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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. 


Annual Women in Business Conference

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

The student committee is now accepting proposals for the 2021 event cycle, focusing on the annual conference in addition to student club and various alumnae focused events. 

2020 Conference Overview

The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of health and safety recommendations, we delivered our 15th annual Women in Business conference for alumnae and students as a digital event on November 7, 2020, in lieu of an in-person event. We were thrilled with the geographical reach this format provided students and alumnae from around the world. Thank you for coming together to support knowledge sharing and networking in this new virtual format. 


Thank you to the numerous alumnae and students who presented 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.




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    Past Women in Business Conference 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

    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


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