SOLD OUT! Affinity | Women's Leadership Conference: Power Up!

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6th Annual JHU Women in Business Conference: Power Up!


Ignite your spark of a love of learning, invest in yourself and your goals, and invigorate your sense of creativity. The JHU WIB Conference is packed from start to finish, with value-add interactive sessions, opportunities to explore new ideas, refresh and add to your professional skill sets, and make meaningful connections. Join other dynamic Hopkins alumni for a day focused on YOU!

Spend a full day with a community of inspiring women as we explore transformation and transition in our personal and professional lives through panel presentations, workshops, and hand-on activities.

In addition to the educational agenda, take-aways, networking, breakfast, lunch and - as always - lots of food for thought are all included. Join us and join the conversation #JHUWIB #POWERUP

Learn more about our presenters and workshops:


8:00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast

Welcome, Elena Thompson, Sr. Director Affinity Programs

Networking Activity, Monica Kang, InnovatorsBox

9:30 am 

Keynote Address

Jennifer Walsmith, Vice President, Integrated National Systems (INS)

Northrop Grumman Corporation

10:40 am

Workshop Session I

Choose one of following four workshops:

Unconventional Career Paths: The Road Less Traveled - A Panel Perspective

Executive Leadership: The "C" Circle: Leading with Passion, Powered by Resilience with Jennifer Walsmith

** This session is designed for participants who currently or previously held C-Level or Executive Leadership Positions

Salary Negotiation: Are You Getting What You're Worth?

Presenter: Stacey Lee, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

United State of Women: The Future is Female
Presenters: United State of Women

Click HERE to view details on the workshops.

11:50 am

Mindful Leadership: Creating a Culture of Health & Happiness

Caitlin Magidson, Assistant Director and Career Coach, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

12:30 am

Seated Lunch and Diversity Panel:Gender Equity 


Niyati Shah, MIPP, Senior Gender Advisor & Team Leader, USAID


James Page, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Jeannine Heynes, Director of Women and Gender Resources, Homewood

Mario Macis, Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Phuong Tran, A&S 2004, Alumni Council

Click HERE to view panelist bios.

2 pm 

Workshop Session II

Choose one of following four workshops:

It's Showtime!: How Women Can Increase Their WOW Factor Using Social Media

Presenter: Sherron Washington, CEO, P3Solution

Communicating with Civility

Presenter: Louise Schiavone, Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Transforming Your Career by Rethinking Creativity - Join us for an interactive, playful session on creative thinking to learn the key secrets to how to be creative at work beyond ideation

Presenter: Monica Kang '13, Founder and CEO, InnovatorsBox

Diversity Discussion: A deep dive into the diversity topics initiated during the USOW and Diversity lunch panel on gender equity, transgender health, imposter syndrome, and more

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3:15 pm 

Taking Charge of Your Mental Health    

Jennifer Payne, MD, Director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center

Lauren M. Osborne, MD, Assistant Director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center

3:45 pm

Giving Back: Back on My Feet

4 pm  Closing and Networking Reception