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New York City Women's Conference

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NYC Women's Conference

June 13 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Cost: $10 for Alumni Association Members | $20 for Non Members

Register today for the Women's Conference in NYC


The University of Maryland Women's Conference is coming to New York! Enjoy a day filled with inspiration, empowerment and opportunities to build connections with fellow Terp women. This year's theme is Empowerment and Excellence: Terp Women Leading the Way, and the conference speaker lineup includes several powerful Terp women who have embodied just that. 

A delicious start to the conference, while connecting with fellow attendees. 

Hear from Jessica Roberts '02Chief of Staff & Managing Director, Board Operations, University of Maryland Alumni Association

Opening Panel: Excellence in the Journey

Join us for the opening session of the 2024 NYC Women's Conference, as we learn about the professional journeys of a few dynamic Terp women and discover ways to exude excellence in our own paths.

Speakers: Brooke Lea Foster '98, author of the bestselling novels Summer Darlings, On Gin Lane and the forthcoming All the Summers in Between (June 2024) and Lauren Williams '98, Licensed Therapist-LCPC and Founder/CEO MSB Counseling Services LLC and Adrienne Nicole, Founder, Adrienne Nicole Productions (Moderator)

Choose 1 to attend. Sessions will be first come first served for conference attendees. 

Financial Empowerment: Managing Finances for Now and the Future 
Receive practical guidance to enhance your financial competency and investment knowledge.

Speaker: Chelsea Bernstein '15, Certified Financial Planner ™
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Empowering Changemakers
That discomfort you feel is urging you to grow, but the path ahead may be daunting or you may not know where to start. In this session we will discuss how to navigate career and life transitions by creating a life you design, instead of choosing one you THINK you have to settle for.

Speaker: Aundrea Cline Thomas' 06, Host, The NEXT Best Thing Podcast

Overcoming Setbacks: Empowering Your Journey
Are you navigating raising children, transitioning to a new career, retiring, having experienced loss or going through other scenarios that could result in a setback? Then this session is for you! Gather tools to help you persevere and triumph over setbacks. 

Speaker: Amy Shoenthal '05, Journalist, Marketing Consultant, Bestselling Author of The Setback Cycle: How Defining Moments Move Us Forward

Sarah Cooper '98, Writer and Comedian, will share insight on her career, life journey and lessons learned in this fireside chat hosted by Cate Luzio ‘97, Founder and CEO, Luminary.

Join fellow attendees and speakers for a networking lunch.