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Perdue School of Business

National Business Women’s Week 2011

Only twenty years ago, it was still legal to require a woman to have a male co-signer before receiving a business loan. Today there are 7.2 million majority-owned, privately-held, women-owned businesses in the Unites States. During National Business Women’s Week, Oct. 17-21, we will honor and celebrate the progress women have made as business owners and entrepreneurs.

More than 26 outstanding women have been invited by participating faculty to be classroom guest speakers. There will be a Women in Business Roundtable on Oct. 20th in the Perdue Hall Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. The discussion is open to everyone, seniors and MBA students are encouraged to attend. Area business women and local Human Resource Directors will be available to discuss success for women in the workplace. (A flyer may be found here click here.)

We welcome Jennifer Falor, Human Resources, Business Partner North America, Direct to Consumer, for Nike, Inc. as the Executive Speaker featured. She will be speaking on Oct. 18th in the Holloway Hall Auditorium at 3:30 pm. Sign up to attend here (click here).

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Lisa Woodward
Lisa Woodward
Perdue Farms
Dr. Naleppa
Dr. Peggy Naleppa
 Peninsula Regional
Medical Center
Susan Wilgus
Susan Wilgus,
Owner of Wilgus



There are three featured video interviews conducted by Student Business Leaders Kori Pitts and Valerie Sheehan. Kori interviewed Lisa Woodward of Perdue Farms and Dr. Peggy Naleppa of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Valerie interviewed Susan Wilgus, owner of Wilgus Insurance. The ABLE Program has provided a video interview with Lisa Woodward to be uploaded to MyClasses for students who are participating in the program to view.

A special bookmark has been designed for the celebration. These bookmarks and Shore Women magazine, featuring Susan Wilgus and Dr. Peggy Naleppa, will be placed throughout Perdue Hall for students to have. There will also be a Facebook contest with prizes and a “You’re on Target Leadership Award” for students to actively participate in.

During this special week, as we feature events to bring together alumni, students, faculty, staff and student members, we urge everyone to “Dwell in possibility.” ~ Emily Dickinson

Thank you to all of our guest classroom speakers for inspiring us with your wisdom.

  • Amanda McWilliams and Olesya Taylor, Twilley, Rommel & Stephens,PA
  • Amber Webster, RSM McGladrey, Inc.
  • Amy Downs Bielecki, OFSAA - Oracle Financial Services
  • Ann Musser, Diversity Works
  • Barbara Burkett, Perdue Farms Incorporated
  • Cathy Bassett, CMBassett Consulting, LLC
  • Charlotte Scott, The Business Navigation Forum
  • Constance Lewis, Flawless Transitions
  • Diane Allen, Salisbury University
  • Doro Taylor, City Gate Realty
  • Elizabeth Gregory, Gregory & Associates, LLC
  • Gail McWilliam, Perdue Farms Incorporated
  • Hayley Gallagher, Maryland Capital Enterprises
  • Heather Hammond, Livingston, Hammond & Hill Wealth Management, LLC
  • Hilary Wright, Perdue Farms Incorporated
  • Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Salisbury University
  • Jayme Weeg, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore
  • Jeanne Smith, Taipan Publishing Group
  • Jennifer Briddel Shores, Accurate Optical Company
  • Jennifer Layton, Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery
  • Joan Wharton, Sound Advice Audio Specialities, Inc.
  • Karen Rice Gardiner, National Geographic Society
  • Kathy Kiernan, Affiliated Power Purchasers Int'l
  • Kelly Sobol, Merrill Lynch Bank of America
  • Kim Lutch, Becker Morgan Group, Inc.
  • Kim Magaha, Strategic Wealth Management
  • Lisa Challenger, Worcester County
  • Lisa Woodward, Perdue Farms Incorporated
  • Lois Lake-Moorhead, Perdue Farms Incorporated
  • Marilynn Allen (Lynn), Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Melanie Pursel, Greater OC Chamber of Commerce
  • Nancy Dix, Viva Expresso
  • Rachel McGinley, Perdue Farms Incorporated
  • Renee Stephens, Maryland Dept of Business and Economic Development
  • Rosemary Thomas, Salisbury University
  • Sandy Fitzgerald Angelo, Pohanka
  • Sharon Harrington, Nanticoke Health Services
  • Stephanie Willey, Comcast Spotlight
  • Tabatha Milligan, Perdue Farms Incorporated

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