Alumni Development / March 30, 2021

Smith Champions: Women at the Top of Their Game

Join the Maryland Smith community for a conversation with Smith alumnae, and former Maryland Lacrosse players, Leigh Burnside '92 and Taylor Cummings '16 as they discuss how they were able to take the skills learned on the field and in the classroom, and translate them into respective careers as businesswomen. The conversation with these two All-American lacrosse players and National Champions will be moderated by Smith alumna Donna Blackman EMBA '10, a past honoree of the Maryland Smith Women Inspire program. All are welcome to join us for this event.

After the discussion, attendees are invited to join breakout rooms with the speakers for further networking and conversation. Registrants can select the breakout room of most interest during the registration process.


  • Donna Blackman, EMBA '10, Moderator, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer at Stride, Inc.

  • Leigh Burnside '92, SVP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at The Wendy's Company

  • Taylor Cummings '16, Professional Lacrosse Player and Owner of Taylor Cummings Lacrosse

Read the speaker bios for additional information.






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