Women in Business

College of the Holy Cross



WIB is proud to host Nalani Ramos Ruiz '21, senior contracts analyst at Raytheon, who studied Sociology and earned a Certificate in Business Fundamentals during her time on the Hill. 



Christine Anderson '99, Global Head of Corporate Affairs and Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, was a political science major during her time on the Hill.  She will share how her liberal arts education connects to the work she is doing with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues during an interview with Dean Michele Murray, Senior Vice President for Student Development and Mission Dean of Students at the College.

1:1 Coaching @ WIB Conference

Sign up for a 30-minute coaching session with executive coach Maura Sweeney '07, Director of Alumni Career and Professional Development. Bring your questions! The time is yours to talk about whatever is on your mind.

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NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, NETWORK effectively and strategically, and PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more!


Meet the Student Organizing Committee, starting with our senior co-chairs:

Committee Members: Katie Browne '25, Ariana Clark '25, Caitlyn Fox '25, Ellen O'Leary '25, Tess Breslin '26, Caroline Crowdell '26, Maria DiFilippo '26, Elizabeth Palmieri '26

WIB Contact: hcwib@holycross.edu

Applications open every fall to students who attend the conference, with the intention of accepting four students per class year.  Applicants must submit a resume and complete an interview prior to acceptance. 

Women in Business Advisor

Cassie Gevry, Associate Director of the Business Certificate Programs
Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society
College of the Holy Cross

E: cgevry@holycross.edu   P: 508-793-3502

SAVE THE DATE: The 18th annual CONFERENCE on Saturday, November 4, 2023


Co-Chairs: Lauren Colby '23,  Ariana Clark '25, Julie Kreymborg ’25 & Anna Fraschilla ’23

Contact: hcwib@holycross.edu

Join the Club: The annual Holy Cross Women in Business Conference has expanded to create a year-round network! Join us to explore industries, become business savvy, and gain the confidence to succeed! Meetings are event-based. 



On Wednesday, March 15 the WIB Club hosted Fiona Boyle '21, financial reporting analyst at Mirador, who shared her thoughts on succeeding as a female in the finance industry.  

Mission-Driven Podcast

Conversations with alumni who are leveraging their Holy Cross education to make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Some recent episodes include interviews with Catherine Cote '18, Maura Fredey '19 P25 and more!

Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference Shatters Attendance Record With Virtual Format

The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives.

Networking & Collaboration: WIB and Dress for Success Story

The WIB student committee organized a meeting with the local Worcester Dress for Success organization to learn more about their goals and ways to support women during the pandemic. 


WIB on youtube

Check out the Women in Business YouTube playlist on the Ciocca Center's page. From breakout sessions and speakers at the conference, to alumnae interview advice and more.

Virtual Library

The Dinand Library has organized a virtual book display for current students who wish to read about women in the workplace, discover various resources and research methods.  Students can make an appointment with a librarian to learn more. 


The Women in Business newsletter is a quarterly email announcement to share what is new with the conference, the student planning committee, and upcoming events for students and alumnae. 

Women in Business

Starting in 2006, the student-run Women in Business Conference through the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross has been an opportunity for alumnae and students to learn from one another and network. The annual event celebrates, honors and inspires the success of Holy Cross women in business. This conference has grown to a year round network with opportunities to connect throughout the year.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Join the WIB Club

Students at the College of the Holy Cross are invited to join the student run Women in Business Club for monthly meetings and events.  Join the student WIB Club.

Get involved

Alumni are invited to get involved with the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at Holy Cross, including the Women in Business network. Get involved as a Career Advisor.

HCWIB supports dress for success

The Women in Business student committee supports the efforts of Dress for Success to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.