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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 )

  •  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 >>
    Learn more about the event here >>

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