Women Leading Women

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Women Leading Women celebration. During the hourlong conversation moderated by Maryland Smith Professor Nicole Coomber, Carly Fiorina, MBA ’80, highlighted five themes from her third book, “Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential,” scheduled for release on April 9.

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Women solve problems when they step forward as independent-minded leaders, honored guest Carly Fiorina, MBA ’80, said on March 5, 2019, during the eighth annual Women Leading Women forum at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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Carly FiorinaBusiness leader and philanthropist Carly Fiorina, a 1980 MBA graduate of the University of Maryland’s 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.

“We are thrilled to honor Carly Fiorina,” Maryland Smith dean Alex Triantis said. “She is a fearless leader who keeps growing, keeps learning. And she inspires others to follow.”

The former HP chief executive leads Carly Fiorina Enterprises and the Unlocking Potential Foundation. During her conversation with students and members of the Maryland Smith community, Fiorina will draw upon lessons learned during her journey from business school to the C-suite.

Topics for discussion will come from her third book, “Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential,” scheduled for release by publisher Tyndale House on April 9, 2019.

Smith professor Nicole Coomber will moderate the discussion in the Grand Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on Maryland’s College Park campus.

For questions about the event or media inquiries, please contact the Smith Office of Alumni Relations at 301-405-4206 or alumni@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Women Leading Women Honorees

2019 Carly Fiorina, MBA '80

2018 Donna Blackman, MBA '10

2017 Marguerita M. Cheng '93

2016 Past Honorees Reunion

2015 Andrea Brody '87

2014 Brenda Freeman '87, MBA '91

2013 Kristen Welch '90, MBA '96

2012 Lisa Anders, MBA '95