Alverno College will host a forum during National Women’s Business Week that celebrates the contributions and the advancements women have made to the workplace. A panel of distinguished speakers will share their experiences, reflect on the strengths and experiences women to bring to business, and address the challenges that many women still face today. They will also provide tips for women, whether they are just getting into business, planning to advance, or want to have it all. The panelists will also examine the psyche of businesswomen and what makes each of them tick.
- Jessie Leonard, associate director of the Women’s Business Development Center in Milwaukee
- Jennifer Phipps, OR Business Manager at Sisters of St. Mary (SSM) Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison
- Susan Phipps, Human Resources Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Adonica Randall, President and Chief Problem Solver at Abaxent LLC and professor emerita at Alverno College
The Alverno Forum series seeks to join community leaders in discussing cutting-edge topics that have a daily impact on the lives of people in our community and beyond. The first discussion in this year’s series takes place on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bucyrus Conference Center inside the Sister Joel Read Center. The Alverno Forum series is free and open to the public. For more details, please visit our website at http://www.alverno.edu/forum/.
This Alverno Forum is sponsored by the Alverno College School of Professional Studies, Business Division and supported by Abaxent and Women’s Business Development Center.
About Alverno College
Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy and business are open to women and men.
A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For the past two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.
Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.