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Women MBA Connect -- PARC is a sponsor
2012 Summer Panel: Incorporating Innovative Trends into Today’s Business

WMBAC: Promoting, educating, and connecting women MBAs

2 August 2012
5:30-6:15pm registration & networking reception; 6:15-8:00pm panel/ Q&A; 8:00-8:30 networking & closing
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC, map/ directions



The competitive landscape for many industries has been redefined by new technologies. To be competitive and meet the demand of the global market, companies must be innovative and flexible. We have invited a diverse set of panelists from Bay Area companies for a stimulating and insightful discussion on current business trends. Our panel discussions will address the strategies and tactics that allow them to be innovative and flexible while focusing on current business trends. They will also touch on the structural alignment and internal changes that best meet today's challenges. The panelists will share their perspectives.

Moderated by Jennifer C. Contreras, Co-Founder of WMC and former Associate Dean, School of Management at University of San Francisco, the panelists include: 

  • Roger Chen, Business Strategy Professor at University of San Francisco
  • Susan Mason, General Partner at Aligned Partners
  • Melissa McVicker, Director of Employee Communications at Intel
  • Deidrie Towery, Founder/President at ProActive Business Solutions, Inc.
  • Margaret Worel, Technical Competitive Intelligence at IBM

about the WMBAC
The mission of Women MBA Connect is to promote, educate, and connect professional women who have earned graduate level degrees and are pursuing careers in business. This San Francisco Bay Area organization is dedicated to advance the leadership and professional success of women by developing and cultivating a network that stimulates professional opportunities, encourages personal development, and provides continuing business education for its members.

Women MBA Connect wants to recognize and thank PARC, a Xerox company, for supporting and promoting professional women in business leadership roles by providing the facility for Women MBA Connect’s Summer Panel Discussion.