UofL College of Business to host national symposium for women in business


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some of the country’s most influential female business leaders will gather for the East Region Symposium of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) Feb. 22 at the University of Louisville.

    During a time of rapid change in the workplace, the “Leading from the Top” symposium will provide pragmatic skills for women in upper-level management.

    “This symposium is our premier event for empowering and educating female business executives looking for their next step,” said Julie McReynolds, director of operations for NAWMBA. Current and recent MBA graduates are encouraged to attend.

    Keynote speakers include Vanessa Shannon, UofL athletics director of mental performance; Alyssa Murphy, UofL athletics director of student-athlete leadership and development; and Karen Ferguson-Dayes, UofL women’s head soccer coach. A panel discussion about women in leadership will include local businesswomen Dana Bowers and Nikki Jackson, both on the College of Business Board of Advisors, and Lisa Stephens.

    The event will be in the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Online registration is required: $50 students, $75 members and $100 nonmembers. A career fair will be held Feb. 23 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, 830 Phillips Lane.

    The UofL College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate business programs, including specializations in entrepreneurship and equine administration. NAWMBA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has more than 1,000 members in 11 professional chapters and more than 80 collegiate chapters.


    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.