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The Spirit of Women in Business Conference is an annual event hosted by the Kent State University College of Business Administration. The conference brings together women from diverse professional backgrounds. 

Last year, more than 250 business professionals, along with undergraduate and graduate students from Northeast Ohio and beyond, attended the event. The day-long conference includes a 60-minute keynote Q&A, as well as three breakout sessions, each with presentation options for attendees to choose from.

This year's conference will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019.

2019 Spirit of Women in Business Conference

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Keynote Speaker

Bonnie St. John

Paralympic Athlete

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Luncheon Keynote

Aileen McManamon

Managing Partner, 5T Sports Group

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2019 Conference Day Outline



8:15 a.m.

Media/VIP Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote Speaker

  • Bonnie St. John, Paralympic Athlete

10 a.m.

Keynote Book Signing

10:30 a.m.

Break Out Session I

11:30 a.m.

Break Out Session II

12:30 p.m.

SWIB Award Luncheon

  • SWIB Award Recipient - Tina Floyd, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Foods, The J.M. Smucker Company

  • Luncheon Keynote - Aileen McManamon, Managing Partner, 5T Sports Group

2 p.m.

Break Out Session III


Location & Directions

  • The 2018 Spirit of Women in Business Conference takes place in the Kent State University Student Center Ballroom, located on the 2nd level of the building.
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Registration & Sponsorship

Interested in attending the event?

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Interested in sponsoring the event? Check out our sponsorship opportunities.

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Erin Nunn, Career Services Office Director

SWIB Coordinator, Director
Career Services Office
College of Business Administration