CEO MBA Women International Interviews Major Women Leaders at Women in Leadership BusinessWise Conference

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Last week Gail Romero, CEO MBA Women International participated in the Women in Leadership BusinessWise Conference at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

Last week Gail Romero, CEO MBA Women International participated in the Women in Leadership BusinessWise Conference at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

The conference included many keynotes by well-known women leaders and a variety of panels on female leadership including presentation skills. Romero pointed out some of the key points made about presentation
-How to dress – Wear comfortable shoes.
-Jewelry/Make up – Don’t wear flashy jewelry and do wear modest professional looking make up.
-How to use Social Media effectively – LinkedIn is particularly useful.

“I had a great opportunity to meet Martha Stewart, Ann Compton, White House Correspondent for ABC News Radio and Jean Chatsky, an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and sought-after motivational speaker. We shared our mutual leadership techniques, the benefits of building academic and educational prowess and networking,” says CEO MBA Women International Gail Romero.

Romero interviewed several other women leaders including Beri Fox, CEO Marble King.

Fox discussed with Romero how she became the CEO of her father’s marble company. When Fox took control of Marble King, she entered a male dominated industry and learned how to oversee employees who were accustomed to male leadership. After having led this successful company since 1991, she offered some advice for women CEOs and women leaders.

Fox said, "Before you choose a path, you need to access your field and know what best suits your management style. You can fit your job with your style.” Fox also emphasized how important she deems building teams, “We are only as strong as our weakest link,” adds Fox.

Next week Romero will participate in a Leadership in the 21st Century Conference in Austria.

Romero is also working on building a Leadership Academy for women. “This would be a global institution that offers numerous opportunities no matter where you are in your career, you can add dimension, find coaching, get assessments of your skills and add depth to your resume. Much of the study will be online and virtual so we can help women around the world gain insight, skills and certification. We hope to offer an Executive Leadership Certification as soon as 2014,” concludes Romero.

ABOUT MBA Women International:
MBA Women International is a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders, executives and entrepreneurs- enriching workforce diversity around the world.

We serve four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities and corporate partners. Visit

To find out more about joining a MBA Women International student chapter or a professional chapter contact: Philana Kiely at philana(at)mbawomen(dot)org.

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