9 Dec 2021, 11 Dec 2021, 12 Jan 2022
Women & MBA Global Event

6 inspiring keynotes, 24 top business school talks, 12 hours for chats with MBA teams. All in one place!

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Growth Avenues for Women in leadership

Interactive Learning & Networking Event

09 DECEMBER 2021

17:00 CET EVENT OPENING

17:05 CET [Keynote] Career Crossroads and How to Move Ahead

Chris Pether, Founder and Managing Director

PeopleSmart SAS

17:25 CET [Case Study] How Women Turn Soft Skills Into Smart Skills

Loredana Padurean, Sr. Associate Dean

Asia School of Business (Malaysia)

17:50 CET [Success Story] MBA: Preparing Women for a Successful Career 

Laura Valandro, International Recruitment Manager

ESSEC Business School (France)

18:15 CET [Presentation] How the MBA Builds an Inclusive Business

Chaimae Malyani, Associate Director of Enrollment

Hult International Business School (USA)

18:40 CET [Case Study] Women in Leadership (WIL) Initiatives that Boost the MBA Experience

Manuelle Côté, Venture Manager, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

HEC Montreal

19:05 CET [Presentation] Non-Traditional Paths to Leadership. Is an MBA for me?

Dr. Chantal Hervieux, MBA Programme Director, Director Center for Leadership Excellence, Founder of Impactlab

Saint Mary’s University: Sobey School of Business (Canada)

19:30 CET [Case Study] Educating Women in Business on a Global Scale

Presenter: Dinora Gonzalez ’20, Project Manager | Thunderbird for Good at Thunderbird School of Global Management

Arizona State University: Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA)

19:55 CET [Success Story] The Extra Mile: How the MBA Informs the Values I Uphold in Business

Oyinade Ogunbekun, VP, Client Strategy & Operations, NBC Universal

Washington University in St. Louis: Olin Business School (USA)

20:20 CET [Presentation] The Way Ahead: The Value of the MBA for Women

Cindy Jennings Millette, Senior Associate Director, FTMBA Admissions

University of California Berkeley: Haas School of Business (USA)

20:45 CET [Keynote] The MBA: Your Gateway to Opportunity 

Ashley Lautzenheiser, Associate Director, Pre-MBA, Professional Programmes

Forté Foundation

Official event times are in CET(GMT/UTC+1)

Parallel Pre-scheduled small group sessions with the best-matching schools

11 DECEMBER 2021

17:00 CET EVENT OPENING

17:05 CET [Keynote] Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Natalie Boudou, Corporate Trainer, Coach, and specialist in resilient and agile cultures

PEPIT Consulting

17:25 CET [Presentation] The 2022 Roadmap for Business Women

Natalie Cote, alumnus

Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)

17:50 CET [Success Story] The Power of Entrepreneurship and Cultural Diversity

Agnieszka Kapalka, PhD, MBA, Deputy Academic Director

Valentina Squitieri, alumnus

Anne-Laure Dessimoz, alumnus

Melanie Le Chene, Head of Student Enrollment

Business School Lausanne (Switzerland)

18:15 CET [Presentation] How the MBA Builds an Inclusive Business Environment

Teresa Pires, Associate Director

Queens University: Smith School of Business (Canada)

18:40 CET [Success Story] The Way Ahead: The Value of the MBA for Women

Jaquelynn Mateluna, Strategy Consultant, EY-Parthenon

Sally Sidahmed Recruitment Administration

McGill University: Desautels Faculty of Management (Canada)

19:05 CET [Case Study] Women and MBA Success Stories

Shri Ramakrishnan, Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment

Syracuse University: Whitman School of Management (USA)

19:30 CET [Presentation] The 2022 roadmap for Business Women

Теquesta DeSouza, Founder / CEO of Future Unleashed LLC & Alumnus

Nova Southeastern University: H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship (USA)

19:55 CET [Case Study] Battling Unconscious Gender Bias In the MBA

Stephanie Campbell, alumnus

Rice University: Jones Graduate School of Business (USA)

20:20 CET [Case Study] The Value of a STEM MBA for Women

Dr Lisa Ordonez, PhD, Dean, Rady School of Management

University of California San Diego (USA)

20:45 CET [Keynote] Build Your Success Mindset

Dr Risa Rieger, Clinical Psychologist, Expert in Change, Founder

93% Consulting

Official event times are in CET (GMT/UTC+1)

Parallel Pre-scheduled small group sessions with the best-matching schools

12 JANUARY 2022

17:00 CET EVENT OPENING

17:05 CET [Keynote] Your Role in Bridging the Leadership Gap

Claire de Carteret, Regional Director, EMEA

Gallup Business and Learning Solutions

17:25 CET [Presentation] The 2022 Roadmap for Business Women

Presenter: TBA

IE Business School (Spain)

17:50 CET [Panel Discussion] Transforming Perspective

Kirsty Setz-Clarke, International Student Recruitment Manager in conversation with current MBA students

Newcastle University Business School (UK)

18:15 CET [Presentation] Women in Leadership: Glass Ceiling or Multiple Bottlenecks

Simona Catana, EMBA 2022

Dr. Bianca Schmitz, Director Leadership Development Programs

ESMT Berlin (Germany)

18:40 CET [Success Story] The Way Ahead: The Value of the MBA for Women

Danielle Spence, Assistant Director, Recruitment and Admissions, Full-time MBA

Palak Kumar, Current MBA student, Rotman Class of 2022

Meredith Baade, Corporate and Investment Banking Associate, TD Securities

University of Toronto: Rotman School of Management (Canada)

19:05 CET [TBA]

19:30 CET [Success Story] The Multi-Faceted Story of a Woman during and after the MBA

Ana Marinescu, MBA, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Impact Catalyst

Concordia University: John Molson School of Business (Canada)

19:55 CET [Success Story] Women Empowerment: Conversation With a Future Leader

Ksenia Zotina - Linne, Graduate Admission Officer

Estefania Barnuevo, FDP Associate, Novartis

Bentley University Graduate School of Business (USA)

20:20 CET [Presentation] From One Student to Another: The Secret to Success as a Graduate Business Student

Lisa Francis, Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

American University: Kogod School of Business (USA)

20:40 CET [Keynote] Why I Declined an MBA Opportunity And Did it Later

Ann Marie MacDougall, President and Founder

LeaderBoom Inc.

Official event times are in CET (GMT/UTC+1)

Parallel Pre-scheduled small group sessions with the best matching schools

Why join this online event

Are you looking for business insights and inspiration about female leadership? Enjoy the interactive event schedule:

  • Get inspired with live 25-minute back-to back presentations from top MBA programme directors and alumnae
  • Learn real-life business know-how from keynote presenters and inspirational speakers
  • Discover success stories of female leaders and MBA graduates
  • Talk directly to leading MBA program representatives online
  • Explore career paths for women in business and management

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