About the Conference
Each year, CWBS organizes a Women's Business Leadership Conference. The conference aims to connect undergraduate students to successful women in a variety of business fields, and to inspire them to achieve their own professional goals in the future. In each of the past twelve years, approximately 200-300 female undergraduate student leaders at Columbia have attended the conference. Through two keynote addresses, career panels, and networking opportunities, conference attendees have the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the most inspiring businesswomen in the corporate world.
2018: It Starts With You
Vice President at Goldman Sachs and COO of the Investment Management Division Black Employee Network
Founder, Katzman Consulting
Panels: Entrepreneurship, Integrating Interruptions, Social Responsibility, The Science Behind Trends
2017: Launch Your Future
Associate Dean & Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School and founder of 37 AngelsChief Marketing Officer of IBM North America
Chief Marketing Officer of IBM North America
Panels: Social Responsibility/Sustainable Development, Globalization, Millennials in the Workforce, and Digital Innovation.
2016: Powered By You
Panels: Sell Side Finance, Buy Side Finance, Consulting, Marketing, Social Enterprise / Entrepreneurship, and Technology
2015: Make Your Mark
Founder and CEO of the Alberleen Group
President of Strategic Partnerships and Global Integration at The Edelman Group
Panels: Sell Side Finance, Buy Side Finance, Consulting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Social Enterprise.
2014: Changing the Game
CEO of Fortune 500 company Ingredion