in Leadership Conference at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business
explores career choices
Ute Frey, Haas School of Business
- Veteran's Day weekend is approaching, but the Haas School
of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is
gearing up for women's weekend.
5th annual Women in Leadership conference, organized entirely
by UC Berkeley MBA students, will take place at the Haas School
on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year's theme
is "Options on Your Future."
one-day event will explore the particular issues women face
in balancing their work, family and personal lives. It aims
to promote the wide variety of career options and lifestyle
choices available to women today through panel discussions,
a networking lunch, and professional skills development workshops.
Pat House, co-founder and executive vice president of Siebel
Systems, from 9:10 to 10 a.m. As executive vice president,
House manages the strategic alliance and marketing communications
efforts of Siebel Systems.
Judy Lichtman, president of the National Partnership for Women
& Families (NPWF), from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Through NPWF, Lichtman
uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in
the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help
women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
discussions will include "Women Entrepreneurs;" "Changing
the World Through Your Work;" "Women in Venture Capital;"
"Personal Finance for Women;" Start Up Fever;" "Traditional
Investments: Women in Traditional Careers;" "Investing in
Foreign Assets: Working Outside Your Home Country;" "Balanced
Success; Risk and Return: Technology Career Choices;" and
"Women in Media."
year's conference is sponsored by FORTUNE magazine, Andersen
Consulting, Ford Motor Co., Johnson & Johnson, PG&E Corp.,
conference is open to the public. Men are encouraged to attend.
The Women in Leadership conference is the longest running
student-run conference at the Haas School. Tickets are available
at the WIL Conference Web site www.wilconference.org.