November 30, 2017
Tagged: Adelphi University, Student Affairs

A Day of Empowerment: Students Learn to Reach for Leadership Roles


Women continue to hold a small percentage of the top positions in corporate America, government and education. It’s a situation that Adelphi is working to address, not only by inspiring its students to strive for leadership roles, but by helping them develop skills that will propel their careers.

On November 4, 2017, the University held its first annual Women’s Leadership Conference, an event offering professional development advice for students as well as alumni in sessions on negotiation, entrepreneurship, innovation and workplace rights. The day began with President Christine M. Riordan’s introduction of the keynote speaker, Kim Petry ’91, who offered a powerful example to the sell-out crowd of attendees. Petry, who graduated first in her class at Adelphi, is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the financial technology firm Paxos, and has served in similar roles at American Express and TIAA-CREF. She has also devoted much of her time to mentoring women, including launching her own program, Your Empowered Self.

Want to get some of the advice offered at the conference?

Watch Dr. Riordan’s introduction and Kim Petry’s keynote address.

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

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 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, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Tagged: Adelphi University, Student Affairs