Female alumni involved in business, government, not-for-profit businesses, and educators will share their stories with students at the second Symposium on Women in Leadership, scheduled for Sep. 19-20.
DYSON SITE ON WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Female alumni involved in business, government and non-profit businesses will share their stories with students at the second Symposium on Women in Leadership, sponsored by the Dyson School, scheduled for September 19-20.
“The event will be inspirational and also informative for students, no matter what their career paths,” said Deborah Streeter, the Bruce F. Failing, Sr., Professor of Personal Enterprise in Dyson. The event includes various student organizations and features two days of keynote speeches and panel discussions with more than 20 alumni.
Panelists will cover topics of interest in the entrepreneurship, corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Speakers will also talk about gender-related challenges in the workplace and participants can take part in workshops focused on skills like networking and pitching.
Friday night’s keynote speeches will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Suzy Welch, best-selling author, television commentator, and public speaker, and will continue with Kathy Savitt ’85, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo. The event will take place in the Ampitheater of the Statler Hotel and is free and open to the public.
Saturday’s events require registartion and will include talks by Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, an organization working towards closing the economic and educational gaps in Arkansas through grants and partnerships; Pamela Barnes, President and CEO of Engender Health, a leading global women’s health organization committed to transforming the quality of healthcare with high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services; as well as numerous other speakers here to discuss and answer questions in panels and workshops.
The symposium is sponsored through Entrepreneurship@Cornell, the Moses and Loulu Seltzer Endowment Fund, the Charles H. Dyson School, the Corporate Leadership Center (co-founded by Cheryl Francis (’76), Entrepreneurship@Dyson, eClips, and the Dyson Business Minor for Engineers.