Carnegie Mellon University
tepper women in leadership conference 2019

The 2019 conference took place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Tepper School.

This annual MBA student-led initiative, organized by the Tepper Women in Business Club, Tepper School Forté Fellows, and the Accelerate Leadership Center, provides leadership development opportunities for professionals, while also amplifying the conversation on women’s leadership both on campus and across the Pittsburgh region.

A diverse and inclusive audience of early to mid-career business professionals and women's allies from across Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas were in attendance.

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Scenes from the 2019 Leadership Conference

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Professor Rosalind Chow presenting
MBA student conference organizers
conference attendees in a break out session
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breakout session
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two women walking and talking
MBA student speaking in front of audience

2019 Conference Keynotes & Presentations

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Presented by Linda Babcock, James M. Walton Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon

Closing Keynote

Presented by Rosalind Chow, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School 

Understanding How and When Gender Matters in Negotiation Presentation

Presented by Taya Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School

Gendered Language Presentation

Presented by Robert Kelley, Distinguished Service Professor of Management at the Tepper School and Pat Chew, the Salmon Chaired Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Women's Leadership at the Tepper School

Past conference topics have included:

  • How Leaders Take Action
  • Gender, Race, Ethnicity: Understanding the Impact of Being Different from Peers at Work
  • Over-Mentored Yet Under-Sponsored: Attracting the Attention of Influential Sponsors
  • Allies in Arms: How and Why Women Can Own the Transformation of Corporate Culture
  • Cultivate an Influential Network: Assessing the Current and Future State of Your Network and Actively Cultivating the Network You Need
  • The Power of Influence: Leading Without Direct Authority; How to Have an Impact in Your Work Without Hire and Fire Power
  • Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs – No Need to Go it Alone: Resources and Strategies for Building and Engaging Customers, Funders and Advisors

Conference Sponsors

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