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Vanderbilt’s Women in Business Symposium Moves to the Fall

Oct 24, 2017
Corporate Panel at last year's Women in Business Symposium
Open to alumni and prospective students, this weekend's symposium explores the paths women take to rewarding careers

By Nathaniel Luce

This weekend, Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management is hosting its annual Women in Business Symposium, an opportunity for alumni and prospective students to celebrate businesswomen, network, and discuss how to navigate the corporate and business school worlds. This is the first academic year that the event is being held in the fall.

Held on October 27th and 28th, the symposium kicks off on Friday evening with a “Celebration of Owen Women” reception for Owen alumni, to be held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

The main event begins on Saturday morning with a Keynote address from Melissa Thomas-Hunt, the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence at Vanderbilt and a Professor of Management at Owen, and Allison Elias. In the afternoon, leaders from companies including Exxon Mobil, Medtronic, Deloitte, and Rock the Street, Wall Street will host a panel entitled “Go for It!”

The afternoon continues with a session on the Forté Foundation, a Q&A for prospective students with current Owen MBAs, a Lean-in Circle hosted by the Owen Women’s Business Association, and networking.

“We want to show that Vanderbilt is a great environment for women to explore many avenues that lead to rewarding careers,” says Christie St. John, Director of Admissions, “not just the typical MBA path to finance or consulting, but also in technology, marketing, human capital management and entrepreneurial pursuits.”

Click here to learn more about the Symposium and how to attend.

Click here to see more pictures from last spring’s Symposium.

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