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.
Wednesday, August 5, 10 a.m.
The People’s United Center for Women & Business is dedicated to creating and growing a community of women and their allies. This event is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting to discuss and share ideas that benefit you and your organization through added contacts and resources.
Hope, Resilience and Healing During Adversity
The People’s United Center for Women and Business recently hosted a webinar focusing on the need for hope, resilience and healing. Trish Kelly, professor of management, and Nicole Davidson, adjunct professor of business, moderated the discussion on advocating for positive workplace cultures through an optimistic approach that encourages people to think, reflect and increase self-awareness.
"Once you understand that resilience is a strength, it’s one of the top needed skills in the workforce today," said Kelly. "Being able to be open-minded is going to help you with future challenges."
Women in Leadership Panel: Become an Authentic Leader
To celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week, Quinnipiac’s People’s United Center for Women & Business and the Women’s Presidents’ Educational Organization joined forces to deliver a panel of two successful Connecticut women business leaders discussed authentic leadership and shared their experiences.
Diane Winston, founder and CEO of Winston Strategic Partners; and Beverlee Dacey, president of Amodex, encouraged members of the audience to stay true to themselves and become successful leaders.Read the full story
Don’t Leave Your Personal Brand to Chance: Tips for Positioning Yourself for Greater Success
Kathy McAFee, American's Marketing Motivator and co-author of the book, Defining You, facilitated a on hour webinar where attendees gained career-building ideas that could immediately be put to use on June 13.
Learning objectives included:
- Communicating who you are and what you do more clearly
- Understanding the outcomes and value of your work
- Introducing yourself more strategically and more confidently
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.“
Kathy McAfee Event Photo Gallery
Kathy McAfee April 8 ‘Defining You’ presentation
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
Hanna Hejmowski, Director of Operations
Central European Institute
People's United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
People's United Center for Women & Business
Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum