Women Leading Women

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Smith Hosts 3rd Women Leading Women Event
Two-time Terp Brenda Freeman ’87, MBA ’91, isn’t shy about offering advice to women, no matter what stage they are in their careers. She headlined the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s third annual Women Leading Women event on April 24, 2014, during which she talked to the crowd about fitting into different corporate cultures, finding a good mentor and having a good work-life balance, among other things. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium, Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland, College Park

Women Leading Women is an annual event that celebrates and showcases our fearless female alums and other women in business and empowers them to reach their fullest potential. This complimentary event is open to all women from the student to the c-suite. Smith alumnae, professors, staff, and students, as well as women in our University of Maryland community and the region are all welcome.

Women need advocacy and support at each stage of their careers. While the number of females in management positions is growing, women still have fewer role models and mentors than men. Women Leading Women is an event for, by and about women, and presents opportunities to discover common ground and make lasting connections. 

A Conversation With...


Brenda Freeman
Chief Marketing Officer, Animation,
Young Adults & Kids Media

Turner Broadcasting, Inc. 

Each year, Women Leading Women showcases an inspiring trailblazer in business. This year, we celebrate Brenda Freeman

Freeman is chief marketing officer for Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media. She is responsible for providing overall vision and leadership to all areas of marketing, creative services and strategy behind Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, which is seen in 100 million households. 

A veteran brand marketing and promotion executive, Freeman held senior leadership positions at Nickelodeon, MTV and VH1. CableFAX Magazine named her among the Top 50 Most Influential Minorities in Cable (2009), the Most Powerful Women in Cable (2008) and the Top 50 Most Influential Minorities in Cable (2006). 

Women Leading Women is presented by the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.  This is a complimentary, female only event.