October 18, 2011
The Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business sent a contingent of female MBA students to the National Association of Women MBAs Conference (NAWMBA) in Irving, Texas, Sept. 16 - 17. The conference consisted of different speakers, workshops and a career fair.
Kelsey Field attended the conference and said she had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of powerful women in business who, through their personal experiences, provided valuable advice for women today.
"The session on communication addressed how women tend to be overly polite and apologize for unnecessary things like a delay in an email response, or ask permission to sit down and how that tends to be weaken our positions in communication and negotiations," Field said.
Shannon Hybner was also in attendance and said the speakers stressed the importance of taking time off every so often when work becomes too stressful or life becomes a repetitive roller coaster.
Overall, the NAWMBA Conference's diverse group of powerful women encouraged the female attendees to plan great things for their individual futures
"Women are a strong presence in the world of business. It's about time we recognize our importance with great confidence and demand such acknowledgment from others," Hybner said.