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Women in Business' 14th Annual Monarch Leadership Conference Purdue University


A powerful conference that strives to help attendees develop key professional skills, realize their potential, expand their confidence and acquire the tools necessary to accomplish their personal and professional goals all with the support of fellow Boilermakers.

February 17, 2024


  • Engaging Speakers
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions
  • Mocktail Hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Swag
  • Corporate & Alumni Networking Opportunities

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kimberly Underhill

Kim Underhill is an advisor and executive coach. The retired senior leader has global experience managing sales, marketing, product development, portfolio management and plant operations teams. She was Global President of Kimberly Clark Professional at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $3.5 billion B2B business operating in more than 55 countries. She has thrived in many professional roles on multiple continents. 


Breakout Session #1: CONNECT

Our CONNECT breakout speakers will kick off our conference with interactive sessions that inform attendees on how to grow and leverage their network, discuss why we should build meaningful relationships in the workplace, and highlight the importance of teamwork.

Speakers: Nicole Weibel, Morgan Upshaw, Tiffini Grimes

Breakout Session #2: EMPOWER

Then, our EMPOWER breakout speakers will host sessions that cover significant topics, such as gender discrimination and women empowerment, and outline specific actions that attendees can take to build each other up, take action, and accelerate their value.

Speakers: Brittany Johnson and Megan Thompson

More conference details are forthcoming. 


Thank you to our sponsors Zimmer Biomet, Northwestern Mutual, Caterpillar, and Perella Weinberg!