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Kellogg Hosts Landmark Global Women’s Summit

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Women now make up more than half of all incoming students to the top U.S. universities, but only a small fraction of those women go on to work as CEOs, board directors, or NGO and government leaders. To start to tackle the problem, next week, Northwestern Kellogg’s School of Management will host the first-ever Global Women’s Summit on May 8th and 9th. The landmark event will bring together more than 800 alumnae, students, guests, and community members to spark meaningful conversations about the roadblocks that women face on their way to the C-suite.

The Global Women’s Summit will be broken down into three areas, or pivot points, which Kellogg believes have the most impact on the career barriers that women face.

  • Launch Track: For women who are just started out their career in their first ten years after college. Sessions include:
    • Ten things to do now to set yourself up for long-term success.
    • Building relationships with intention and value.
  • Mid-Career Track: For women who have ramped up their work responsibilities and outside work commitments. Sessions include:
    • Top three reasons to stay in the game.
    • Succeeding and leading in a biased world.
  • Executive Track: For women who have made it into the upper echelons of their organizations and are either getting ready for the C-suite or are already there. Sessions include:
    • Positioning yourself for a board seat.
    • The likeability dilemma.

The summit schedule will allow women to choose sessions that best fit where they are in their career so that they only attend those workshops and discussions that meet their individual needs. It’s a unique setup that allows women to spend time with other women at similar career stages.

Many incredible speakers will participate in the event, including:

  • Sheryl Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures
  • Carol Lavin Bernick, the CEO of Polished Nickel Capital Management
  • Cindi Bigelow, the president and CEO of Bigelow Tea
  • Ann M. Drake, chairman and CEO of DSC Logistics Inc.
  • Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of World Travel and Tourism Council
  • Full list of speakers here.

To learn more about the Global Women’s Summit head on over to the website. There will also be 14 sessions available to stream live throughout the event.

Kelly Vo
Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and topics related to personal development. She has been working in the MBA space for the past four years in research, interview, and writing roles.