Community / March 15, 2017

Women Leading Women Forum, March 30

March 30, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business


Now in its sixth year, Women Leading Women is an annual event designed to showcase, celebrate and empower our fearless female alumnae and other women in business. Hosted by the Smith School’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, the moderated one-on-one discussion encourages open dialogue among women in business from the classroom to the C-suite.

This year’s honoree is financial planner and industry leader Marguerita (Rita) Cheng. Cheng, a 1993 Smith School alumna, is founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth in Rockville, Md. She launched her business in 2013 to help families better manage their resources and plan for the future. Her objective? To help her clients reach their life goals.

Women Leading Women is part of an important conversation about closing the gender enrollment gap at business schools and getting more women into the C-suite. The event inspires and challenges attendees to realize and reach their full potential.

“Women Leading Women celebrates the sisterhood of Smith and empowers women to pursue senior leadership roles,” said Sharon Strange Lewis, EMBA ‘05, the Smith School’s senior director of Women and Diversity Programs. “We’re also giving our community a chance to learn from great role models in business.”

The event is complimentary and open to women in the Smith community and beyond. The forum will cap a lineup of month-long activities in celebration of Women’s History Month at Smith.

Join the conversation online at #WLW2017 and #SWM2017.

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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