Archive for February, 2016

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Center for Women & Business Directors Kathy Simione, Judy Gedge and Trish Kelly recently accompanied Quinnipiac students to the “Women Empowering Women” Conference on Saturday, Feb. 6. Sponsored by the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative, the conference focused on empowering future women leaders and emphasized ways to develop necessary skills to succeed, as well as the importance of having a mentor.

“It was wonderful to have the opportunity to learn from such highly respected professional women from around the country and learn about different perspectives,” said Nicole Zaino, a sophomore marketing major.

Students had the opportunity to attend sessions on topics including “Women Empowering Women,” “Overcoming Gender Obstacles,” “Breaking Barriers” and “Changing Careers.”

“I would love to attend more of these insightful conferences and workshops to enrich my knowledge as a woman in a business school,” said Megan Winagle, a freshman international business major.

One of the goals of the Center for Women & Business is to support a climate of inclusion that engages the talent of female leaders and develops the full potential of the female workforce. The Center is excited to provide students with opportunities like the conference to facilitate their professional development. The Center will host a professional development and speed networking opportunity on April 15. Look for details in the coming weeks.


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For 11 School of Business students, Winter Break 2016 was a far-reaching educational experience.

Accompanied by Professor Thomas Coe and Professor Choonsik Lee, the students traveled to Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo, Japan, as part of the SB 360 International Business course.

“The SB 360 trip was full of experiences,” said Professor Coe, associate finance professor and acting department chair. “From traveling across the Pacific to countries never visited, getting to know each other, exploring new cultures and confronting different languages, as well as getting an introduction to different business methods and customs; the time the class spent together was a great experience.”

During the two-week trip, the students had the opportunity to go on many cultural and business visits, including the National Palace Museum of Korea, Reebok Korea, Korea University, IBM, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Imperial Palace grounds.

“Visiting Asia was one of the most impactful experiences of my life,” said Gabriela Gualpa, a senior industrial engineering major. “It gave me an appreciation of a culture I didn’t know much about.”


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