Women and the Economy Forum

Time: April 26, 2011 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Distributed Education Classroom (DEC@Henry), Information Networking Institute, 4616 Henry Street, Pittsburgh, 15213


Women and the Economy ForumWomen: Leaders of the World Economy

The largest growing economic force in the world isn't China or India—it's women. The earning power of women globally is expected to reach $18 trillion by 2014--a $5 trillion rise for current income. That is more than twice the estimated 2014 GDP of China and India combined.

Women are becoming more important in the global marketplace not just as workers, but also as consumers, entrepreneurs, managers, and investors. Making better use of women's skills is not just a matter of fairness. It is good, savvy business. The College of Engineering's Information Networking Institute will host a panel of women leaders in a forum designed to debate and discuss the powerful impact of women in the economy and their professional potential still unharnessed by many sectors of the global economy.

Boxed lunch provided - Please RSVP online.


Panel Participants

Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Moderator
Director of the Information Networking Institute

Kate Sayre
Boston Consulting Group
Author of "Women Want More"

Marachel Knight (INI, '96)
Assistant Vice President – Operations Support and Project Management AT&T Antenna Solutions, Inc.

Joyce Brocaglia
President and CEO of Alta Associates, Inc.