More than 200 students from 33 high schools attended the Ivy College of Business Young Women in Business Conference on October 16, 2018. Designed for young women in 9th-12th grade, their parents, teachers, and high school counselors, the conference encourages young women to explore majors and careers in business. The day was filled with engaging speakers, a panel discussion, and interactive breakout sessions. Participants came from Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Miriam De Dios Woodward (’04 management and marketing), CEO of PolicyWorks LLC, delivered the keynote address, which was followed by a well-received panel discussion featuring current Ivy students. After the panel discussion, participants chose three breakout sessions led by industry professionals and Ivy faculty and staff.
The conference was sponsored by Principal Financial Group, Hy-Vee, Renewable Energy Group, Sigler, and the Collegiate Women in Business student organization.