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Unicorns in Uniforms – Sports Management Networking Event

In an industry where curveballs are thrown at you every day, the customers are the loudest and craziest, and your clients can have career-ending emergencies any minute, staying on your toes is not recommended, it’s required. The business of sports is a business unlike any other, and because of this, working in it necessitates a unique set of skills and talents. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, the Smith School held an all-star panel discussion that dove deep into the lanes of the sports business industry as part of the offerings of the Sports Management Fellows Program.

Javazen’s Hustle, Savvy Stand Out in Cupid’s Cup Victory

Javazen, which blends coffee with teas and superfoods for “a healthier caffeine boost,” topped five other entries in the 11th annual competition, established by Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank -- in collaboration with his alma mater and founding "university partner" the University of Maryland. The finals took place Thursday, April 7, 2016, at UMD’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Javazen founders and UMD graduates Eric Golman ’15 (economics and environmental science), Ryan Schueler ’14 (marketing), Aaron Wallach ’14 (kinesiology and exercise science) took home the grand prize, which includes $75,000, in-kind services and guidance from top business leaders, and the prestigious Cupid’s Cup title.

George Bradford ’97 – Businessman, Golfer

People know about Tiger Woods, who stormed the 1997 Masters Tournament and dominated the PGA Tour for the next several years. “It was a truly seismic moment in the tour,” ESPN sportscaster and University of Maryland alumnus Scott Van Pelt said March 4, 2016, during a daylong symposium on race, social class and professional golf. “Galleries started looking more like America.”

Smith Terps Explore the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

On Feb. 16, 2016, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted an extraordinary event designed specifically for Smith’s professional community. The inaugural event, dubbed “Exploring the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry,” was highlighted by a fireside chat with Wendy Herrick, Unilever's VP of Supply Chain U.S., followed by a faculty dinner with company representatives, an executive panel, and an enticing networking opportunity for Smith students and alumni.

Women Leading Women Event, March 31

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business presents the Fifth Annual Women Leading Women event on March 31, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Van Munching Hall. Women Leading Women celebrates fearless female Terp trailblazers in business and is open to all Smith and University of Maryland women, including alumnae, faculty, staff and students, their guests and friends.

Invest in the Long Term – Social Enterprise Symposium Highlights

“The Social Enterprise Symposium has become the University of Maryland’s premiere event on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, and we are dedicated to exploring the connection between economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change,” said Christine Beckman, director of the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, as she welcomed attendees to the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES). The event was held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union in College Park, Md., on March 4, 2016.

2015 Women's Week

A week of empowerment, encouragement and enlightenment sponsored by the Dean’s Office Women’s Initiative Group

Smith women — students, faculty and staff — please join us for a week of events created especially for you. Smith Women’s Week offers a breadth of engaging topics designed to inform, engage and grow your professional networks. It’s time to start the conversation.

Monday, March 2

TedTalk Forum: Can We All “Have it All”?
Noon - 1 p.m.
VMH 2333 (Executive Meeting Space)

Bring your lunch to a screening of public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter’s thought-provoking TedTalk. This will be followed by a lively and informal discussion of what it means to be a woman in today’s workplace.

Slaughter has exploded the conversation around women’s work-life balance, making waves with her 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can't Have It All.” Find out why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.

Dessert and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Masters Programs Office and the Office of Human Resources.

Tuesday, March 3

Women and Wealth (Lunch & Learn)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
VMH 2333 (Executive Meeting Space)

A.J. Fechter ’91 and Alyson Scott lead this “lunch & learn” session, which will help you define your personal wealth brand. Whether starting your financial portfolio at ground zero or re-defining your wealth options, Women and Wealth has something for everyone.

Lunch will be provided.  Sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Group and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Wednesday, March 4

Personal Safety Strategies for Women
2 - 3 p.m.
VMH 2517 (Executive Dining Space)
REGISTER HERE

Presented by Jody Maki, CEO, Girl on Fire DC, this dynamic session covers awareness, how to avoid an incident or assault, safety items to carry every day, and critical abuser signs to be aware of. Use these tips and share them with your loved ones.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources.

Monday, March 23 (Rescheduled from March 5 due to inclement weather. If you were pre-registered for the March 5 date you will automatically be registered for March 23.) 

Women Leading Women
6 - 9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium
REGISTER HERE 

Now in its fourth year, Women Leading Women provides advocacy and support to women at every stage of their careers.

This year, Women Leading Women features a conversation with Andrea Brody ’87, senior vice president of global marketing at BravoSolution. With more than 25 years marketing experience working for national and global high-tech companies, Brody has a proven track record for delivering results in marketing, sales, strategic planning, product management and business development. She holds a B.S. in marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.S. in information systems from American University.

This complimentary event is open to all Smith and University of Maryland women, including alumnae, faculty, staff and students, their guests and friends.

Presented by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Friday, March 6 

Executive Women’s Roundtable - Cancelled due to weather emergency
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
VMH 2517 (Executive Dining Space)

This excellent networking opportunity will cover issues such as salary negotiations, work/life balance, positive self-talk, executive presence, leadership styles and more. Our outstanding EMBA women coaches will facilitate each topic’s roundtable.

Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Smith Association of Women MBAs and the EMBA Executive Coaching Program.

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