Women in Business

College of the Holy Cross

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2023

The student planning committee is busy reviewing submissions, connecting speakers, and confirming topics for the 18th annual Women in Business Conference this fall.  Please save the date (11/4/23) and stay tuned for conference updates! 

50th Anniversary of
co-education at holy cross

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of co-education at Holy Cross and we are celebrating the past, present, and future of women on the Hill to showcase how the Holy Cross alumni network transcends time. Focusing on the ways in which we define success, confront workplace biases and communicate with each other (among other exciting session topics!) we invite you to come together once again to support the growing network of Holy Cross women in business.


2022 Keynote RECAP

Thank you to Erin Robert '06, Managing Director and Head of Impact Finance at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co & Prof. Nancy Andrews, Associate Professor in the Classics departmentErin connected her liberal arts education to the work she is doing now in sustainable finance during an engaging fireside chat.


Thank you for attending the annual Holy Cross Women in Business Conference.  Please take a moment to provide the student planning committee with your valuable feedback to make the next conference even better. 

Thank you in advance! 


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 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.