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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. 

Students

2020 Women in Business Conference

Join us for the 15th annual conference - virtually!

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

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. 

Schedule

Saturday, November 7, 2020 

Welcome
Keynote Speaker
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Senior Executive Panel
Networking Opportunites

*Subject to change for virtual format.

Panels

​Succesful alumnae from a variety of industries, class years, and majors discuss relevant topics to women in business.  The student committee appreciates the submissions and is currently reviewing all proposals. 

Registration

  • Conference registration is currently closed. 

Feedback

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

Details

  • Includes continental breakfast and lunch.
  • Dress is business casual.
  • The conference is free of charge to all registered participants.
  • The keynote speaker will have an ASL Interpreter.

2019 Conference Overview

Past Women in Business Conference Speakers

Speakers

2019
Maggie O'Neill ’99, co-founder, SWATCHROOM

2018
Loren Ferré Rangel ’92, CCO GFR Media
María Eugenia Ferré Rangel ’89, chairwoman of the board, GFR Media

2017
Deirdre Latour ’95, vice president and chief communications officer, GE

2016
Diane Vazza ’79, head of global fixed income research, Standard & Poor's

2015
Aimee Bell ’88, deputy editor, Vanity Fair

2014
Anne Fink ’85, chief operating officer, PepsiCo North America Foodservice

2013
Molly Jolly ’88, senior vice president of finance and administration, Angels Baseball LP

2012
Jennifer Haskell ’93, partner, national office - Audit, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

2011
Nancy Taylor ’81, president and CEO, Tredegar Corporation

2010
Carolyn O'Keefe ’78, senior vice president of marketing, International House of Pancakes

2009
Joan Hogan Gillman ’85, corporate executive vice president and president of media sales, Time Warner Cable

2008
Anne Fink ’85, senior vice president and general manager, PepsiCo Sales

2007
Mary Ann Rettig-Zucchi ’76, principal consultant, Jupiter Consulting Group

2006
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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