By: Lindsay Wickham
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The Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University have formed a partnership to celebrate Women’s History Month in March and will hold an event, “The Art of the Female Workforce,” on Saturday, March 28, from 3:00 to 9:00 PM in Hinds Hall. 

The retreat will focus on the challenges women face in today’s professional world and the art of succeeding despite those issues. For a registration fee of $5, attendees will enjoy a yoga class, a session on women’s wellness, a motivational talk by Susan Beebe (founder of Tap Into Your Center), a fully catered dinner with a dining etiquette workshop and a “what not to wear” fashion show hosted by faculty members of the two schools’ career centers.

“The first step in hurdling the challenges women face in a professional setting is to come together and face them head-on,” said MBA student Deedi Boland ’16, one of the students helping to plan the event. “We’re hoping to reach max attendance—it’s going to be a fantastic event for female students!”

The retreat is open to both undergraduate and graduate women, although space is limited. For more information on the event and to register, visit

“The goal of this event is to show the world that Syracuse University knows how to come together to celebrate Women’s History Month!” said Boland.

The event is co-hosted by women-focused student groups on campus, including Whitman Women in Business, and the iSchool’s It Girls, WIT-U and WIT-Grad.