UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Connecting Women in Atlanta


Close to 50 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumnae recently gathered at the home of Dana Halberg (MBA ’80) in Atlanta for a networking event designed to bring together recent female graduates of the school with established alumnae in the area. Attendees represented all Kenan-Flagler degree programs.

Featured speaker at the event was Gail Evans, former executive vice president of CNN and author of The New York Times bestseller Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn.

According to Evans, “Business is indeed a game, and like any game, there are rules to playing well. For the most part, women don’t know them.” Evans’ book reveals the secrets to the playbook of success and teaches women at all levels of the organization how to play the game of business to their advantage.

The event, held on October 12, was hosted by Halberg and organized by Tara Flickinger (MBA ’11) and Rachel McNassor, director of development for the Atlanta area. The following host committee members provided event support and helped encourage attendance of younger graduates in the Atlanta area:

Barbara Coats (BSBA ‘82)
Amy Conlee (BSBA ‘75)
Ann Cox (BSBA ‘80 & JD ‘85)
Debbie Ellis (MBA ‘75)
Tara Flickinger (MBA ’11)
Julia Grumbles (BA ‘75)
Dana Halberg (MBA ‘80)
Nancy Millett (BSBA ‘83)
Anna Wilds (MBA ‘89)

“I didn’t realize how many female Kenan-Flagler alumnae live and work in and around Atlanta,” said Flickinger, who is also a member of the school’s Alumni Council. “The event was a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with Tar Heel women in a variety of industries and different stages of their careers.”