College of Business Administration

2016 Conference

Spirit of Women in Business save the date 2016

Save the date! The sixth annual Spirit of Women in Business Conference will be hosted by Kent State University’s College of Business Administration March 9 in the Kent Student Center.

Keynote Speaker

deborah kolb, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kolb is an authority on gender issues in negotiation and leadership, especially how women can negotiate the conditions for their own success while contributing to the effectiveness of their organization. Dr. Kolb has co-authored several books on this subject. Everyday Negotiation: Navigating the Hidden Agendas of Bargaining shows women (and men) how they can become more effective in their everyday negotiations by attending to the dual requirements of the shadow negotiation – advocacy for oneself and connection with others. Dr. Kolb’s most recent book, Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating the Five Challenges of Leadership Success, describes how successful women negotiate for what they need to be effective in leadership roles at all levels of an organization. A revised paperback version is due in September, 2010. She is currently working on a new book, entitled, Negotiating Work, which outlines a new approach to negotiation in the workplace that connects individual actions to organization change. Dr. Kolb publishes extensively on these topics and regularly presents her work to national and international audiences. Dr. Kolb is a principal in Negotiating Women, LLC., a company that provides negotiation training and consultation especially designed for women. Dr. Kolb joined the Simmons faculty in 1977. From 1991-1994, she was Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Program where she co-directs The Negotiations in the Workplace Project. For the fall term 2009-2010, Dr. Kolb will be the Faculty Research Fellow at Michelle Clayman Institute for Gender Research Stanford University.

Past Conference Highlights

Check out highlights from the 2015 Spirit of Women in Business Conference featuring keynote speaker Sheena Iyengar and Virginia Albanese, President and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical.


Sponsorship Opportunities

More information about 2016 sponsorship will be available soon. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Us

Kristin Williams, Career Services Director

Kristin Williams

Honorary Chairperson
Career Services Office Director
(330) 672-2419

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