2015 Women's Week

A week of empowerment, encouragement and enlightenment sponsored by the Dean’s Office Women’s Initiative Group

Smith women — students, faculty and staff — please join us for a week of events created especially for you. Smith Women’s Week offers a breadth of engaging topics designed to inform, engage and grow your professional networks. It’s time to start the conversation.

Monday, March 2

TedTalk Forum: Can We All “Have it All”?
Noon - 1 p.m.
VMH 2333 (Executive Meeting Space)

Bring your lunch to a screening of public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter’s thought-provoking TedTalk. This will be followed by a lively and informal discussion of what it means to be a woman in today’s workplace.

Slaughter has exploded the conversation around women’s work-life balance, making waves with her 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can't Have It All.” Find out why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.

Dessert and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Masters Programs Office and the Office of Human Resources.

Tuesday, March 3

Women and Wealth (Lunch & Learn)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
VMH 2333 (Executive Meeting Space)

A.J. Fechter ’91 and Alyson Scott lead this “lunch & learn” session, which will help you define your personal wealth brand. Whether starting your financial portfolio at ground zero or re-defining your wealth options, Women and Wealth has something for everyone.

Lunch will be provided.  Sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Group and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Wednesday, March 4

Personal Safety Strategies for Women
2 - 3 p.m.
VMH 2517 (Executive Dining Space)

Presented by Jody Maki, CEO, Girl on Fire DC, this dynamic session covers awareness, how to avoid an incident or assault, safety items to carry every day, and critical abuser signs to be aware of. Use these tips and share them with your loved ones.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources.

Monday, March 23 (Rescheduled from March 5 due to inclement weather. If you were pre-registered for the March 5 date you will automatically be registered for March 23.) 

Women Leading Women
6 - 9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium

Now in its fourth year, Women Leading Women provides advocacy and support to women at every stage of their careers.

This year, Women Leading Women features a conversation with Andrea Brody ’87, senior vice president of global marketing at BravoSolution. With more than 25 years marketing experience working for national and global high-tech companies, Brody has a proven track record for delivering results in marketing, sales, strategic planning, product management and business development. She holds a B.S. in marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.S. in information systems from American University.

This complimentary event is open to all Smith and University of Maryland women, including alumnae, faculty, staff and students, their guests and friends.

Presented by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Friday, March 6 

Executive Women’s Roundtable - Cancelled due to weather emergency
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
VMH 2517 (Executive Dining Space)

This excellent networking opportunity will cover issues such as salary negotiations, work/life balance, positive self-talk, executive presence, leadership styles and more. Our outstanding EMBA women coaches will facilitate each topic’s roundtable.

Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Smith Association of Women MBAs and the EMBA Executive Coaching Program.