Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub


Women's Leadership Forum 2019


Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton speaking at our 2019 Women's Leadership Forum.

Our first annual Womens' Leadership Forum brought together experts from across the spectrum to discuss the challenges women face in today's workforce, regardless of industry or background.

Featured Speakers 

Ann Bezbatchenko Talbot
Senior Assistant Dean, Enrollment Strategy
Loyola's School of Law
Carla Curtsinger (emcee)
Speaker, writer, executive coach
Carol Fitzgibbons
Adjunct Faculty, Leadership
Loyola University Chicago
Jennifer J. Griffin
Professor, Business Ethics and Strategy
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Seth Heape
SVP, HR and Corporate Culture
MB Financial Bank
April Lane Schuster
Clinical Prof. of Entrepreneurship
Loyola University Chicago
Pam McCoy
Associate Dean
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Carolyn Kmet
Senior Lecturer
Loyola University Chicago
Patricia Pippert
Adjunct Faculty
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business
Juliana Stratton
Lt. Governor
State of Illinois
Winifred Williams
VP of HR and Chief Diversity Officer
Loyola University Chicago


Check in and Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Caltagirone, Founding Director, Loyola Business Leadership Hub
Colleen Reaney, Director, Executive Education
Roundtable Discussion
Having a Voice in the Workplace
Dr. Winifred Williams, VP of HR and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Loyola
Breakout Session A
Using Emotions to Effectively Lead Others
Patricia Pippert, Adjunct Faculty, Loyola

Breakout Session B
What is an Employee Resource Group?
Seth Heape, SVP of HR and Corporate Culture, MB Financial

Breakout Session C
Mentoring the Next Generation
Dr. Pam McCoy, Associate Dean, Quinlan School of Business
Network Luncheon
Kevin Stevens, Dean, Quinlan School of Business
Breakout Session A
Imposter Syndrome
Carolyn Tang Kmet, Senior Lecturer, Loyola

Breakout Session B
Side Hustle
April Lane, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Loyola
Breakout Session A
Unapologetic About Your Expertise
Ann Bezbatchenko Talbot, Senior Assistant Dean of Enrollment Strategy, Loyola's School of Law

Breakout Session B
Advocacy in the Workplace
Speaker info coming soon
Afternoon Keynote
Speaker info coming soon
Closing Remarks
Colleen Reaney, Director, Executive Education 

Event Details

Date Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location Wintrust Hall, Quinlan School of Business
16 E. Pearson St., Chicago

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