01 Dec 1997

WSA Conference Set for January


"Around It, Through It, Break It! Women Who've Shattered the Glass Ceiling" will be the theme of the 7th Annual Women's Student Association (WSA) Conference, to be held at HBS in Burden Auditorium on Saturday, January 17, 1998. The conference will feature two keynote addresses and fifteen industry-specific breakout sessions on topics ranging from " Leaving Corporate America to Start Your Own Business" to " A Route to the Top - Going Global."

The Women's Student Association is a student-run organization that focuses on career opportunities for women and on providing academic support to HBS students. The annual conference provides a forum for women to explore career opportunities in a variety of industries and to understand the challenges facing women in today's business world.

This year's conference is being produced in partnership with the Committee of 200 (C200), an organization of many of the world's top businesswomen. C200 members own businesses with annual revenues over $10 million or manage corporate divisions with more than $50 million in annual revenues. Members include vice presidents, CEOs, and presidents, many of whom will be featured at the conference as top speakers representing industries such as health care, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, venture capital, and financial services.

Speakers will share their own experiences in becoming corporate leaders and their views on breaking the glass ceiling in their industries. Judith R. Haberkorn (111th AMP), vice president, Consumer Markets, NYNEX Corporation, is cochairing the conference as part of the WSA/C200 partnership. Another of the organization's prominent members, Carolee Friedlander, CEO of Carolee Designs, Inc., will serve as one of the keynote speakers.

The conference is open to HBS graduates.


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