Celebrate powerful women at UA’s inaugural Women in Business Conference and Recognition Dinner, March 25-26—get tickets now

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Calling all women! Come together to learn more about advancing your career from influential professionals at the inaugural Women in Business Conference and Recognition Dinner, held by Culverhouse College of Business Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Read on for details.

Unlock your potential

If you’re looking for an inspiring event where you can network with accomplished women professionals and learn more about advancing your career, you’re in the right place.

The Culverhouse College of Business Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is holding UA’s 1st ever Women in Business Conference and Recognition Dinner from March 25-26. Over the weekend, the conference will feature topics and perspectives to benefit women at all career levels, including sessions on:

  • answering personal questions in interviews
  • entrepreneurship
  • getting the most out of personality assessment tools
  • handling gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • pioneering in a unique career space
  • the art of networking and branding

and much more.

Plus, the conference will feature an overview of the Culverhouse Women’s Initiative by Dr. James King, Culverhouse Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and a panel of Culverhouse professors showcasing the implications of research on women in leadership.

“We have so many highly accomplished alumnae who should be highlighted and celebrated. I believe that them sharing their knowledge and wisdom with each other, and with our current students, is of great benefit to them, our college and beyond.”

Dr. James King, Associate Dean, Culverhouse Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Check out the full conference schedule here.

Recognition Dinner

In addition to the conference, the college will host the Culverhouse Women’s Leadership Initiative Recognition Dinner, which will highlight the professional and societal contributions of exemplary alumnae of the Culverhouse College of Business.

The 2022 honorees are Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Kathryn Hornsby and Sherrie LeMier-Potts.

They will share about their careers during a conversation moderated by our very own, Cindy Martin, founder and president of Bham Now, The Bama Buzz and Hville Blast and former president of the Alabama Media Group.

You can buy tickets to the dinner and conference here.

Meet the honorees

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham is a retired three-star US Army general from Troy, Alabama with over 38 years of service. She has been a trailblazer, serving as the first woman to hold numerous positions as a General Officer.

She graduated from Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate from UA in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration. Additionally, she has a master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in National Security Strategy and Resources from the National Defense University.

Kathryn Hornsby

Kathryn Hornsby is a retired Managing Director from Citi after a career of 33 years. She held global leadership roles supporting corporate, financial and government institutions in service, operations, technology, consulting and implementation.

Kathryn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business and served as the Executive-in-Residence at the Culverhouse College of Business from 2005-2011. She has also been a member of the Board of Visitors since 2011, and served on the Executive Committee from 2012-2021.

Sherrie LeMier-Potts

Sherrie LeMier-Potts graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business and also received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

She recently retired after serving as Controller and Chief Financial Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama for 31 years. She is a member of the Culverhouse Student Enrichment Committee to place students with corporations for internships and co-ops, and serves on the Board of Visitors.

Secure your tickets today

Tickets for the dinner and conference may be purchased on the Culverhouse DEI website. Admission for UA Students is discounted!

Proceeds from both events will support the Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Minerva Summer Program, a week-long residential camp for young women interested in business.

Find a full list of event details here.

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