Let’s disrupt what it looks like to lead in business education 

Women in Business Education invites you to join us for three engaging days of inspiring speakers and interactive workshops to uplevel your leadership skills for every stage of your career.
Participate in our movement to change the future of business education and leave behind with actionable solutions of what we all can do to cultivate diverse talent at every level of the recruitment pipeline.

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No more sitting at your desk wondering how to move the needle. Join fellow senior academic leaders, our future leaders and the stakeholders ready to further gender equity and diversity and inclusion in business academia.

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We cordially invite attendees representing business school: 


Looking to connect with their peers and blaze a trail to the top for those to follow

Assoc. Deans Administration

Who want to propel their career growth trajectory


The future aspiring Deans and Associate Deans looking to start leading today

PhD Students

Looking to launch their career and research to the next level

Our Allies & Partners

All those dedicated to gender equity and diversity and inclusion

Three days of diverse and inspiring speakers

from around the globe

Wednesday, October 6

How do leadership qualities shift over the course of one’s academic career and what do you need to do now to prepare for tomorrow.  We’ll look at how we are building leadership skills in academia and we’ll bust through the myths about what it looks like to lead a business school.

Thursday, October 7

 How can we disrupt the traditional roles in business education and ensure that we are a part of any future we make? Leaders in fields such as artificial intelligence, future studies and business academia will discuss how they broke through barriers, and how you can (and will)  too.  The future is bright, lets get you to where you need to go.

Friday, October 8

How are we establishing a diversity enabling infrastructure in our institutions and among our stakeholders?   Creating deep impact across an institution takes allies. These sessions will focus on the connection between allyship and leadership, including male allyship and allyship to women of color to support those on their path to leadership.

Registration to the WiBE Virtual Summit gives you access to:


  • Three full days of interactive sessions: October 6-8, 2021 on a virtual platform designed for networking

  • Participate in inspiring keynotes, roundtables, interactive workshops, networking sessions, and expert panels

  • Exclusive access to recorded sessions for three weeks after the event

  • Network with women on a similar leadership journey and looking to propel their career growth in our Lounge

  • Meet virtually with our exhibitors, sponsors and recruiters seeking the next generation of leadership in business education

  • Discounted WiBE Membership: Full amount of registration fees can be used towards a one year membership.




General Registration: USD $399

Student Discount Rate: $199

 Group Discount! Send 5 or more participants for a 20% discount. 
Use Discount code WIBEGROUP20 in check out
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Three days of inspiring leaders

Wanda Costen

Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

Joanne Li

Chancellor, University of Nebraska Omaha summer 2021)

Barnali Gupta

Edward Jones Dean, Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University

Melanie Ho

Author, Beyond Leaning in: Gender Equity and What Organizations are up Aganist

Special Highlights

Networking Sessions

Throughout the three days attendees will have plenty of opportunities for connection and engagement.  In the Virtual Networking Lounge participants can join different breakout discussion groups, meet with exhibitors or pass along their CV to a recruiter.  For our truly global audience, networking sessions will take place throughout the day, or perhaps even your night!

Can’t Make it live?  Access sessions up to three weeks after the event

Participate in interactive keynotes and workshops led by experts on variety of topics. Sessions will be hybrid, with most live and some sessions pre-recorded. Additional resources and recordings will be available up to three months after the event. 


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 this event?

Our Virtual Summit is the opportunity to bring all stakeholders together to discuss gender equality and diversity and inclusion in business education.  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
I am not based in the United States, will I be able to join live?

The hours of the event will be October 6-8 (New York -EDT) time 8;30am-3:30pm.  However, all sessions will be recorded and available on the platform up to 3 weeks after the event.


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.

I am interested in membership, can I join?

Members receive one complimentary ticket to WiBE Momentum!  To check out all member benefits and determine if you qualify visit