Women’s Conference gives MBA candidates a taste of life at Simon and the chance to learn more about opportunities for leadership and career development. The programming also showcases Simon's commitment to women’s advancement in business management through our affiliation with Forté. This is an inclusive event for all prospective MBA students, and each year we look forward to enriching, engaging conversations with both our future women business leaders and our male allies.

Creating opportunities for women in business.

Empowering women to succeed in business is a top priority at Simon. We’re a Forté partner and are also home to Simon Women in Business, an organization dedicated to supporting businesswomen in graduate school and beyond. Learn more about opportunities for women in business and how Simon is committed to their advancement through our affiliation with Forté.

Top MBAs For Women In The US
Financial Times
Of Students Are Women
Full-Time MBA Class of 2023

Event Highlights

Women's Leadership Panel

Several distinguished business professionals will share their advice for prospective students embarking on their business school journey.

Community Impact

Simon’s director of student life will moderate a panel of alumni and current students about the impact they have had while at Simon and in their careers.

Networking with Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Current Students

Get to know the Simon community alongside fellow prospective students.

Benet Career Management Center Session

Prospective students will interact with staff members from the Benet Center, learn about career resources the Center offers, and listen to a panel of current students to gain insight on their job search experiences.



Shuttle Departs Hotel for Simon (for those with 12:15 interview)
Admissions Interviews
Shuttle Departs Hotel for Simon
Welcome and Introductions
Professional Development Session
Keynote Conversation
Women's Alumnae Leadership Panel
Shuttle Departs the Hotel for Simon
Admissions Interviews, or Tour of Simon Business School and Campus, or Financial Aid Q&A
Admissions Interviews, or Financial Aid Q&A, or Tour of Simon Business School and Campus
Career Management Center Presentation and Panel
Lunch and Community Impact and Making a Difference @ Simon
Simon Alumnae and Current Student Panel
Sample Class
Shuttle Departs Simon for the Hotel
Reception with Current Students and Alumnae
Shuttle Departs Campus for Dinner
Social Event with Current Students (Optional)
Shuttle Departs Dinner for the Hotel

*A sample schedule is provided. Future schedules are subject to change. If you have any questions, please email events@simon.rochester.edu.

Past Keynote Speaker

  • Erika Miller
  • Senior Vice President of Enterprise Technical Operations
  • Sabre Corporation

Erika has more than 20 years of technical and operational leadership. She has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies spread across multiple industries (travel, BPO, telecom, and retail). She joined Sabre in 2008 and serves as a transformational leader who drives the IT operational successes for Sabre Corporation, a software and technology company powering the global travel industry.

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Check back for updates on the 2023 keynote speaker.

Past Alumni Participants

  • Crystal Park ’06S (MBA) SXM Media
  • Melanie Huet ’03S (MBA) Serta Simmons
  • Sheffali Welch ’02S (MBA) BNY Mellon
  • Nithya Ruff ’91S (MBA) Comcast
  • Lydia Perez Poole ’06S (MBA) McCormick & Company
  • Ipek Tunca ’00S (MBA) Facebook
  • Kimberly Young ’15 (MBA) Bank of America

Travel stipends available.

We make traveling here easy with generous travel stipends, complimentary hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, and meals during scheduled events. For more information, email events@simon.rochester.edu.