Club Spotlight: Weatherhead Women in Business
Posted 5.17.06Learn more about the Weatherhead Women in Business speed networking event.
Written by: Christina Freeman, MBA Candidate '07
Weatherhead Women in Business member
GBSA-VP of Student Organizations
On Thursday, April 6th from 6-8 pm, the Weatherhead Women in Business sponsored a final event that culminated a year full of activity. The event was titled “Speed Networking” and it emulated the speed dating concept of having people move quickly into conversations to maximize the number of people that you meet.
The event began as people arrived at the Peter B. Lewis Building in room 103 with appetizers and wine. All student attendees were organized into groups and held rotating conversations with each of the executives present to discuss issues they have encountered through their careers, as well as what they have learned by being a woman in business. Some of the questions that the professionals answered were about their career paths, work-life balance, keys to success, and challenges/opportunities that specifically face women in the workforce. After a short time with the professional at the table, all students moved on to the next table in their rotation.
Among the professional women in attendance were Karen Winton, Group Controller for the Fluid Power Group at Eaton Corporation, Suzanne Seifert, COO of the American Red Cross, Ellen McCabe, Partner at Ernst & Young, Connie Wayne, Manager of Executive Development for Eaton Corporation, and Casey Watson, Campus Manager-University Relations for Eaton Corporation.
Weatherhead Women in Business is designed to allow students the ability to network with women professionals and learn from their experiences. This event was a great success, allowing the students to take valuable advice from the panel and to meet women who are role models in their careers as well as in their personal lives.