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Women Leading Women

Thursday, March 1 ● 6-9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium - Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Md.


Donna Blackman

Now in its seventh year, Women Leading Women returns 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.

This year’s honored guest is Donna Blackman, EMBA ’10, senior vice president of business operations at BET Networks. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, she will sit down with Smith School Lecturer Nicole Coomber in a moderated one-on-one discussion to talk about her career progression, leadership philosophy, and personal testimony. Blackman began her journey to the C-suite at KPMG, advancing to leadership roles at Marriott International before ascending the ranks at BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom.

Blackman is a trailblazer who is passionate about women in leadership, embracing and driving change, and leading with integrity.

Women Leading Women kicks off a monthlong celebration of Women’s History Month at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. A networking reception immediately follows the event, where guests can mingle with fellow attendees, this year’s honoree and past honorees.

Register here for this free event. 

Past honorees include:

Marguerita M. Cheng '93 2017 Honoree:
Marguerita M. Cheng '93
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Ocean Global Wealth
 2016 Honoree Reunion
Panel of past 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