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
Supply Chain's Preciado Honored for Teaching Excellence 29 Jul

Felisa Preciado, clinical associate professor of supply chain management, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Fred Brand Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Summer Business Program for High Schoolers Facilitates Diverse Penn State Network 28 Jul

The Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) Program, facilitated by the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Diversity Enhancement Programs, connects underrepresented high school students with current Penn Staters and alumni to provide an inside look at the business majors and beyond. Currently in its eighth year, the program is helping to create a powerful network as it continues to share the value of a Smeal education with a diverse population.

Why Aren't Consumers Buying Remanufactured Products? 28 Jul

Firms looking to increase market share of remanufactured consumer products will have to overcome a big barrier to do so, according to a recent study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Findings from faculty members Meg Meloy and V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr., indicate that consumers perceive many categories of remanufactured products as dirty and disgusting.

Penn State President Emeritus Rodney Erickson Joins Smeal Executive MBA Students in Celebration 25 Jul Penn State President Emeritus Rodney Erickson Joins Smeal Executive MBA Students in Celebration

About 30 students celebrated their completion of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program last month in a pre-commencement ceremony held at the Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus, with former University president Rodney Erickson delivering the commencement speech.

Smeal's Multimedia Team Recognized for Providing Valuable Student Service 24 Jul

A group of Smeal College of Business staff members were recently recognized for their efforts to provide students with professional portraits for their LinkedIn profiles. The Penn State Information Technology Resource Responsibility award was granted to the Resource, Instruction, and Information Technology (RIIT) Group’s Multimedia Team.

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