MCOB Celebrates National Business Women’s Week

MCOB Celebrates National Business Women’s Week

 Photo – MCOB Students listen to Sandra Fitzgerald-Angello, Executive Leadership Series Speaker during NBWW

For the third year, MCOB has celebrated National Business Women’s Week (NBWW).  This year 27 women, representing a wide range of occupations, businesses, and non-profit organizations, spoke to 33 MCOB classes. 

Since 1938 National Business Women's Week has officially been celebrated the third full week in October of each year.  President Herbert Hoover was the first president to issue a letter recognizing NBWW and the contributions and achievements of workingwomen.

According to the Department of Labor, 57% of women in the U.S. participate in the labor force and 70% of women with children under age 18 are working.  In 1948, just over 17 million women were in the labor force and the number of working women has steadily increased to just over 73 million women in 2015, compared to 83,620,000 working men.  Through the last century women increasingly attained higher levels of education and earnings as a proportion of men’s earnings continues to climb.

NBWW offers an opportunity to bring outstanding business leaders into the classroom to offer advice and insights to our students.  We extend special thanks to all the women who donated their time to make the event a success.

Speakers for National Business Women’s Week

Bobbie S. Bayne

Executive Director

Mobile International Festival

Jennifer Busby

Human Resources Manager

SSI Group

Cassaundra Burks

Assistant Vice President

East Region Retail Banking, Workplace Solution Office

Stacy Cummings, CPA, CFF, CVA

Certified Public Accountant

Wilkins Miller

Elizabeth Dexter-Wilson


Dexter-Wilson Consulting, LLC

Mary Caron Downing

Benefits Generalist

Continental Motors

Caroline Doyle, LLB


New York Life Insurance Company

Angela Dunn

Associate Director of Planned Giving

USA Office of Development

Sandra Fitzgerald-Angello

Vice President and Dealer Operator

Pohanka of Salisbury

Sher Graham

Chief Energy Officer

OSBI/Synergy Solutions Worldwide & Toastmasters

Jennie Gugliotta

Inside Sales Representative

AT & T Connected Communities

Tammy Herrington

Executive Director

Conservation Alabama

Elizabeth Hebner

Branch Manager

Regions Bank

Kellie Hope


Southern Light

Angel Hughes


US Coast Guard

Terri Lindley

HR Partner

Austal USA

Jan McKay

Executive Director

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Makeda Nichols

Insurance Agent

State Farm Insurance

Vera M. Reed, CPA, CGMA

Partner, Franchise Services


Wendy Marie Robertson

General Manager Operations

APM Terminals

Karen Cadie Simmons

Operations Manager/Owner

Payroll Vault

Karen Sullivan

Senior Vice President

Trustmark Bank

Melanie Sumerlin

Purchasing Agent

INEOS Phenol

Hayley van Antwerp

Executive Director

Innovation PortAL

Ann Waters

Budget Analyst

Austal USA

Lee W. Weldon

Associate Director, University Development

University of South Alabama

Monique Youree

Senior Insights Manager




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