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Queer Women @ ROMBA is track at the LGBT MBA Conference dedicated to empowering our LBTQ MBA, professional and prospective student attendees to become leaders both on campus and in the workplace.  A comprehensive block of programming is scheduled from 3:15-7:30pm on Thurs, Oct 2nd with additional events scheduled throughout the conference.

Thurs, Oct 2nd (3:15-7:30pm)
Sponsored by Deloitte

Panel Session: Young Professional Women: Establishing your career as an LBTQ Woman (3:00-4:15PM)

Break Session with Facilitated Networking (4:15-4:45PM)

Panel Session: Women in Leadership: Attaining Longterm Success (4:45-5:45PM)

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Levison (6:00-6:30PM)

Women at ROMBA Mixer (6:30-7:30PM)

Friday, Oct 3rd (Times Misc)

6:00-7:00pm Women & Diversity Networking Reception (Sponsored by Delta Airlines)

Saturday, Oct 4th (Times Misc)

3:30-5:00pm Town Hall: Post-DOMBA Queer

5:15-5:45 Town Hall: A Conversation with Janet Mock

6:00-7:00pm Women's Industry Meetups

10:00-12:00pm Women's After Event

Thurs Oct 2nd Session Descriptions

Panel Session: Young Professional Women: Establishing your career as an LBTQ Woman (3:00-4:15PM)

Establishing yourself professionally is a challenge for any newly minted MBA. As an LBTQ-identifying woman, the early years can be especially difficult to navigate. An intersection between minority identities can mean being subjected to unique challenges. In this session, we’ll explore the intersection of being an LBTQ- and female-identifying young professional. What are the challenges and opportunities your first five years out of your MBA? Learn from the perspectives of a panel of successful women as they share their experiences making the transition to the professional world post-MBA.

Panel Session: Women in Leadership: Attaining Longterm Success (4:45-5:45PM)

Women currently hold 4.8% of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 16.6% of board seats. How are the women at ROMBA going to change this?  In this panel we will meet women who have worked tirelessly to attain senior positions across industries. These women will share transferable lessons learned as they developed their own careers and empower you to dream big about your own longterm goals. We will hear about how these women balanced their career, family and queer identities in the face of challenges and came into leadership positions.

Keynote: Kathy Levinson (6:00-6:30PM)

A highly accomplished operational strategist and philanthropist with three decades of experience, Kathy Levinson has held prominent C-level positions with Fortune 500 corporations including E*TRADE Financial and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Ms. Levinson stepped down as E*TRADE's Chief Operating Officer and President in 2000 in order to start her own foundation and concentrate on her philanthropic and venture capital interests. She was repeatedly named one of the top businesswomen in Silicon Valley by publications such as inter@active Week Online, the San Francisco Business Times, and the Gay Financial Network.  An active supporter of LGBT rights, Kathy Levinson launched the Lesbian Equity Foundation in 2000, a California-based organization that has led a number of social justice campaigns over the past decade. As part of her civil rights work, Ms. Levinson has held prominent positions in the Democratic Party, and was appointed as a co-chair of the National Finance Committee for President Obama's re-election campaign in early 2011. In 2012, she was the first recipient of StartOut’s Pillsbury Winthrop Advocate award and earlier this year, Levinson was named as an honoree of Harvard Business School’s W50, recognizing women leaders from 50 years of women at HBS, who are making an impact through their leadership.


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