On October 25 and 26, Tuck welcomed more than 125 current and prospective students, alumnae, faculty, staff and friends to take part in workshops, panel discussions, and mock classes as part of the 2013 Women in Business Conference. The planning process among the two other co-chairs and I began in the spring. In the end, the hard work we put into determining the programming, gathering sponsorships, marketing the event, and managing registrations really paid off!
Under the theme “No Limits,” conference attendees participated in a number of programs focused on empowering business leaders – men and women – to take action, guiding their professional and personal lives in the direction they wish. We wanted to convey the message that it is up to you to propel your career and your life to where you want it to be. There are resources around to help you, but be motivated in the fact that there are many things you can make possible.
Conference sessions included:
Laurel Richie D’81, President of the Women’s National Basketball Association, delivered Friday’s keynote address. As she walked dinner guests through her own leadership journey working in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Laurel reflected on the importance of taking risks in order to find greater opportunities.
The following day Anne Drapeau T’92, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Talent at Iron Mountain, addressed conference participants. While Anne applauded the advancement of women in the workplace, she highlighted the need for women and men to truly partner in these endeavors. Anne emphasized the need to not only include men in the process but to also expand the conversation to address the issue of support for men in non-traditional roles.
Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you back up in Hanover again soon!
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