Tuesday, April 24, 2012
GW Women In Business Spring Conference Draws Big Name Speakers
“The true gift of feminism is choice,” said Princess Yasmine Phalavi to a group of young women Saturday morning in a lecture classroom in Funger Hall. As these women sat in the lecture hall dressed in business attire and ready to take notes from accomplished women leaders, they got a glimpse of the reality women face in the business world.
The GW Women in Business organization hosted their third annual Spring Conference on Saturday in Funger and Duques Hall. Following the theme “Envision. Execute. Engage: A Blueprint for Success,” three prominent speakers, including the founder and Director of the Foundation for the Children of Iran, Princess Yasmin Phalavi, the president of Magnolia Bakery, Bobbie Lloyd, and founder and the chief strategy officer of Gilt Groupe, Alexis Maybank, discussed each segment while numerous panelists supplemented the experience. The conference covered a variety of industries, including: technology, event planning, media, fashion and entrepreneurship.
The media panel featured Dana Bash, who is a Senior Congressional Correspondent for CNN. Discussing the media industry, Bash advised the young women in the room to guard their “reputation and credibility” because “it’s one of the most important things.”
The event was open to GW students and the public and had about two hundred women in attendance.
Along with the large networking opportunities, the conference provided breakfast from Whole Foods, lunch from Chop’t, a copy of Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson’s new book, By Invitation Only, and “swag bags” filled with goodies.
Listen to the WRGW News clip below for more details.