The Women of Isenberg Conference connects current students and faculty with alumnae to build a support network and community of empowerment for collegiate women in business.
- Our Mission
The Isenberg Women in Business Club (WiB), in collaboration with the Undergraduate Programs office, Chase Career Center, Development office, and the support of our first sponsor, Target, successfully launched the Women of Isenberg (WOI) conference. Created to connect current students and alumnae, participants in the conference have the opportunity to share experiences, foster confidence, and discuss challenges and opportunities of being students in the classroom as well as women in the workplace. This event has earned considerable acclaim. Through the generosity of our sponsors, Isenberg students, alumnae, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and industries, connected through their Isenberg roots, participate in continued community building. Our goal is to inspire students to build relationships, gain advice from alumnae, and to provide an opportunity for alumnae to become more involved with their University.
The conference is entirely driven by student planners, and guided by a steering committee of Isenberg staff and alumni. The team envisions a grander, more robust conference year by year; Over the past 5 years the conference has experienced a 255% growth in attendees. By 2018, the team achieved their first ever sold out conference with 440 attendees, including 291 students and 41 speakers.
This year’s WOI Conference will take place at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Registration begins at 7:30am, and our Keynote Speaker will kick off the day at 8:30am. The day will conclude at 3:30pm after our career reception and closing remarks. A snow date for the event will be the following Saturday, March 2, 2018. A cocktail reception will be held the Friday night before the event in the Isenberg School of Management, and is open to all registered speakers, alumni, faculty, and student ambassadors.
Online Registration for the 2019 Conference will begin November 26th, 2018.
Mark your calendars, as guests who register before January 22nd will receive an Early Bird Special of 20% off the regular ticket price of $25.
Held at UMass
The 6th annual conference will be held in the Campus Center Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This on campus venue provides a convenient location for student attendees to gather, and creates an opportunity for alumnae to return to the university and visit their alma mater.
The day long event includes a keynote speaker, 10 different panel discussions, 5 workshops, a career meet and greet with corporate sponsors and a guided networking luncheon.
2019 Student Planning Team
The 2019 Women of Isenberg Conference Planning Committee is composed of eight ambitious students all dedicated to creating a memorable and empowering experience for women in all stages of their career. The student team handles all components of the event planning process, including speaker selection, panel development, venue logistics, and conference communications. The team begins the planning process a year out and meets approximately six hours per week to assure that all aspects of the conference are thoroughly discussed and organized.
Mackensie Wise, President
Senior: Marketing & Sport Managemnet Double Major
Junior: Operations & Information Management Major Psychology Minor
Sam Boardman, VP Marketing
Senior: Marketing & Public Health Double Major
Junior: Finance & Communications Double Major
Rebecca Cooper, VP Sponsorship
Junior: Finance Major Economics & Mandarin Minor
Emma Jopson, VP Operations
Junior: Operations & Information Management Major
Sophomore: Marketing & Sport Managment Double Major, Sociology Minor
Sophomore: Hospitality & Tourism Managment Major
Director of Development
Nefertiti A. Walker
Associate Dean for an Inclusive Organization & Associate Professor
Director of Online Undergrad Programs & Business Development
Academic Advisor Professional Programs