Conference to celebrate women in business

Author: Carolyn Hutyra

Laura Hollis
Hollis

This year will mark the seventh meeting of the annual Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB) Professional Development Conference, which will take place Feb. 13-14 in the Mendoza College of Business Atrium.

Conference co-chair and junior Patricia Bartlett said this year’s theme is “Finding a Career Path You Love,” which will focus on the many career paths available to business and non-business majors.

“The conference is a great opportunity for women to connect with each other on various topics, for undergraduates to learn from experienced professionals and for companies to promote their brands,” she said.

The conference aims to provide undergraduate women the necessary skills to discover their interests and abilities in order to better understand how those skills translate into a career, Bartlett said.

“We feel that it’s important to open the eyes of undergraduate women to the variety of opportunities, including non-traditional career paths, available after graduation,” she said.

Fellow co-chair and sophomore Whitney Spiegel said the conference will include two keynote speakers: Kristin Boyd, a vice president in equity derivative sales at Credit Suisse, and Laura Hollis, an associate professional specialist in Mendoza. Other scheduled conference events include a panel discussion and speed-networking session.

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