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.
- Read the Conference recap on the blog.
Thank you to the numerous alumnae and students who presented on a variety of topics.
- View the speaker list for the 15th annual 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.
Please provide your valuable feedback and suggestions to the student committee. Thank you in advance for helping us to improve.
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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