Women in Business

WOMEN LEADERS: WE MEAN BUSINESS mini-conference 

March 2, 2012
10:00am - 12:30pm 

Breakfast
Welcome. Cheryl Sandberg Video. Why there are too few women leaders      
10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Activity                                                                                                                                                     10:30am 10:30 am– 10:50am

Panel Discussion 
Featuring Dr. Kathleen Waldron, Prof. Lorra Brown and Enterprise Execs.     
10:50am – 11:30am

Mock Interview Sessions                                                                                                                                             11:30am – 12:00pm

Wrap-Up and Raffles 
12:00pm – 12:30pm

This event came out of a need that has been observed by our office for women entering the workforce.  When compared to their male counterparts women do not perform as well when it comes to interviewing and networking.  Sometimes women, as a result of learned gender roles, tend to glaze over their accomplishments when asked to speak about themselves and shy away from successfully taking advantage of networking opportunities.  The old adage of the “Glass Ceiling” is still prevalent and this event attempts to empower women to gain useful skills when searching and negotiating job offers. (See “NJ college-educated women most affected by pay inequality, panel says” http://bit.ly/wJYta7)

The Career Development Center along with Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be hosting a mini-conference that will increase assertiveness in our female students.                 

This event is beneficial for ALL female students from ALL MAJORS.  It is especially important for your graduating seniors and juniors looking for internships.  Please encourage the students you know to attend the event. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Theresa A. Cruz Paul, Assistant Director
Career Development & Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center