UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Deloitte’s Chairman to Keynote UNC Women in Business Conference


The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School will host the 2011 UNC Women in Business Conference on March 25.

This year’s theme, “Reinventing Yourself in a Changing Environment,” aims to highlight how women can evolve to meet the challenges of the changing business environment. Sharon Allen, the chairman of the board of directors at Deloitte LLP, will deliver the keynote speech at the conference.

This annual event has become a highlight for women at the University of North Carolina and in the greater Triangle community.  It brings together students, local business women, faculty, administration and alumnae for networking and professional development.

The conference aims to provide tactical skills and knowledge that will enable women to build or continue strong careers in a weak economy.

Panels at this year’s conference include those focusing on making and defending tough decisions, using emotional intelligence for professional success and entrepreneurship.

As chairman of Deloitte - an organization with almost $11 billion in annual revenue - Allen’s governance responsibilities include leading the efforts of the board to provide oversight and guidance to the management of Deloitte and its subsidiaries.

Sharon’s influence and governance responsibilities extend beyond her U.S. leadership roles. She is a member of the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, where she serves as the U.S. representative on the global governance committee and chairs the global risk committee.

Frequently honored for her contributions to business and community leadership, Sharon was named to Forbeslist ofThe 100 Most Powerful Women in the World” for four consecutive years. Crain’s NY Business cited her as one of the most powerful business women in New York.

Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School is known for experiential learning in leadership and teamwork, superior teaching, innovative research and a collaborative culture. Its commitment to developing socially responsible, results-driven leaders distinguishes its programs, which educate people at every stage of their careers. Its innovative programs prepare business leaders to manage successfully in the global business environment.

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Media contact: Heather Havenstein, heather_havenstein@unc.edu or 919.962.8951.