April 8, 2011: FGWIB Summit

Do you ever notice that during your career search the number one piece of advice is always to find something you love to do? It sounds easy enough…. but then as you begin your search it is hard to nail down what your options really are.

That is why The Fisher Graduate Women in Business is so excited to announce the date for its annual Women in Business Summit. The theme this year will be “Discovering Your Passions” We are bringing in area professionals who are at different stages throughout their career to talk about how they found their passion in what they do. The event will be held on April 8, 2011 at the Faculty Club on campus with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:30 am and the event will last until noon.

The keynote speaker will be Liz Plotnick. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at The Gooseberry Patch. Liz was hired in 1996 to put systems in place for company growth from a retail catalog business to an international mail-order, “dot.com”, wholesale distributor, publishing and brand licensing business. She also is a leading force at the Gooseberry Patch credited with increasing sales from $4 to nearly $18 million, increasing the permanent staff from 13 to 86 and physical space from 12,000sf to 52,000sf in less than 10 years. The Gooseberry Patch also has a very unique way of connecting with their customers and have a unique way to use social media to grow their business.

If you are a current student, for more information and to sign up – please see the hub – space is limited! (This also counts as your LPD Summit requirement.) We are also hoping to have over 50 professionals from the area, so this should be a great networking event as well!

If you have any questions, please let me know and I hope to see you at the event!