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.



Are you ready to connect with senior academics around the globe and find innovative solutions to promoting DEI and gender equity in business education?  Participants will leave ready to spark conversations that will challenge, ignite, and promote change.

DEANS, ASSOC. DEANS, ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY and our 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.
Our interactive sessions will be led by top experts in their field and feature design thinking, experiential learning, creative leadership, strategy and hands-on activities.


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.  So let’s bring out the Legos, Play-doh and the paint. Let’s have the hard conversations, solve difficult problems and have fun finding new solutions to our greatest barriers.


Because life should be lived in full color.

Conference Agenda

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
  • sponsor sessions
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



Let’s Enjoy Washington DC!

Join us in the heart of the nation’s capitol in downtown DC on the campus of the George Washington University.

Stay tuned for updates on logistics and travel.

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.

Anne-Marie Croteau, PhD, CDir

Dean, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

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. 

Wanda M. Costen, PhD

Dean & Professor, MacEwan University

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

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 for more information.

I am interested in membership, can I join?

Members receive discounted tickets to WiBEcreate and the opportunity to attend our member’s only meeting!  To check out all member benefits and determine if you qualify visit or reach out to

Questions?  Reach out to for more information.