Women in Business Students’ Association (WBSA) is giving all MSU students the opportunity to decide how they will build their careers and make their mark as young professionals at the 11th Annual Women in Business Leadership Conference. The conference is Friday April 13, 2018, 8:30 AM-2 PM at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the MSU campus. Registration is free and opens March 12. Go to msuwbsa.com to register.

“The WBSA Leadership Conference is a necessity for anyone hoping to reach high levels in the business world. Being able to connect with like-minded business leaders sets the stage for meaningful discussions and lasting relationships. Invest in yourself and take the time to find your guide to success,” said Hannah Crittenden, Women in Business Students’ Association President, a supply chain management senior.

The Women in Business Leadership Conference is open to everyone. This year the theme is “Navigating the Future: Your Guide to Success” and Dow Chemical Company and Stryker are presenting.

Tiffany Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer for the University of Michigan Credit Union, will be the keynote speaker during lunch. Ms. Ford is an MSU and Broad College alumna.

At the Women in Business Leadership Conference, students will have the chance to participate in four workshops built around the conference theme. Dow Chemical Company and Stryker will deliver these workshops. The conference is free, but a $20 deposit will be required to reserve your spot and will be returned to participants the day of the conference.

There will also be Women in Business Young Alumni workshop, where former Women in Business Executive Board Members will share their experiences in the corporate world.

“It’s an opportunity to hear about graduates experiences in the working world which will help make their transition easier. On top of that you have the opportunity to listen to an executive speak about their journey through the business world and that will help you be a better employee as well as future leader, “ said Emily Krysinski, who participated in the conference in 2017 and is human resources management senior.

WBSA is an MSU student organization that is part of the Multicultural Business Programs within the Eli Broad College of Business. They provide students with an opportunity to establish relationships with Fortune 500 companies at bi-weekly General Membership Meetings and other annual events. As a result, over 60 percent of WBSA’s members receive both internships and full time offers. WBSA provides students with the opportunity to build personal bonds with other students with similar interests.