UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Carolina Women in Business hosts conference


Carolina Women in Business will host its annual conference on March 22 at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The theme of the conference is “Unlock Your Potential: Creating Opportunities with Impact.” The day-long conference is open to the all UNC students, alumni and the community. Carolina Women in Business will donate a portion of ticket sales to Women for Women International, which supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance.

Panels will address international women in business, women’s experiences in corporate boardrooms, and workplace wellness. Workshops will teach conference participants how to improve their negotiation skills, develop wellness plans and achieve life goals.

Keynote speakers include:
• Afshan Khan, president and chief executive officer, Women for Women International
• Cynthia Hougum, general manager operations, global supply chain life sciences North America, GE Healthcare

In addition to its annual conference, CWIB will host concurrently the Forte Foundation Career Launch, which is designed to provide information to undergraduate women about how business knowledge can advance their academic, professional and societal goals. It is open to all undergraduate students at area universities.

Sponsors of the Carolina Women in Business conference are Deloitte, Liberty Mutual, ExxonMobil, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Humana, Wells Faro Securities, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Vanguard, Direct Supply and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

To learn more and register, visit http://cwibconference2013.com/.