Cairn University’s School of Business partnered with the newly launched on-campus organization The Business Leadership Society to host a Women’s Business Forum on February 27, 2015. Held in the Highlander Café, the event featured a homemade dinner and dessert, a discussion with two businesswomen, and a Q&A session. The purpose of the event was to assist Cairn’s women business majors as they prepare to enter the professional world.
During this time, the group was honored to welcome businesswoman and executive director of Esperanza Health Center, Susan Post, and Cairn’s vice president of human resources, Mary Boyer. They were invited to share their personal experiences in leadership as women of faith. This intimate forum was moderated by Gail Benchener, professor in the School of Business.
The women in attendance received insight on servant leadership, gender difference as it affects the workplace, successful leadership practices, and tips on managing a work-life balance. There was also a question-and-answer session, as well as a discussion on research about women in the workplace from Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In. Susan and Mary shared personal experiences, inspiring and reassuring female students that navigating the business world successfully is possible, fulfilling, and enjoyable.
The Business Leadership Society looks forward to hosting more events in the future to enhance the lives of those studying business at Cairn.