SWIB 2020 has been canceled due to the recent preventative and proactive protocols mandated by the University. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in March 2021.

2020 Event Agenda (.PDF)

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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 20, 2020.



This conference has been pre-approved for 4.5 PDCs for SHRM recertification.


2020 SWIB Award Winner


Sponsorship Opportunities


Tasha Eurich
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Press Release

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Event Emcee
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Amanda Rabinowitz

Reporter, host and producer, WKSU

2020 Conference Day Outline


2020 Conference Day Outline (.PDF)

 BREAKOUT and session details

Executive MBA Micro Session 10:05 - 10:25

Breakout Session I:

  • Q&A with the Keynote - Dr. Tasha Eurich
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Panel
  • Are you Ready for Gen Z? - Deborah Easton, Communication Skills Consultant

Breakout Session II:

  • Growing your Power as a Leader - Michelle Settecase, EY
  • Frontiers of Corporate Culture & Workplace Practices Panel
  • How to Stay in Touch with your Passions at Every Stage of your Career - Sally Day & Kathy McMullin, Executive Coaches

Breakout Session III:

  • Better Business Communication and the Brain - Jamie Maniloff, General Motors
  • Negotiating with Confidence - Debbie Okey, Career Coach and Speaker

Location & Directions


Kent State Student Center

1075 Risman Drive


Please see the SWIB map for parking and walking directions on campus.



Registration & Sponsorship


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Erin Nunn, Career Services Office Director


SWIB Coordinator, Director
Career Services Office
College of Business Administration