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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. 


2020 Women in Business Conference

Join us for the 15th annual conference - virtually!

The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of health and safety recommendations, we will deliver our annual Women in Business conference for alumnae and students as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person event. We look forward to bringing together our network to continue to support knowledge sharing and networking in this new virtual format. 

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
College of the Holy Cross

New Virtual Conference Experience

The Whova platform will host the annual conference - complete with networking opportunities, attendee and speaker profiles, discussion boards, and session Q&A. We encourage you to log on today and click around to see videos from alumnae and current students, photos from previous years, and polls about the conference experience.  These features are available months before and after the conference. Download the app today and join us!

Stephanie Linnartz headshot

2020 Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Linnartz '90 is group president, consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses at Marriott International. She was a political science major at Holy Cross. 


A number of successful alumnae and students will be presenting on a variety of topics. 


Saturday, November 7, 2020

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.


*Schedule subject to change.


Get Whova Now

  1. Download the official conference app
  2. Join the event using your registered email address.
  3. Start networking, add to your personal agenda, and ask questions of our panelists ahead of the session. 


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

      2019 Conference Overview

      Past Women in Business Conference Speakers


      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

      Aimee Bell ’88, deputy editor, Vanity Fair

      Anne Fink ’85, chief operating officer, PepsiCo North America Foodservice

      Molly Jolly ’88, senior vice president of finance and administration, Angels Baseball LP

      Jennifer Haskell ’93, partner, national office - Audit, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

      Nancy Taylor ’81, president and CEO, Tredegar Corporation

      Carolyn O'Keefe ’78, senior vice president of marketing, International House of Pancakes

      Joan Hogan Gillman ’85, corporate executive vice president and president of media sales, Time Warner Cable

      Anne Fink ’85, senior vice president and general manager, PepsiCo Sales

      Mary Ann Rettig-Zucchi ’76, principal consultant, Jupiter Consulting Group

      Maggie Wilderotter ’77, chairman and CEO, Citizens Communications Company
      Julie Halpin ’84, founder and CEO, The Geppetto Group
      Kristen O'Hara ’92, senior vice president and managing director, Time Warner Global Marketing
      Sheila Cavanaugh ’81, senior vice president, Fidelity Investments


      Stay in touch with the Women in Business network year-round with the new Purple Pulse quarterly newsletter.

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