Women in Business

Starting in 2006, the student-run Women in Business Conference has been an opportunity for alumnae and students to learn from one another and network. The annual event celebrates, honors and inspires the success of Holy Cross women in business. 


Annual Women in Business Conference

Save the Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
College of the Holy Cross

Alumnae and students are invited to campus to join the 16th annual Women in Business conference on Saturday, November 13, 2021. The safety and preferences of our community are a top priority for the organizing committee which is why we are offering multiple ticket options, including in-person, remote, and a combination of both options. We were thrilled with the geographical reach the virtual format provided students and alumnae from around the world. Thank you for coming together to support knowledge sharing and networking in all of the new ways possible.

2021 Conference Overview

The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of health and safety recommendations, we will deliver our 16th annual Women in Business conference for alumnae and students as a digital event on November 13, 2021. We were thrilled with the geographical reach this format provided our students and alumnae from around the world last year. Thank you for coming together to support knowledge sharing and networking in this new virtual format. 

Students are encouraged to register for an in-person ticket to join their peers in Hogan.  Join sessions as a group, network with your peers, and enjoy refreshments throughout the day. 


Thank you to the numerous alumnae who will present on a variety of topics. 


Saturday, November 13, 2021

The following agenda will be hosted on the Whova virtual platform with a mix of prerecorded and live Zoom sessions throughout the day.  Schedule subject to change.

2021 Keynote Speaker

Kate Jhaveri '95 is the 2021 keynote speaker and Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for the NBA.


Register for the 16th annual Women in Business Conference

Alumnae should plan to attend remotely.  Students have the option to participate either as a remote attendee or in person with their peers.   All materials will be available through Whova.


Please provide your valuable feedback and suggestions to the student committee.  Thank you in advance for helping us to improve.


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Recent Keynote Speakers

Stephanie Linnartz '90 is group president, consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses at Marriott International.

Maggie O'Neill ’99, co-founder, SWATCHROOM

Loren Ferré Rangel ’92, CCO GFR Media
María Eugenia Ferré Rangel ’89, chairwoman of the board, GFR Media

Deirdre Latour ’95, vice president and chief communications officer, GE

Diane Vazza ’79, head of global fixed income research, Standard & Poor's