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  •  Ninth Annual Women in Business Conference Features Keynote Speaker Maddy Dychtwald

    Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 12:50 PM

    Maddy Dychtwald, a nationally recognized author and co-founder of Age Wave, will be the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual Women in Business Conference presented by the Women in Business Network (WIB) of Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business on April 9, 2011 from 9:00AM to 6:00 PM.  The conference will be hosted by Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. at their new location at 130 Holger Way, San Jose, California.

    The theme of this year’s conference is “Be the Change.”  The event will connect you with business professionals who want to embody the change that they want to see in the world and will conclude with a networking reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres.

    Says Adelene Gallego Ramos, WIB President, “Whether you are a seasoned business professional or about to embark on a new career, the 9th Annual Women in Business Conference will give you the tools for success in demand today to be more effective leaders, more inspired individuals and more profitable professionals.  It will give you the power to create change.

    The conference will also include a panel on social entrepreneurship, a strategic networking workshop, and Lunch with the Experts, giving attendees a chance to meet with staff of such companies as Brocade, McAfee, TechCU, and the Winkler Group.  Everybody is invited to attend, including undergraduates, alumni, and also men.  Please contact WIB with any questions at

    Register for the conference here >>
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  •  Women in Business Conference Explores Adaptability, Innovation

    Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010 4:06 PM

    Virgin America Senior Vice President Holly Nelson will address about 250 business professionals on Saturday, April 17, as the keynote speaker for the annual Santa Clara University Women in Business conference. 

    The day-long event begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, Calif., and will include sessions with entrepreneurs, social media marketing specialists, and workplace diversity consultants.

    “With the tumultuous economic cycle we have experienced over the last few years we want to highlight how to thrive in any kind of environment,” said Adelene Gallego Ramos, marketing vice president of Women in Business, a graduate student group in the University’s Leavey School of Business. “Our conference focus on ‘Adaptability and Innovation’ will help business leaders adjust to rapidly changing conditions.”

    The Women in Business conference, in its eighth year, also features presentations by Jeannie Kahwajy, CEO of Effective Interactions, and Julia Hartz, co-founder and president of Eventbrite, as well as Mary Furlong, Dean’s Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Santa Clara University Business School, and Radha Basu, co-founder of Anudip Foundation and managing director of the University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society.

    As an airline industry veteran, keynote speaker Nelson has more than 20 years’ experience in adapting and innovation. She became senior vice president and chief financial officer at Virgin America in April 2009 and is responsible for the new California-based airline’s financial operations, including treasury, tax, procurement and fleet planning. She has served in leadership roles at XOJET, Inc., Eos Airlines, JetBlue, Republic Airlines, and Northwestern Airlines. A Certified Public Accountant, she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair.

    Conference registration and more information about the Women in Business gathering can be found at The event is open to men and women, with many issues relevant to all business people.


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