Events & Meetings for Women in Business
2012-2013 Past Events
February 2012, Women in Business sponsored a special event featuring four incredible women, who discussed their past and present experience with being an entrepreneur. All four women came from different and various business backgrounds, which helped students of various majors and business concentrations get a better insight to the different sectors of the business world. Not only did these women share their stories of success, but they also shared their hardships and realities they faced when they first started their business.
Personal Finance Speaker
March 2012 Women in Business invited, alumna Sherry Auble, to speak about how college students should finance their money while in college, in order to financially secure themselves when they graduate.
Lunch Discussion with Sinikka Laitamaki
April of 2012, Women in Business hosted an informal lunch discussion with Sinikka Laitamaki, an Award-Winning, Globally Experienced HR, OD and Talent Development Executive, M.S., M.Ed, who spoke about her incredible journey.
Nielsen Networking Event:
September 20th, 2012 - Women in Business hosted our past president, Allison Walker ’10, to talk to more about various internship and job opportunities available at Nielsen, the global leader in marketing measurement information, who she currently works for. Students had the opportunity to network with Nielsen employees during a two-day event and a reception we hosted.
October 25th 2012 - Women in Business hosted the Fullbridge Program, an independent program designed to help students transition from college to the demands of the workplace. Students had the opportunity to listen to first-hand accounts of Fullbridge professionals, their career paths, challenges and lessons that they learned during their personal experiences.
Speaker Matt Rubins was a general partner at M/C Venture Partners for 10 years, during which he managed $1.2 billion. He has worked as an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette, was a founder of the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Technology Group, and currently serves on the Cornell University Trustee Council. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS-Engineering in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell. Matt is a Managing Director at Fullbridge.
Michelle Jones Energy Talk:
October 13, 2012 - Women in Business introduced Michelle Jones, Energy Manager at Ithaca College. Michelle discussed her career and valuable advice regarding sustainability in business and its importance in the economy. She talked about how she became successful in a traditionally male dominated career and also shared with Women in Business members the personal skills that are most utilized to achieve success in any career path.
November 8, 2012 - Each semester Women in Business holds a fundraiser to raise funds for our organization and events. Women in Business partnered up with Yogurtland, a local frozen yogurt shop in Ithaca to receive 20% of each purchase that was made that day.