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Beth Cobert ’80

Beth Cobert is CEO of Skillful, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, the state of Colorado and Microsoft, to create a labor market rooted in skills, regardless of where or how they are obtained. Since joining in June 2017, Cobert has drawn on her expertise in managing talent, developing partnerships, and harnessing the constructive potential of emerging technology to deepen Skillful’s impact in Colorado and to extend Skillful’s approach nationally. Prior to Skillful, she served as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management and as the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. Previously, she was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for nearly 30 years with clients from financial services, healthcare, real estate, telecommunications and philanthropy. She is currently a Princeton University Trustee and on the Board of Directors of CBRE Group. Cobert lives in Denver with her husband Adam Cioth ’81.


#HeSaidWhat?!: Practical Tips for the Workplace

Saturday, October 6

This panel will provide practical tips to use professionally to counter commonplace “He Said What?” encounters in the workplace.


Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ’87, Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California


Alicia Brooks Christy ’77, Deputy Director of Reproductive Health, Veterans Health Administration; Physician; University Faculty Member

Beth Cobert ’80, CEO, Skillful

Sharon Isaak Hoffman ’91, Executive Producer, “Entertainment Tonight”

Raji Shankar ’07, Research Scientist in Applied Physics

The Confidence Gap
Ten Tips for Dealing with Being Bullied at Work
Seven Elements of Effective Negotiations
Sara Randazzo WSJ Article
Mentoring Matters Forbes
Grit Scale
Gender Differences Resources and Negotiation Physician Scientists
Differences in Male and Female Mentor Sponsorship NIH Grant Recipients
Confidence and the Gender Gap
#HeSaidWhat Resources Only