Women's Month

Each March, Women's Month at Smith offers tailored programming designed to advance professional development and provide networking opportunities for Smith women, alumnae, and the larger community of women at UMD and beyond. Also each day in March, we highlight the contributions of 31 female scholars as part of Women Leading Research.

Women's Month at Smith is presented by the Diversity at Smith Committee at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Join the conversation on social media at #SmithWomensMonth.

MARCH 1, 2018

7th Annual Women Leading Women Celebrating Donna Blackman
Hosted by the Office of Diversity Initiatives
6-9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall


Women Leading Women is an annual affair designed to celebrate the professional successes and leadership of a female Smith School alumna. This year, Smith is honoring Donna Blackman, Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Black Entertainment Television. Learn more.

MARCH 9, 2018

10th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium
Hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Noon-5 p.m.
Atrium, Van Munching Hall


A break-out panel hosted by Christine Beckman exploring the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in creating social value through business. In addition to the breakout session on diversity and inclusion, more than half of our featured speakers are women, including one of our two keynote speakers. Learn more.

MARCH 14, 2018

CEO @ Smith
6 p.m.
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall


CEO @ Smith is a dynamic speaker series designed to connect the Smith community with corporate leaders. This spring we welcome Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte. Engelbert is the first female CEO of the largest professional firm, she's also #16 on Fortune's Most Powerful Women's List. Learn more.

MARCH 15, 2018

Women on Wall Street: Working in a Male-dominated Industry
2-3 p.m.
1528 Van Munching Hall


Find out how women on Wall Street successfully navigate working in a male-dominated industry. Hear real stories from two women who know the good and the bad side of the street. Students only.

MARCH 16, 2018

Alumnae Networking Chat
This is a virtual event.

Join fellow University of Maryland alumnae for an online networking event during Women's Month. Connect with alumnae on topics such as entrepreneurship, women in leadership, work/life balance, and more.

Whether you have advice to share or are seeking advice, this event is the perfect opportunity to build your network with women who've been in your shoes.

MARCH 28, 2018

Alumnae/Female Student Networking Chat
This is a virtual event.

Smith alumnae and female students are invited to connect with one another in this second annual online meetup.

Alumnae are invited to offer insights to current students about their career paths, industries and issues unique to women in the workplace to better prepare them for life after graduation. Female students are invited to connect with Smith alumnae to ask questions, learn about their chosen industry and start building their professional network.

APRIL 3, 2018

Ladies First: Dolphin Tank
5 -7 p.m.
2333 Van Munching Hall

As part of our Ladies First initiative, the Dingman Center is excited to host an edition of Springboard Enterprises' Dolphin Tank. The Dolphin Tank is a friendly pitch session where regional entrepreneurs will receive constructive insights and valuable connections from knowledgeable professionals. Female students and alumni are invited.

Contact: Sara Herald at sherald@rhsmith.umd.edu