Insights from a Shared Cup of Coffee
Brenda Freeman, MBA ’92, arrived at Pepsi as a young professional with marriage and children still in her future. Like many businesswomen, she wondered how these personal decisions would affect her career.
One woman who seemed to have the answers was Pepsi’s chief operating officer, a mother of three. “How did she do it?” Freeman asked herself.
A Seat at the Table
Three Keys to Transformational Leadership
At work Donna Blackman, EMBA ’10, manages a team of 60 finance professionals. At home she manages two children.
Navigating the dual roles requires skill, but Blackman does not claim to have a secret recipe for work-life balance. “You cannot have it all,” she said. “Not all the time.”
New scholarships, alliances and program innovations will expand opportunities for women at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, which already offers a range of initiatives designed to empower aspiring female managers.
In this issue of the Smith Report, Gwen Gurley, MBA Candidate 2015, tells us about working as a marketing intern at Distil Networks in Arlington, VA.
On June 12-13, 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first in-person meeting of the Executive Roundtable on business school global initiatives, a by-invitation-only group of heads of international education offices at top-tiered business schools. The group shared best practices in global business education, examined assessment tools typically used to measure global competencies, and envisioned the “next generation” of global programs.
Looking for the perfect spot for a weekend getaway or maybe an exotic vacation destination? Check out these recommendations from members of our Smith School community.
On July 24, 2014, 41 executives from EMBA Cohort 13 graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, in a ceremony attended by more than 300 family, friends and faculty and staff of the Smith School at the university’s Riggs Alumni Center.
College Park, Md. – July 15, 2014 – Active-duty and veteran students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business now have a dedicated staff member to help them make a smooth transition to the classroom and ultimately end up in their desired careers.
College Park, Md. – July 7, 2014 – The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland was one of only six institutions named as 2014 sponsor of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, business schools and non-profit organizations that champions women for leadership roles in business.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "11th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2014, as recommended by members of its faculty and administrators. If you're heading off to business school as an undergrad/MBA or you are already climbing up the corporate ladder, these books will keep you up-to-date on current trends.