Senior VP of Fleishman-Hillard speaks at Sixth Annual Georgetown MBA Women in Business Forum

January 15, 2008

The Sixth Annual Georgetown MBA Women in Business Forum was held Friday, January 11, 2008 at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. The event was attended by a large number of potential new MBA students. The day-long event featured a number of speakers and provided a glimpse into what the McDonough School has to offer including its unique student organizations, excellent academics and substantial MBA networking opportunities.

Kathy Baird, Senior Vice President of public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard and a 2004 graduate of the program, was the featured speaker. Baird provided valuable career insights to the group by discussing her own professional experience and explaining how getting an MBA helped build her professional confidence.

"For me, with the Georgetown MBA, I was able to put my experience into reality. There was something different about the way I spoke, the way I carried myself, and people at work started noticing," said Baird, "[Now] I learned I can conquer the things that I fear, and accomplish the things I think I thought I could never do -- I learned that all from Georgetown."

Baird also brought words of advice and wisdom from her fellow female classmates, reminding the women in attendance that it is possible to balance work, a family and school while still being phenomenally successful.

"I can tell you I'm better at realizing my priorities and limitations, now that I have the Georgetown MBA." Baird added.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit