Women Leading Women

Highlights from the Fifth Annual Women Leading Women event on March 31, 2016.

Women Leading Women is an annual event that celebrates women in business through the testimonies of trailblazers. Hosted by the Smith School’s Office of Women and Diversity Programs, the moderated discussion focuses on our fearless female alumnae and encourages open dialogue among women in business from the classroom to the C-suite.

This year, on the fifth anniversary of the event, honorees representing four high-profile global companies update us on their lives and careers since their first appearance at Women Leading Women. Back by popular demand are Lisa Anders, VP, McKissack & McKissack, Andrea Brody, SVP, BravoSolution and Kristen Welch, SVP, Discovery Communications. Brenda Freeman, CMO, National Geographic Channel, will speak via video. We’ll look at the state of women in business – past, present and future.

Women Leading Women is hosted by the Office of Women and Diversity Programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland.

Sponsored by: Textron

Women Leading Women honorees:

Andrea Brody 2015 Honoree:
Andrea Brody, '87
SVP, Global Marketing
Brenda Freeman 2014 Honoree:
Brenda Freeman, '87, MBA '91
Chief Marketing Officer
National Geographic Channel
Kristen Welch 2013 Honoree:
Kristen Welch, '90, MBA '96
SVP, Global Content Operations
Discovery Communications
Lisa Anders 2012 Honoree:
Lisa Anders, MBA '95
VP, Business Development
McKissack & McKissack