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Aug 07, 2017
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Rachel Hacker, a rising high school sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind., never saw college in her future. But her perspective changed following a residency program July 16-21, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Aug 07, 2017
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A team of aspiring entrepreneurs won the 2017 SELF Business Pitch Competition with Spot, a tiny GPS tracker that users can attach to car keys, smartphones or other items they don’t want to lose.

Jul 26, 2017
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During the week of July 16, 2017, 12 high school women joined faculty and staff for the Smith Summer Business Program, Women Investing in Learning Leadership (WILL) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Jul 26, 2017
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A delegation of female business leaders from Latin America visited the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on July 13, 2017, as part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. The visit to the Smith School was organized by the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) in Baltimore, Md.

Jun 14, 2017
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members.

Mar 30, 2017
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Women starting their careers need to speak up and take more risks, two female executives in the finance industry told students at a NewDay USA Leadership Forum on March 27, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mar 16, 2017
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Gender diversity can improve a firm's performance, research shows, but consensus is fleeting as to why a lack diversity persists on corporate boards.

Mar 13, 2017
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 Two influential women in the finance industry will speak 6 p.m. March 27, 2017, at a women’s conference hosted by the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mar 09, 2017
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Could the activism inspired by International Women's Day, such as State Street Global Advisors' placing a statue of a young girl before the iconic charging bull of Wall Street, actually hamper the push to gain more women on U.S. corporate boards? Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal supports the goal of having gender equality on corporate boards, but says getting there may require some care. Agarwal was...

Mar 01, 2017
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Aspiring entrepreneurs want more than a bigger paycheck when they quit their corporate jobs and strike out on their own. New research from Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal shows that, more than anything, spinout founders want two things: Creative freedom and equity — a sense of fairness for contributions made. These are the “pull” factors that motivate spinout founders. But “push” factors...

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