Women's History Month 2019

Women's Month


Celebrate a Phenomenal Woman

You can celebrate your classmate, family, faculty, staff, anyone! Beginning on March 1, we will celebrate a phenomenal woman each day during this special month, featured on Dean Mullins' FaceBook.

Email Dean Mullins at vmullins@umd.edu in the following format:

Dear Dean Mullins,
Today, I celebrate [insert name].
[Insert 2 sentences explaining why]

[Your name]

Include a JPEG image of your nominee.

Sacred Rebel Women Winning: The Radical Path of Authentic Self-Definition

Sacred Rebel Women Winning: WATCH VIDEO

Women Leading Women

Hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.


Carly FiorinaBusiness leader and philanthropist Carly Fiorina, a 1980 MBA graduate of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, will be the honored guest at the eighth annual Women Leading Women forum on March 5, 2019, in College Park, Md. Women Leading Women continues to showcase our fearless alumnae and other enterprising women in business from the classroom to the C-suite. The annual event is a celebration of female empowerment that inspires and challenges attendees to realize and reach their full potential.

How Women Rise: Breaking the Habits Holding You Back [Webinar]

UMD Alumni Association & Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Noon–1 p.m.


How women riseDo you have “the disease to please” where you are so fearful of disappointing others than you fail to hold them accountable, assert your own boundaries, and say no when it serves your best interests? Are you reluctant to claim your achievements and find yourself over-assigning credit for your successes to others because you fear being perceived as a showboat or a self-promoting jerk? Are you expending too much energy thinking too much about the past, dissecting your mistakes, blaming yourself, and turning regret inward rather than moving on? If so, you are not alone.

Many professional women struggle with these habits and nine other behaviors outlined in the new book How Women Rise written by leadership experts Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. These habits keep women back from their next raise, promotion, or job. Kick off Women’s History Month by starting a new chapter in your life. Learn how to break these habits and rise!

Ladies First at the Dingman Center for International Women's Day

Hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Friday, March 8
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Dingman Fridays | 1-3:30 p.m.: Ladies First Dingman Jumpstart

Ladies First

Ladies First is taking over the Dingman Center for International Women's Day! Sign up to meet with a female venture mentor or subject matter expert, or sign up for a women-only edition of our Dingman Jumpstart workshop.

Women's Faculty and Staff Lunch Dialogue:
Rising and Thriving as a Woman Leader

Hosted by Diversity and Inclusion at Smith and Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Noon-1 p.m. | Room 1511 VMH | Lunch Served


Rajshree AgarwalYou have one life to live, and you'd like to be all that you can be. Regardless of whether you currently feel empowered or embittered, inspired or stifled, in control or shut down, there may be strategies you can utilize to optimize your experience in your workplace. These strategies will enable you to create a virtuous spiral between your aspirations and abilities, and make important contributions that are personally meaningful to you. If you'd like to learn more about how to rise and thrive as a woman leader in academia, join Victor C. Mullins, Diversity Officer and Associate Dean in a dialogue with Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph Lamone Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Director, Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. The "fireside chat" will offer insights on how women can develop confidence, create resiliency, and step into their authentic leadership power. Agarwal will discuss, based on her research and personal experiences, how you can re-frame age-old patterns in yourself and people around you. And in doing so, show up, bring the best of yourself to work, and shine your brightest.

Women's Luncheon:
Building Your Executive Presence

Hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations & UMD Alumni Association

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Helen Baxter-Southworth '75Join fellow Terp alumnae in Baltimore for a 90-minute power lunch that will teach you the key skills necessary to build your executive presence. This event will feature: 1) a powerful, keynote address from author and executive coach, Helen Baxter-Southworth '75; 2) a delicious lunch with a breathtaking view of downtown Baltimore; and 3) networking with other professional Terp alumnae living and working in Baltimore.

Re-Entering the WorkForce [Webinar]

Hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.


Dolores DalyDuring this webinar you will learn strategies for re-entering the workforce including how to sharpen your professional skills, the correct resume format to use to highlight your skills, tap into organizations focused on helping women re-enter the workforce and the importance of networking. These strategies will help you build your confidence, over any self-doubt, and re-launch your career! Dolores Daly is a certified career coach for the full-time MBA program in the Office of Career Services (OCS) at the Smith School. She brings with her over 12 years of Wall Street experience. While on “The Street” she worked for several bulge bracket investment firms in a variety of capacities including equity research, campus recruiting, training and development, and business support operations management. She has successfully re-entered the workforce twice. Daly received an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Climbing the Ladder

The C-Word is Consent

Women Empowering Women on Creating Confidence

Hosted by The Women’s Empowerment Institute

Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-8 pm
Van Munching Hall, Room 2333


WEI Talk

The Women’s Empowerment Institute will host an interactive seminar surrounding the idea of building one's self-confidence and effectively empowering others. Topics that will be covered include how to overcome barriers to self-confidence, ways to build confidence in others, and how to make use of mentors, and ways become a good mentor.

Tonie Leatherberry

Ladies First Fireside Chat with Jean Case

Hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, March 26 | 6-8 p.m.


Ladies First

CGB Welcomes New Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary

Robert H. Smith School of Business
Map of Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall
College Park MD 20742