Margo Thomas M.S. ’90 is creating economic opportunities for women and underrepresented groups as founder and president of the Women’s Economic Imperative.
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.
At Maryland Smith, Women’s History Month will be off to a strong start. On March 4, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will host Women Inspire. Now in its 10th year, the annual event celebrates alumnae leaders in business and encourages attendees to strive to reach their full potential.
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.