The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Undergraduate Women in Business student organization hosts the annual Women in Business Conference on Friday, February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aimed at members of the business community, young professionals and students, the conference will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus and includes a luncheon, breakout sessions and a panel discussion with the theme Innovation in Business.
This year’s conference features a keynote by Nebraska alumnus Angie Klein ‘01, vice president of marketing for new product innovation at Verizon. In her role, Klein leads brand and creative strategy for a number of Verizon’s emerging businesses and product solutions, such as over-the-top video, telematics and the Internet of Things. She defines target markets, creates consumer awareness and advocacy, and oversees creative development and agency management. The recipient of the Nebraska Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2011, Klein served as a Nebraska Alumni Master in 2014. Selected as a 2016-17 David Rockefeller Fellow, she is a recognized civic leader in New York City. She also serves on the Lower East Side Girls Club Board of Directors.
“This conference was created to give aspiring and current business women the opportunity to learn and grow. This year's focus on innovation opened the doors to a truly powerful panel of business leaders. We're excited to tackle a topic so crucial to today's business world,” said Libby Gentry, a junior management and computer science major from Leawood, Kansas, who served on the conference planning committee.
Wendy Birdsall ‘82, president of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, opens the conference with a welcome address. A graduate of Nebraska, Birdsall sits on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. She serves on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Bureau of Business Research Advisory Board, Nebraska Dream It Do It and the Community Advisory Council for Lincoln Public Schools. A trustee for Junior Achievement, she was previously director of the American Chamber of Commerce Board.
Conference sponsors include Nelnet, Union Bank & Trust, Ameritas, Talent Plus and the Lincoln Community Foundation.
Registration is $60 and $20 for students. For a full schedule and details on how to register, visit http://cba.unl.edu/cwbc