There is a magic that happens when you bring women from around the world together in this phenomenal network. Still contemplating whether to join us at #WiBEFuture? Check out my top 5 reasons to join us below.—Lisa Leander, Founder & CEO
#1 Keep your edge sharp with cutting-edge insights at WIBE Future
The Women in BizEd Annual Conference provides attendees with the latest and most innovative insights on business education, technology, and women’s leadership. You’ll be exposed to groundbreaking ideas and strategies that can help you stay ahead of the curve.
Agenda highlight: Hear from Cia Parker, DEI Champion in the tech industry and Director of Engineering & Operations at T-Mobile and Xiao Cai, Director of Data Science at AstrumU in our Keynote Conversation: Paving the Way: Women at the Forefront of HigherEd and Tech.
What our participants say:
“The women I’ve met through WiBE have been inspiring and have provided excellent advice and guidance on some of the difficult decisions and choices that come across my desk.”
—Courtney Hatch, Associate Dean of Faculty, Butler University Lacy School of Business
#2 Connect, collaborate, and expand your network with our phenomenal network
The WiBE conference attracts leading thinkers and influencers in the business and technology world. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain new perspectives on the future of business and technology. We bring together a diverse group of professionals from all levels of leadership with the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, leaders and industry experts.
Agenda Highlight: Leading AI expert, author and futurist Dr. Andree Bates will open the conference with an engaging conversation on the transformative power of AI and how it can shape a world of innovation and progress.
“WiBE is a great investment. At the same time it is an opportunity to mentor and encourage other women in business education leadership. “–Emmeline de Pillis, Dean, College of Business and Public Management, University of La Verne
#3 Get hands-on and gain practical knowledge at WIBE Future workshops and sessions, and optional site visits
Participants will learn insights from our engaging firestarter conversations, table topics and innovation labs. Or you can meet your new mentor during our peer mentoring walk through San Jose State University. Come discover the innovative space at the optional site visit to the newly launched tower of Adobe Headquarters. The #WiBEFuture agenda is chock full of inspiration.
“I absolutely LOVED MOMENTUM!!! The speakers, the interactions, the collegiality and the showcasing of women leaders was incredible!” –Andrea Everard, Professor of Management Information Systems, University of Delaware Lerner College of Business & Economics
#4 Discover the future of business and technology with emerging tech and innovation
With our opening innovation labs featuring new technology and inspiring ideas, along with our interactive table topic discussions, you won’t be bored! During our immersive museum experience you will explore the Tech Interactive Museum while gaining insights into business education from your small groups.
Agenda Highlight: Embark on a journey of endless possibilities as we discover how to lead for the next generation by harnessing our own strategic foresight with Futurist Shah Shahfari in our closing keynote.
“After every meeting, I leave with some takeaway that I am able to immediately use or confirmation that I am on the right track with a process or thought. I would encourage any female, whether faculty or administer, to join this network of amazing women!”–Monica Smith, Assistant Dean, Richards College of Business at University of West Georgia
#5 Elevate your career and professional growth
The conference offers opportunities for professional development and career advancement, whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills or explore new leadership career growth paths. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with mentors and peers who can provide guidance and support in your career journey.
Whether you are connecting over a cocktail during our networking rooftop dinner, or learning from one of our table topic discussion facilitators, you will be surrounded by inspiration for what is next.
“I can share my wins and challenges and know that others are able to relate and share their methods for addressing challenges that are new to me and they successfully navigated. On the flip side, I find a group of energetic, powerful leaders who are humble and open to my ideas as well as sharing what they know and have experienced.” –Shari Plantz-Masters, Academic Dean,Anderson College of Business and Computing Regis University
“WiBE has been one of the best decisions I have made. The connections you will make, and the perspectives and insights you will gain from other WiBE members will become invaluable tools in your toolbox that will help you navigate your journey through academia.”
—Andrea Everard, Professor of Management Information Systems, University of Delaware Lerner College of Business & Economics