Scripps magazine recently hosted its first event, a digital panel discussion among four alumnae who work at the intersection of finance, philanthropy, and investment. Watch the video to hear their thoughts about how women, power, and money relate, and how we can leverage those relationships to change the world for the better.



Sarah Hodges ’03

Sarah Hodges is a partner at Pillar VC, where she has led investments in Hometap, Knox Financial, JobGet, Waeve, Hellotickets, and OnDeck. Prior to her time at Pillar, she co-founded, a Boston-based leadership development company that impacted thousands of emerging leaders. Sarah currently serves on the board of the New England Venture Capital Association. She studied international relations and political science at Scripps and recently participated in the Office of Alumnae Engagement’s Career Conversations mentoring program on the topic of personal branding. Sarah earned an MBA from Babson College.



Patricia Jackson ’82

Patricia “Trish” Jackson is interim senior vice president for development and alumni engagement at The New School. She has over 35 years of higher education advancement experience, most recently holding executive positions at Brown University, where she oversaw the activities of all the direct fundraising units for a $3 billion campaign; the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Dartmouth College; Smith College; and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She has served as a campaign consultant to Women Moving Millions, is a board member of Every Woman Treaty, and served for 10 years on the council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Trish studied psychology at Scripps, where she remains a member of the Board of Trustees, and she earned an MBA, focusing on the economics of nonprofits, from Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management.



Katherine Wyble ’09

Katherine Wyble is the director of investments for the Pomona College endowment, where she helps oversee its $2.5 billion in investable assets. Prior to joining Pomona, she most recently worked for the University of Southern California endowment. Earlier in her career, she held positions at the Boston University investment office and at Cambridge Associates. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Scripps College. Katherine received an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in economics from Scripps.



Madeline Ripley ’14

Madeline “Maddie” Ripley is an associate at McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. She has previously worked as a senior investment associate at Cambridge Associates and associate product manager at Dapper Labs. She studied economics at Scripps, where she remains active as chair of the Young Alum Cabinet and facilitates workshops through the Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program, presented by Scripps’ Laspa Center for Leadership. Maddie earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.