It's Raining Women

November 30th, 2009 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

women and diversity

First of all, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and you are feeling as full as I am. My family apparently does not believe in a low fat Thanksgiving, since my cousin cooks not one, not two, but yes folks THREE types of fried turkey. Needless to say, gorging myself on Thursday was totally delicious and worth it! (take that, snug pants)

This week I am gearing up for a really exciting event that I am helping to put together for prospective Women MBA students. On Saturday December 5th, 2009 at 9:30am, all female prospective full-time MBA students are welcome to attend the Robert H. Smith Women & the MBA Workshop. The event is sponsored by the Smith Association of Women MBAs, one of the great clubs we have here at Smith.  See below for my little marketing blurb about the event as well as the link to the page where you can sign up for the event:

As a professional woman, you work hard to achieve great success in a man’s business world. If you are considering taking your career to the next level, a Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA will take you there. We know that researching business school programs can be overwhelming with your busy life, so we have tailored a special event for you to understand how the Smith MBA program is suited to fit your needs.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Joyce Russell, a professor at the Smith MBA program, will be discussing the importance of Taking Charge of your Career: Negotiation Strategies for Women. Dr. Russell is a licensed Industrial and Organizational Psychologist and has over 20 years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations. Her expertise is primarily in the areas of leadership and management development, negotiation tactics, executive coaching, training, career development, and work teams.

Other exciting opportunities you will have at the workshop include:

•Listening and asking questions to a panel of women students and alumni about the myths of being in the business world, especially as a woman.

•Learning about the unique business education and community that are both offered through the Smith MBA program.

•Meeting and networking with other prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty and staff during breakfast and lunch as well as throughout the day.

Hope to see you all there!  http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/mba/events/2009/WomenMBA.aspx

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