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!
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.
- View the speaker list for the day of the conference.
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.
- Download the official conference app.
- Join the event using your registered email address.
- Start networking, add to your personal agenda, and ask questions of our panelists ahead of the session.
- View the Whova App User Guide for further information.
Please provide your valuable feedback and suggestions to the student committee. Thank you in advance for helping us to improve.
2019 Conference Overview
- View the Conference Brochure PDF
- Read the Conference recap on the blog.
- Thank you to our sponsors: PepsiCo & Ascensus
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
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