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 Salesforce.com 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
More information is available at::
SCU Leavey School of Business http://scu.edu/business/
SCU MBA Women in Business Network http://www.scu.edu/business/inc/wib/
Women in Business Conference 2012 (speakers, sessions and more) http://www.scu.edu/business/inc/wib/conference/
eBay, 2012 Sponsor of the 10th Annual WIB Conference http://www.ebay.com
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