You are here: Home / News Release Archives / 2012 / March / Smeal to Host Conference Celebrating 'Powerful Women' in Business

Smeal to Host Conference Celebrating 'Powerful Women' in Business

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is hosting a conference in April to bring together women students, alumnae, and businesswomen for networking, professional development, and a celebration of women in business. Powerful Women Paving the Way, an annual conference hosted by Penn State Women in Business, will be held on Penn State's University Park campus on April 19 and 20. The event is open the public and attendees must register online by April 13. The cost is $99 ($30 for Penn State undergraduate students).
March 28, 2012

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is hosting a conference in April to bring together women students, alumnae, and businesswomen for networking, professional development, and a celebration of women in business.

Powerful Women Paving the Way, an annual conference hosted by Penn State Women in Business, will be held on Penn State's University Park campus on April 19 and 20. The event is open the public and attendees must register online by April 13. The cost is $99 ($30 for Penn State undergraduate students).

Conference goers will hear perspectives from some of Smeal's most accomplished business leaders, gain issues-based insights and knowledge that can be applied to their professional and personal lives, and make connections with successful Penn State alumnae.

The agenda features three keynote speakers. They are Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED and creator of the 30 Project; Monica Haslip, founder and executive director of Little Black Pearl; Russ Rose, Penn State women's volleyball head coach; and Smeal alumna Farnoosh Torabi, author of You're So Money and Psych Yourself Rich.

The conference also includes four periods of breakout sessions. The breakout tracks are tailored to the interests of students, recent graduates, and professional women as well as a general track that will be of interest to all attendees.

For more details on the conference, including breakout descriptions and a complete list of speakers, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/powerfulwomen.

Recent News
Poster session highlights latest evolution in GE-funded natural gas initiative 26 Jan

A group of GE executives from around the country converged on campus recently to meet with representatives from the Smeal College of Business and three other Penn State colleges as part of the continuing evolution of the Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems (CCRINGSS).

Loss aversion drives consumers to purchase high-priced extended warranties 23 Jan

Pranav Jindal, assistant professor of marketing at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has published a research paper that examines why consumers purchase extended warranties.

Smeal using assessment to influence student leadership training 23 Jan

With ample evidence that employers seek students with effective leadership skills, the Office of Career and Corporate Connections at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is steadily expanding the use of the Korn/Ferry ProSpective Leadership Assessment to influence programming and increase undergraduate student marketability.

Executive Insights: PwC Vice Chairman Mitch Cohen to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series 20 Jan Executive Insights: PwC Vice Chairman Mitch Cohen to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG, vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), will share his perspectives on business, leadership, and a book he recently co-authored, with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Feb. 13.

Smeal names Mooney director of eLDIG 09 Jan Smeal names Mooney director of eLDIG

The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Matthew E. Mooney director of the college’s new eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG).

More Recent News... More Recent News...