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Events

Women's History Month Events

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Fisher celebrated the historical influence of women leaders and exploring their present-day impact on the current events shaping our world today. We hosted a month-long series of virtual events with topics including women’s health and wellness, the importance of women’s stories throughout history and how women continue to inspire and lead during times of crisis.

Past Women's History Month Events

Pre-Recorded: Women in Leadership: Celebrating Women in the Vanguard Part 2

March 25, 2021, noon-1:00 p.m. EDT
Renowned businesswomen Elizabeth Mily (BA '90) and Krista Endsley (BSBA '92) shared personal insights from their corporate journeys and discussed how to fortify the vanguard advancing women business leaders. The discussion was moderated by Mariah Scott (BSBA '15, MAcc '16).
Hosted by Fisher College of Business

Pre-Recorded: Women in Leadership: Celebrating Women in the Vanguard Part 1

Retired businesswomen Joyce Mace (BSBA '84) and Velda Otey (BSBA '75) shared their challenges and wins throughout their illustrious careers and offer their perspectives on the future of women in leadership. Melinda Whittington (BSBA '89), the newly named CEO of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, moderated the discussion.
Hosted by Fisher College of Business

Women of Ohio State Leading in Times of Crisis

2020 required monumental leadership across all areas of business and industry – including Ohio State. Melissa Shivers, PhD, senior vice president for student life, Andrea Prud'homme, PhD, associate dean of undergraduate programs and students at Fisher, and Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah (BS '90, MA '91, PhD '95), associate vice provost for diversity and inclusion, shared their insights on how they navigated and persevered while working to build a stronger and more united university.
Hosted by Undergraduate Business Women’s Association

Women’s Leadership Celebration: 100 Years of Power and Influence Part 2 - Sips & Snacks

Ida Abdalkhani (BA '05, BSBA '05, MBA '05), Fisher alumna and founder and chief catalyzer of Ability to Engage, shared tools and methodologies to help guide you through a self-reflective journey to discover your passion.
Hosted by Fisher Graduate Women in Business

Women's Leadership Celebration: 100 Years of Power and Influence Part 1 – Speaker Series & Discussion

It’s a big world out there and representation matters. Dr. Emily Krichbaum, founder of Remember the Ladies, and Natalie Siston (BA ’02, MBA ’08), founder of Small Town Leadership, shared their individual missions to advocate for teaching more inclusive women’s histories in schools and to help you learn to make the most out of your personal and professional networks.
Hosted by Fisher Graduate Women in Business

Naturopathic Doctor and Female Entrepreneur on Reclaiming Health

Dr. Hanisha Patel (BS ’13), entrepreneur and naturopathic doctor, led this interactive session about her whole-body approach to health and wellness.
Hosted by Undergraduate Business Women’s Association

 

Black History Month Event Recordings

Pre-recorded: Humanity in Leadership: The Pressing Need for Faculty Diversity in Business Schools

Black educators Thaddeus Spratlen (BSBA '56, MA '57, PhD '62) and William Bradford (MBA '68, PhD '71), along with Bernie Milano, former president of the KPMG Foundation and The PhD Project, discussed the importance of diverse faculty representation in business schools.

Pre-recorded: Fisher Black MBA Living Legends Series: Elicia Azali (BSBA '05)

Elicia spoke about her corporate journey to becoming chief revenue officer at The General Insurance and shared her perspectives on how Black women can continue to climb the corporate ladder.

Pre-recorded: Fisher Black MBA Living Legends Series: Shartia Brantley

Shartia Brantley (MBA '99) began her post-MBA career in logistics and consulting and now serves as deputy bureau chief and senior editor at Bloomberg News. She shared her powerful insights on how Black women can continue to break barriers in the corporate world.

Pre-recorded: Fisher Black MBA Living Legends Series: Eric Lenard 

Eric shared his personal and professional journey from Fisher to his current role as vice president of finance for robotics and digital solutions at Johnson & Johnson.

 

2021-22 Upcoming Events

 

Date

 

Event

 

Location

November 4-6, 2021

14th Annual KeyBank & Fisher College of Business Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Symposium

 

November 5-6, 2021

Fisher College of business Alumni of Color Networking Weekend and CBSA 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion 

Columbus, OH

February 25-26, 2022

18th Annual KeyBank and Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Case Competition 

Virtual

April 21, 2022     (Date Change)

Fisher College Diversity Awards Program

Columbus, OH

2021 Past Events

 

Date

 

Event

 

Location

February 26-27, 2021 17th Annual KeyBank and Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Case Competition  Virtual
August 20-21, 2021 Fisher College of Business Early Arrival Pre-Enrollment Program Columbus, OH
August 31, 2021 Fisher College of Business Fall Frenzy Columbus, OH
September 2, 2021 Fisher College of Business Meet the Diverse Student Organizations' Officers Virtual
September 8, 2021 Fisher College of Business Fall Career Fair Columbus, OH
September 9, 2021 Fisher College of Business Pre-Conference Prep Information Meeting Virtual
September 13, 2021 Fisher College of Business Diverse Student Welcome Columbus, OH
September 13-18, 2021 43rd Annual NBMBAA Conference and Exposition Chicago, IL
September 30- October 1, 2021 33rd Annual Prospanica Conference and Career Exposition Virtual
October 7-9, 2021 24th Annual Reaching Out MBA Conference Austin, TX