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  •  Tenth SCU-MBA Women in Business Conference at eBay Breaks Previous Attendance Records

    Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012 12:00 AM

    More than 150 women gathered at eBay in San Jose for the Tenth Annual Women in Business Conference on April 14, “Bridging Inspiration & Achievement,” organized by the Women in Business Network of the Leavey Graduate School of Business at Santa Clara University. Sponsored by eWIT (eBay’s Women in Technology group) and the Winkler Group, this year’s event surpassed last year’s attendance by 27%.

    Keynote speaker Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream opened the day-long event with “Leveraging the Female Advantage to Succeed in the Global Economy” filled with actionable advice for today’s and tomorrow’s women executives about how to leverage their strengths as a woman leader.

    Archambeau’s presentation was followed by eight topic sessions including “Forging a Path to Success” with Tech CU CEO Barbara Kamm, “Achieve Through Curiosity” with HP Networking VP Bethany Mayer, and “Consensus Building, Negotiation & Communication” with NxGen CEO Liz Fetter, Oracle Director Charu Roy and c3PR Principal and founder Mar Junge. The closing keynote was delivered by VP and Deputy General Counsel of eBay’s Technology & Patent Law Emily Ward, who explored key leadership qualities and provided insight on how to overcoming obstacles that can hold women back from achieving greatness. In addition to the sessions and panels, attendees also had the opportunity to socialize with the 15 speakers and other executive women and graduate students at a wine and cheese networking event sponsored by Brocade.

    “We’re grateful to eBay and eWit for donating the facility and putting us in touch with so many inspiring women speakers. Their help enabled us to produce one of the most successful events in the history of our organization,” said Women in Business Network President Melissa Junge.

    Other special guests included PayPal Head of Engineering Monali Jain, who handles community outreach for eWit Community Outreach and is herself an SCU-MBA Alumni and a co- founder of the Women in Business Network in 2002, and Senior Assistant Dean of Santa Clara University School of Business Elizabeth Ford.

    Contact: Melissa Junge
    Twitter @SCU_WIB

    More information is available at::
    SCU Leavey School of Business
    SCU MBA Women in Business Network
    Women in Business Conference 2012 (speakers, sessions and more)
    eBay, 2012 Sponsor of the 10th Annual WIB Conference
    (Twitter #WIBCON2012 )

  •  Conference to Gather Top Minds in Corporate Social Responsibility & Socially Responsible Investing

    Tuesday, May. 4, 2010 4:55 PM

    Some of the nation’s top experts in corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing will gather May 14 and 15 at Santa Clara University, to discuss the benefits of elevating ethical values for corporations and investors.
    The conference, titled “The Value of Values: Social Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility,” will be held Fri., May 14 (from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and Sat., May 15 (from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m), in Lucas Hall at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA.

    “The Value of Values” conference is the signature event of the Santa Clara Initiative for Financial Innovation and Risk Management (SCIFIRM), a multiyear project focused on ethical financial innovation and responsible risk management. SCIFIRM was formed after the international financial crisis that began in late 2008, as an effort to leverage SCU’s institutional expertise in areas such as behavioral finance, risk management, and private equity with the University’s focus on ethics, justice, and compassion.

    Seating is limited to 100 participants and a block of seats has been set aside for the general public and financial practitioners. Tickets are $300 and include all conference meals and materials. More information and the link to online registration is found at

    A rare lineup of speakers from North America and Europe is scheduled to attend and present results of their research at the conference. For instance, three of the four authors of industry papers demonstrating long-term performance benefits from socially responsible investing will be on hand to discuss their research.
    “Since the financial meltdown, more and more companies and individuals are realizing that promoting responsible behavior is integral to good business and investing choices,” said Sanjiv Das, chair of the department of finance at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business and a director of SCIFIRM. “This conference will give SCU students and industry leaders alike the chance to hear what the top minds in values-based finance have to say.”

    Speakers will include corporate social responsibility experts Brad Barber of UC Davis, and Kellie McElhaney of UC Berkeley, as well as behavioral finance pioneers Hersh Shefrin and Meir Statman of Santa Clara University. A full list of speakers can be found at

    Topics to be covered at the event include Is Good Governance Valuable?; Just Good Business: CSR in Practice; and Impact Investing and Behavioral Finance.  A full agenda is available at

    Media Contact:
    Deborah Lohse | SCU Assistant Media Relations Director | 408-554-5121 |



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