Walker College to host panel discussion in recognition of Women's History Month

The Walker College of Business will host a professional panel discussion on Thursday, March 2, in recognition of Women's History Month.

The event, which will be held in Peacock Hall Room 1015 on the campus of Appalachian State University, will begin and 5:30 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. and include networking with members of the college's Women of Walker.

The panelists are Anna Bananas Owner/President Anna Roseman, Rush Enterprises Rebecca Petersen, Lenovo Talent Acquisition and LASR Manager Amanda Comeaux, BirdDog Logistics Recruiting and Training Manager Jennifer Witkowski, and di Santi, Watson, Capua, Wilson & Garrett PLLC Attorney Andrea Capua. They will speak about their experience in the work place as women and answer questions from participants.

The event is open to the public with no fee to attend. Female business students and professionals are encouraged to join.

Light Hors D'oeuvres are included. Online registration is requested online by March 1.

About Women's History Month

Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as "Women's History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women's History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as "Women's History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women's History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as "Women's History Month."

About Women of Walker

The mission of the Women of Walker is to accelerate professional development, personal growth, and leadership abilities for female business majors at Appalachian State University through networking, career exploration, travel, and professional development workshops and seminars.

About the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs, and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 2,800 undergraduates in nine majors and nearly 150 graduate students, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International.

Walker College to host panel discussion in recognition of Women's History Month
Published: Feb 22, 2017 3:01pm