The College of Charleston School of Business is today announcing that they will host the third annual Women for Women Summit at the Francis Marion Hotel on Thursday, October 5, 2023. 

The keynote address will feature the esteemed Sheila Johnson, a trailblazing founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, cofounder of BET and the first African American woman billionaire. Her appearance is highly anticipated on the heels of her memoir Walk Through Fire, released on September 19.

In addition to the keynote, the Summit will introduce a professional coaching workshop that will provide attendees with valuable skills and insights. Facilitated by College of Charleston faculty members, leadership coach and trained organizational psychologist Angela Passarelli, Ph.D. and Sarah Castle, the workshop will offer attendees a practical coaching session and course in practical communication skills that can enable them to optimize team performance and more efficiently navigate the business world. 

The event will also celebrate this year’s Woman of Courage award recipient – Anita Zucker, chair of The InterTech Group, Inc. Under Zucker’s leadership, The InterTech Group has become one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Charleston, South Carolina and the United States. 

Additional speakers include Dianne Bailey, managing director at Bank of America; LaVanda Brown, executive director of YWCA of Greater Charleston; Katarina Fjording, COO of Coastal 8 and founder and CEO of Fatum LLC; Helen Hill, president and CEO of Explore Charleston; Susan Hull Walker, founder of IBU Foundation; Reshma Khan, M.D., founder of The Shifa Clinic; Joanna Lau, founder of Lau Acquisition Corporation; and Jennet Robinson Alterman, non-profit consultant and women’s rights advocate. 

The Women for Women Summit boasts 13 sponsors, including Bank of America Private Bank and The InterTech Group. The summit is a significant event that highlights the College of Charleston’s commitment to empowering women in business.

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