Sat, Mar 7, 2020

9:30 AM – 6 PM CST (GMT-6)

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Gleacher Center 600 & 650


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2020 Theme = #EachforEqual

As emerging business leaders, the women of Chicago Booth are curious, analytical, collaborative, and bold. GWB believes this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme, #EachforEqual, is an important focus for women and men alike.

Equality is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

An equal world is an enabled world. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world.

The race is on for the gender-equal boardroom, a gender-equal government, gender-equal media coverage, gender-equal workplaces, gender-equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth ... so let's make it happen. Let's be #EachforEqual

More on this year’s message at

Our conference will include 3 breakout sessions, a lunch session, and evening reception. The space can accommodate up to 200 attendees, and registration is open to all current and prospective Chicago Booth students and alumni who have an interest in advancing equality in the business world and beyond.

Topics will span professional and personal development, and we are actively recruiting speakers and panelists who have a passion for the intersection of women and business.

Event Agenda:

Registration | 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session | 10:15 a.m.

Welcome, Where We’ve Been & Where We Are Headed: GWB Co-Chairs 

Morning Breakouts | 10:45 a.m.

Session 1: Chart Your Path Panel: Geetha Knauf, '11 Global Marketing Chief of Staff at Motorola, Christine Corrales, '97 Director at BP and Jody LaVoie CEO of YEA! Chicago & Female Strong

Session 2: Being a Force for Change Panel: Alice Thompson, '17 COO at Home Chef, Alaina Anderson, '06 Partner Portfolio Manager at William Blair & Company, and Lotika Pai, '08 Managing Director Access to Capital at Women's Business Development Center 

Lunch | 12:00 p.m.

Keynote | 12:15 p.m

Search Inside Yourself: Stephanie Klein, ‘91 Executive Leadership Coach

Early Afternoon Breakouts | 1:30 p.m.

Session 1: Allyship Workshop: Andy Swindler, Founder of Lead From Love
Session 1: Inclusive Language Workshop: Melanie Munoz, Senior D&I Consultant at Kaleidoscope Group

Mid Afternoon Breakouts | 3:00 p.m. 

Session 2: Meditation: Your Secret Weapon: Maria Campillo, Leadership Development at Chicago Booth  
Session 2: Turn Vision into Reality: CEO Fireside Chat with Christine Deehring, CEO of Bump Boxes and Chelsie Patterson, '19 CEO/Co-Founder of Memento 

Networking & Happy Hour | 4:30 p.m.

Annie | Bryttie | Julie | Lauren | Taylor
Co-Chairs, Graduate Women in Business

What if I have class or cannot make it for the full day? Don't worry! Your ticket gives you access to any part of the conference and students with class are encouraged to attend the lunch keynote & evening gathering.

What if I am not a GWB member, can I still attend? Absolutely, all are welcome to attend as the topic of inclusion is important to everyone in the workplace.

What does my ticket cost cover?
Lunch, frosty beverages, a day full of impactul speakers/workshops, headshot, booth swag & entry for the raffle



Students should never miss class to attend optional programming. The Deans’ Office will not support requests for absences due to participation on a trek, event, conference, or trip as excused
Food Provided (We will be providing food for lunch and a happy hour.)


Gleacher Center 600 & 650


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Co-hosted with: Booth Public Speaking Club (E/W), Chicago Women in Business (FT)

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