The Columbia Women’s Leadership Conference


If you’re in NYC this Saturday, you don’t want to miss the Columbia Women’s Leadership Conference brought to you by the Columbia Daily Spectator. We brought in Sam Waters, COO of the Spectator and a highly effective SquadUP ambassador, for a guest post about what makes this event so special.

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This Saturday, April 5th, the Columbia Daily Spectator, Columbia University’s premiere student-run newspaper, will be hosting The Columbia Women’s Leadership Conference.  The conference theme will be “Breaking Free from Gender Roles: How Modern Women are Changing the World.” We’ve been able to secure illustrious leaders in their respective fields to speak this year, including:

  • Gloria Steinem, Feminist, Author, and Activist
  • Susan Lyne, CEO of AOL Brand Group
  • Donna Kalajian Lagani, SVP/Publishing Director, Chief Revenue Officer of Cosmopolitan
  • Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon Inc.
  • Therese Tucker, CEO and Chairman of BlackLine
  • Cameron Russell, American fashion model
  • Lynn Povich, First Female Senior Editor of Newsweek

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This is an awesome chance for young women at Columbia University and Barnard College to learn from these industry leaders and better understand how to break into traditionally male-dominated fields.  The conference will consist of two panel discussions and a keynote interview of Gloria Steinem, one of the most influential players in the modern feminist movement.  Afterwards, there is a VIP reception, which will give guests a chance to meet and network with the speakers, sponsors, and each other.

The event is sponsored by JPMorgan and Ipreo, two industry giants who are looking to potentially further the career prospects of the ambitious and qualified attendees.  Given that finance has historically been a male-dominated field, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for these companies to find qualified future employees and vice versa.  Therefore, the VIP networking session will provide guests with a chance, not only to meet some of the speakers, but to network more intimately with representatives of these companies.

As it has for many of the Columbia Daily Spectator’s previous events, SquadUP has been extremely effective in providing a pre-sale ticketing service.  The Spectator was able to create multiple ticketing options, including general admission and VIP tickets, as well as collect every guest’s university identification number.  Furthermore, the URL personalization option has made it very easy to direct potential guests to the event page. Over 200 people have RSVP’d to the event through SquadUP, with more signing up every hour!

We are proud to announce that, through SquadUP’s social ticketing platform, we have officially sold out all VIP tickets. General admission tickets are still available, but going fast.  This event is open to everyone, not just women, and not just students. Even my mom is coming.


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