Past Conferences and Events


  • On November 9, 2013, Georgetown’s Annual Conference for Women in Business was held at The McDonough Business School. Guided by a theme of “Leadership Through Influence: Tipping the Balance in Your Favor,” the day included two separate executive keynote speakers, specialized workshop sessions on “Personal Branding” and “Smarter Spending,” an afternoon panel on “Conveying Power,” and introduction and closing remarks by two of our most accomplished female faculty members.
  • On November 30, 2012, Georgetown University hosted its Annual Women in Business Conference, in partnership with GUWLI. The event drew over a hundred participants, including MBA and other graduate students from Georgetown, faculty, staff, alumni, business leaders from the community and prospective students. Attendees learned valuable negotiating and public speaking skills in interactive workshops led by Professor Catherine Tinsley and Adjunct Professor Sara Gershman.
  • In 2004, the institute hosted a New Knowledge You Can Use Forum as a way of engaging academic researchers with a business executive to discuss a topic relating to women in the workplace from their different perspectives of scholarship and experience.
  • In 2003, the institute partnered with the State Department and the Council of Women World Leaders to convene an inaugural meeting of all Ministers of Women’s Affairs worldwide, to discuss issues of women’s education, political voice and economic advancement.
  • In 2002, Georgetown University collaborated with The White House and the U.S. Department of State to facilitate the Helsinki Global Women Business Leaders Summit, putting the University in the forefront of the most recent, salient issues facing women business leaders today.