Simmons Students Network with Influential Women Leaders

March 27, 2018

Business School students Lizzy Eddy, '18, Zoe Eckert, '18, Valarie Frost, '18, Kayla Humel, '18 and Molly MacDonald, '18

School of Business Liaison Club attends the 27th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference.

On Saturday, February 24, the Simmons School of Business Liaison Club attended the 27th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference at Harvard Business School (HBS). Faculty advisor, Cynthia Ingols, encouraged students to attend and learn from women leaders of major corporations. 

The theme of this year’s conference was "Your Story: Redefined," featuring women at various stages of their careers. Speakers shared how they navigated their professional and personal journeys. The HBS program attracted about 1,000 women and gave students the opportunity to network with women in a variety of industries.

Speakers and panelists encompassed a diverse range of organizations, industries, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. They shared their successes and failures, with the goal of helping current and future generations of female business leaders envision their own paths to success. By engaging with the stories of other women, attendees were empowered to redefine their own definition of success. 

Many thanks to alumna Gretchen Fox ’87SM for sponsoring 16 students to attend the HBS Conference. These students were thrilled for the opportunity to hear the three memorable keynote speakers: Alison Wagonfeld, VP Marketing and CMO of Google Cloud; Adena Friedman, President and CEO of NASDAQ; and Sarah Lafleur, Founder and CEO of MM.LaFleur.

Visit the Business Liaison's events form for more information on upcoming opportunities.

Pictured above: Lizzy Eddy '18, Zoe Eckert '18, Valarie Frost '18, Kayla Humel '18 and Molly McDonald '18.