In 2012 I established a five-year Vanessa O’Brien SUMMIT scholarship as a way to celebrate my success in Mountaineering.  I could think of no better educational institution to turn to than New York University – my own alma mater – whose diversity, global outreach and academic leadership are unparalleled.

What does Mountaineering have to do with running a Global Business?

As it turns out… just about everything. Both require leadership,  teamwork, understanding risk, operations & logistics, respect for different cultures, drive and determination, decision making, goal setting, hard work and patience in order to achieve set targets.