What We Do
Professional development for career-focused women
As part of a dynamic and growing educational institution with multiple professional disciplines including law, medicine, health science, business and engineering, we can effectively serve the needs of women professionals by leveraging the strengths of the institution.
An Entrepreneur’s Journey
Danielle Beerli, MSW, spoke about her journey creating and running the not-for-profit organization, Empower Her, Inc. on April 22.
Beerli has a determined and motivated mindset, always believing that a girl can accomplish anything. Having turned various childhood adversities into strengths, she decided to pursue a career in social work in order to help others; particularly coming to love the community aspect of social work and service learning.
Danielle decided to pursue her dream of opening a women and girls center. She started Empower Her, Inc. to create local programming for women to be supported in their life paths, as well as to open new doors and opportunities for girls and provide them with foundational prosocial and life skills.
‘Defining You’: Helping professionals define their personal leadership brands, and create career and business opportunities
Kathy McAfee presented on how to strategically position yourself for greater success. Her April 8 talk used three simple and powerful frameworks to help participants feel more motivated and better equipped to articulate who they are and what they do, understand the results they create, identify their signature work and seek more of it, and introduce themselves more clearly and confidently.
The first 75 attendees received a copy of Kathy’s latest book, ”Defining You.“
Dynamic leaders share career advice
Judy Olian, Quinnipiac's president, and Sara Longobardi, senior executive vice president of retail banking at People’s United Bank, shared inspiring stories and tips from their distinguished careers to inspire more than 300 professionals and students at the inaugural event sponsored by the People’s United Center for Women & Business on November 6.Read the full story
Beat Burnout: Women & Sustainable Success
Emilie Aries is a nationally recognized speaker and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers.
Emilie is a political organizer turned award-winning women’s leadership consultant. She has helped hundreds navigate career transition and prevent burnout. Her TED talk, “The Power of No,” shows how to set healthy boundaries and invest in sustainable long-term achievement.
People's United Center for Women & Business at Quinnipiac University
Kathleen Simione, Senior Adviser
Associate Professor of Accounting
Julia Fullick-Jagiela, Co-Director
Associate Professor and Chair of Management
Kiku Jones, Co-Director
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems