“When you learn, teach; when you get, give.” – Maya Angelou
“When you learn, teach; when you get, give.” – Maya Angelou
“When you learn, teach; when you get, give.” - Maya Angelou
February 12, 2020
6:30 pm

When you launched your career, what questions did you have? Did you wish you had the benefit of a trailblazing mentor?

Join Sharon Poczter, a columnist for Inc. and a long-time professor, in conversation with her former Cornell University student, Melanie Shapsis '14, Director of Real Estate Investments at Domio. Each #bosslady will share her unique perspective in building a successful and effective mentor/mentee partnership, as well as practical strategies for how to create a relationship that offers lifelong mutual benefit and impact. Walk away with tips on how to find your perfect mentorship match!



Melanie Shapsis

Director of Real Estate Investments

Melanie Shapsis is the Director of Real Estate Investments at Domio, a real estate technology startup that is building branded apart-hotels across the world. In her role, Ms. Shapsis is responsible for driving the profitable growth of the Firm’s global real estate portfolio and overseeing a team of associates and regional market directors. Prior to joining the Firm, she was at Morgan Stanley in the Private Equity Real Estate Investing Group (“MSREI”) on the Acquisitions team. At MSREI, she was responsible for structuring and executing commercial real estate investments on behalf of the firm’s proprietary investment vehicles, totaling over $35 billion. Ms. Shapsis was the lead investments analyst on numerous deals spanning various real estate asset classes, including hospitality, retail, office portfolios and multifamily developments. Ms. Shapsis holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management (summa cum laude with distinction in research) from Cornell University and a minor in Real Estate from the School of Hotel Administration.

Sharon L. Poczter

Yeshiva University
Chair of the Strategy-Entrepreneurship Department, Associate Professor

Sharon Poczter is the Chair of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University as well as Associate Professor. Her research focuses on issues related to access to financing for firms in both the developing and developed context, including the role of the government in promoting entrepreneurship, and gender disparity in company funding. Her research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals, and she is a columnist and frequent contributor for Inc, Bloomberg, Fox News, and other media outlets where she simplifies complex economic and business issues, and uses economics to analyze issues around women at work. Her economic take on women in the workforce has also appeared in the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. She is also a professional kickboxing instructor.