The Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC) is the largest international undergraduate conference in the world and the keystone event of Women In Business (WIB) Weekend. Driven, curious, and intelligent undergraduates from every continent come to Boston for WIB Weekend, which will be held this year from October 4-6, 2013. IBC 2013 will be hosted on Saturday, October 5 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
This year, the objective of IBC is to empower a global community of women to ask about and engage with the spectrum of opportunity in business.
Now in its ninth year, IBC attracts over 1,000 registrants and over 100 professionals from a diverse range of industries. Attendees will be enthralled by three inspiring keynote speakers, have access to an exclusive career fair, and interact with peers and professionals at a delicious catered lunch and during afternoon networking sessions.
New This Year
This year, we are elated to announce a number of new initiatives. First, IBC 2013 feature three distinguished IBC Talks speakers (think TED Talks) who have unique experience in emerging fields. We have also unveiled our inaugural year-long Campus Ambassador Leadership Program, a personal and professional development program for women worldwide. Furthermore, this year we developed a new IBC Loyalty Program, which provides our returning attendees and speakers with conference benefits and recognition. Our afternoon networking sessions and innovation workshop are two more exciting elements of IBC 2013 to look forward to!
IBC's panels, workshops, and networking sessions will expose the women who attend to a more nuanced view of business, provide them with the desire and confidence to seek mentors, help them identify the challenges of and develop strategies for being women in business, and prepare them for this moment in the business cycle as they enter a challenging and complex work world. Most of all, we hope that IBC 2013 will encourage women to ask for advice, for opportunities, and for advancement.
This Year's Keynotes
Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records
Rising through the ranks at Def Jam, Greenwald coordinated everything from tour itineraries to artist promotion, working with renowned artists like Jay-Z and LL Cool J. Since moving to Atlantic records in 2004, she and her partner Craig Kallman have reinvented the label as a game-changing, music-driven company with a devotion to long-term artist development.
Kat Cole, CEO of Cinnabon
Kat Cole is the president of Cinnabon, Inc., which licenses Cinnabon® branded products and operates more than 1,000 franchised locations in 52 countries worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers, academic institutions and military establishments.
Maria Eitel, President & CEO of the Nike Foundation
Eitel leads the Nike Foundation’s vision for taking the girl effect to scale, focusing her time on developing innovative partnerships and driving long-term organizational strategy.
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business' Women in Business Weekend encompasses three days of unique opportunities such as company visits, networking sessions, and social events to foster the development of a global collegiate community of women. The keystone event of WIB Weekend is HUWIB's ninth annual Intercollegiate Business Convention (IBC), which will take place on Saturday, October 5. IBC attracts over 1000 women from campuses across the world and over 100 professionals from a diverse range of industries. From October 4th through October 6th, individuals who register for IBC will have access to the numerous WIB Weekend events, which are organized by each HUWIB Executive Committee and by IBC's nearly 125 international Campus Ambassadors. Included on the calendar will be the Launch of HUWIB's annual Make it Happen Magazine with a cover-story featuring The Daily Beast's Tina Brown, as well as the NEW 2013 WIB Weekend International Mentorship Program.
Finding a mentor may be harder than finding prince charming. That's why the IBC Team has crafted the NEW 2013 WIB Weekend International Mentorship Program to help you get expert insight as you pursue your career in business! Selected IBC attendees will be matched with industry professionals and business graduate students based on attendees' career interests and professionals' expertise. All registered IBC attendees are invited to apply. Interested? Register for IBC at IBC2013.Eventbrite.com and APPLY NOW! Online applications are available here.
Also during WIB Weekend is HUWIB's "Make it Happen" magazine launch! This is the night to start your IBC experience off right! Join us for an evening of new friends, refreshments, and fun at the
Hyatt Regency Boston, Cape Cod Room
7:30-9:30pm, Friday, Oct. 4th.
Meet the president of Strong Women Strong Girls, Haviva Kohl, and mingle with young women in business from around the world. This is certainly one event you can't miss!