Georgetown’s Graduate Women in Business Conference will take place on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. This year, we will be exploring the theme “Reaching New Heights” celebrating women who have left their mark and climbed the corporate ladder in their respective careers. 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


9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:50 am


Fisher Colloquium

Fisher Colloquium


Registration & Breakfast

Opening Keynote Address

  • Susan Levine, Managing Director, Head of North America Private Equity HR & Talent Development, Bain Capital

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:00pm

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

4:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Workshop: Discovering and Leveraging your Core Competencies

  • Professor Christie Nordhielm

Workshop: Navigating Benefits Decisions

Lunch & Lessons Learned from Recent Grads Panel

Afternoon Career Breakout Panels

  • Finance, Marketing, Consulting, & Tech

Coffee & Networking Break

Afternoon Breakouts

Coffee & Networking Break

Keynote Closing Panel: Rising to the Executive Level

Closing Reception & Alumni Reunion

Breakout Classrooms

Fisher Colloquium

Breakout Classrooms

Fisher Colloquium

Breakout Classrooms

Fisher Colloquium

Fisher Colloquium

Hariri Lobby/Patio