Two women were recognized for their leadership and service to the regional business community: Katie Fisher, BBA ’16, and Heather Harris. Fisher, a senior associate in risk consulting at accounting firm KPMG, received the Outstanding Alumna Award. Harris, an investor and consultant with extensive marketing and sales experience at retail brands like Calvin Klein and Donna Karan, received the Distinguished Service Award.
While Empowerment Day is beneficial for current Lindner students, about 25 high school seniors with outstanding offers for admission were also in attendance. The conference gave them a more in-depth idea of what life as a Lindner student could be, and for at least one prospective student, the experience helped solidify her decision.
“I was going back and forth between Lindner and another university, but, after today, I’m going to be a Bearcat,” one student said.
Lindner Women in Business was founded in the spring of 2013 as a student organization made up of 30 members and transitioned to a Lindner Diversity and Inclusion program in the summer of 2018, and has since grown its membership to 150 students. The board organizes various events and programming throughout the year for all members of the community to achieve success and uplift those around them. Learn more about the program and how to get involved.