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October 3, 2017

A Conference of Their Own: Women Learn Secrets of Success at Adelphi

What’s one of the most important skills in today’s competitive job market?


That’s why Adelphi University’s Center for Career and Professional Development and the Office of Alumni Relations have teamed up for the first Women’s Leadership Conference, on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Kim Petry
Keynote speaker Kim Petry ’91

The half-day conference will offer professional development for students and alumni, show the value of women in leadership and expand the Panther network.

Adelphi has a vast alumni network, representing fields from health and education to technology and media. Adelphi also works with the broader community, obtaining internships and jobs for its students from companies such as Northwell Health, the National Urban League, The American National Red Cross and the Long Island Children’s Museum.

The keynote speaker is Kim Petry ’91, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Paxos, an American financial technology company.

The conference will include topics such as negotiation, entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace, women in leadership, and rights in the workplace. Recruiters, business leaders and alumni will participate. A certificate will be awarded to students who participate in the conference.


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Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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