing educational experiences throughout the year.

2013 - Inaugural Breakfast & Discussion

The inaugural breakfast was hosted at Columbia Business School on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. 


Mark Cohen ‘71
Professor, Columbia Business School and former Chairman and CEO, Sears Canada Inc.
"The Catastrophe of J.C.Penney"

Karen Gray ‘81
Director of Retail and Global Expansion, Eileen Fisher
"Eileen Fisher Global Expansion Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities"

Burt Steinberg ‘70
Former President and Director, Dress Barn
"Trends in Supply Chain"