Alverno College Business Forum

Forum Banner

National Business Women's Week: Strong Women Mean Business

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 // 6–7:30 p.m.

Women have made many wonderful contributions and advancements in the workplace. As we celebrate National Business Women’s Week, we will hear from a panel of distinguished speakers about their experiences. They will reflect on the strengths and experiences women bring to business as well as address challenges. Our panelists will also provide tips for women who are just getting into business, planning to advance, and for those who want to “have it all”. Finally, we will discuss the psyche of businesswomen and what makes our special panelists tick.


Jessie Leonard '95, Associate Director, Women’s Business Development Center, Milwaukee


Jennifer Phipps ’17, ‘19, Operating Room Business Manager, Sisters of St. Mary (SSM) Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison


Susan Phipps ‘06, Human Resources Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Adonica Randall, President and Chief Problem Solver, Abaxent LLC, Professor Emeritus, Alverno College

  Deb Smith, President, Vanguard, Inc.
   Sharon F. Skinner, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Professional Studies (Business Division), Alverno College

This Forum is supported by Abaxent and Women’s Business Development Center.

The Alverno Forum series is free and open to the public. Please register by clicking this link

All programs begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Bucyrus Conference Center in the Sister Joel Read Center. For more information, call the Assessment and Outreach Center at 414-382-6020 or email