Women in Business, Alpha Kappa Psi and PWC talk gender in the workplace

April 2014

Members of Women in Business and the business honors fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, are teaming up with PricewaterhouseCoopers to have a discussion about gender in the workplace. Aspire to Lead is a completely student-driven discussion event that will feature a 50-minute webcast from Facebook COO and established author Sheryl Sandberg, followed by discussion generated and moderated by a panel of experts.

The topic for this interactive event is something that hits close to home for a lot of Miami students, faculty and staff: women in the workplace. The goal, according to AKPsi Executive Vice President Andy L'Amoreaux, is to continue the ongoing discussion about women in business in a way that involves students generating most of the ideas. "It's something that will mesh well with Miami and the student body," Andy said.

Andy hopes that the prerecorded interview of Sheryl Sandberg will help bridge the gap between the initial shock of speaking about a usually taboo subject to the place where students will be comfortable participating in the discussion. "The video will lay the foundation," he said. "It will give background knowledge on Sheryl, and will help introduce this pressing topic that students don't necessarily encounter on a daily basis. It will help plant the seed of discussion so the panel can take it from there."

The discussion panel for Aspire to Lead will include: Sue McPartlin, Managing Partner of PWC; Kara Hammond, Assurance Senior Manager of PWC - Columbus; Bob Guido, Assurance Partner and Miami Firm Relationship Partner of PWC - Cincinnati; and Dr. Maria Cronley, Interim Associate Dean of FSB.

Aspire to Lead will take place in the Wilks Theater in the Armstrong Student Center on April 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All Miami students are welcome.