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Women in Business' 15th Annual Monarch Leadership Conference Purdue University


The Monarch Leadership Conference is a powerful event 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: EMPOWER

Our EMPOWER breakout speakers will host sessions that cover significant topics such as executive presence, navigating gender issues in the workplace, and overcoming the odds in business.

Speakers: Nickey Ramsey, Jill Gulker, Aryca Woodson

Breakout Session #2: IMPART

Our IMPART breakout speakers are industry leaders in key companies eager to share their insights with the next generation of leaders in business. From panels to mini case studies to mock interviews, these breakout sessions offer practical, timely advice for college students.

Speakers are industry leaders from: Zimmer Biomet, Crowe, Caterpillar & Northwestern Mutual

More conference details are forthcoming. 


Thank you to our sponsors Zimmer Biomet, Northwestern Mutual, Caterpillar, Crowe, and John Deere!