Georgetown’s Graduate Women in Business Conference will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. This year, we will be exploring the theme “Be a Leader. Be a Visionary. Be a Boss. Empowering Women to Drive Change.” where we will do more than simply discuss women’s issues in the workplace, but also provide tangible takeaways for male and female participants alike. Through a series of breakout sessions, we plan to provide an action-based toolkit to empower the next generation of leaders to create a more inclusive workplace, highlighting the benefits of gender-balanced leadership.

The conference has historically hosted over 100 attendees, including top-performing current and prospective MBA students, distinguished alumni, faculty, staff, and local Washington, DC-area business leaders.

Schedule of Events


8:30am - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:50am

10:00am - 10:45am

10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:45am

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:15pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:15pm

2:15pm - 3:15pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm


Fisher Colloquium

Fisher Colloquium

Breakout Classrooms

Fisher & 2nd Floor Lobby

Breakout Classrooms

Fisher Colloquium

Breakout Classrooms

Fisher & 2nd Floor Lobby

Lohrfink Auditorium

Fisher Colloquium


Registration & Breakfast

Keynote Address

  • Jane Miller, President and Chief Operating Officer, Gallup

Leadership Workshop Session I

Coffee and Networking Break

Leadership Workshop Session II

Lunch and Update on Georgetown Task Force on Gender Equity

Jane Aiken, J.D., Task Force Leader, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Visionary Panel Breakout Session

Coffee and Networking Break

Building Diversity at the Top Senior Executive Panel

  • Makeba Clay, Chief Diversity Officer, The Phillips Collection

  • Annette Grimaldi, Managing Director and Head of Life Sciences Investment Banking, BMO Capital Markets

  • Judy Harrison, Senior Vice President of Lending Systems, Navy Federal Credit Union

  • Dr. Michael Wooten, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Closing Reception