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UA to Host Women in Business Conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A series of events on The University of Alabama campus intend to connect — and inspire — accomplished women professionals, alumnae and female students of UA’s Culverhouse College of Business.

Hosted by the Culverhouse College of Business Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the inaugural Women in Business Conference March 25-26 will feature topics and perspectives to benefit women at all career levels including sessions on how to answer personal questions in interviews, getting the most out of personality assessment tools, pioneering in unique career spaces, the art of networking and branding, entrepreneurship and handling gender discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

The conference will also feature an overview of the Culverhouse Women’s Initiative by Dr. James King, Culverhouse associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a panel of Culverhouse professors showcasing the implications of research on women in leadership.

“We have so many highly accomplished alumnae who should be highlighted and celebrated,” King said. “I believe that them sharing their knowledge and wisdom with each other, and with our current students, is of great benefit to them, our college and beyond.”

The conference will be held in conjunction with the inaugural Culverhouse Women’s Leadership Initiative Recognition Dinner, which will take place March 25 at 6 p.m. The dinner will be an annual gathering to highlight the professional and societal contributions of exemplary alumnae of the Culverhouse College of Business.

The 2022 honorees are Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, a retired three-star U.S. Army general;  Kathryn Hornsby, a retired managing director from Citi; and Sherrie LeMier-Potts, who retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama after serving for 31 years as controller and chief financial officer. The honorees will share about their careers during a conversation moderated by Cindy Martin, president and CEO of Birmingham Now and former president of the Alabama Media Group.

Tickets for the conference and dinner may be purchased on the Culverhouse DEI website. Proceeds from both events will support the Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Minerva Summer Program, a week-long residential camp for young women interested in business.

Women in Business Conference

March 25-26

Conference website


Cherie Moman, cmoman@culverhouse.ua.edu