Women in Business Signature Event: The Power of Connections

February 1, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

 

The Belk College Women in Business (WIB) Initiative is hosting a half-day professional development conference for Belk College students and alumni. During the annual signature event, students will connect with alumni and business professionals over a networking luncheon, as well as discover timely insights from the keynote speaker and two breakout sessions, culminating in a Connections Reception where the recipient of the 2019 WIB scholarship will be announced and company representatives will be onsite to share information about their internal womens' networks. 

Space is limited for this exclusive event!

Women in Business Signature Event: The Power of Connections
Friday, February 1, 2019
UNC Charlotte Center City 

320 East 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 

Undergraduate students: Apply now to attend 

Graduate students: Apply now to attend

Alumni:  Registration now open

Conference Schedule: 

12:00 pm   Registration & networking
12:30 pm   Luncheon & keynote speaker 
1:30 pm     Break 
1:45 pm     Breakout Session 1 (Choose from the following options: What are you so afraid of? Harnessing fear for success in negotiations and businessA Seat at the Table: How to Elevate and Excel as a Woman in Busines and A year after #Metoo - Implications for Succession Planning and Leadership Pipelines in Corporations)
2:30 pm     Break
2:45 pm     Breakout Session 2 (Choose from the following options: What are you so afraid of? Harnessing fear for success in negotiations and businessA Seat at the Table: How to Elevate and Excel as a Woman in Busines and A year after #Metoo - Implications for Succession Planning and Leadership Pipelines in Corporations)
3:30 pm     Connections Reception 
4:30 pm     Conference concludes 

Directions to print a complimentary parking pass will be emailed to registrants in advance.

Breakout Session Topics: 

  • What are you so afraid of?  Harnessing fear for success in negotations and business 
  • A seat at the table:  How to elevate and excel as a woman in business
  • A year after #MeToo:  Implications for succession planning and leadership pipelines in corporations 

Keynote Speaker:  Kelly McPhilliamy '89 Finance 

Mrs. McPhilliamy has worked with many industry leaders and disruptors in the consumer and specialty retail sectors. Prior to joining Harris Williams in 2018, Mrs. McPhilliamy spent 15 years at Wells Fargo as managing director and head of Consumer Investment Banking and six years in Morgan Stanley’s Global Retail group and Merrill Lynch’s Financial Sponsors group.

Mrs. McPhilliamy earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She serves on the boards of the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte, Cosmetic Executive Women, and the National Mother’s Day Council.

Mrs. McPhilliamy has received numerous awards including being named a “Mover, Shaker and Money Maker” by Women’s Wear Daily in 2018, recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal for their “Women in Business” awards in 2017, and was named one of “Beauty’s 50 Most Powerful Women” by Women’s Wear Daily in 2015.

View a special video message from keynote Kelly McPhilliamy.

You can learn more about the Belk College's WIB Initiative by visiting womeninbusiness.uncc.edu