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

Year after year we are inspired by the number of alumnae attending from around the world and grateful for the opportunity students have to engage with the robust network of women in business.   We invite you to join us to hear from experienced alumnae speakers, have meaningful conversations, and connect with the growing community. 

Save the date for the 19th annual conference on Saturday, November 2, 2024.

Conference registration will open September 1, 2024.

Call for Proposals: Please consider how you can add to the discussion and submit your breakout session proposal by March 13, 2024.

Joanna Geraghty
2024 Keynote Speaker

Joanna Geraghty '94, a sociology major at Holy Cross, is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer at JetBlue Airways.  Starting February 12, 2024 she will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Thank you for joining us at the 18th annual conference on Saturday, November 4, 2023!

Throughout the day, we focused on how we must all own our career trajectory, manage self-care as professionals, and ride the waves of economic volatility - among other relevant topics! Celebrating the three T's of philanthropy, our lunch panel discussed how they choose to give back using their time, talent, and treasure inspiring us all to consider the many ways we can be women for others. 


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

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Recent Keynote Speakers

Erin Robert '06: Managing Director & Head of Impact Finance, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kate Jhaveri '95, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NBA

Stephanie Linnartz '90: Group president, consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses, Marriott International

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