NIU students invited to global webcast forum on women, leadership

PwC logoPwC US will host its first-ever global forum focused on women and leadership to students around the world Thursday, April 24.

The live webcast with LeanIn.Org is scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. Central Time and is part of the Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women’s Leadership Series, which includes a number of programs and workshops hosted by PwC that are designed to provide university students and new professionals with the tools to help them build leadership skills.

The inaugural event will kick off with a welcome by Terri McClements, PwC’s U.S. human capital leader and global talent leader, who will share her insights and experiences.

She will introduce Sheryl Sandberg, founder of LeanIn.Org, author of “Lean In and Lean In for Graduates” and Facebook COO, who will encourage the next generation to reach for their ambitions and discuss the important role they have in reaching gender equality.

Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg

Rachel Thomas, president of LeanIn.Org, will offer tips for finding the right job, negotiating your first salary and succeeding in your career. Sandberg and Thomas will answer questions from the live audience of students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States.

To watch the live global webcast or the playback after the event, register online.

“PwC prioritizes career progression and professional and personal development, and we work tirelessly to create an environment for our people that enables them to fulfil their leadership potential,” McClements said. “The first steps into a professional career are critical, and there are many important decisions that must be made. Through this event, we aim to inspire the next generation of leaders and equip them with information and skills that will help in navigating the transition.”

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