Representation Matters -Mariko Carpenter '94 Lunch


Friday, May 4, 2018


11:30 am


College Center Villard Room

Representation Matters: The Growing Influence of Asian Americans
feat. Mariko Carpenter '94

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In recognition that May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mariko S. Carpenter '94, Vice President of Strategic Community Alliances at Nielsen, will share valuable data and insights on the consumer power of Asian American Pacific Islanders and their growing influence in the American mainstream. As an Asian Studies and French double major at Vassar, Mariko will also share her experience as an Asian American woman working in corporate America and how she connects the dots back to her Vassar experience.

Lunch will be provided and as such advance RSVP on Handshake is encouraged to ensure enough food is available for all attendees.

Mariko Carpenter is the Vice President of Strategic Community Alliances at Nielsen, based in New York City. As a member of the Diversity and Inclusion team, Mariko focuses on uncovering valuable data on Asian American consumers that empower Asian American advocacy groups and community leaders. Her role also includes sharing data to global brands on the changing face of America, and the economic power and influence of Asian American Pacific Islanders in this country.

Mariko spent twenty years in corporate America, building a professional career in Media, most recently as the Consumer Marketing lead at Conde Nast responsible for three iconic brands: GQ, Bon Appetit and Golf Digest. As the marketplace evolved into digital, data and insights became the foundation for business growth and Mariko decided to join Nielsen in what she calls her ‘ideal’ role: Building on her experience as a data-driven marketer while supporting and engaging with Asian American communities.

This event is organized by the Career Development Office and co-sponsored by Alumnae/i Engagement, the ALANA Center, the Office of Alumnae/i Engagement, the Asian Studies Program, and the Asian Students' Association.

Jannette Swanson

Career Development Office