Haslam College of Business to Host Leadership Summit with Susan Packard

UT’s Haslam College of Business will host the inaugural Women in Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit on Friday, March 4. The free event will feature keynote speaker Susan Packard, co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV.

Susan Packard

Susan Packard, co-founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former chief operating officer of HGTV, is the keynote speaker for the inaugural Women in Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit Friday, March 4, at UT’s Haslam College of Business.

The summit is designed to empower female students from all backgrounds and provide them with a platform for meaningful dialogue surrounding challenges women face in business.

Participants will connect with a network of diverse female professionals and engage in mentorship-focused discussion groups and networking.

“The facilitators of the workshops are accomplished leaders in their fields and have a wealth of experiences to share that will help students prepare to lead in a global marketplace,” said Janice Branch, coordinator of diversity initiatives for the college.

The half-day summit includes a networking breakfast, two workshops and lunch followed by Packard’s keynote address.

Workshop topics include the art of negotiation, thriving in male-dominated fields, pitching with power, and women in entrepreneurship.

Students must register by Thursday, March 3, to attend.

 

CONTACT:

Janice Branch (865-974-8835, jbranch2@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)