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Going Global: Women's Economic Leadership in the 21st Century

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On Friday, October 25, the Undergraduate Program Office and Women’s Leadership Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business co-sponsored their inaugural Women in Business Conference. Women continue to increase their influence in social, political, and economic organizations at the local, national, and global levels in all industries. The focus of this event was to provide a forum for students, alumni, entrepreneurs and professionals from a variety of industries to share knowledge about current events and trends that influence the global economy and impact professional decisions.

Featured speakers included: Melanne Verveer, executive director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security and former U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, U.S. Department of State; Cathy Benko, vice chairman and managing principal, Deloitte LLP; and Suzanne Clark, chief executive officer, Potomac Research Group. An afternoon session also featured Rosemary Kilkenny, Georgetown University’s vice president for institutional diversity and equity, who underscored how women business leaders can overcome challenges in the workforce while embracing diverse business opportunities on both the national and global scale.