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Maguire Empowerment Program for Women Leaders

Maguires Womens Empowerment Summit

The Women’s Empowerment Summit, generously sponsored by the Jamie and Lisa Maguire Empowerment Program for Women Leaders, brings together students and professionals to network and learn together. This day long event features programing and activities designed to teach female students how to succeed in their careers as a woman. Attendees will learn proven, practical strategies to succeeding in all walks of life from bold and barrier breaking women. 

About this year’s event

The 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Summit will be held on Monday, March 9th, from 10am – 6pm, in Behrakis Grand Hall. Join us for workshops on Networking, Self-Care and Wellness, and Yoga and Meditation.

The Keynote Address will be presented by Valerie Gay, the Deputy Director for Audience Engagement and Chief Experience Officer at the Barnes Foundation.

The Wellness panel discussion will feature a conversation with Mother and Daughter Entrepreneurs/Business Leaders, Claudia Timbo of CompanyVoice and Sunny White of Xavier Creative House. 

At 3pm, a special Proving Ground Pop Up featuring female Drexel entrepreneurs will open up in conjunction with a cocktail networking reception, beginning at 4pm

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10:45 am: Opening Remarks, Dean Donna M. De Carolis, PhD. Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: How to Network, interactive workshop, Dana Band

15-minute break

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Luncheon and Interview - Mother/Daughter Entrepreneurs, Claudia Timbo, CEO & President, CompanyVoice, LLC and Sunny White, CEO, Xavier Creative House

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Keynote Address - Arts and Entrepreneurship, Valerie V. Gay, CFP, Creative Solutions Strategist, Soprano, Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer, the Barnes Foundation

15-minute break

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm: Wellness Workshop, Sleep, Thanuja Hamilton, Md, Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Wellness Workshop, Yoga and Meditation, Hally Bayer, owner of Thrive Pilates

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

Join us in the Pop Up shop! 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Stay tuned on StartupTree and via email for more updates!