Women in Business

College of the Holy Cross

2024 WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATE

The 19th Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2024!

Watch for registration to open on September 1, 2024. 

See you there!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT

Joanna Geraghty '94, is the Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue.  She is the first female to take this role in the airline industry and will discuss how her studies as a sociology major at Holy Cross have contributed to her success.

Save the date to see this Keynote Speaker at the 19th annual Women in Business Conference on Saturday, November 2, 2024. 

5K COLOR RUN AND WALK

WIB RAISED $7K AT INAUGURAL 5K

Our community came together on April 27th for a colorful cause, supporting sarcoma cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. Huge thanks to the 250 students & alumni who ran, walked, and donated! Together, we’re making strides in the fight against cancer.

CLUB EVENTS

DRESS FOR SUCCESS 2024

The WIB committee volunteered at Dress for Success, a local nonprofit that supports women’s economic development and independence. They used it as a team building activity to welcome new members and celebrate the leadership of the graduating seniors.


EMPOWERMENT THROUGH NEGOTIATION

Lily Puccia '19 delivered a powerful message to students, emphasizing the importance of not blindly accepting offers, particularly for women in the workplace. She urged assertiveness in recognizing our worth and advocating for what we deserve, cautioning against comparing ourselves to others for the sake of emotional well-being and personal growth. Lily shared her own transformation journey, highlighting the significance of embracing change and pursuing opportunities aligned with our passions and values.

MEET THE 2024 CO-CHAIRS ORGANIZING THE FALL CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Committee Members: Tess Breslin '26, Caroline Crowdell '26, Maria DiFilippo '26, Elizabeth Palmieri '26, Isabella Doyle '27, Bridget Fessenden '27, Maeve Kenny '27, Caroline Wall '27


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. 

JOIN THE STUDENT CLUB!

Chair: Ariana Clark '25

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. 


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

2023 WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 KEYNOTE 

Thank you, Christine Anderson '99, Global Head of Corporate Affairs and Senior Managing Director at Blackstone! She shared how she was a political science major during her time on the Hill who first went into government work but later transitioned to finance. Calling on her liberal arts education, she connected it to the work she is doing with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues during an interview with Elisabeth Hiles, Senior Advisor to the Provost and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President at the College of the Holy Cross.

IN THE NEWS

SUCCEEDING AS A FEMALE IN FINANCE

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. 

BE SOCIAL

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 PURPLE PULSE

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.