Women’s Leadership Initiative

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School strives to be a leader in business education and to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff.

The Women’s Leadership Initiative at Carey creates awareness of the essential role women play as leaders of businesses and society. We work to identify, research, and create opportunities for the vital discussions that need to happen around the opportunities and challenges women face as leaders.

For questions about this initiative, contact Kristin Hanley

Key Events

Trailblazing Women: Stories of Firsts, Risks, Self-Doubt and Success

Being “first” in a chosen field or profession can be both exhilarating and daunting. For women in leadership positions, it can prove doubly challenging yet ultimately extremely rewarding.  

Panelists included Alicia Wilson, senior vice president of Impact Investments and senior legal counsel, Sagamore Development; Donna Cichani, design strategy lead, KPMG, Experience Design and Engineering; Sharon Ritchey, head of change, T. Rowe Price; Sharonne Bonardi, deputy comptroller, State of Maryland; and Tracey Ford, president, Maryvale Prep. The event was moderated by Jill Green, associate dean for student development at the Carey Business School.
March 7, 2018

Women in Leadership: Opportunities and Challenges from the Athletic Field to the Boardroom

A diverse group of women leaders discuss how athletics and sports have contributed to their development as both leaders and executives. Research suggests that athletics can have a profound effect on shaping and nurturing leadership skills in women.

Participants in the panel discussion were Alanna Shanahan, director of Athletics and Recreation, Johns Hopkins University; Beth Hehir, vice president, Bank of America; Jennifer Baker, senior associate athletics director, Johns Hopkins University; and Kris Caverly, vice president, T. Rowe Price. The event was moderated by Colleen Stuart, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
February 26, 2018

Leaders + Legends with Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Former United States Senator from Maryland Barbara Mikulski spoke at the Carey Business School on host of topics ranging from women’s leadership to the economy in a lively one-on-one discussion with Carey Dean Bernard T. Ferrari.

Barbara Mikulski
November 13, 2017

Johnson & Johnson: Women’s Leadership Panel

Executives from Johnson & Johnson share their experiences as business leaders in an event was organized by Carey Women in Business.

two women discussing at the Johnson & Johnson leadership panel
October 24, 2017

Broadening Perspectives on Women in Work: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Women from leading industries and academic researchers in management science, business, technology, economics, psychology, and sociology discussed both the progress that women have made in attaining leadership and the barriers they still encounter. 

event attendees listen attentively
October 12-14, 2017