The 14th Annual Women in Business Leadership Conference will take place on April 9th, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. virtually over Zoom It is a one-day conference open to all MSU students free of charge! Registration is now open. Students who register by Friday March 26, 2021 will receive a gift in the mail. Registration will remain open until April 9.
This year’s theme for the conference is Map to Success. The WBSA executive board selected this theme to encourage students to find their path to success and recognize that now is the time to act. Starting early is necessary in order to have a vast majority of opportunities, greater role responsibility, and a more significant influence on others. Dow Chemical, EY, and Google will present workshops during the conference on Empowerment in the Workplace, Working Under Pressure, and Branding Yourself as a Leader. Additionally, there will be a panel of young MSU alumni to share their experiences and answer questions regarding their experience transitioning from college to the workplace. This year, our Keynote Speaker will be Beth Nicholas, Vice President of Finance – Packaging & Specialty Plastics at Dow Chemical Company. “Map to Success” involves recognizing the significance of taking action early and providing a good foundation for future success. The journey towards achieving continued success requires thought and action early, all helping determine which paths you would like to travel in your career.
1) Branding Yourself as a Leader – DOW
2) Working Under Pressure – EY
3) Empowerment in the Workplace – Google
I found this to be an incredibly great experience. As a part of the conference, we got to meet past E-board members, and hear how WBSA had helped them succeed in the professional world. From this event, I met a past E-board member who has helped me connect with the company she works for and even set up an office visit back in my hometown. She has given me great professional advice and has become someone I can look up to. – Maria Kosukha
3:00 – 3:05pm: introduction
3:05 – 3:25pm: keynote
3:25 – 3:55pm: breakout 1
3:55 – 4:25pm: breakout 2
4:25 – 4:40pm: break
4:45 – 5:15pm: breakout 3
5:15 – 6:15pm: alumni panel
6:15 – 6:30pm: closing remarks (if you stay till the end, dinner is on WBSA)