For the ninth year, Women Inspire (formerly Women Leading Women) will showcase Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. Under the new moniker, this annual event will celebrate female empowerment that inspires attendees and challenges them to realize and reach their full potential.
How do you deal with the “broken rung” that affects women trying to climb the corporate ladder? One way is to enlist the help of other women. The image of the broken rung was popularized by a landmark LeanIn.Org and McKinsey study that showed men outnumber women almost 2 to 1 in first-level manager jobs. That first missed promotion creates an imbalance, the research showed, that follows women throughout their careers.
Event Honors Smith Alumnae for Their Achievements College Park, Md. (Feb. 10, 2020) – Meg Goldthwaite, chief marketing officer at NPR, and Sherika Ekpo, global diversity and inclusion lead for Google AI, will be the honored guests at this year’s Women Inspire event, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Both women are graduates of the school’s MBA program.
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.
MBA Alumna Will Be Honored at Women Leading Women COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 24, 2019) — Business 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.
“I’m here because someone lifted me up,” said Donna Blackman, a 2010 graduate of the executive MBA program and senior vice president of business operations at BET Networks. “Once you get to where you are, reach back. Advocate and mentor other women. Make yourself available to talk to others.”
Event Kicks Off Monthlong Celebration at UMD’s Smith School COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Feb. 5, 2018) — BET Networks executive Donna Blackman will discuss women in business and the #MeToo movement on March 1, 2018, as the honored guest at the seventh annual Women Leading Women. The free event will kick off a monthlong celebration of Women’s History Month at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
March 30, 2017, was an evening of empowerment and celebration as 200 women gathered at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the Sixth Annual Women Leading Women forum honoring financial planner and industry leader Marguerita (Rita) Cheng ’93, founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Watch video highlights.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 27, 2017) — Financial planner and industry leader Marguerita Cheng will lead the conversation at the sixth annual Women Leading Women forum on March 30, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Registration is complimentary and open to women in the Smith community and beyond. The forum will cap a lineup of Women’s History Month activities planned at the school.