2020 Women in Business Symposium

Saturday, October 3, 2020


The annual Johnson Women in Business (JWiB) Symposium celebrates the strengths of Johnson’s community of business women and allies. The event brings together current MBA students, industry leaders, faculty, alumnae, and prospective women MBAs to connect and listen to one another as they discuss trending topics at the forefront of diversity, inclusion, and women in business.

Attendees will leave the symposium equipped with tools that are essential for future business leaders—and they’ll be empowered as change agents within their own spheres of influence.

Symposium Schedule

October 3, 2020 – Virtual


Welcome & Keynote Address


Empowerment Session #1


Power Break/  Virtual Lunchroom


Empowerment Session #2


Closing Remarks


Virtual Reception – Sage Social Style


Women in Business Symposium Highlights


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"I personally loved meeting all the prospective students my first year volunteering at JWiB, and I especially loved seeing many of them again the following year as they started their MBA journey at Johnson. That is what made me chose to be JWiB Chair in my second year. In my opinion, the best part about JWiB is that it gives prospective students the opportunity to interact with current students and alumni. Throughout the weekend, prospective students are able to get a glimpse into the Johnson culture. This is an opportunity that many candidates don’t get pre-admission and one that many JWiB alumni have cited as the reason they chose Johnson for their MBA. I wish I had known about JWiB when I was applying to business school."

Gina Stella, MBA ’20
Claire Gaut

"JWIB convinced me to go to business school. Coming from a non-traditional background, I wasn’t sure if business school was the right fit for me or if I even had any chance of being accepted. The community at Johnson and JWiB showed me that business school was attainable and was a place where I could thrive. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on my goals and opened up so many doors for what my future career path could look like. Hearing from amazing women leaders about their challenges, growth, and accomplishments was inspirational. Plus it was so much fun! I left the event with new friends and a new plan for what I needed to do to get to Johnson."

Claire Gaut, MBA ‘19