— The Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG), an alumnae group whose mission is to provide a forum for women to be successful leaders in their careers, communities and personal lives, held its annual “Advancing Women in Leadership” conference at the Woodruff Arts Center in the midtown area of Atlanta on Nov. 14.

The one-day, sold-out event included prominent speakers, workshops, awards and networking with some of Atlanta’s most dynamic professional women. Most notably, Wendy Clark, President, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America and Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, delivered the keynote addresses. The theme of this year’s conference, “Wear Risk Well,” explored the topic of risk-taking and how women who embrace it can achieve greater career and personal success.

“Our conference provides the perfect atmosphere for business women to gain inspiration and cultivate new relationships,” commented Patricia Arundel, President of EWG and Head of Media at Google. “This year we moved the event to the Woodruff Arts Center to accommodate our growing attendance and the outcome was spectacular.”

Attendees included professional business women, alumnae of the Goizueta Business School and a small number of business men and prospective Goizueta MBA students. Amongst the attendees was Kanyatta Walker, a current Executive MBA student at the Goizueta Business School. “I found Henna Inam’s workshop on the neuroscience of risk to be very informative. I discovered a lot about myself and gained insight into how I can overcome my fear of risk-taking to get further in my career.”

About the Executive Women of Goizueta

The Mission of the Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) is to provide a forum for women to be successful leaders. EWG provides women with the environment in which to share experiences, learn about recent business trends and motivate each other to be successful leaders at work, at home and in the community.