LETS CREATE THE FUTURE WE IMAGINE
Women in Business Education invites you to spend three vibrant and exuberant days of inspiring speakers and sessions jam packed with creativity and color.
Join us June 2-4, 2022 at The George Washington University School of Business campus to connect and meet with senior academic women leaders around the globe as we tackle our most wicked problems in business education.
Because it is time to imagine a new way of doing things.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE
Are you ready to connect and convene with senior academic women from around the globe and find innovative solutions to promoting DEI and gender equity in business education? Participants will spark conversations that will challenge, ignite, and promote change.
Deans, associate & assistant deans, administrators, faculty and champions who are ready to think outside the box are invited to come play in our sand box.
It has been too long, and we can't WAIT to see you! #WiBEcreate is planned to be an in-person-only event. Join us to celebrate, learn and connect with each other face to face.
The interactive sessions will be led by top experts in their field, featuring design thinking, experiential learning, creative leadership, strategy and hands-on activities.
LETS CREATE RADICAL CHANGE
More than a conference. An experience.
Business is evolving, and our ways of working are changing.
It is time to try a radical new approach to business education. Bring out the Legos, Play-doh and the paint. Let’s get creative, have the hard conversations, solve difficult problems and find joy in providing new solutions to our greatest barriers.
Because life should be lived in full color.
Thursday, June 2
12:00-6:00pm – Conference Check-in
1:00-2:00 Pre-conference workshops
2:30-3:30 Preconference workshops
4:00pm-6:00pm WiBE Member’s Meeting (member’s only)
6:00-7:00 – WiBE GLOWS Bright, Opening Welcome Reception
Friday, June 3
7:00-8:00 – Morning WiBE Yoga
- Enjoy the sunrise with relaxing yoga in beautiful Washington DC.
9:00-9:15 – Opening Welcome
- Let’s Ignite our movement
9:15-10:30 Keynote Conversation
10:30-11:15- Networking Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 – SPARK Your Creativity Breakout Sessions
12:15-1:30 – Networking Box Lunch
Optional sessions during lunch:
lunch for future deans
lunch for future associate deans
1:30-2:15 – Table Topic Fire Rounds
2:15-2:25 – Short break
2:25-3:15 – Table Topic Fire Rounds
3:15-3:30 – Break
3:30-5:00 – Keynote Closing session
Dinner on your own
Saturday, June 4
7:00-8:00 – WiBE yoga
9:00-12:30 – Post-Conference Creative Problem Solving Workshop
HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Let’s Enjoy Washington DC!
Join us in the heart of the nation’s capital in downtown DC on the campus of The George Washington University.
Visit the Travel Page for more information on hotel, attire and getting around.
After each meeting, I feel energized and very grateful towards these wonderful women who care deeply about higher education in business. They are so inspired and inspiring.
By far the greatest value WiBE provides is the opportunity to have intentional, candid conversations with fellow women deans to address matters/issues we’re all encountering.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in the #WiBEcreate Conference?
Our WiBE Annual Conference is the opportunity to bring all stakeholders together to discuss gender equality and diversity and inclusion in business education. This year we will focus on finding creative solutions to our greatest challenges. All are warmly welcome.
- Men and women in business education
- Private sector partners and related organizations working in higher education
- Those working in higher education fields with an interest in professional development and leadership
- Members and non-members of WiBE
I can't join in -person, is there a hybrid or virtual option?
Right now the plan is to only offer the event in-person. There will not be a hybrid option to join virtually. If health cirucumstances significantly change in the United States and we are no longer able to meet in person, we will plan to move the conference fully virtual during the same time period. We invite you to come meet our members and connect in person.
Can I be a speaker at this event?
We are close to finalizing the agenda and we won’t be able to meet all the interest for session facilitators. However, we are certainly open to hearing about new and innovative programs or research, whether at the summit or WiBE events throughout the year! Please submit your topic idea to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am not at a business school, can I still attend?
Definitely! Whether you are an academic in another field looking for leadership inspiration, in the corporate or private sector looking to engage in higher education, or another stakeholder with a passion for change, you are warmly welcome to join us.
I am a recruiter looking for diverse talent, how can I participate?
We love recruiters! We are happy to have you attend and network with our audience. there will be opportunities to recruiters to exhibit if there is interest, please email email@example.com for more information.
I am interested in membership, can I join?
What is your refund policy?
Your ticket may be fully refunded, minus processing fees, up to 90 days prior to the event start date.
After 90 days prior to the event start date, if you are no longer able to attend, the full amount of your ticket may be used towards a future event for WiBE.
If you are unable to travel for documented sickness, positive COVID 19 test, or are exhibiting COVID 19 related symptoms, a full refund will be made.
You may elect to transfer your conference registration to someone else by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't attend now, can someone else go in my place?
Do you have an alternative option to paying with a credit card?
I plan to register a group, is there a discount?
Yes, there is a discounted rate for groups of five or more. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Do you offer scholarships to attend?
There are a limited number of scholarships available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.