Women in Leadership Conference (WILC) 2019

Women in Leadership Conference (WILC) 2019

by Michigan Business Women - MBA


Thu, 10 Oct 2019, 6:00 PM –

Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 3:30 PM

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Ross School of Business

Ann Arbor, MI United States

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Our 2019 Women in Leadership Conference theme is “Intentional Moments. Authentic Connections”. We envision a conference that connects across generations, companies, and career levels to have thoughtful conversation about what it means to be a woman in business school and the workforce. WILC 2019 will include authentic and inspirational programming from a diverse set of women who are not afraid to speak plainly about their experiences in all facets of life.

We invite all members of the Ross community (current students, alumni, partners, and allies) to attend. We believe the programming around “Intentional Moments. Authentic Connections” will be relevant regardless of where you are in your journey.

This year’s keynote speaker, Ty Haney, is an innovative and inspirational female leader with a mission to “get the world moving”. Haney has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, VOGUE’s Vanguards Young Entrepreneurs, and WWD’s 40 of Tomorrow and we can’t wait to hear what she has to say.

Mimi Huet and Jess McClain are excited to guide this year’s conference, and we invite you to join us for an intentional and authentic day of growth & connection!

For any questions, please reach out to WILCBoard2019@umich.edu.

Dress code: Smart casual (jeans encouraged!)

All ticket sales final

Event Schedule:
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Coffee Chats | Throughout Day | Ross School of Business
Welcome Reception | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | UMMA

Friday, October 11th, 2019
Participant & Sponsor Check-In/Breakfast | 8:45 – 10:00 am | Winter Garden
Event Kick-Off & Welcome | 10:05 – 10:15 am | Robertson Auditorium
Keynote Speech – Ty Haney: CEO of Outdoor Voices | 10:15 – 11:00 am | Robertson Auditorium

Breakout Session #1 | 11:20 am – 12:10 pm
  • Confessions of an Imposter: Navigating Imposter Syndrome at Work
  • Intersectional Allyship: Navigating Power and Privlege in the Workplace
  • Rising Together: Overcoming Obstacles to Female Collaboration
  • Sparking Creativity: Tools to be Entrepreneurial in Today's World
Lunch | 12:20 – 1:20 pm
  • Speakers, Participants, and Sponsors | Tauber Colloquium
  • Prospective Students and Alumni | Blau Colloquium
Breakout Session #2 | 1:30 – 2:20 pm
  • Unconscious Bias: Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover
  • Weighing the Cost of Emotional Labor: Managing Emotions and Experiences
  • We’re All STRONG Women: Design for Your Strengths
Snacks | 2:20 – 2:40 pm | Outside Tauber Colloquium
Closing Keynote – Sava Farah | 2:30 – 3:00 pm | Tauber Colloquium
Closing Remarks and Cocktail Social | 3:00 – 3:30 pm | Tauber Colloquium
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Ross School of Business

Ann Arbor, MI United States

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Jessica McClain

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