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Penn State Smeal S.T.A.R.T. Conference promotes diversity in business

March 12, 2018

Business leaders from Altria, Ayco, Boeing, EATON, EY, Frito Lay, INROADS, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, Lockheed Martin, L’Oreal, and PwC will join students, faculty, and administration from the Penn State Smeal College of Business on March 29 to discuss business initiatives in diversity at the 19th annual S.T.A.R.T. Conference. 

The conference, organized by Smeal students, kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event is free and open to all Penn State students, staff, and faculty. Attendees should pre-register online. 

S.T.A.R.T. (Striving Toward Awareness & Respect for Tomorrow) is a professional development conference designed to increase awareness in corporate settings. It includes networking opportunities and workshops on diversity, awareness, and corporate initiatives. 

Bernice Ramsey, manager of diversity outreach events and programs at Lockheed Martin, will deliver the morning keynote address at 9:45 a.m. Ramsey graduated from Smeal with a bachelor’s in management and a human resources concentration. 

Angela Guy, senior vice president of diversity & inclusion for L’Oreal USA, will deliver the closing remarks at 12:30 p.m. Guy holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Penn State. 

More information and a list of sponsors can be found online.

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